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Keynote Talk: Rev. Ai Chih Tsai Biography and Legacy (ddr-densho-446-353)
doc Keynote Talk: Rev. Ai Chih Tsai Biography and Legacy (ddr-densho-446-353)
Notes for Taiwanese American Historical Society Keynote Talk on May 17, 2017

Narrator Tom Matsuoka

Kibei male. Born August 1, 1903, in Sprecklesville, Maui, Hawaii. Taken to Japan in 1905 and raised by grandparents. Returned to the United States in 1919, joining father at Barneston sawmill in Washington. Married and farmed in Bellevue, Washington. Founded Bellevue Seinenkai and managed the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association prior to World War II. Was picked …
Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-40)
vh Roy Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-40)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913, in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service. Selected …
Nonfiction manuscript:
doc Nonfiction manuscript: "Road to Freedom" with submission letter and rejection letter (ddr-densho-468-158)
Manuscript of nonfiction narrative describing experience as Japanese-American seeking student leave from World War II incarceration. The manuscript incorporates letters to various college admission staff. Page one is a submission letter to the Yale Review. Page two is a rejection slip.
Rev. Ai Chih Tsai Biography and Legacy (ddr-densho-446-352)
doc Rev. Ai Chih Tsai Biography and Legacy (ddr-densho-446-352)
Powerpoint for Taiwanese-American Historical Society Exhibit presented on May 17, 2017
Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to J.Y. Lai (ddr-densho-446-414)
doc Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to J.Y. Lai (ddr-densho-446-414)
Responding to Mr. Lai's letter about the history of Christians in Taiwan. (3 pages)
Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
vh Peter Irons Interview (ddr-densho-1012-16)
White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the …
Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
vh Lorraine Bannai Interview (ddr-densho-1012-14)
Sansei female. Born 1955 in Los Angeles, CA. Grew up in Gardena, CA, surrounded by a large Japanese American community. Influenced by father's role in community and politics, and mother's emphasis on education. Attended University of California, Santa Barbara where she became increasingly aware of Japanese American history, issues of ethnic identity and racial inequality. Attended …
Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Ng Boksu (ddr-densho-446-413)
doc Carbon copy letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Ng Boksu (ddr-densho-446-413)
Responding to Ng Boksu's inquiry about Taiwanese in the U.S. just before WWII. (5 pages)

Narrator Peter Irons

White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the …
Peter Irons Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-127)
vh Peter Irons Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-127)
White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the …
Peter Irons Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-126)
vh Peter Irons Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-126)
White male. Born 1940 in Salem, Massachusetts. Family moved frequently during his childhood due to father's employment. Strongly influenced by parents' values regarding racial tolerance and inclusion, and principles learned through Unitarian Church. While attending Antioch College in Ohio, became involved in political and social activism for civil rights. Joined the youth branch of NAACP, the …
doc "My Life Begins" (ddr-densho-446-350)
My Life Begins (autobiography): Ai Chih's parents, conversion to Christianity, education in Japan, arrival in US on student visa, U of Chicago, Robert Cashman, Keimer Shou, Japanese Christian Church (Chicago), War, Ordination, Meeting Ryo, Marriage, Navy-Columbia U, War Dept.-D.C., MD, US Strategic Bombing Survey, UNRRA
Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
Collection Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
The Sumida Family Collection contains material about Chimata and Masako Murakami Sumida and their six children, Alice Yuriko Endo, Grace Rayko Nagai, Emmy Ito, Marshall Masaru Sumida, Theodore Tetsuro Sumida, Marjorie Yohko Matsumoto, and their families. Before World War II, Chimata Sumida owned a music store located in Los Angeles’ Japanese Town that sold music, instruments, …
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