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Frank Konishi Interview Segment 27 (ddr-manz-1-25-27)
vh Frank Konishi Interview Segment 27 (ddr-manz-1-25-27)
Grandfather's travels to the United States from South America, description of homemade senbei maker
Amicus brief filed in the Korematsu case (ddr-densho-35-428)
doc Amicus brief filed in the Korematsu case (ddr-densho-35-428)
Amicus Curiae brief filed on behalf of the states of California, Oregon and Washington in the Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States of America.
Portrait of Brehon Somervell (ddr-njpa-1-1834)
img Portrait of Brehon Somervell (ddr-njpa-1-1834)
Caption on reverse: "Lieut. General Brehon Somervell. Chief of the Services of Supply, Army of the United States of America."
Petition for writ of certiorari in Minola Tamesa vd. United States of America (ddr-densho-333-33)
doc Petition for writ of certiorari in Minola Tamesa vd. United States of America (ddr-densho-333-33)
Petition for writ of certiorari and supporting brief for United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Final order, judgement, and decree as to certain named plaintiffs who have submitted affidavits in lieu of oral testimony (ddr-csujad-12-10)
doc Final order, judgement, and decree as to certain named plaintiffs who have submitted affidavits in lieu of oral testimony (ddr-csujad-12-10)
According to these court proceedings the plaintiff by Charles Elmer Collett, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorneys for Defendants, Tsugitada Kanamori is to be hereinafter identified as a citizen of the United States of America. This document makes it clear that the purported renunciation of his citizenship is "null, void, and without legal effect upon that status …
Nisei military volunteers (ddr-densho-37-328)
img Nisei military volunteers (ddr-densho-37-328)
Original WRA caption: Shown here are the four Sakura brothers who have volunteered for service in the combat team in the United States Army, which is composed of Americans of Japanese ancestry. These four brothers are fulfilling a vow made to their father, who died 20 years ago, to live and die for the United States, …
Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
doc Japanese passport (ddr-densho-23-5)
English and French translations of the Japanese passport belonging to Bunshiro Tazuma. The Issei, mostly young Japanese males, began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s. Many were farmers or students with dreams of returning to Japan after making their fortunes in America. The vast majority never realized this dream.
Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis, Korematsu v. United States (ddr-densho-405-1)
doc Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis, Korematsu v. United States (ddr-densho-405-1)
The petition for writ of error coram nobis in the case of Fred Toyoaburo Korematsu v. United States of America. US District Court of Northern California. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret Chon, Carol Izumi, Jerry Kang, and Frank Wu.
Table of Exhibits for Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis, Korematsu v. United States (ddr-densho-405-2)
doc Table of Exhibits for Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis, Korematsu v. United States (ddr-densho-405-2)
The cover page and table of exhibits for the petition for writ of error coram nobis in the case of Fred Toyoaburo Korematsu v. United States of America. US District Court of Northern California. This document was available in conjunction with "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" by Eric K. Yamamoto, Margaret …
Military Intelligence Service Language School  U.S. Army, Fort Snelling, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-1-188)
doc Military Intelligence Service Language School U.S. Army, Fort Snelling, Minnesota (ddr-csujad-1-188)
Photographic documentary of Nisei soldiers served in World War II, Pacific Theatre as military intelligence operators. Photographs were taken by Stone S. Ishimaru, Official U.S. Army photographer, 8th Army, originally for a magazine, "Life." Includes Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Pacific Theater of operations, and occupation of Japan. See this object in …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 19 (November 15, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-46)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 19 (November 15, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-46)
Selected article titles: "Army Renames Ship for Nisei War Hero" (p. Report Justice Department Has No Objection to Return of Iva Toguri to America" (p. 1), "Attorney General Clark Says Restrictive Covenants Against United States Public Policy" (p. 2), "Winona Trailer Camp Group Begins One Last Move to New Site in Burbank Area" (p. 3), "Non-Caucasians …
Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
doc Affidavit (ddr-csujad-12-26)
This affidavit belongs to Tsugitada Kanamori. It states that in 1945 he was repatriated to Japan in 1945 and that he did not swear allegience to the United States of America. According to the affidavit, Kanamori did so in order to keep his family together and to remain in camp. He also asserts that he was …
Restricted Citizen (ddr-csujad-19-47)
doc Restricted Citizen (ddr-csujad-19-47)
This article, "The Restricted Citizen," from "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," by Everett V. Stonequist discusses the difference between democratic constitutional theory and democratic social practice in the treatment of minorities. The article also describes the social structure of the United States and the early process of migration to America. See …
Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 4. (ddr-one-5-167)
doc Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 4. (ddr-one-5-167)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written by Keizaburo Koyama's son, William, to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to release his father to the Minidoka War Relocation Center. William continues that his mom is in poor health and may not live much longer without being reunited with her husband. He does not wish …
UC Santa Barbara Japanese in America, circa early 1900s-1960s (ddr-csujad-25)
Collection UC Santa Barbara Japanese in America, circa early 1900s-1960s (ddr-csujad-25)
Japanese in America, circa early 1900s-1960s, boxes 7-12: The collection contains photographs and albums of the Japanese in the United States, mainly Washington, California, Colorado, and Utah. The photographs include family portraits and snapshots capturing their community activities and local events, such as picnic, wedding, funeral, local associations’ activities, etc., mostly taken in the early 1900s. …
Manuel L. Quezon riding in a parade car (ddr-njpa-1-1438)
img Manuel L. Quezon riding in a parade car (ddr-njpa-1-1438)
Caption on reverse: "500,000 marchers demonstrate America's fighting spirit in nation's greatest parade. The United States of American flung down its gauntlet to the Axis with a grim, fighting 'New York at War' parade which outstripped any spectacle that famous city of spectacles has ever staged. It was a gigantic procession in which a cross section …
Japanese Boy Scout leader with Honolulu Boy Scout leaders (ddr-njpa-4-809)
img Japanese Boy Scout leader with Honolulu Boy Scout leaders (ddr-njpa-4-809)
Caption on reverse: "JAPAN SCOUT LEADER VISITS HERE: Eagle Scout Arthur K. Goto of Honolulu's Explorer Post 82 is shown wishing Count Yorihiro Matsudaira, president of the Boy Scouts Council of Kagawa prefecture, Japan, godspeed as he left aboard a Pan American plane for Tokyo following a two-day visit in Honolulu a week ago last Saturday, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 25 (December 18, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 25 (December 18, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-50)
Selected article titles: "East Coast history of Japanese to be distinctive contribution" (p. 1), "National Constitution Japanese American Citizens League" (p. 2), "JACL chapter presidents" (p. 4), "JACL Bowling Tournament Champions" (p. 7), "The JACL Story: For Better Americans in a Greater America" (p. 9), "Heart Mountain WRA Camp residents sound off before a Dies Committee …
Photograph and short article regarding Iwasaburo Okino (ddr-njpa-4-2023)
doc Photograph and short article regarding Iwasaburo Okino (ddr-njpa-4-2023)
Caption on front: "'While Japan looks to America as a model for many modern ideas of life and manners, there is a great need of a constructive interpretation of the best that the West has to offer.' Iwasaburo Okino, famous Japanese novelist, who arrived in San Francisco aboard the Tatsuta Maru recently, added to his above …

Narrator Pramila Jayapal

Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control. Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free …

Narrator Roger Shimomura

Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theater pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America. The inspiration for many of his works are the diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for fifty-six years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his graduate degree from Syracuse University, New York. Shimomura has had …
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