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Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
doc Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
Takami Hibiya's leave application from Minidoka concentration camp to work at the Navy Language School at the University of Colorado.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-330)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-330)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of Colorado.
Frank Konishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-25)
vh Frank Konishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-25)
Nisei male. Born December 2, 1928 in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Family operated dairy farm. Received undergraduate degree from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) and doctorate from Cornell University. Worked as Professor of Nutrition until retirement.
Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-338-138)
doc Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-338-138)
Newspaper clipping annoucing Guyo Tajiri being named Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Lynne Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-501)
vh Lynne Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-501)
Sansei female. Born June 10, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, where parents moved after leaving camp during World War II. Grew i[ om Denver, where father had an insurance company. Attended the University of Colorado and then Colorado College. Studied abroad in Italy before moving to California. Eventually earned a PhD and became an architectural historian.
Alley Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-30)
vh Alley Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-30)
Nisei male. Born July 20, 1930, in Plateville, Colorado. Grew up in Fort Lupton, Colorado, where parents ran a farm. Continued farming in Fort Lupton during World War II, employing German prisoners of war as well as Japanese Americans who had been in concentration camps. Attended Colorado State University and UC Davis, earning a PhD in …
doc "Japanese Nisei" (ddr-densho-419-1)
A poem written by Min Yasui. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
doc "Why Are We Here?" (ddr-densho-419-4)
A poem written by Min Yasui. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Glenn W. Shaw, Navy Language School (ddr-densho-446-140)
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Glenn W. Shaw, Navy Language School (ddr-densho-446-140)
Tsai is unable to accept position since he is working for a Navy-Columbia University project.
doc "That Damned Fence" (ddr-densho-419-3)
A poem written by Min Yasui while he was incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.

Narrator Frank Konishi

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1928 in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Family operated dairy farm. Received undergraduate degree from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) and doctorate from Cornell University. Worked as Professor of Nutrition until retirement.
doc "The Soliloquy of an African Ant-Eater" (ddr-densho-419-2)
A poem Min Yasui wrote under the pseudonym, "The Mad Mongolian" while he was in Multnomah County Jail. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
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.
Japanese language students (ddr-densho-37-749)
img Japanese language students (ddr-densho-37-749)
Original WRA caption: Navy students in the Japanese Language school at the University of Colorado learn to write by dictation. Language instructor Grayce Nakasonke (sp) corrects blackboard writing as she dictates Japanese passages. Grayce, a former Los Angeles college student spent several weeks at a War Relocation Center after evacuation from the West Coast defense area.
Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
vh Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was transferred. Lived in Denver during World War II, where family helped Japanese Americans leaving camps to find housing and work. Paul Robert and Jean Schuman Hanna Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, since …

Narrator Lynne Horiuchi

Sansei female. Born June 10, 1945, in Denver, Colorado, where parents moved after leaving camp during World War II. Grew i[ om Denver, where father had an insurance company. Attended the University of Colorado and then Colorado College. Studied abroad in Italy before moving to California. Eventually earned a PhD and became an architectural historian.

Narrator Alley Watada

Nisei male. Born July 20, 1930, in Plateville, Colorado. Grew up in Fort Lupton, Colorado, where parents ran a farm. Continued farming in Fort Lupton during World War II, employing German prisoners of war as well as Japanese Americans who had been in concentration camps. Attended Colorado State University and UC Davis, earning a PhD in …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 40 (April 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-129)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 40 (April 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-129)
Selected article titles: "Ikeda vs. Calif. in Land Case"; "Girl Enrolls at Redlands University"; "On the Other Hand"; "Members of 442nd Combat Regiment Convalescing at Colorado Springs"; "Greely Soldier Was Awarded Bronze Star"; "Federal Proposal Reported Turned Down"; "Kabuki's Paintings Shown in Philadelphia"; "Denver, Bay City Youth Forums Held"; "Want Ads Today"; "Furukawa Wounded"; "Farmers Successful"; …
Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
vh Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
White female. Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation at the time WWII broke out, so family lived in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, in 1942. Mrs. Chandler was a child at the time, and attended elementary school in Minidoka. Moved to Twin Falls for junior high and high school years before …
Joe Ishikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-205)
vh Joe Ishikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-205)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Went to live in Japan as a college student, returning just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado, before leaving to attend the University of Nebraska. Worked as a curator in the …
Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-265)
vh Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-265)
Nisei male. Born February 14, 1920, in Kent, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Auburn, where parents ran a farm. Family was involved Auburn Buddhist Church. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 and removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Recruited out of Tule Lake to teach …
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