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Issei minister with white colleagues (ddr-densho-151-163)
img Issei minister with white colleagues (ddr-densho-151-163)
Original caption: Hayward, California. Members of clergy and Salvation Army bid farewell to evacuee minister, Reverend Sui Hiro, of the San Lorenzo Holiness Church, as he and his small son prepare to board evacuation bus. On his right is the Reverend John Charles Derfelt, Baptist minister, and on his left is the Reverend W. V. Immel, …
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.

(This material is based …

Narrator Tad Sato

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Moved to Seattle with father after parents divorced. Grew up in Seattle's Nihonmachi where father ran a secondhand store. Disinterested in college after seeing a lack of employment opportunities for graduating Japanese Americans. Went to work for Great Northern Railway, laying and maintaining tracks on the West …
Community analysis report, no. 2 (February 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1656)
doc Community analysis report, no. 2 (February 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1656)
Report, "Causes of unrest at relocation centers," discussing factors contributing to the strikes and unrest at Poston and Manzanar incarceration camps. Covers living conditions, cultural issues, security, administration, authority, labor, and other issues. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1658
Resolution pertaining to summer school attendance (ddr-csujad-55-1733)
doc Resolution pertaining to summer school attendance (ddr-csujad-55-1733)
Resolution regarding summer school attendance for teachers at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1735
Co-op movement in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-6)
doc Co-op movement in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-6)
Chronological report of the organization and initial leadership of the co-op movement at Tule Lake as decided by the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Includes details of the process, advisory council meetings, incarceree participation, and establishment proceedings. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California …
doc "Proclamation and Notice of Dissatisfaction and Demand" (ddr-densho-122-823)
By Kiyoshi Okamoto, addressed to The citizens and voters of the U.S.A.; the Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Hon. Henry L. Stimson; Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmon; The War Relocation Authority; the Department of Justice, the Congress of the United States and any and all the agents or agencies and individuals and groups of individuals that …
Letter to Mamie, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-130)
doc Letter to Mamie, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-130)
Correspondence to Mamie describing events that occurred at Tule Lake incarceration camp on November 1, 1943. Correspondent describes the labor strike, a visit from Dillon S. Myer, director of the War Relocation Authority, a crowd of Japanese gathering at the camp administration building, the army's response, and the beating of Dr. Pedicord. See this object in …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
Original WRA caption: Every man likes to put on his slippers, light up his favorite pipe, and read the evening paper before the fireplace. Mr. George Isoda is no exception. After a hard day's work as a Milwaukee auto mechanic, Mr. Isoda likes to relax in the large living room of the home which he shares …
Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
vh Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business. …

Merrill Collection (ddr-densho-155)
Collection Merrill Collection (ddr-densho-155)
The Merrill Collection consists of personal papers belonging to Mr. Kenneth Merrill, who worked in the procurement office at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The collection includes personal correspondence with Japanese Americans who had already left camp, as well as War Relocation Authority publications. Also included are forms for the procurement of items for the camp, and …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-5)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-5)
Original WRA caption: When the children of the Isoda and the Kaneko families grow up, when Wayne Kaneko and Robin Isoda are old enough to go to grade school, they will attend the Congress School, District No. 1, on Milwaukee's north side. The school, shown in this picture, is but a few blocks from their home. …
Photograph of the lathe house for the guayule experiments with snow on the ground (ddr-csujad-47-51)
img Photograph of the lathe house for the guayule experiments with snow on the ground (ddr-csujad-47-51)
Exterior view of the lathe house for the guayule rubber experiments under the direction of Walter T. Watanabe, who has a staff of 22 workers at this War Relocation Authority Center. The initial shipment of 100,000 seedlings came from Salinas Experiment Station. This photograph was taken in the winter shortly after a snowstorm in Manzanar. See …
Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
doc Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
An information booklet for the Granada concentration center. Topics include: descriptions of the area, community government, community enterprises, social activities, housing, and more.
Conversation between W. Wade Head and Harold H. Townsend (ddr-densho-381-2)
doc Conversation between W. Wade Head and Harold H. Townsend (ddr-densho-381-2)
An investigative interview conducted by W. Wade Head, Project Director, of Harold H. Townsend, Supply and Transportation Officer, who abandoned his post during the Poston Strike claiming he feared for his life.
Educational Leave paperwork (ddr-densho-468-127)
doc Educational Leave paperwork (ddr-densho-468-127)
Certification and other paperwork authorizing Joseph Ishikawa to leave the Granada Relocation Area to attend school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.
Committee report on dissemination of the WRA program to staff and evacuees (ddr-csujad-55-1726)
doc Committee report on dissemination of the WRA program to staff and evacuees (ddr-csujad-55-1726)
Report and recommendations on the dissemination of the WRA program to staff and incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1728
Resettlement handbook (ddr-densho-493-34)
doc Resettlement handbook (ddr-densho-493-34)
"Resettlement Handbook" with front cover illustration of a person considering locations on a large globe. Published by the Evacuee Information Office of the Granada Project. Resource and instruction book for leaving camp. Instructions for how to make transportation arrangements and apply for transportation funding, close out clothing allowance, employment and last paychecks, return of government property, …
Nobuko Omoto Collection (ddr-densho-361)
Collection Nobuko Omoto Collection (ddr-densho-361)
The Nobuko Omoto Collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Nobuko Sakai Omoto to remember the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community and their removal during World War II. Nobuko's scrapbook includes newspaper clippings from the local Seattle newspapers which were sent by her friend Phyllis Waltz Jones while Nobuko was incarcerated in Manzanar. Other content in …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-7)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-7)
Original WRA caption: Here is a corner view of the spacious living room in the home of the Kaneko and the Isoda families who have resettled in Milwaukee. Mrs. Tei Kaneko is opening her knitting bag while on the floor (left to right) are Robin Isoda, 2-1/2 -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg[e] Isoda, and …
Leave permit for group work, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-555)
doc Leave permit for group work, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-555)
A leave permit for group work extension issued by Henry Harris Jr., Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, the U.S. Department of the Interior. It certifies that George Nobuo Naohara is allowed to leave the Manzanar camp in California on May 9, 1942 for Salt Lake City, Utah until April 15, 1943. Special conditions are noted in …
Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection (ddr-one-5)
Collection Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection (ddr-one-5)
The collection consists of English and Japanese correspondence written primarily to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama while he was detained at Department of Justice detention facilities (Fort Missoula, MT, Fort Sill, OK, Camp Livingston, LA, and Santa Fe Detention Center, NM). The letters were sent by his friends and family in Portland, friends detained at other Department …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-13)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-13)
Original WRA caption: One corner in the basement of the home of the Kanekos and the Isodas has been turned into the kiddies' playroom for the two young sons of these families. In this box of play sand, Robin Isoda is pouring out a cup of make-believe coffee for his cousin, Wayne Kaneko. Both youngsters are …
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-173)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-173)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Heads of families and single persons living alone, of Japanese ancestry, in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20, line up on Bush Street for half a block at the Wartime Civil Control Administration Control Station to receive their final instructions concerning their evacuation. The evacuation of this district will be …
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