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Johnny Hiranuma (ddr-csujad-37-11)
img Johnny Hiranuma (ddr-csujad-37-11)
Photograph of Johnny Hiranuma holding a cigarette at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Handwritten note on back of photograph states, "Johnny Hiranuma, [heart symbol] [Int.] Wyoming." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mhf_011_01
Margaret Saito Interview (ddr-manz-1-84)
vh Margaret Saito Interview (ddr-manz-1-84)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1933, in El Centro, California. Grew up in California where parents were farmers. During World War II, removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a short time in Spokane, Washington, before moving to Sacramento with family and finishing …
Evelyn Dell Collection (ddr-densho-152)
Collection Evelyn Dell Collection (ddr-densho-152)
The Evelyn Dell Collection features photographs of Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, where Ms. Dell worked as a fourth grade teacher. The collection focuses on education in camp and includes photographs of students, teachers and administrators, camp facilities, and school celebrations.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 119 (May 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-275)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 119 (May 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-275)
Selected article titles: "Segregation: Smiles, Tears at Parting" (p. 1), "More Receive Induction Orders" (p. 1), "Evacuee Shot at Tule Lake" (p. 1), "More Questions on the Draft" (p. 2), "Editorial: 'A Polite Excuse'" (p. 2), "Trial Set for Wyoming Nisei" (p. 3), "'Stick to Job, Mess Workers'" (p. 3), "Nisei Sisters Plead Innocent" (p. 5), …
Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 17 (ddr-densho-156-257)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 17 (ddr-densho-156-257)
Article titles: "Jap-American is Sentenced"; "Jap Labor Being Recruited"; "Farmers Protest Grog Sales to Jap Evacuees"; "Trainload of Japs Passes Through to State's Beet Fields"; "New York Optical Company Building Factory at Center"; "Activities of Heart Mountain, Wyoming"; by Bill Hosokawa"; "Scott Taggart to Heart Mountain Job"; "Speaker Tells of Jap Camp Near Jerome"; "8,000 More …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 144 (December 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-78)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 144 (December 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-78)
Selected article titles: "Busseis of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska Hold Successful Conclave"; "On the Other Hand"; "Tokyo-Born Boy to Enter Army"; "Relocation Office to Open in Pittsburgh"; "Oversea Service"; "Say Bill Was Poorly Written"; "Yatabe's Report Will be Given"; "Want Ads Today"; "Civil Liberties' Wirin Speaker at Conference"; "Casualty Toll Stands at 263"; "Segregants From Hawaii …
Man in military uniform (ddr-csujad-37-10)
img Man in military uniform (ddr-csujad-37-10)
Photograph of a man in a military uniform standing at snow covered Heart Mountain camp, Wyoming. Handwritten note on front of photograph states, "To [Elda] Johnny, and [Nike] Sincerely Shigeto." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mhf_010
Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
vh Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
Nisei female. Born January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Covina, California. Worked for the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA). Volunteered to go early to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, to help set up the camp. Eventually transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving for New York. Eventually pursued a career in …
Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
img Japanese American playing a board game (ddr-densho-37-428)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. An early immigrant from Japan, now residing at Heart Mountain, after evacuation from West Coast areas, reaches for a pawn in a game of Shogi, similar in characters and playing to chess. Although previously mumbling in Japanese, startled by the camera flas, the old gent let …
Shig Yabu Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1011-10-12)
vh Shig Yabu Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1011-10-12)
Joining the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-290-32)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-290-32)
Involvement with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
vh Eiichi Edward Sakauye Interview I (ddr-densho-1005-1)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1912, in San Jose, California. Grew up in San Jose, working on family's extensive farmholdings, and graduating from San Jose Teachers College. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While at Heart Mountain, became the agriculture superintendent, and …
Daily Press Review, Vol. VII, No. 20 (ddr-densho-156-309)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. VII, No. 20 (ddr-densho-156-309)
Article titles: "Interned Japs Must be Better Guarded, Disciplined, Congress Told"; "...Japanese Camp Groups Split, Some Jailed"; "Brief Filed Against Jap Exclusion"; "Mavericks by Frank M. King"; "Director Named for Jap Project;"; "Jerome Rotarians Tour Hunt Center"; "Hawaii Japanese Held Loyal to U.S."; "Japanese-Americans Blame 'Military Fascists' for War"; "Hawaii Proposes to Use Japanese to Push …
Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 3 (ddr-densho-156-243)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 3 (ddr-densho-156-243)
Article titles: "Newsnotes from Manzanar"; "Delta County Beet Growers Agree to Employ Japanese"; "Missouri College Accepts Japanese Despite Protests"; "10,000 Best Workers Needed in Montana"; "Idaho Relocation Center is Half Filled"; "Brandt Urges Farmers Seek Labor Now"; "Inquisitive Cameraman"; "Japanese Center Should Not Cause Any Shortages Here..."; "FBI Seizes Japanese Alien in New York"; "Japanese Center, …
Woman standing in front of camp barracks (ddr-csujad-37-5)
img Woman standing in front of camp barracks (ddr-csujad-37-5)
Photograph of a woman wearing a winter coat in snow at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Barracks pictured behind her. Handwritten note on back of photograph states "Heart Mt. (Mountain) Reloc (Relocation) Cl [Camp] Wyoming." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mhf_005_01
Amy Iwasaki Mass Interview (ddr-densho-1000-470)
vh Amy Iwasaki Mass Interview (ddr-densho-1000-470)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father ran a produce business. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to family home in Los Angeles. Became a social worker, one of the …
Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
vh Kunio Otani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-75)
Nisei male. Born July 1921 in Seattle, Washington. Raised in Raymond, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming; he worked on the staff of both camp newspapers, the Tulean Dispatch and the Heart Mountain Sentinel, respectively. Resettled in Seattle after the war and entered the greenhouse business. He owned …
Dorothy Kuwaye Interview (ddr-manz-1-68)
vh Dorothy Kuwaye Interview (ddr-manz-1-68)
Nisei female. Born May 7, 1928, in Covina, California. At young age, suffered an accident in which she was hit by a car, and was raised by a non-Japanese American family. During World War II, rejoined biological family in the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a time in New …
Uyeda Groves Collection (ddr-densho-113)
Collection Uyeda Groves Collection (ddr-densho-113)
The Uyeda Groves collection, 1900s-1950s, features photographs of the Uyeda family, who resided in Hiroshima, Japan, Rock Springs, Wyoming and Seattle, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of Minidoka concentration camp and Seattle's postwar Issei community. The collection donor, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Narrator Shig Yabu

Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …
Wada and Homma Family Collection (ddr-densho-157)
Collection Wada and Homma Family Collection (ddr-densho-157)
This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Wada and Homma families. Reverend Masahiko Wada was a Baptist minister in Japan and in the Gardena area of California before World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado.
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

(This interview took …

Eugene Tatsuru Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-231)
vh Eugene Tatsuru Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-231)
Nisei male. Born September 19, 1922, in Sheridan, Wyoming. At a young age, moved to Seattle, Washington, and spent most of childhood there. Was enrolled at the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, before returning with family to Sheridan. Attended the University of …
Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (c. 1944) (ddr-janm-1-68)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (c. 1944) (ddr-janm-1-68)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (c. 1944). Black card, red border with illustration in red/green/blue of a woman in a Christmas dress holding a yellow handkerchief in one hand and a basket of holly in the other. "Yoo Hoo!" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked but does not give a …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 10 (August 6, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-13)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 10 (August 6, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-13)
Selected article titles: "Manzanar Nisei Send Petition To President Asking Overseas War Combat Duty, Says Nash" (p. 1), "Army Announces New Evacuee Movements to Idaho, Wyoming" (p. 1), "Military Regulations Relaxed as Family Attends Seattle Funeral" (p. 2), "Fair Play Group Contributes to Test Case Fund" (p. 3), "Mexico to Intern Citizens of Japan Living on …
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