Nisei male. Born in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.
Many people coming and going as war draws to a close
Eiichi Edward Sakauye shot footage of the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, from 1943-1945, on 8 mm film. This interview is of Mr. Sakauye providing voice-over descriptions for his original footage.
Article titles: "Manzanar Relocation Chief Named"; "Aliens Employed in Shipyards"; "Conflicts in Relocation Camps"; "Japs Settle Row at Evacuee Camp"; "Mexicans Fill California Jobs"; "Classes in Japanese"; "Probation for Seattle Jap"; "No Pickers"; "Activities of Heart Mountain Wyoming"; "Notes on Gila River Project."
Written testimony of Hideso John Nomura, born in Kent, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Selected article titles: "Wyoming Legislature Repeals Anti-Miscegenation Statute" (p.1-2), "Virginia Anti-Miscegenation Law Argued before Special U.S. Court" (p.1-2), "700 Supplemental Farm Workers Placed on 'Stand-By' in California" (p.1), "Alien Land Law Campaign in 1966 Sighted" (p.2).
Written testimony of Robert Shizuo Kinoshita of Brightwood, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact."
Nisei male. Born May 26, 1927, in San Gabriel, California. Grew up in the Covina area of California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pomona Assembly Center and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Selected article titles: "Amache MP's Transferred to Wyoming" (p. 1), "5 Internees Here from New Mexico" (p. 1), "35 Topaz Workers First Group to Arrive at Tule Lake Center" (p. 1), "Negro Authority on Race Issues to Speak Tonight" (p. 1), "RE: Canada: Japanese Can Sue Gov't" (p. 2).
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (December 14, 1943). White card, brown scroll-type border with illustration in blue/white/red of a snowy village with people gathered around a Christmas tree. Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1943 from the Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp in Cody, Wyoming.
Map of Heart Mountain incarceration camp including the surrounding area and block layout in Park County, Wyoming. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2595
General information bulletin, series 16, published at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming on September 24, 1942. Bulletin including news, events, and topics related to Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes: First report beet farms in Wyoming, Montana; Wyoming Governor visits Heart Mountain; Statement on compensation released; Block administrators, Chairmen listed; Dramatic classes to be held bi-weekly; …
Report and statistics covering Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes reports from WRA divisions including Administration, Community Services (covers fire department, police department), Social Welfare, Recreation, Education, Community Government, Hospital (covers statistics), War Works, Housing and Employment, Transportation and Supply, Community Enterprises, Engineering-Construction-Maintenance, Office of Design Coordination, and general population (including birth and death) statistics. See this …
Memories of the trip from Tule Lake, California to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming
During this interview, Mrs. Kurosu alternately speaks in both English and Japanese. As a result, the English translation of the transcript contains [Jpn.] and [Eng.], which indicate whether the original dialogue was spoken in Japanese or English.
Selected article titles: "Center Residents Approve Agenda for Conference" (p. 1), "Seasonal Leaves Discontinued; Farm Work on Permanent Basis" (p. 1), "Myer to Address Mass Meeting of Residents" (p. 1), "Univ. of Wyoming Coed Pres. Resigns in Protest of Racial Discrimination" (p. 1), "Excludees: Contraband Ban Still Enforced" (p. 2).
Selected article titles: "Rohwer Movement Announced. Center to Send 4500 There" (p. 1), "Grandstand to Close Effective Monday" (p. 1), "Last Wyoming Group to Leave" (p. 1), "WRA Field Office Aids Residents" (p. 1), "Story of the Week: Description of Granada" (p. 2), "Editorial: Will and Determination to Do" (p. 6).
Article titles: "Evacuees Given Private Job O.K."; "Milk Probe to Start Next Week"; "FSA Camp Activities Cut Due to Personnel Shortage"; "Army Order: Four Exiled From Pacific Coast Area"; "Good Neighbors"; "Editorial"; "Activities of Heart Mountain Wyoming"; "Letters to Editors"; "Nip Evacuee Camp in Good Condition"; "Japanese Language Courses Given."
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "May 1942 - El Monte, California - In front of family store. Hatchimonji family about to leave for the Pomona Assembly Center then the WRA camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. L-R: Tasuke Ike, Megumi Mike, Kumezo father, Nobue mother, and daughter Gloria, wearing the family ID tags."