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Weekly Press Review No. 2 (ddr-densho-156-316)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 2 (ddr-densho-156-316)
Original summary: Investigation of WRA by Senate Military subcommittee continued as item of chief press interest. Editorial opinion received so far is divided on question of military or civilian control of camps. A movement is under way in California to utilize idle evacuee-owned agricultural equipment. Cancellation of two elementary school contracts at Granada has not stopped …
Weekly Press Review No. 1 (ddr-densho-156-315)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 1 (ddr-densho-156-315)
Original summary: Several developments accounted for a rise in newspaper items about WRA this week. The Senate investigation was, of course, top news event, with the opening of the Chicago employment office and Congressman Leroy Johnson's resolution also of interest. Other important news sources were school construction at Granada, Governor Maw's visit to Central Utah, and …
Ernest Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1007-7)
vh Ernest Uno Interview (ddr-densho-1007-7)
Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, with family. Volunteered for the army, and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any …

Narrator Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto

Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration …
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Center residents arrive by truck from Amache to board the trains for California or other sections of the country in which they have decided to relocate. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first group …
Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-513)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Not all the center residents will return to their former homes. Many have found permanent "relocation" in the sandy soil on which the tar paper barracks were hurriedly erected. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when …
Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
img Gravesite (ddr-densho-37-514)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Not all the center residents will return to their former homes. Many have found permanent "relocation" in the sandy soil on which the tar paper barracks were hurriedly erected. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 14 (October 9, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-39)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 14 (October 9, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-39)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Troops Go Into Action on Italian Front" (p. 1), "Promise Fair Play, Protection For Provo Evacuees Following Attack by Hoodlums on Camp. Three Slightly Injured by Shots Fired by Youthful Terrorists; Five Arrested Face State, Federal Indictments; Town Leaders Call Meeting" (p. 1), "Granada Camp Bars Visitors As Precaution. Action Taken by …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 9 (March 4, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 9 (March 4, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-10)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Defies Nazis, Saves U.S. Major" (p. 1), "Japanese Americans First to Storm Cassino" (p. 1), "Restoration of Rights Sought by Granadans" (p. 2), "50 Thousand Evacuees May Not Return to California, Believes S.F. Chronicle Writer" (p. 2), "Granada Evacuees Plead Guilty to Draft Evasion" (p. 2), "Chicago Sun Sees Economic Basis for …
Tulean Dispatch Vol. 5 No. 23 (April 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-203)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 5 No. 23 (April 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-203)
Selected article titles: "Northern Colorado, Denver Reaches Saturation Point" (p. 1), "Disposal Pits to be Dug For Clean-up Day" (p. 1), "Granada Adopts Ordinances" (p. 1), "Largest Group Leaves Project" (p. 1), "No Authority Yet to Freeze Farm Workers: Assurance Given By Choate" (p. 1), "Sunday Papers Now Sold at 29" (p. 1), "An Editorial: Let's …
Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 98 (March 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-180)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 98 (March 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-180)
Selected article titles: "Offices Are Set-Up For Group Work" (p. 1), "Clams Are Unsanitary" (p. 1), "Colonist Teachers Study Psychology" (p. 1), "Over 1000 Volunteers in Relocation Camps: 7425 Hawaiian Nisei Swarm Draft Boards" (p. 1), "Bank of America Service is Discontinued Until Apr. 6" (p. 1), "Granada Evacuees Give $1254 To Red Cross Fund" (p. …
Digest of Information No. 13 (ddr-densho-156-385)
doc Digest of Information No. 13 (ddr-densho-156-385)
Section titles: "Conference Opens Monday"; "Heart Mountain Center Opens"; "2,319 Seek Repatriation"; "Relocation Projects to be Military Areas"; "Magazine Articles Published"; "Relocation Postoffices Named"; "Name Project Medical Center"; "Railroad Asks 500 Workers"; "Gila Memo Awaits Final Signature"; "Housel to Denver"; "To Analyze Subsistence Costs"; "Japanese File Protest"; "Jobs Offered in Chicago Area"; "Project Medical Guide Prepared"; …
Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
doc Letter from Jane Harino to Rev. Wendell [L.] Miller, circa 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-7)
Personal letter states that she is going to Jerome, Arkansas rather than to Granada, a change that pleases her because "there's a certain someone in Jerome - We're both so very happy"; also mentions passes for Miller [and Mrs. Miller?] as well as for the Reverend and Mrs. Clay, and asks that Miller help her by …
Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
img Diagram of the Amache concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-519)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Wall charts show residence of every resident. A yellow button (pink pin) in center of any residence shows that a relocation plan has been made and approved. A red button after a name shows individual is out on terminal leave. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda (left) and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko (right) are preparing supper for their husbands in the kitchen of their large Milwaukee home. The Isodas lived in Los Angeles and came to Milwaukee from the Granada Relocation Center. The Kanekos were from Seattle, and lived at the Hunt Relocation Center before coming to …
An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral …
Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 11 (ddr-densho-156-212)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 11 (ddr-densho-156-212)
Article titles: "Marysville Assembly Center Manger Now at Assembly Center Near Portland"; "Japs Made Own Arrest During Northern Hotel Fire"; "Approximately 5000 Japanese Will be Left in Tulare County"; "Loafing is a Crime These Days"; "Variety of Crops in at Newell Center"; "Condemnation Suits Started on Land for Granada Jap Center"; "Seeks Japanese Crop Aid"; "Workmen …
David Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-5)
vh David Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-5)
Nisei male. Born December 21, 1929, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. During World War II, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Returned to California as a high school student.

(This material is based …

Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

(This material is based upon …

Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

(This material is based upon …

Letter from Geo. Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell] Miller, September 22, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-10)
doc Letter from Geo. Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell] Miller, September 22, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-10)
Personal letter written en route to Granada, Colorado from the Temporary Assembly Center at Santa Anita, describing the train ride thus far, one day into their journey. Included are a description of the food, the terrain in Utah, where they have currently made a stop, and the train itself, a Pullman with two cars out of …
Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
Nisei male. Born August 4, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Illinois before returning to California.

(This material is based upon work …

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 …

Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and …

Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
img Granite monument memorial (ddr-densho-37-512)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Granite monument erected in memory of the center residents who died in the War Relocation Camp at Amache, Colorado, was dedicated on Sept. 6, 1945, in an outdoor ceremony at the cemetery. The monument was designed by Reverend Masahiko Wada. Names of 148 persons, including 31 Nisei who …
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