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Music

Young Nisei woman playing the piano

Michi Yasui at the piano.
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Ottawa University Choir

Photo from page of "Scrapbook: Postmarks, 1947-48". Ottawa University Choir; Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda is in the second row from the top, fourth from the left.
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Opera singer Tosciko Hasegawa

Signature on photograph: "Hasegawa Toshiko [in Japanese]. Mila 1945." Caption on front: "Tosciko [a.k.a. Toshiko] Hasegawa. (Nedda) in 'Pagliacci'." Caption in album: "Hasegawa was stuck in Italy during the war. She married Italian. Opera singer. Milan 1945."
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Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 16

Civic work and current involvement with Jive Bombers Christmas performance
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Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 9

"It hurts, but you don't show it," facing racist audiences while singing and traveling with USO
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Higher education

Gordon Hirabayashi Interview II Segment 3

Prewar life at the University of Washington: extra-curricular activities open to Japanese American students, but not the Greek system
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James Yamazaki Interview Segment 13

Attending college

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The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 39 (May 5, 1948)

"Two Earn Degrees at University; Pacific College Honors 4 Nisei" (p. 1), "Ishikawa Points Out Disabilities Facing "Ineligible' Peoples" (p. 5), "House Subcommittee Convenes in Executive Meet to Weigh Riders to Immigration Bills" (p. 6).
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The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 101 (December 20, 1950)

"Sen. Russell Objects to Walter Bill" (p. 1), "Three Courses on Far East Offered by U.W." (p. 1), "Senate Receives Walter Measure" (p. 4).
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Valeda freshmen installation ceremony

In fall 1947, women of Japanese ancestry started a new student group called Valeda ("wise women" in Greek). Like the Fuyokai, Valeda supported Japanese American women students and encouraged them to join other organizations on campus. Valeda participated in numerous projects on campus and in the community until it disbanded ...
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