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Military service

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 1

The challenges faced by Nisei soldiers

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview …
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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview …
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Diana Morita Cole Interview Segment 8

A poignant story of brother's experiences in camp
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Letter from Tak Hattori to Lt. Col. Lewis with copies of articles on Anti-Tank Company

Includes copies of articles and literature on the Anti-Tank Company compiled by Tak Hattori, which were sent to Lt. Col. Lewis as they relate to the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, along with a letter. In the letter, he includes his account of the 517th. Includes photocopied articles on the …
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Returning home

Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943

A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter discusses the Japanese American incarcerees returning to California and the West Coast. He describes the returning people as "half bred or wife of Caucasian" and a female …
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Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, January 19, 1945

A letter from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Emiko asks Laura about the conditions in Lawndale, California, expressing her concern about housing. She also describes school in the camp. See this object in the California …
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Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. A.W. Thomas, February 7, 1945

A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to a Mr. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Usami discusses about returning to California and asks Mr. Thomas how Lawndale has changed during the past three years. He also asks for photographs of Mr. Thomas' …
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Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese]

A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine in Hawthorne, California. This letter is probably written in Italy where Makoto is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier and mailed via New York by the U.S. Army Postal Service. He regrets not being able to write to his father …
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Letter from Mrs. K. Befu to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese]

A letter from Komaki Befu in Los Angeles, California to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in Hawthorne, California. She thanks Mr. and Mrs. Okine for their visit and the mochi mailed to her. She also informs that Mr. Yoshikawa has given her son, Masuo Befu, a farewell gift. The handwritten notes …
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