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Hand-drawn map of prewar Auburn, Washington

This map was drawn by Mae Iseri Yamada. It shows some of the Japanese-owned farms in the Auburn area before World War II.
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Agreement to lease land

This agreement to lease land was signed by A. J. Charleston and Matahichi Iseri. In the early 1900s, many states, led by California, enacted alien land laws. These laws aimed at Issei farmers prevented ownership of land by "aliens ineligible for citizenship." As a result, many Issei leased land from …
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Boy standing in a vegetable field

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Woman standing in a vegetable field

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Hearing on Aleut Redress Slated" (p. 1), "Seabrook: A Story of Resilience" (pp. 1, 8), "History Students Get First-Hand Account of Japanese American WW2 Experience" (p. 3), and "The PC Editor Search" (pp. 5, 7).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 23 (June 13, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Request for Redress Support Gets Results" (pp. 1, 10), "Canadian Redress Plan Submitted" (pp. 1, 12), and "Talk on Seabrook Farms Slated" (p. 3).
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Postcard from Fred F. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 18, 1947 [in Japanese]

A postcard from Fred F. Fujii, a former incarceree in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming, to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Fred informs that Masao Okazaki has returned from Seabrook Farms, New Jersey on June 29, 1947. Okazaki was probably incarcerated in the Jerome incarceration camp, Arkansas first and later …
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Permanent agricultural work leave

Work-leave crew

Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child …
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Letter from Dan and Sarah Mosier to George Kida and parents

Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Dan and Sarah Mosier to George Kida and his parents, Kenjiro and Kay, dated June 20, 1943. Says it has been about 18 months since they have heard from the Kida family. Asks if they were allowed to return to …
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated January 4, 1943. Says she misses the Kida family and hopes the war will end soon so they can come home. Discusses her health problems.
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