Temporary Assembly Centers

An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1

Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during …
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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 1, 1949)

"Saints Win Second Straight Cage Crown" (p. 1), "Beauty of Yakima Valley Charms Wapato Returnees" (p. 3), "Evacuees Like Three Key Cities of Northwest" (p. 3)
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Concentration camps

An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu - Segment 1

Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral …
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An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1

Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal …
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Department of Justice camps

Letter written by an Issei man

Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Letter written by an Issei man to his family

Matahichi Iseri was arrested on December 7, 1941, and taken to Fort Missoula, Montana, where he was detained at a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens." While he was separated from his wife and children, he was able to send a limited number of letters to them.
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Citizen isolation centers

New Camp for Bad Japs (April 28, 1944)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 28, 1944, p. 17
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Immigration detention centers

Chinese to be Moved From Japanese Camp (July 10, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 10, 1943, p. 3
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U.S. Army internment camps

Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 77

Memories of seeing father for the first time in several years at the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico: "a very surreal moment"
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U.S. federal prisons

Envelope from Leavenworth to Uhachi Tamesa

Empty envelope
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