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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Nisei/Kibbei questionnaire

Draft questionaire to be given at Camp Harmony to start segregation process proposed by JACL. Was not used, or not successful.
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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

Camp No. 30

Camp No. 30: Missoula, Montana, U.S.A. logo. The original image is housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL. This image belongs to a group of images related to the Akutagawa family. See this object in the California State …
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Santa Fe, New Mexico [internees]

Internees in work clothes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Included is a typed list of names and hometowns: Kakigi (Sebastopol); Okamura, Sueichi (San Francisco); Matsumoto (Petaluma); Yokoyama, Rokuzaemon (Sebastopol); Sugioka (Petaluma); Yoshizawa, Seizo (Petaluma); Ito, Hichijiro (Sebastopol); Iba; Kimura (Santa Rosa); Kobuke (Sebastopol); Akutagawa, Kiyoshi (Sebastopol); Kai (Santa Rosa); Nagase …
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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

Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 4

Memories of father being picked up by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, visiting him at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station
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U.S. Army internment camps

Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 9

Arranging a trip out of camp to visit father in Lordsburg, New Mexico before induction into the army

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002. …


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U.S. federal prisons

Envelope from Leavenworth to Uhachi Tamesa

Empty envelope
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