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CSU Japanese American History Digitization Project

CSU Dominguez Hills Henry Y. Ikemoto Collection (ddr-csujad-1)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Henry Y. Ikemoto Collection (ddr-csujad-1)
Henry Y. Ikemoto Collection contains correspondence, photographs, articles, chronologies, rosters, books, booklets, programs, reunion yearbook, and album. It depicts Americans of Japanese ancestry’s military service, mainly Anti-Tank Company, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service. It also describes activities by organizations and reunions of Japanese American veterans and the Rohwer incarceration ...
CSU Dominguez Hills Toshio Oku Photo Album (ddr-csujad-3)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Toshio Oku Photo Album (ddr-csujad-3)
The photo album is a collection of Tule Lake incarceration camp photos including photos of a fire, group photo of the Electrical Department, and inside the print shop of the Newell Star. The album highlights Toshio Oku (1925-2010), the son of Naojiro Oku (1893-1979) and Misao Oku (1902-2000) who was incarcerated at Tule Lake and worked ...
CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection (ddr-csujad-4)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection (ddr-csujad-4)
The James H. Osborne Nisei Collection contains mainly correspondence between Emiko and Usami Terada, incarcerees in the Rohwer incarceration camp, McGehee Arkansas, and the Thomas family in Lawndale, California and some photographs of the Teradas and the Thomases. The letters describe the trip from the Santa Anita Assembly Center to the Rohwer incarceration camp, their lives ...
CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection (ddr-csujad-5)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Okine Collection (ddr-csujad-5)
The Okine Collection contains materials collected by Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine who were Issei flower growers in Whittier, California. It includes correspondence, photographs, financial documents, and a photo album. A large portion of the collection consists of family correspondence with Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, including letters from their Nisei children, Masao and Makoto Okine, both soldiers ...
CSU Fresno JACL-CCDC Japanese American Oral History Collection (ddr-csujad-6)
Collection CSU Fresno JACL-CCDC Japanese American Oral History Collection (ddr-csujad-6)
The JACL-CCDC Japanese American Oral History collection contains oral histories capturing the experience of Japanese Americans, primarily Nisei, living in the San Joaquin Valley. Topics primarily include incarceration and post-war experiences.

See complete finding aid at: http://dsc.calstate.edu/1164?r=cam

CSU Fresno Japanese Americans in World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-7)
Collection CSU Fresno Japanese Americans in World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-7)
The Japanese Americans in World War II collection contains both contemporary and contemporaneous materials about the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II from the perspective of Japanese Americans, the United States government, and others.

See complete finding aid at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf4n39n6th/

CSU Fresno Success Through Perseverance (ddr-csujad-8)
Collection CSU Fresno Success Through Perseverance (ddr-csujad-8)
A Japanese American oral history project undertaken in 1979-1980, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and archived at the Fresno County Public Library.
CSU Bakersfield Edwin Sasaki Oral History Collection (ddr-csujad-9)
Collection CSU Bakersfield Edwin Sasaki Oral History Collection (ddr-csujad-9)
Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family’s experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect ...
CSU Dominguez Hills Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection (ddr-csujad-10)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection (ddr-csujad-10)
The Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection contains three letters written by Kiyoko and Yoshihiko Matsuura, Japanese Peruvians interned at the Crystal City Internment, Texas, to their mother/grandmother, Kiyoko Noda, who remains in Lima, Peru.
CSU Dominguez Hills Tazu Kawamoto Photo Album (ddr-csujad-11)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Tazu Kawamoto Photo Album (ddr-csujad-11)
The Tazu Kawamoto Photo Album contains one album of mostly photographs compiled by Tazuko "Tazu" Kawamoto that document various people, events, and activities throughout 1939-1943. Included are photographs, flyers, invitations, and business cards relating to Tazu Kawamoto’s personal life, with a focus on events during the World’s Fair on San Francisco’s Treasure Island ...
CSU Dominguez Hills Tsugitada Kanamori Collection (ddr-csujad-12)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Tsugitada Kanamori Collection (ddr-csujad-12)
This collection contains one box of documents belonging to Tsugitada Kanamori. Materials in this collection mostly pertain to Kanamori's efforts regarding canceling his renunciation and reinstating his American citizenship. See complete finding aid at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8cv4pc8/
CSU Dominguez Hills Owen Sylvester Tule Lake Photo Collection (ddr-csujad-13)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Owen Sylvester Tule Lake Photo Collection (ddr-csujad-13)
The Owen M. Sylvester Photograph Collection (1942-1943, undated) contains 32 black-and-white photographs taken by Sylvester at Tule Lake. The majority of the photographs were taken inside the Tule Lake Incarceration Camp in Newell, California in November 1943 and feature scenes containing housing quarters, the stockade area, imprisoned Japanese Americans, and members of the 772nd Military Police ...
CSU Fresno TOMO Foundation (ddr-csujad-14)
Collection CSU Fresno TOMO Foundation (ddr-csujad-14)
The TOMO Foundation in Illinois donated the collection, which contains documents by and about the Japanese-American experience during World War II.

See complete finding aid at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf896nb2n1/

CSU Northridge Eddie S. Muraoka Collection (ddr-csujad-15)
Collection CSU Northridge Eddie S. Muraoka Collection (ddr-csujad-15)
Eddie S. Muraoka was incarcerated during the Second World War at the Manzanar incarceration camp in Manzanar, California. The collection includes scrapbooks filled with news clippings on Japanese American incarceration, dated 1942-1980s. It also includes loose issues of Pacific Citizen, Kashu Mainichi, Rafu Shimpo, and Maui Kanyaku Imin (Centennial Edition).

See complete finding aid at: http ...

CSU Northridge Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials (ddr-csujad-16)
Collection CSU Northridge Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials (ddr-csujad-16)
The Japanese American incarceration camps during World War II were administered by the War Relocation Authority. Camp incarcerees independently wrote and distributed many of their own documents associated with the camp newspapers, camp stores, school publications, and other camp activities. This group of materials contains non-War Relocation Authority documents issued in the incarceration camps or that ...
CSU Northridge Japanese-American Relocation Center Newspapers (ddr-csujad-17)
Collection CSU Northridge Japanese-American Relocation Center Newspapers (ddr-csujad-17)
During the incarceration of the Japanese Americans from 1942-1945, newspapers recording camp activities and providing news of events outside the camps were issued by the incarcerees from the beginning of their confinement in temporary assembly centers and permanent relocation centers. This collection of newsletters consists of nineteen titles from nine different camps. See complete finding aid ...
CSU Northridge Relief and Support Groups for Japanese Americans During World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-18)
Collection CSU Northridge Relief and Support Groups for Japanese Americans During World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-18)
Many non-governmental groups sought redress for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. This collection contains reports, correspondence, publicity, and other documents issued by the Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play, YMCA, American Friends Service Committee, and Japanese American Citizens League ...
CSU Northridge  War Relocation Authority Collection (ddr-csujad-19)
Collection CSU Northridge War Relocation Authority Collection (ddr-csujad-19)
The War Relocation Authority (WRA) was created on March 18, 1942, by Executive Order of the President, No. 9102. This new civilian agency was to be responsible for "the relocation (of evacuees) in appropriate places, providing for their needs in such manner as may be appropriate, and supervising their activities." The collection consists of reports, memoranda ...
CSU Northridge Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection (ddr-csujad-20)
Collection CSU Northridge Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection (ddr-csujad-20)
Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C.), which also campaigned against crime and corruption ...
California Polytechnic State Smith Family Papers on World War II (ddr-csujad-21)
Collection California Polytechnic State Smith Family Papers on World War II (ddr-csujad-21)
Papers of two generations of the Smith family, Dr. Frank Herron Smith and his son Dr. Morris Eugene “Gene” Smith, including vintage broadsides and government reports on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and correspondence from the elder Smith to government officials advocating for improved treatment and safety for returning incarcerees.

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Sonoma State California Folklore Miscellany (ddr-csujad-22)
Collection Sonoma State California Folklore Miscellany (ddr-csujad-22)
The California Folklore Miscellany collection is comprised of material documenting various aspects of North Bay history, with a focus on beliefs, folkways, folk speech, historical characters, legends, pioneer stories and children's lore. The majority of the materials were gathered from folklore classes taught by Dr. Hector Lee at Sonoma State University. See complete finding aid ...
Sonoma State Gaye LeBaron Collection (ddr-csujad-23)
Collection Sonoma State Gaye LeBaron Collection (ddr-csujad-23)
The Gaye LeBaron Collection houses the research material of newspaper columnist Gaye LeBaron, relating to the North Bay region of California. Files hold support materials for more than 8,200 newspaper columns written for The Press Democrat newspaper in Santa Rosa, California. Included are research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, monographs, local documents, journal issues, photographs, oral ...
UC Santa Barbara Frank Chin Papers (ddr-csujad-24)
Collection UC Santa Barbara Frank Chin Papers (ddr-csujad-24)
These materials are from box 73 and 74 of the Frank Chin Papers. The Frank Chin Papers contain personal and professional correspondence between Frank Chin and Michi Weglyn relating to particular projects on which either author was working as well as files related to the Day of Remembrance Tribute to Michi Weglyn.

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UC Santa Barbara Robert Billigmeier Collection (ddr-csujad-26)
Collection UC Santa Barbara Robert Billigmeier Collection (ddr-csujad-26)
The Robert Billigmeier collection is comprised of materials collected during his work and stay at the Tule Lake incarceration camp conducting research for the University of California’s Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). The collection includes: photographs taken during his time at Tule Lake; a scrapbook created by students at Tule Lake in 1942; camp ...
CSU Dominguez Hills Indonesian Sailors Deportation Photograph Collection (ddr-csujad-27)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Indonesian Sailors Deportation Photograph Collection (ddr-csujad-27)
This collection of nine images documents the detention of a group of Indonesian seamen in 1947 as they await the outcome of deportation proceedings in the federal courts. The images show these roughly 200 men at an immigration detention center in downtown San Francisco, at the Southern Pacific depot in San Francisco, and on ship called ...
CSU Channel Islands Japanese Internment Collection (ddr-csujad-28)
Collection CSU Channel Islands Japanese Internment Collection (ddr-csujad-28)
The Japanese Internment Collection consists of three oral histories which focus on the personal experiences of Marilyn Fordney, Santa Anita Racetrack, Boys Town; George Wakiji, Santa Anita Racetrack, Gila River; Morris Abe of Tule Lake, and Cherry Abe of Topaz.
CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History Japanese American Oral History Project Collection (ddr-csujad-29)
Collection CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History Japanese American Oral History Project Collection (ddr-csujad-29)
The Japanese American Oral History Project features oral histories with narrators who talk about their lives, pre and post World War II, but most specifically, about their experience being incarcerated in camps during World War II.
CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History Children's Village at Manzanar Oral History Project (ddr-csujad-30)
Collection CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History Children's Village at Manzanar Oral History Project (ddr-csujad-30)
The Children's Village at Manzanar Oral History Project features oral histories with narrators who talk about their lives, pre and post World War II, but most specifically, about their experience at the Children's Village at Manzanar.
CSU Northridge Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection (ddr-csujad-31)
Collection CSU Northridge Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project Collection (ddr-csujad-31)
The Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley Oral History Project documents the lives of Japanese Americans who lived, or are currently living, in the San Fernando Valley. The participants are multi-generational, with many who experienced firsthand internment and prejudice during World War II. The narrators also shared stories of farming, family emigration from Japan, and ...

Densho

Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
Collection Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making ...
Kunitsugu Collection (ddr-densho-12)
Collection Kunitsugu Collection (ddr-densho-12)
The Kunitsugu collection, circa 1918-1930s, focuses on the business and leisure activities of the Kunitsugu family of Seattle, Washington. Seattle's prewar Nihonmachi area appears in the background of several of the photographs.
Masao Sakagami Collection (ddr-densho-201)
Collection Masao Sakagami Collection (ddr-densho-201)
This collection contains photographs and documents from the collection of Masao Sakagami. The photos were taken by Mr. Sakagami when he was serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
Densho Visual History Collection (ddr-densho-1000)
Collection Densho Visual History Collection (ddr-densho-1000)
This collection consists of a diverse set of interviews conducted by Densho starting in 1996. The interviews focus on many aspects of Japanese American history, from early U.S. immigration to present-day issues. The collection also includes interviews with non-Japanese American individuals who have in some way been involved in or impacted by the Japanese American ...

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

Japanese American Museum of San Jose Collection (ddr-jamsj-2)
Collection Japanese American Museum of San Jose Collection (ddr-jamsj-2)
This collection consists of interviews conducted in partnership with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj). The museum's mission is to preserve and disseminate the culture and history of Japanese Americans, with a special focus on the Santa Clara Valley. Many of the interviews in this collection focus on the pre- and postwar Japantown ...

The Pacific Citizen

Pacific Citizen 1956 Collection (ddr-pc-28)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1956 Collection (ddr-pc-28)
The Pacific Citizen 1956 Collection contains all the editions of the Pacific Citizen published in 1956.
Pacific Citizen 1958 Collection (ddr-pc-30)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1958 Collection (ddr-pc-30)
The weekly editions of Pacific Citizen from 1958 starting in January 3, 1958 through December 1958.
Pacific Citizen 1960 Collection (ddr-pc-32)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1960 Collection (ddr-pc-32)
The weekly editions of Pacific Citizen from 1960 starting in January 1, 1960 through December 1960.
Pacific Citizen 1966 Collection (ddr-pc-38)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1966 Collection (ddr-pc-38)
All the issues for volumes 62 and 63 of the Pacific Citizen covering January 1966 through December 1966.
Pacific Citizen 1968 Collection (ddr-pc-40)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1968 Collection (ddr-pc-40)
The weekly editions of Pacific Citizen from 1968 starting in January 5, 1968 through December 1968.
Pacific Citizen 1969 Collection (ddr-pc-41)
Collection Pacific Citizen 1969 Collection (ddr-pc-41)
All issues of Pacific citizen from 1969.