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AuthorHasegawa, Yoshiko Nakamura
Date Created1965
DescriptionIn this "I remember" memoir, Yoshiko Nakamura Hasegawa remembers her father. He emigrated from Japan in 1906 because of economic depression, and moved to California. He steadily worked his way...
Time Period1906, 1965
Date Created1950-1959
DescriptionSeabrook Farms, similar to the internment camps, promoted a system of limited self-governance. In both situations, Japanese Americans were encouraged to make decisions regarding how the community was...
Date Created1950-1955
DescriptionEllen Nakamura, who had been interned at the Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas, served as a recruitment scout for Seabrook Farms. She regularly communicated with H. Leon Yager, the WRA official in...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
Date Created1944-04-13
DescriptionParoled internees had to contend with hostile receptions in many places. White residents of Great Meadows, NJ, including the soldier shown here, protested farmer George Kowalick's decision to hire...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1944-08-31
DescriptionAs a Relocation Guidance Committee Secretary, Nakamura received $19 a month in wages.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1944-05-06
DescriptionThis letter, from Bridgeton Mayor Bertram F. Aitken to C.F. Seabrook, discusses why town officials preferred relocated Japanese Americans to “the undesirable southern Negro labor.” Racist...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1942-04-18
DescriptionA memo from the U.S. Embassy in Peru to the Peruvian Ambassador in Washington exemplifies widely-held beliefs that ethnic Japanese in the Americas were unassimilable. The letter contends that as "an...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1942
DescriptionThis map shows the location of the ten internment camps in relationship to the Military Zone on the West Coast where "evacuation" was mandatory. The military believed that the West Coast, which...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Date Created1950
DescriptionA group of Estonian and Japanese women pose in front of a doll display in 1950, dressed in traditional costumes.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
Date Created1950-1959
DescriptionRay Bano on one of his mail routes.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)