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California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original tape. Content stopped multiple times throughout. Speed fluctuation. Transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Issei male, born February 6, 1898 to a farm family. As the second son, he would not inherit the family estate, so he came to California at age twenty to earn money and eventually return to Japan. Benji worked at his uncle"s store in Loomis, California and lived briefly in San...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss, static, and background noise as on original tapes. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Caucasian female, born March 17, 1905 Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico to Mormon missionary parents. Eada graduated from Brigham Young University in 1927 and married Kent Silverthorne, a lawyer who worked in his father"s law office. He applied for and was hired by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) to conduct loyalty hearings at Tule Lake...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original tapes. It is difficult to hear the speakers at times. Mr. Miyao speaks Japanese at the end of Part 3. Content ends abruptly. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library Description : Nisei male, born on January 4, 1914 in the Florin area to a farm family growing strawberries and grapes. In 1942 when George was twenty-eight, his family was evacuated to Jerome and Rohwer, Arkansas, then to Amache, Colorado. The...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original tape. Mic hits throughout. Transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Nisei male, born February 26, 1913 in Florin, California to farming parents who died by the time he was thirteen. He left school to help support the family. Hideo married Dorothy Nishikawa in 1937. When Hideo was nineteen in 1942, his family was evacuated to Fresno, California, then to both Jerome and Rohwer, Arkansas. Their...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Kibei male, born on April 29, 1920 in Portland, Oregon to hotel keepers. In December 1921, when Kazuo was one and a half years old, his parents took him and a sister to Japan. In 1936 the sister married a visiting Japanese farmer from California who returned to the U.S. with his bride and sixteen year old Kazuo. Kazuo worked as a farm laborer, than as a houseboy for Dr. and Mrs. Bell of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original tapes. Parts 2, 5, and 6 end abruptly. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Nisei male, born on July 21, 1931 in St. Helena, California. His father was in the import-export business in San Francisco. Kenneth had no contact with his parents, an older brother and himself. The Ozawas moved to Berkeley, California where Kenneth met Herbert Pekonen, a loyal friend throughout his youth. The...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Static and hiss as on original tapes. The recorder is stopped multiple times throughout interview. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Kibei female was born in Sacramento, California June 22, 1914 to parents who worked on large farms. Lily was sent to Japan during her parents divorce and lived with an aunt from 1920 to 1925 when she was sent to Hollywood, California to live with her father and new stepmother who considered...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Caucasian male, born May 26, 1918 in Visalia, California. He has spent most of his life in Sacramento and had many Nisei friends. He attended local public schools and Stanford University. At age 24, Coombs went to Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho as a high school teacher (1942-1944). Faculty included missionaries to Asia, members of religious orders, even some who had never seen Asians....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State University, Sacramento
by Florin Japanese American Citizens League
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Note : Hiss and background noise as on original tapes. Part 1 begins and ends abruptly. Parts 2 and 3 end abruptly. Transcript available at California State University, Sacramento University Library. Description : Nisei male, born November 3, 1917 on a Sacramento farm where his parents raised Tokay grapes on thirty acres. Woody"s current home is on the farm site. The community was racially integrated during his youth and both parents spoke English. When Woody was twenty-five, the family...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette