Japanese American Alumni during WWII Records, 1884-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Japanese American Alumni during WWII Records
Dates
1884-2003 (inclusive)
1941-1945 (bulk)
Quantity
11 cu. ft.
Collection Number
General Collection J-15-1
Summary
Materials from a grant-funded oral history project focusing on Japanese Americans who were able to escape interment by relocating to Easter Washington. The project's purpose was to educate students and the community regarding historical violations of civil rights.
Repository
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
Whitworth University Archives and Special Collections
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA
99251
Telephone: 509-777-4481
archives@whitworth.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use. Boxes 5 and 6 are confidential.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment of the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Through grant funding obtained from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Washington State, Whitworth College completed an oral history documentary entitled "From Coast and Camp to the Inland Empire: Japanese-American Evacuation and Relocation to Eastern Washington during World War II" in April 2003. "From Coast and Camp to the Inland Empire" is the story of Japanese Americans living in Western Washington who were affected by evacuation, internment and relocation during World War II, yet were not incarcerated for a significant amount of time, if any. Funding for this project occurred from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Project Director was Janet Hauck, Whitworth College Archivist, and Project Assistant was Rose Sliger, '02.

This audio documentary compiles oral history interviews, narration and music to chronicle the journeys of Japanese Americans from the West Coast to Eastern Washington. It seeks to educate students and the community about historical violations of civil rights, in order to ensure that similar civil rights violations will be prevented in the future.

Utilizing college and university archives, high school and college yearbooks, and the Spokane Japanese American community, about thirty people were interviewed in the fall and winter of 2002. People interviewed came from four different groups of people: Japanese Americans who voluntarily evacuated to the Inland Empire; Japanese Americans who were evacuated and interned, eventually leaving camp to come to the Inland Empire; Native Inland Empire Japanese Americans; and Caucasians living during the World War II era.

Products created from this project include an audio documentary on compact disc and on-line curriculum materials for middle and high school teachers, photograph slide shows, and an on-line exhibit. Programming occurred mainly in April 2003 with activities during Japan Week in Spokane.

Websites:

http://www.whitworth.edu/Library/Archives/OnlineExhibits/index.aspx

http://www.whitworth.edu/Library/Archives/CurrentProjects/Coast&Camp/Index.htm

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials from a grant-funded oral history project focusing on Japanese Americans who were able to escape interment by relocating to Easter Washington. The project's purpose was to educate students and the community regarding historical violations of civil rights.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

From the Japanese-American Alumni During WWII Records located in the Whitworth College Archives, Spokane, Washington

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Introduction and Inventory Preliminary Materials, June 30, 2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Employees and Volunteers, 2002-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs), Fall 2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Institutional Review Board, Whitworth College, Jul.-Aug. 2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

On-line and Database Searches, 2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Proposal and Contract, 2001-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/6

Proposal and Contract Research, 2001-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7

American Friends Service Committee, 1934-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/8

Churches and Other Organizations, 1877-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/9

Diary of Tetsu Tsuchida, 1935-1943Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/10

Diary of Tetsu Tsuchida, 1944-1951Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11

Doug Sugano, 2002-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/12

Eastern Washington University, 1941-1945Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/13

Excerpts from Issei: A History of Japanese Immigrants in North American, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/14

Gonzaga University, 1940-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/15

Gonzaga University -- Victor McLaughlin Papers, 1942-1945Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/16

Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1907-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/17

Japanese American Citizens League (J.A.C.L.), 1940-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/18

Linda Takami -- Spokane School District #81, 1942-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/19

Linda Takami -- Spokane School District #81, 2001-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/20

Linda Takami -- Spokane School District #81, 1942-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/21

Maps, Documentation, 1941-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/22

Newspaper Clippings, 1941-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/23

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 1913-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/24

Other Projects and Programs, 2002-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/25

Reading Notes, 1941-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/26

Spokane Area High Schools, 1940-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/27

Spokane Buddhist Church, 1891-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/28

Spokane Japanese-American Community, 1884-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/29

Spokane Public Library, Northwest Room, 1940-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/30

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1994-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/31

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1887-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/32

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1952-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/33

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1968-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/34

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1931-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/35

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano), 1950-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/36

Spokesman-Review Articles (from Doug Sugano)Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/37

University of Washington, 1907-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/38

Washington State University, 1940-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/39

Whitworth College, 1940-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/40

Whitworth College -- Frank Warren Papers, 1942-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/41

Whitworth College -- Whitworthian Articles, 1940-1947Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/42

Interview MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Consent Forms, Counseling, Interview Questions
2002
2/2
Interview Questions
2002
2/3
Letters of Interest
2002

ProductReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4
Compact Disc and Booklet Production
Dec. 2003-Jun. 2003
2/5
Compact Disc and Booklet Production
Sep. 2002-Dec. 2002
2/6
Compact Disc Clips
2002-2003
2/7
Edited Version
2003
2/8
Script Quotations
2002-2003
2/9
Script Versions
Feb.-May 2003
2/10
Script Versions
Feb. 2003
2/11
Script Versions
Feb. 2003
2/12
Script Versions
Feb. 2003
2/13
Script Versions
Jan. 2003
2/14
Script Versions
Jan. 2003
2/15
Script Versions
Feb.-May 2003
2/16
Timelines and Resources
2002-2003
2/17
Transcript Programs
2003
2/18
Articles
Spring 2003
2/19
Distribution
Spring 2003
2/20
Japan Week
April 2003
2/21
Japan Week -- Symposium
April 21, 2003
2/22
Japan Week -- Teacher Workshop
April 22, 2003
2/23
Japan Week -- Teacher Workshop
April 22, 2003
2/24
Nostalgia Article
July 2003
2/25
Presentations
Feb.-Jun. 2003
2/26
Presentation Materials
Feb.-Jun. 2003
2/27
Third Coast Audio Festival
2003
2/28
Webpage and On-line Exhibit
Spring 2003
2/29
Post-Grant Materials Financial
Jul. 2003-Present
2/30
Receipts, Reimbursements
2002-2003
2/31
Reports Meetings and Timelines
2002-2003
2/32
Meeting Notes
2002-2003
2/33
Timelines
2002-2003

Interview Transcripts, Biographies and PhotosReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
April 3, 1924 (Nisei male)
Sept. 23, 2002
3/2
June 18, 1922 (Nisei female)
Dec. 10, 2002
3/3
July 7, 1921 (Nisei female)
Nov. 13, 2002
3/4
November 25, 1920 (Nisei female)
Sept. 9, 2002
3/5
December 5, 1920 (Nisei male)
Oct. 22, 2002
3/6
Seiko Edamatsu
Sept. 24, 2002; Oct. 14, 2002
3/7
Loren Gothberg
Nov. 20, 2002
3/8
Junkoh Harui
Nov. 5, 2002
3/9
Jack Hisayasu
Nov. 5, 2002
3/10
Ada Honda
Sept. 13, 2002
3/11
Mary Hosoda
Oct. 21, 2002; Dec. 13, 2002
3/12
Heidi Kitayama
Aug. 23, 2002
3/13
Tom Kitayama
Sept. 3, 2002
3/14
Ellen Kubokawa
Oct. 22, 2002
4/1
Dan Matsumoto
Oct. 21, 2002
4/2
Sumio Matsumoto
Sept. 10, 2002
4/3
Sam Mitsui
Nov. 5, 2002
4/4
James (Jim) Mizuki
Dec. 10, 2002
4/5
Tomeo Mukai
Oct. 24, 2002
4/6
William (Bill) Nishimura
Oct. 21, 2002
4/7
Arthur Sanford
Dec. 2, 2002
4/8
Toki Sekijima
Oct. 22, 2002
4/9
Fred Shiosaki
Nov. 19, 2002
4/10
Jack and Joyce Starrett
Nov. 14, 2002
4/11
Mii Tai
Nov. 25, 2002
4/12
Ed Tsutakawa
Oct. 11, 2002
4/13
George Yamada
Oct. 15, 2002; Nov. 12, 2002
4/14
Suzie Yamada
Oct. 15, 2002

Verbatim Transcripts, CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Confidential

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
April 3, 1924 (Nisei male)
Sept. 23, 2002
5/2
June 18, 1922 (Nisei female)
Dec. 10, 2002
5/3
July 7, 1921 (Nisei female)
Nov. 13, 2002
5/4
November 25, 1920 (Nisei female)
Sept. 9, 2002
5/5
December 5, 1920 (Nisei male)
Oct. 22, 2002
5/6
Seiko Edamatsu
Sept. 24, 2002; Oct. 14, 2002
5/7
Loren Gothberg
Nov. 20, 2002
5/8
Junkoh Harui
Nov. 5, 2002
5/9
Jack Hisayasu
Nov. 5, 2002
5/10
Ada Honda
Sept. 13, 2002
5/11
Mary Hosoda
Oct. 21, 2002; Dec. 13, 2002
5/12
Heidi Kitayama
Aug. 23, 2002
5/13
Tom Kitayama
Sept. 3, 2002
5/14
Ellen Kubokawa
Oct. 22, 2002
5/15
Dan Matsumoto
Oct. 21, 2002
5/16
Sumio Matsumoto
Sept. 10, 2002
6/1
Sam Mitsui
Nov. 5, 2002
6/2
James (Jim) Mizuki
Dec. 10, 2002
6/3
Tomeo Mukai
Oct. 24, 2002
6/4
William (Bill) Nishimura
Oct. 21, 2002
6/5
Arthur Sanford
Dec. 2, 2002
6/6
Toki Sekijima
Oct. 22, 2002
6/7
Fred Shiosaki
Nov. 19, 2002
6/8
Jack and Joyce Starrett
Nov. 14, 2002
6/9
Mii Tai
Nov. 25, 2002
6/10
Ed Tsutakawa
Oct. 11, 2002
6/11
George Yamada
Oct. 15, 2002; Nov. 12, 2002
6/12
Suzie Yamada
Oct. 15, 2002

ContactsReturn to Top

Confidential

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/13
Contact Information
2002-2003
6/14
Unqualified Replies
2002
box-folder:oversize
7/1
Japan Week Fliers
2001, 2003
7/2
Photograph of Whitworth College campus
1940s

Original Interview Cassette Tapes, 2002Return to Top

Do Not Use Except for Duplication.

Duplicate Interview Cassette Tapes, 2002Return to Top

Duplicate Interview Compact Discs, 2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
Audio Visual Materials VHS Tape -- Japanese American Symposium Speakers
April 21, 2003
11/2
Compact Disc, Interview Clips
Spring 2003
11/3
Compact Discs, Version One, c. 1 and 2
Spring 2003
11/4
Compact Discs, Version Two, c. 1 -- 4
Spring 2003
11/5
Compact Discs without booklets, Final Version, c. 1 -- 2
Spring 2003
11/6
Compact Discs with booklets, Final Version, c. 1 -- 2
Spring 2003
11/7
Compact Discs , Edited Version, c. 1 -- 2
Spring 2003
11/8
Compact Disc, Powerpoint presentation
2002-2003
11/9
Compact Discs, Photographs (.tif and .jpg)
1940s
11/9a
Bill Nishimura, Dan Matsumoto, George and Suzie Yamada, Natishi, Ellen Kubokawa6
1940s
11/9b
Mary Hosoda, Ada Honda, Toki Sekijima
1940s
11/9c
Kodak Pictures, Tomeo Mukai, Sam Mitsui
1940s
11/9d
Mii Tai, University of Washington Internet Site, CD Cover, Nostalgia, On-line Exhibit, Ellen Kubokawa1, Ellen Kubokawa2
1940s
11/9e
Printed Photos
1940s
11/9f
Ellen Kubokawa3
1940s
11/9g
Ellen Kubokawa4
1940s
11/9h
Ellen Kubokawa5
1940s
11/10
VHS Tape -- George Tsutakawa
1994
11/11
The Rounders, Brave Boys!--Track 3: Kiri's Piano
2001
11/12
CD -- Virtual Tour of 1913 Spokane Japanese American Community by Leo Suzuki, '02
2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Japanese-American interment and relocation, redress, Pearl Harbor bombing (Dec. 7, 1941), World War II, civil rights and civil liberties
  • Personal Names :
  • Edamatsu, Seiko
  • five anonymous interviewees
  • Gothberg, Loren
  • Harui, Junkoh
  • Hauck, Janet
  • Hisayasu, Jack
  • Honda, Ada
  • Hosoda, Mary
  • Kitayama, Heidi
  • Kitayama, Tom
  • Kubokawa, Ellen
  • Matsumoto, Dan
  • Matsumoto, Sumio
  • Mitsui, Sam
  • Mizuki, James (Jim)
  • Mukai, Tomeo
  • Nishimura, William (Bill)
  • Sanford, Arthur
  • Sekijima, Toki
  • Shiosaki, Fred
  • Sliger, Rose
  • Soden, Dale
  • Starrett, Jack
  • Starrett, Joyce
  • Sugano, Doug
  • Tai, Tii
  • Tsutakawa, Ed
  • Yamada, George
  • Yamada, Suzie
  • Corporate Names :
  • Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Wash.)
  • Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Inland Audio Visual Company
  • Japan Week (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Japanese American Citizens League
  • Spokane Buddhist Church (Spokane, Wash.)
  • University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program
  • Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State University (Pullman, Wash.)
  • Whitworth College (Spokane, Wash.)--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gonzaga University
  • Heart Mountain Interment Camp
  • Highland Park United Methodist Church
  • Minidoka Interment Camp
  • Puyallup Assembly Center
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Spokane (Wash.)
  • Tule Lake Internment Camp
  • University of Washington
  • Washing State University
  • Whitworth College