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An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (audio)
Odanaka, Woodrow: interviewee
West, Patrick: interviewer
California State University, Fullerton. Center for Oral and Public History: publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Copyright held by Center for Oral and Public History. Researchers are welcome to utilize short excerpts from this transcription without obtaining permission as long as proper credit is given to the interviewee, the interviewer, and the Center for Oral and Public History. Permission for extensive use of the transcription and related materials, duplication, and/or reproduction can be obtained by contacting the Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, PO Box 6846, Fullerton CA 92834-6846. Email:
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0023.
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.
Interviews; Oral histories
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
Identity and values--Nisei
Industry and employment--Agriculture
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Leaving camp--Student leave
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
Military service--Post-World War II service
Race and racism--'Yellow Peril
Race and racism--Discrimination
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--The journey
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Administration--Registration and 'loyalty questionnaire
Whittier, California
Los Angeles, California
Arcadia, California
Amache, Colorado
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Incarceration Camps--Granada (Amache)
CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Japanese American Oral History Project Collection

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