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An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (transcript)
Ishida, Seiko: interviewee
Hansen, Arthur A.: interviewer
California State University, Fullerton. Center for Oral and Public History: publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Transcript. Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents’ background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle’s Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Audio is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0016.
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
42 pages, typescript
Geographic communities--Washington--Seattle
Identity and values--Kibei
Immigration and citizenship
Japan--Pre-World War II
Industry and employment--Educators
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
Geographic communities--Washington--Bainbridge Island
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
Education--Higher education
Religion and churches
Japan--United States civilians
Identity and values--Issei
Industry and employment--Agriculture
Identity and values--Japanese American identity
Industry and employment--Agriculture--Farmers' markets and stands
World War II--Incarceration camps--The journey
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Military service
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Resistance and dissidence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence--Manzanar riot/uprising
World War II--Japanese American Citizen League activities
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Citizen isolation centers
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave
South Gate, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
CSU Fullerton Center for Oral and Public History

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