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Oral history interview with Thomas Shoji Takemura, 1991.

Author: Thomas Shoji Takemura; Susan Stout; Michael K Honey; University of Washington, Tacoma. Community History Project.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Cassette recording : Audio book, etc. : Biography : Manuscript   Book   Sound Recording : English
Publication:Oral history interviews of the Community History Project
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The interview recounts Thomas Shoji Takemura's early childhood and family life on a truck gardening farm in Fife, Washington before the start of the Second World War, as well as their forced evacuation to the Assembly Center in Puyallup, Washington. Takemura's experience of camp life is recalled in some detail. During this time, neighbors agreed to take care of the family's property. Takemura eventually obtained a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Transcripts
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal narratives
Named Person: Thomas Shoji Takemura
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Archival Material, Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Shoji Takemura; Susan Stout; Michael K Honey; University of Washington, Tacoma. Community History Project.
OCLC Number: 671506192
Notes: The Thomas Shoji Takemura oral history interview forms the core of a class project by Susan Stout for the Community History Project under the supervision of Professor Michael K. Honey. The main contents of Stout's project are contained in a looseleaf binder, which includes the sound recording and transcript of the interview with Takemura, as well as the sound recording of two lectures given by Takemura at Clover Park High School on 17 April 1991 (the transcript of one of these lectures is included). Also included is Stouts's research paper, which includes several photographs, and Takemura's release form.
Interview conducted on 9 May 1991, by Susan Stout; recorded in Tacoma, Washington.
Description: Transcript : 29 p. Sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.) : analog, mono.
Other Titles: "No Fair," Camp Harmony, 1942

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The interview recounts Thomas Shoji Takemura's early childhood and family life on a truck gardening farm in Fife, Washington before the start of the Second World War, as well as their forced evacuation to the Assembly Center in Puyallup, Washington. Takemura's experience of camp life is recalled in some detail. During this time, neighbors agreed to take care of the family's property. Takemura eventually obtained a release to work at a U & I factory processing sugar beets in Chinook, Montana, where he met his future wife. He also discusses his involvement in the national redress movement and related lecturing at local area schools.

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