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Oral history interviews with Tatsuro Yada [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 1, Side 2. This oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada was conducted by Taka Mizote on March 8, 1992. The interview was recorded as part of the Japanese American Oral History Project, which was conducted by the Oregon Historical Society to preserve the stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon. In this interview, Yada discusses his family background and early life on a farm in Salem, Oregon. He talks about the Japanese community in Salem, his education, and attending Japanese school. He speaks about returning home to take over the family farm after graduating from Willamette University. He discusses his involvement in the Civil Defense Corps before the United States joined World War II; talks about his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and describes the Japanese-owned businesses in the Salem area. He talks about his incarceration at Tule Lake Relocation Center during World War II. He describes living conditions in the camp, his role as a teacher, and the military service of his siblings. He talks about getting out of the camp less than a year later to work at a hotel in Nebraska, while his parents were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. He then talks about returning to the family farm after the government ended incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1945. He discusses his marriage to Masako Onishi, his Christian faith, and the Japanese American community in post-war Salem. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He discusses his retirement activities, including farming, as well as his hopes for the future. He closes the interview by discussing serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board.

Yada, Tatsuro, 1916-2003

Oral history interviews with Tatsuro Yada [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side 1. This oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada was conducted by Taka Mizote on March 8, 1992. The interview was recorded as part of the Japanese American Oral History Project, which was conducted by the Oregon Historical Society to preserve the stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon. In this interview, Yada discusses his family background and early life on a farm in Salem, Oregon. He talks about the Japanese community in Salem, his education, and attending Japanese school. He speaks about returning home to take over the family farm after graduating from Willamette University. He discusses his involvement in the Civil Defense Corps before the United States joined World War II; talks about his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and describes the Japanese-owned businesses in the Salem area. He talks about his incarceration at Tule Lake Relocation Center during World War II. He describes living conditions in the camp, his role as a teacher, and the military service of his siblings. He talks about getting out of the camp less than a year later to work at a hotel in Nebraska, while his parents were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. He then talks about returning to the family farm after the government ended incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1945. He discusses his marriage to Masako Onishi, his Christian faith, and the Japanese American community in post-war Salem. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He discusses his retirement activities, including farming, as well as his hopes for the future. He closes the interview by discussing serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board.

Yada, Tatsuro, 1916-2003

Oral history interviews with Tatsuro Yada [Transcript]

Transcript. This oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada was conducted by Taka Mizote on March 8, 1992. The interview was recorded as part of the Japanese American Oral History Project, which was conducted by the Oregon Historical Society to preserve the stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon. In this interview, Yada discusses his family background and early life on a farm in Salem, Oregon. He talks about the Japanese community in Salem, his education, and attending Japanese school. He speaks about returning home to take over the family farm after graduating from Willamette University. He discusses his involvement in the Civil Defense Corps before the United States joined World War II; talks about his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and describes the Japanese-owned businesses in the Salem area. He talks about his incarceration at Tule Lake Relocation Center during World War II. He describes living conditions in the camp, his role as a teacher, and the military service of his siblings. He talks about getting out of the camp less than a year later to work at a hotel in Nebraska, while his parents were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. He then talks about returning to the family farm after the government ended incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1945. He discusses his marriage to Masako Onishi, his Christian faith, and the Japanese American community in post-war Salem. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He discusses his retirement activities, including farming, as well as his hopes for the future. He closes the interview by discussing serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board.

Yada, Tatsuro, 1916-2003

Oral history interviews with Tatsuro Yada [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada was conducted by Taka Mizote on March 8, 1992. The interview was recorded as part of the Japanese American Oral History Project, which was conducted by the Oregon Historical Society to preserve the stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon. In this interview, Yada discusses his family background and early life on a farm in Salem, Oregon. He talks about the Japanese community in Salem, his education, and attending Japanese school. He speaks about returning home to take over the family farm after graduating from Willamette University. He discusses his involvement in the Civil Defense Corps before the United States joined World War II; talks about his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and describes the Japanese-owned businesses in the Salem area. He talks about his incarceration at Tule Lake Relocation Center during World War II. He describes living conditions in the camp, his role as a teacher, and the military service of his siblings. He talks about getting out of the camp less than a year later to work at a hotel in Nebraska, while his parents were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. He then talks about returning to the family farm after the government ended incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1945. He discusses his marriage to Masako Onishi, his Christian faith, and the Japanese American community in post-war Salem. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He discusses his retirement activities, including farming, as well as his hopes for the future. He closes the interview by discussing serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board.

Yada, Tatsuro, 1916-2003

Oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada

This oral history interview with Tatsuro Yada was conducted by Taka Mizote on March 8, 1992. The interview was recorded as part of the Japanese American Oral History Project, which was conducted by the Oregon Historical Society to preserve the stories of Japanese Americans in Oregon.

In this interview, Yada discusses his family background and early life on a farm in Salem, Oregon. He talks about the Japanese community in Salem, his education, and attending Japanese school. He speaks about returning home to take over the family farm after graduating from Willamette University. He discusses his involvement in the Civil Defense Corps before the United States joined World War II; talks about his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and describes the Japanese-owned businesses in the Salem area. He talks about his incarceration at Tule Lake Relocation Center during World War II. He describes living conditions in the camp, his role as a teacher, and the military service of his siblings. He talks about getting out of the camp less than a year later to work at a hotel in Nebraska, while his parents were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. He then talks about returning to the family farm after the government ended incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1945. He discusses his marriage to Masako Onishi, his Christian faith, and the Japanese American community in post-war Salem. He talks about his children, their families, and their careers. He discusses his retirement activities, including farming, as well as his hopes for the future. He closes the interview by discussing serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board.

Yada, Tatsuro, 1916-2003

Lily E. White negatives

  • Org. Lot 1415
  • Collection
  • 1900-1915

Collection consists of negatives from the estate of Lily E. White. They are attributed to White but some of the photographs were possibly taken by Sarah Hall Ladd. The photographs date from approximately 1900-1915. Topical highlights in the collection include landscape views of the Columbia River Gorge, Garden scenes and flower photographs taken at the home of Charles Elliott Ladd and Sarah Hall Ladd, and interior and exterior views of Lily E. Whites’ houseboat, The Raysark. Also included in the collection are photographs and scrapbook pages taken during trips to Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and along the coast near Carmel, California.

White, Lily E.

Ocean Scene

A rock formation on a beach. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Image taken at the same location as LW2-21. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Shore - Rocks, R43, LW2-60."

White, Lily E.

Coastal Rocks

Rock formations on a coast. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Image taken in the same location as LW2-26 and LW2-38. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Shore - Rocks, RM-42, LW2-61."

White, Lily E.

Coastal Rocks

Rock formations on a coast. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Image taken in the same location as LW2-26 and LW2-61. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Rocky Shore, R-57, LW2-38."

White, Lily E.

Coastal Rocks

Rock formations on a coast. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Coast, LW2-27."

White, Lily E.

Coastal Rocks

Rock formations on a coast. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Coast, R-47, LW2-28."

White, Lily E.

Ocean Scene

Cliffs at an ocean. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - cliff, coast, S-68, LW2-25."

White, Lily E.

Coastal Rocks

Rock formations on a coast. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Image taken in the same location as LW2-38 and LW2-61. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Coast, R-45, LW2-26."

White, Lily E.

Ocean Scene

Cliffs at an ocean. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - headland at coast, S-67, LW2-24."

White, Lily E.

Ocean Scene

A rock formation on a beach. Likely taken near Carmel, California. Image taken at the same location as LW2-60. Caption from negative sleeve reads, "Landscape - Shore, S-64, LW2-21."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2D - Front

A waterfall likely taken near Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S34, LW2-2D."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2-F - Front

An unidentified child standing in front of a large tree with a fence around its base. Likely taken near Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S36, LW2-2F."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2D - Back

An unidentified man and child in front of a small lake. Likely taken at Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S34, LW2-2D."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2E - Front

An unidentified man sitting on a large rock in the middle of a river. Caption from back of print reads, "At top of Vernal Falls, Yosemite." Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S35, LW2-2E."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2E - Back

Distant view of a Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park. Caption from back of print reads, "Nevada Falls, Yosemite." Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S35, LW2-2E."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2-F - Back

Automobiles parked in front of a building. Likely taken near Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S36, LW2-2F."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2B - Front

An unidentified man and child sit on top of a large rock in Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from the back of the print reads, "On trail to Vernal Falls, Yosemite." Caption from envelope reads, "Prints from Yosemite, S32, LW2-2B."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2B - Back

View of Half Dome from across Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S32, LW2-2B."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2A - Back

A loose page from a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. The four photographs on the page depict unidentified people posing on rocks likely taken around Yosemite National Park. Image note: significant fading and discoloration on prints. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S31, LW2-2A."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2C - Front

A waterfall likely taken near Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S33, LW2-2C."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2c - Back

A waterfall likely taken near Yosemite National Park. Photograph is from a loose page of a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S33, LW2-2C."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 2A - Front

A loose page from a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. The four photographs on the page depict landscape scenes likely taken around Yosemite National Park. Image note: significant fading and discoloration on prints. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints of Yosemite, S31, LW2-2A."

White, Lily E.

Scrapbook album page 1B - Back

A loose page from a scrapbook attributed to Lily E. White. Subjects depicted in the three photographs on the page include landscape photographs likely taken in Yosemite National Park and a distant view of an unidentified city. Image note: significant fading and discoloration on prints. Caption from envelope reads, "Prints from album, S-30, LW2-1B."

White, Lily E.

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