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Japanese American Community in Indiana, 2003-2005

Ito, Frances March 15, 2004  

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18 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 57 minutes; not indexed; interview questionnaire

Conner, Nancy

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Frances Ito, born in 1920, talks about growing up in Oregon and the Japanese community in Portland. After her family was moved to an internment camp during WWII, Ito joined her husband at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. She recalls the scarcity of other Asian Americans in the city soon after the war, an experience that persisted until her somewhat recent involvement in the local Japanese American Citizens League. Ito discusses community involvement through other avenues, specifically her conversion to Christianity and work within the church.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Ito and Koby Dental Lab
    • Japanese American Citizens League
    • Place Names
    • Castleton, Indiana
    • Fort Benjamin Harrison
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Subjects
    • Christianity
    • community organizations
    • dentistry
    • Japanese American community
    • Japanese internment camps
    • Japanese language
    • religious conversion