Yakima Memory is an online collaboration between Yakima Valley Libraries and Yakima Valley Museum for the digitization, preservation, and distribution of historical materials held by both institutions. Here you will find digitized photographs, historical texts, memorabilia & ephemera, maps and many more items of historical and cultural significance. Use the Search or Browse features to view items in the collection. Each item record tells where to find the physical object.


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  • Livingston, John (Wapato Independent, 1994-10-19)
    An elementary school in Salem, Ore. was named in honor of Alyce Yoshikai, a former Wapato resident who spent the war years at Heart Mountain internment camp.
  • Joyce, James III (Yakima Herald-Republic, 2004-07-16)
    Seventh and Eighth grade students spent a year researching and creating a curriculum that details the stories of individuals who reflect the culture of local Japanese-Americans during the early 1940s.
  • Story, Bob (Toppenish Review, 1985-03-27)
    The Harry Uchida family, who experienced the effects of Executive order 9066, share their memories of hardship during incarceration at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the struggles they faced when they returned to the Yakima Valley.
  • Anonymous (Wapato Independent, 1990-02-27)
    Ken Inaba, publicity chairman for the annual Sukiyaki Dinner, explained that this year's theme revolves around the four generations of Japanese-Americans in the community.
  • Story, Frances (Wapato Independent, 1989-03-01)
    The Buddhist community of the Yakima Valley will honor Yoshiko Uchida, one of the oldest in the Wapato congregation, at the annual Sukiyaki dinner. The Uchidas were pioneer members of the Yakima Valley Japanese Community. ...

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