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folder 1: Scrapbook Number One
1 Certificate of Wallace Doi's Bronze Star.
2 Wallace Doi's certificate of discharge from the U.S. Army.
3 "Men of the Varsity Victory Volunteers. By orders of the Commanding General and head of the Military Government, members of the Hawaii Territorial Guard who were of Japanese ancestry were "inactivated." There were 169 Americans of Japanese ancestry; these, and others, were later to be known as the "A.J.A.'s" - who were students at the University of Hawaii. They joined the Guard voluntarily with the hope that this was one way to serve our country in time of need. The inactivated volunteers were deeply disappointed when told that their services were no longer needed. They made a second appeal to the U.S. government and their offer of service was accepted. [The volunteers] were organized as a labor corps, (U.S. Corps of Engineer Auxiliary, 34th Combat Engineer Regiment at Schofield Barracks). It was then the group became known as the Varsity Victory Volunteers, a pledge that the boys of the VVV carried out with pride and energy. In 1943 the VVV was inactivated. About this time, the War Department in Washington announced that Americans of Japanese ancestry in all parts of the country would be eligible for combat duty. From this call emerged the 100th Infantry Battalion and later the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Many of the 169 who organized the original VVV were among the casualties of WWII. Their comrades will not forget their "Devotion unto death," nor will the people of Hawaii."
4 Unkei Uchima, member of the Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV), in a football uniform.
5 Members of the University of Hawaii "Football Rainbows" and most likely members of the Varsity Victory Volunteers. Wallace Doi, Unkei Uchima, unidentified, and Jyun Hirota.
6 Portrait of Wallace Doi, President of Kauai High, 1940.
7 Wallace Doi in a wheelchair during his recovery at the Bushnell General Hospital, 1944.
8 Ralph Yempuku standing next to a sculpture dedicated
to the VVV of which he was a member. Yempuku was one of the founders of the VVV and served with the 442nd during WWII.
9 Raymond Uehara, "Paia," a member of the 442nd.
10 VVV boys reunion in Honolulu, 1963.
11 Wallace Doi's prosthetic service card, 1947.
12 Shiro Amioka doing paperwork at a desk.
13 VVV boys reunion in Honolulu, 1963.
14 Wallace Doi's identification card.
15 Wallace Doi at the University of Hawaii where he was a member of the swimming team.
16 Wallace Doi overseas in his field uniform and helmet, Italy.
17 Portrait of Wallace Doi in his uniform.
18 Wallace Doi in uniform sitting on a bench.
19 Group of men and women gathered around a banquet table at a reception for Mary and Hideo Higa. Bobby Maeda, Hideo Higa, Willie Oshiro, Sparky Matsunaga, Raymond Uehara, Kazuo Fujimoto, Willie Higa, Mary Higa, Mabel Fujimoto, Lily Yasuda, Violet Ishi and her two sisters.
20 Willie Higa playing the guitar while sitting on a bed in the Bushnell General Hospital.
21 Willie Higa in a wheelchair at Bushnell General Hospital.
22 Hideo Higa and Willie Higa (not related) at the Utah State Capitol.
23 Willie Oshiro, Toshio Kokubun and Don Seki in Honolulu, Hawaii.
24 Wallace Doi and Merle Akutagawa at Bushnell General Hospital.
25 Jerry Miyashiro, Willie Oshiro, Toshio Kokubun, and Ben Murakami.
26 Wallace Doi, Toshio Kokubun and Don Seki sitting on the front porch of a house in Honolulu, Hawaii.
27 Willie Oshiro, Willie Higa, Wallace Doi, and Mary Doi sitting on the steps of the Utah State Capitol.
28 Willie Higa (in chair), Don Seki, Willie Oshiro, Hiroshi Hirai, Harry Okada, Wallace Doi, and Mary Doi.
29 Painting by Kimie Doi of her father following his passing.
30 Plaque received by Mary Doi from President Lyndon B. Johnson honoring the memory of Wallace Doi.
31 Bill Higa of the 100th Battalion and Don Seki of the 442nd "L" Company.
32 Wallace Doi and Harry Okada at Bushnell General Hospital.
33 Hiroshi Hirai and Ben Murakami.
34 Bushnell boys at the O.K. Café in Salt Lake City where the group would meet and play Hawaiian music for the customers. Willie Oshiro, Toshio Kokubun, Jerry Miyashiro, Kiyoshi Yoshii, and Willie Higa.
35 Jerry Miyashiro, (?), Wallace Doi, Hiroshi Hirai, and Ben Murakami.
36 Seiko Arakaki with another soldier.
37 Joe Lim, Don Seki and Wallace Doi at Bushnell Hospital.
38 Bushnell patients, (?), Plummer of Alabama and Don Seki.
39 Mrs. Miyake, Mrs. Yutaka Doi, Mary Doi, and Mrs. Daijiro Doi at Salt Pond Airport in Kauai.
40 Mary Doi with her Uncle Isami Doi and friends at the Salt Pond Airport, Kauai.
41 Shigeru Goto, Willie Oshiro, Beverly Seki, Don Seki, and friend.
42 Uncle Isami and fellow artists, May 7, 1946 in Kauai, Hawaii.
43 Uncle Isami at the Kauai Airport, 1946.
44 Willie Oshiro, Beverly and Don Seki.
45 Beverly Seki watching Shigeru Goto "promenading" in town.
46 Beverly and Willie in Denver.
47 Beverly in an army jeep.
48 Beverly with Wallace Doi.
49 Bobby Maeda, Wallace Doi, Toshio Kokubun, Don Seki, Jerry Miyashiro, Jerry Shigaki, Stanley Takemoto, Captain Richardson, William Oshiro, and Masaru Miyoshi."
50 Willie Oshiro, Don Seki, West Oahu Nanakuli Beach , Hawaii.
51 Joe Lim and ladies visiting patients at Bushnell Hospital.
52 Don Seki and Bobby Maeda.
53 Patients at the Bushnell Hospital.
54 Jerry Miyashiro standing in front of the O.K. Cafe.
55 Stanley Takemoto, Hideo "Higgins" Higa, Jerry Miyashiro, and Bobby "Bobbins" Maeda.
56 "Smile that gets 'em." Shigeru Goto.
57 Tosh Kokubun, "Fat man Koke," Jerry Miyashiro and Don Seki.
58 Herbert Doi, Don Seki, Shigeru Goto, and William Oshiro.
59 Don Seki and others in a field.
60 Herbert Doi, (?), (?), Don Seki, Wallace and Mary Doi at Salt Pond, Makawele, Kauai Airport
61 Herbert Doi, Don Seki, Willie Oshiro, Wallace Doi, and Mary Doi at an airport in Kauai. Reddish colored rock salt was manufactured here.
62 Reception for Wallace Doi and Willie and Lily Oshiro. Hideo Higa, Shigeru Goto, Janet Goto, Eddy Goto, Mabel and Kazuo Fujimoto, Willie Higa, Bobby Maeda, Wallace Doi, Willie and Lily Oshiro, and Sidney Oshiro.
63 Wallace Doi standing on Main Street. Hotel Utah can be seen in the background.
64 Portrait of Jack.
65 "Model patients," Wallace Doi and hospital buddies.
66 Milton and Mari Tobari Oda wedding portrait.
67 Man leaning on a car.
68 Shigeru Goto standing next to a railroad car.
69 View of the Golden Gate Bridge from a moving car.
70 Oakland Pier to San Francisco.
71 Sam Ikari, Hiroshi Tanabe and Sam Matsukawa.
72 "Tough Guy," Don Seki (Shigeru Goto on the left).
73 "Lt. Smith on tour drops in at hospital." Stanley Takemoto, Wallace Doi, Don Seki, Masaru Miyoshi, Lt. Smith, and Willie Oshiro at Bushnell Hospital.
74 Lily "Kuipo" Yasuda.
75 Don Seki and friend lying on the grass.
76 Group of amputee buddies at Bushnell Hospital. "War hero or liability on taxpayers?"
77 "Herbert, 15 AAF."
78 Men and women on furlough at the University of Hawaii
Newsroom, 1945. Caroline Dizon, Martha Nitta, Pfc Noboru Seki, Staff Sgt. Wallace Doi, Lt. Robert Kadowaki, Helen Uyematsu.
79 Wallace Doi leaving Italy on the Hospital ship headed for home.
80 Bushnell General Hospital, Brigham City, Utah, 1943.
81 Wallace Doi resting on a train. "If thou snoozeth, thou looseth."
82 Doi and other injured soldiers at Bushell Hospital. Joe Lim, Don Seki, and Wallace Doi at Bushnell Hospital.
83 Kay Kagami of San Pedro, California, in a relocation camp in Jerome, Arkansas.
84 "Kiyoshi Kawata, Tami Takagi, Hersh Aramaki, and Wallace Doi get together at Tats Masuda's home."
85 Hersh Aramaki, Kiyoshi Kawata, Tami Takagi, and Wallace Doi at Tats Masuda's home. "Common seven"
86 Lettermen General Hospital.
87 Wallace Doi, Willie Higa and Joe Lim at Bushnell Hospital.
88 Chaplain Yamada of the 442nd Infantry.
89 Chaplain Yamada of the 442nd Infantry with his family.
90 "Earl Finch, Hattisburg Mississippi. Stopped to visit Wallace at Aloha Fountain in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1947."
91 Kiyoji Kanegai with Kimie Doi.
92 Victory Ball for the 100th Battalion in the Coconut Grove Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 14, 1944.
93 Doi and Harry Okada at the Bushnell General Hospital, Brigham City, Utah, 1944.
94 Don Seki, Willie Oshiro, Hiroshi Hirai, Harry Okada, Wallace Doi, Mary Doi, and Willie Higa.
folder 2: Scrapbook Number Two
1 Mrs. Hiranishi of "Amy's Magazine" and Miki Murakami who operated the Western Hotel 34 E. 1st South. The Western Fish Market is on the left and Western Café is on the right, 1943."
2 Hisaye Murakami with Sumie and Kiyoko Ishida who moved to Japan, 1935.
3 Lt. Smith with injured soldiers Stanley Takemoto, Masaru Miyoshi, Wallace Doi, and Ben Murakami.
4 Portrait of Hatsuzo Murakami, Mary Doi's Father, with a cane, June 1937.
5 Stanley Ichikawa standing on the steps of the Utah State Capitol building.
6 Yuki Murakami on a tricycle, Sept 1951.
7 Portrait of Kimie Doi.
8 Raymond "Paia" Uehara and Bob Maeda in Utah.
9 Yuki Murakami holding a doll.
10 Thomas Higa holding a camera, October 12, 1944.
11 Herbert Doi, Shigeru Goto, Don Seki, and Willie Oshiro.
12 Claude Mimaki, February 3, 1945.
13 Ray Nagao.
14 Herbert Doi, Shigeru Goto, Don Seki, and Willie Oshiro.
15 Hideo Ochi, February 12, 1945.
16 Roy Ueki, October 17, 1947.
17 Unidentified man in uniform.
18 Willie Higa in a wheelchair.
19 Richard Doi in uniform.
20 Paul Iwasaki and Robin Doi with toy guns.
21 Ben Murakami and Stanley Takemoto.
22 Portrait of Michiko Shiraishi.
23 Jane Tashima, February 17, 1940.
24 Rose Kumagai standing next to a sculpture at the Utah State Capitol.
25 Masu Yamashita, December 1938.
26 Tomiye Mikami.
27 Aiko Kuwabara.
28 Mary Murakami.
29 Sumi Oki and Mary Doi.
30 Mary Murakami.
31 Maurea Ushio.
32 Ruth and Jane Tashima, 1940.
33 Ruby Tashima.
34 May Oike, 1938.
35 Ruth Tashima.
36 Ruth Tashima.
37 Masa Tsuruoka.
38 Ruth Tashima standing in front of a scoreboard.
39 Shig and Mrs. Matsukawa.
40 Miyuki Shinoki May Shinoki and (?).
41 Momoye Sako.
42 Akeko Sawada, May Shinoki and Mary Doi.
43 May Shinoki in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
44 Utako Matsukawa and Mary Murakami, 1943.
45 Tad and May Hatanaka.
46 Yasuko Kawakami and Susie Ariyoshi in front of Japanese Town Sunrise Fish Market.
47-48 Utako Matsukawa, 1943.
49 Harry Kimura.
50 Corky Tashiro and Bill Oike.
51 Margaret Fukuzaki.
52 Yuki Mori and her brother.
53 Lucy Kuwahara.
54 Miyeko Mori.
55 Rose Oda in front of her beauty salon.
56 Sachiko Ikegami, May Oike, May Matsuda, Eiko Kimura, Mr. Kobayashi and son Kenny.
57 Potts Kanegae.
58 Amy Iwaki, Mari Tobari, Hime Tobari, and May Shinoki.
59 Rose Kumagai and Mary Murakami at a YBA picnic at Lagoon, 1943.
60 Lucille Kawate, (?), Mary Murakami, and Rose Kumagai.
61 Tadashi Asai at Hill Air Force Base, 1965. Asai married a Japanese girl.
62 Fumi Kato, Yassie Kato, Amy Iwaki, Amy's brother, and Jack Aoyagi kneeling in front of a car.
63 Jackson Aoyagi in Memory Grove, 1944.
64 Amy Iwaki and her brother with Jackson Aoyagi.
65 Jackson Aoyagi in a Provo sports car.
66 Five women in fancy dresses. (Amy Iwaki is the second from the left.)
67 Kiyoko Tashiro in front of Hama-san Tailor Shop and the Colonial Noodle.
68 Toshi Igata, Akira Oki, Tyra Tashiro, and George Doi performing on stage as women.
69 Bob Koga leaning against a car, 1944.
70 Midori and Isamu Watanuki with Hats Masuda, Amy Tomita, and Jeannie and Jim Konishi.
71 Wally and Mildred Toma and son Allen
72 Kiyoshi Kawata, Lloyd Okawa, Tats Masuda, unidentified, and Iwao Nagasawa.
73 Aiko Nishida and Momoye Sako sitting on bleachers.
74 Eleanor Nakamura and Tats Masuda.
75 Lucille Kawate
76 Hannah Kaizumi.
77 Lily Kumagai.
78 Rosie and Lily Kumagai.
79 Priscilla and George Yasuda.
80 "Mary Miya made hotel reservation in San Francisco for Lily Yasuda and Mary Doi while they waited for their flight to Honolulu which was delayed because of a tidal wave, 1946."
81 Kay Ogata holding her dog "Pepper."
82 Toshi Magota.
83 Toshi Magota and friends.
84 Toshi Magota reading.
85 Toshi Magota.
86 Toshi Magota reading.
87 Sumi and Toshi Magota.
88 Golden Kalantzes, wife and Alice Kobayashi.
89 Tami Takagi, Midori Watanuki and PeeWee Kobayashi.
90 Marti and Yukio Nakashima holding their daughter, Janet age ten months. Nakashima was the operator of the Family Market, 1959.
91 Tats and Hats Masuda, who operated the Uptown Service
Station, in Japanese Town during the 1940s. They had to change business locations due to the building of the Convention Center.
92 Bill Oike.
93 Yasuko Kawakami.
94 Bill Oike.
95 Ben Maeda, Wallace Doi, (?), Nob Seki, Jerry Miyashiro, Stanley Takemoto, Lt. Smith, Willie Oshiro, and Masaru Miyoshi at the Bushnell General Hospital.
96 Jackson Muramoto standing on a sidewalk between State and Main Street on First South. The KDYL Radio Station can be seen in the background across from which was the Western Hotel, 1947.
97 Ken Kimura and Wallace Doi.
98 Ken Kimura standing on the steps of the Utah State Capitol.
99 Wallace with an Army nurse at Bushnell Hospital.
100 Lily Yasuda, June Niki, George Okubo, Mabel Tsutsui, Toshi Odow, Fusaye, and Fumi Odow, Chiye Terasawa, and Shake Ushio at an L.D.S. Church function.
101 Lily Yasuda.
102 George Yasuda.
103 Priscilla and Tommy Yasuda.
104 Mardie Yasuda.
105 Mrs. Yasuda and Priscilla.
106 Magna Mori sisters from Left to Right: Atsuko, Mari, Lily, and Susie.
107 Mary Tanamine.
108 Rose Oda.
109 Masato Namba and Kay Harada.
110 Michiko Shiraishi.
111 Michi Tsutsui.
112 Tyra Tashiro.
113 Ken Kimura with an unidentified soldier.
114 Roy Yoshioka and Ken Kimura.
115 Margaret Fukuzaki.
116 Kay Miya standing at the rear of a car.
117 Martha Honda.
118 Jimmie Fukuzaki.
119 Matsuko Kato.
120 Kay Yoshimura.
121 Shizuko and Frank Uyeno.
122 Sachiko Ikegami, May Oike, May Matsuda, and Eiko Kimura at a church picnic at Lagoon during the late 1930s.
123 Tad Hatanaka leaning on a car in front of the Utah State Capitol.
124 Mary Murakami and Kiyoko Tashiro.
125 Paul Shimabukuro, who roomed above the Aloha Cafe.
126 Sumiko Terakawa.
127 Sumiko Terakawa in a kimono.
128 George Yasuda and Wallace Nagao.
129 Sara Kimura, 1944.
130 Mary and Kiyoko Nishida on 1st South in front of the New Kimpa Cafe.
131 Mary Murakami in front of Kiyo Mori's Beauty Salon, 1939.
132 Mary Murakami
133 Mary Murakami and Henry Sawada.
134 Mary Murakami.
135 Henry Sawada.
136 Mary Murakami on the corner of Regent Street and First South. (Between Main and State Streets)
137 Mary Murakami.
138-139 Keiko Kiyoguchi.
140 Jeanette Kiyomura.
141 Tommy Shimoji.
142 Mary Murakami at a Buddhist picnic at Lagoon.
143 Kayo Ota at Lagoon.
144 Jack Sase, 1940.
145 John Kumagai standing next to a car.
146 Hideo "Higgins" Higa.
147 Willie Higa.
148 Ray Tachibana in front of our barracks in Kauai, Hawaii, September 1945.
149 Victory Ball at Coconut Grove, Salt Lake City, July 14, 1944.
150 Stan Ichikawa, April 13, 1945.
151 Rikie Koga, squad leader, of Pahala, Hawaii and Daytona Beach, Florida in Kearns, Utah on October 14, 1944.
152 Sam Ikari.
153 Mary Murakami and Hideo Ochi standing in front of a car.
154 "Make believing." Roy Endo and (?) reading a stack of books.
155 Hideo Ochi, February 1945.
156 Hideo Ochi and Mary Murakami standing next to a car.
157 Ray Nagao in uniform, 1945.
158 Sammy Matsukawa.
159 Lily Yasuda and Ray (Paia) Uehara.
160 Roy Endo.
161 Roy Yoshioka with two other soldiers.
163 Bill Oike, 1944.
folder 3: Scrapbook Number Three
1 Wallace Doi and Willie Oshiro.
2 Wallace Doi and hunting buddy Corky Tashiro, 1940s.
3 Portrait of Wallace Doi.
4 Wedding portrait. Mr. and Mrs. Daijiro Doi, Mr. and Mrs. Kosaki, Richard and Mildred Kosaki, and Edith Doi.
5 "Uncle Daijiro, Aunty Takao, Mildred, Grace, and Edith Doi. Hanapepe, Kauai, 1947.
6 Gateway to Brigham City, Utah.
7 Soldiers at Bushnell hospital -- Wallace Doi, Don Seki and others.
8 "Wallace bought a studebaker with his stroke of good luck to transport boys from Bushnell to Salt Lake and back instead of hitchhiking."
9 "Wallace and Harry Okada at Bushnell Hospital, Brigham City, Utah."
10 Keiko Kiyoguchi and Harry Okada standing in front of State Capitol building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
11 Willie Oshiro.
12 Willie, Lily and Richard Oshiro.
13 Four unidentified, Lily Yasuda, Willie Oshiro, Wallace Doi, (?), Don Seki, and Stanley Takemoto at Willie and Lily's wedding.
14 Willie Oshiro, Willie Higa, Wallace and Mary Doi.
15 Mardie Yasuda and Merle Akutagawa with unidentified soldiers.
16 Wallace Doi, Toshio Kokubun and Don Seki sitting on a front porch in Honolulu.
17 "Bobbins, Wallace Doi, Willie Higa and friends in Brigham City."
18 Willie Oshiro, Merle Akutagawa and Stanley Takemoto.
19 Lily Yasuda.
20 Mary Murakami standing next to a Panguitch - Kanab Freight Lines truck, 1944.
21 Ben Nakashima and Harry Korematsu with friends.
22 Violet Ishi and Mary Murakami at Delta Freight Lines, 1945.
23 Mansfield Doi.
24 Yasuko Kato.
25 Tets Kato of Minneapolis.
26 Mas Kato (Tetsuo), 1944.
27 Tadashi Kato.
28 Johnny Watanabe.
29 Shiro Aoki, Dick Imamura, Kay Yoshimura, and Mary Murakami.
30 Teddy Oka at Huntington Beach, CA.
31 Shiro Aoki, Mary Murakami, Kay Yoshimura.
32 Johnny Sumida.
33 Minnie Nakagawa Fumi.
34 Sara Sadakane and Fumi Kato.
35 Johnny Yoshida at Anaheim, Detroit, Michigan, February 1945.
36 Wallace and Priscilla Nagao wedding party, including Madie Yasuda, Lily Shino, Priscilla and Wallace Nagao, Wallace Doi.
37 Lily and Ralph Shino wedding portrait.
38 Wallace and Mary Doi, Helen, Edith, Mildred, and Grace in Kokee, Kauai, 1946.
39 Mary, Helen and Mildred in Kokee, Kauai.
40 Mildred Doi, April 1946. (Later married Marrico Richard Kosaki.)
41 Mildred Doi walking around the back of a car.
42 Edith Doi eating.
43 Wallace and Mary Doi kneeling on the ground, "two heads are better than one."
44-45 Margaret at Kokee, Kauai Resort.
46-48 Edith and Mary Doi.
49 Charles Doi admiring his fish.
50 Grace and Mary Doi.
51 Top row: Jerry Miyashiro, Wallace Doi and Ben Murakami. Bottom row: ?, Seiko Arakaki at the Bushnell General Hospital in Brigham City, Utah,1945.
52 Hideo "Higgins" Higa leaning on a crutch at the Bushnell Hospital.
53 Willie Oshiro, Toshio Kokubun, Jerry Miyashiro, Kiyoshi Yoshii and Willie Higa performing at the O.K. Cafe? in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1944-1945.
54-55 Wallace Doi, Kenneth Saruwatari and Eddie Watase in Honolulu.
56 Sammy Matsukawa.
57 Wallace Doi, Sammy Matsukawa, Hideo Higa, Jerry Miyashiro, and Bobby Maeda.
58 Jerry Miyashiro and Ben Murakami at the Bushnell
59 Sumi Oki and Don Seki on 2nd South between Main and State Streets in Salt Lake City, Utah.
60 Sam Ikari.
61 Stan Ichikawa.
62 "Mamo (Topaz) and Mari Tobari."
62 Mardie Yasuda and Merle Akutagawa with unidentified soldiers.
63 Roy Yoshioka with two unidentified soldiers.
65 Beverly watching Shigeru Goto.
66 Don Seki, Willie Oshiro, Hiroshi Hirai, Harry Okada, Wallace Doi, Mary Doi, and Willie Higa at Bushnell Hospital.
67 Mary Helen.
68 Lily and Mardi Yasuda and Wallace and Mary Doi with soldiers stationed at Fort Douglas.
69 Mansfield Doi and friends in football uniforms.
folder 4: Scrapbook Number Four
1 Portrait of Yoshio Murakami
2 Fred Mishima, Mary and Wallace Doi.
3 Kimie Doi and Ji-Chan
4-5 Hatsuzo Murakami, 1915.
6 Hatsuzo Murakami in Japan.
7 "Corner of 1st South and Regent St. Western hotel - Mom (Miki Murakami) and Aunty Akeko Sawada, 1944."
8 Miki Murakami, 1943.
9 Mary Hisaye Murakami born July 28, 1923.
10 Portrait of the Murakami family taken at the Nakashima Photo Studio. Yoshio, Mary and Miki Murakami.
11 "1915, the Utah Japanese Association, forerunner to the JACL. All members were Issei and non-citizens as they were denied citizenship. The association was formed to assist in each other's general welfare and to work out immigration and discrimination problems." Included are: Mr. Terasawa, Mr. Fukazawa, Mr. Kawamura, Mr. Tsumura, Mr. Murakami, Mr, Mitsunaga, and Mr. Henry Kasai."
12-13 Tyra Tashiro, Mrs. Tashiro, Miki Murakami, Joe Mitsunaga
on the Bonneville Salt Flats en route to Ruth, Nevada. The group was travelling to visit Mr. Tashiro and Yoshio Murakami who worked at the Ruth, Nevada Kennecott Copper Mines, August 28, 1940.
14 Group of Japanese-Americans (JACL) receiving their American citizenship papers.
15 Mary and Kimie Doi.
16 Wallace Doi, Mary Doi, Miki Murakami, and Yoshio Murakami.
17 Yoshio Murakami leaning against a tree.
18 Mrs. Murakami and Kazuko Terasawa arriving in Honolulu.
19 Aunty Toyoko Doi, Kazuko Terasawa, Janet Goto, Mrs. Takao Doi, Mrs. Murakami, Aunty Ruth Doi, and Edward Goto.
20 Mrs. Terasawa at the Salt Lake City airport.
21 Mrs. Murakami and relations in Japan, 1951.
22 Elementary School in Zama, Kanagawa-ken, Japan.
23 Yone Kise and Kikuye in Japan.
24-26 Buddhist shrine in honor of the deceased. Photos and headstone of Miki Murakami.
27 Zama Elementary Scool in Japan.
28 Kaku Sawada family in Zama Japan.
29 Hama-San, colonial tailor, 1939.
30 "Mom (Miki Murakami) and Robin at age six months, 1951."
folder 5: Scrapbook Number Five
1 Imperial Hotel where Mary Murakami was born, 1923.
2 "U.S. Cafe, later the Mikado Restaurant, operated by the Tsuyuki family."
3 Mary Murakami and Kiyoko Nishida standing in front of the New Kimpa Cafe.
folder 6: Scrapbook Number Six
1 Opening of the Aloha Café on First South.
2-3 Fred Mishima, Mary and Wallace Doi.
4 Wallace Doi and Leo Kawa at the Aloha Snack Bar which was opened in 1947.
5 Customers at the Aloha Fountain.
6 Wallace and Kimie Doi outside the Aloha Fountain.
7 Mary and Kimie Doi outside the Aloha Fountain.
8 Wallace and Kimie Doi outside the Aloha Fountain.
9 Mrs. Murakami, Yoshio Murakami, Mr. Yutaka Doi, and Helen Doi outside the Aloha Fountain.
10 Wallace and Mary Doi working in the Aloha Fountain.
11 Wallace Doi and Dora Iwasaki at the Aloha Fountain, 1947.
12 Wallace and Mary Doi with their daughter Kimie.
13 View before excavation for Salt Lake Auto Parts, Utah Nippo, Long Hotel, American Fur Co., and the Greyhound Bus Depot.
14 In 1963 the Aloha Fountain moved next door and changed its'
name to the Aloha Cafe. Next door was the Judo Center and Family Market.
15 New Kimpa Café, Sunrise Fish Market and Dawn Noodle House.
16-18 Mihoya Confectioner, Aloha Café and Salt Lake Judo Center.
19 Wallace and Mary Doi at the Aloha Cafe.
20 Bill Oike, Yoshie Okimoto, Mary, and Wallace Doi.
21-23 Employees and customers at the Aloha Cafe.
24-25 Wallace and Mary Doi in the new Aloha Café, 1959.
26 New Aloha Café, 1959.
27 KY Kanegae and Sam Houston at the Aloha Café.
28 Employees and customers at the Aloha Cafe.
29 Aloha Café on First South.
30 Portrait of Bill Oike.
31 KY Kanegae and Robin Doi.
32 Wade and Robin Doi.
33 KY Kanegae.
34 Wallace Doi working at the Aloha Café.
35 The original Aloha Café on First South.
36 Employees and customers at the Aloha Cafe.
37 Craig, Robin and Wade.
38 Employees and customers at the Aloha Cafe.
39 Bill Oike, KY Kanegae and Yoyo Okimoto.
40 Robin Doi, Wade Doi, Craig Nagasawa, Mary, Wallace, and Kimie Doi.
41 Shirley Oike and Mary Doi.
42 Craig Nagasawa and Robin Doi.
43 Employees and customers at the Aloha Cafe.
44 Yoyo Okimoto and Bill Oike working in the Aloha Café.
45 KY Kanegae Wallace and Mary Doi, and Jim Aoki.
46 Racecar sponsored by Wallace Doi with "Aloha Cafe" printed on the hood.
47-52 Demolition of the Aloha Café making room for the new convention center.
53-60 Employees and customers at the new location of the Aloha Café in the industrial area, 1965.
61 Finishing the construction of the parking area of the new Aloha Café, 1965.
62-63 Kitchen area of the Aloha Café located in the industrial area.
64-69 Employees and customers at the new location of the Aloha Café in the industrial area, 1965.
70 Wallace Doi at the original Aloha Café on First South and 130 West.
71-72 Fuji Tea House on 1810 South Main Street.
73 Michiko White and Pam Doi at the Fuji Tea House.
74-75 Fuji Tea House.
77 Fuji Tea House.
78 Diane Aramaki.
79 Fuji Tea House.
80 Diane Aramaki and Mary Doi at the Fuji Tea House.
81-82 Fuji Tea House.
83 Toshiko, Pam Doi, Nami Okada, and Mary Doi.
84 Diane Aramaki and Michiko White.
85-86 Fuji Tea House.
87 Patricia Lewis and Kimie Doi.
88 Sonja McCormick, Kimie Doi, Pam Doi, and Sandy Johnson.
89 Mary Doi.
Content Description +/-
Wallace Doi was born and raised in Hawaii where he joined other Japanese-Americans in the defense of the United States during World War II. Doi was severely wounded and lost a leg while serving on a combat mission with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Company "L" in Italy. After the war, Wallace married Mary Murakami, and together they started the Aloha Fountain Cafe in Salt Lake City.
The Doi collection reflects Wallace Doi's participation in the 100th and 442nd Divisions, and the time he spent recovering from his war injuries at the Bushnell Hospital in Brigham City, Utah. The six scrapbooks that make up this collection also contain many images from Wallace and Mary Doi's courtship, friends and family of the Doi's, and images of the Aloha Fountain Cafe. The collection consists of digital scans only.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Administrative Information +/-
Collection is arranged by scrapbook.
Jamie Colton, Mary Ann Curtis 7 August 2002
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Author of the Finding Aid:
Jamie Colton, Mary Ann Curtis
EAD Creation Date:
15 July 2004