Issei Memorial Exhibit Information Forms

Through the support of a 2016 Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant, we are creating an Issei legacy exhibit dedicated to the Issei generation of Minidoka incarcerees, who are widely understood to have made the greatest sacrifices both in establishing our Japanese American communities and during the incarceration experience. We want to know more about the Issei in your life, and this form will give us the basic information we need to research the Issei you are able to tell us about.

This will help us to create a physical exhibit including the names of the Issei at Minidoka, Issei stories, and a digital exhibit with community-curated biographies to help us understand the Issei experience through reflections by descendants, biographies, photographs, and more. This exhibit will be part of the new Visitor Contact Station at Minidoka National Historic Site in the Summer of 2019. Please tell us about the Issei in your life and help us honor their memory. To support this project, visit

*By filling out this form, you are acknowledging that you are willing to have us follow up with you for more information.

Your Name *
Your Name
Please try to include as much specific detail as possible regarding date of birth, date of death, prewar location, time spent at Minidoka, other detention facilities detained at, etc.
Do you have photographs of them? *
Are they included on our list of Minidoka Issei?