A Personal History of the Japanese Internment: An Interview With Jack Kubota

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00pm
University Community Branch Library

4155 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Join Linda A. Canada, an archivist for 12 years at the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, for a brief overview of the Japanese internment followed by an interview with Jack Kubota on his personal experience in the Poston, Arizona camp.

Clara E. Breed & the Japanese American Incarceration

JAHSSD is once again helping the San Diego Public Library create an exhibition and public programming which involves Clara Breed and her relationship with the local Japanese American community, plus her long career in library management in San Diego. The exhibit contains some items from the JAHSSD collection.

You can find a full list of upcoming events with registration information at the bottom of the exhibit page here:

BIPOC History Ride

Celebrate the rich cultural history of San Diego by experiencing historic homes, buildings and landmarks that tell the legacy of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the community. This is a self-guided bike ride that can be done at any time. This event is a collaboration between BikeSDCirculateSDPedal for Justice SD and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Find out more about the tour here, or go straight to the tour map here.

Uprooted: The Story of the Japanese Americans of Coronado

Gallery at Coronado Museum: November 2021 – Spring 2022

From immigration in the early 20th century to internment during World War II and post-war resettlement, Uprooted traces the stories of Japanese American families in Coronado. Visit the exhibit to explore the influence of Japanese-style landscape arts in American society through gardens such as Coronado’s Japanese Tea Garden. You can find more information, including gallery hours, at

The Rebellious Miss Breed: San Diego Public Library and the Japanese American Incarceration

Gallery at San Diego Public Library: September 2021 – January 2022

This exhibit underscores the activism of Clara Breed, a San Diego Public Librarian, as she advocated on behalf of Japanese American children during and after wartime. SDPL worked with numerous community partners to create the exhibit, including the use of collection items from JAHSSD. From September through December, the library will be hosting a series of programs and events to raise awareness and encourage discussion of historical and contemporary issues faced by marginalized voices, especially within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. You can find more information at

A Window into History: Curiosities from our Collections

Currently on exhibit in our artifact exhibition space:

Fish Camp – items from the Fish Camp Kushimoto No Kyampu Archaeological Collection, 1925-1930, as well as items from our Fishing Collection

exhibit case containing bottles, shells, etc

exhibit case containing rope, hat, model boat, fish hooks, sextant

Art Items From Camp – bird pins, carvings, and other items made by internees at Poston internment camp, Arizona                                                 

exhibit case containing carved bird pins, painted wood, and polished rocks