Topaz (Central Utah)

Concentration Camp

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Japanese American making jewelry (ddr-densho-2-61)
img Japanese American making jewelry (ddr-densho-2-61)
Peggie Yorita makes jewelry from shells found at the Tule Lake concentration camp. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old lake bed, where people found shells for making jewelry to sell to camp personnel. Shells were scarce, and digging became competitive. To beat the rush, some peopel got ...
Japanese American soldiers on furlough (ddr-densho-37-568)
img Japanese American soldiers on furlough (ddr-densho-37-568)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Back from the fighting front on furloughs to visit their families at Topaz Relocation Center are left to right: Ben Moriwaki, and Fred Tamakassubo. These fighting men saw real action during occupied Attu under heavy fire.
Camp Boy Scouts receiving badges (ddr-densho-37-554)
img Camp Boy Scouts receiving badges (ddr-densho-37-554)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Boy Scouts hold court of Honor at Central Utah Relocation Center at Topaz. Deputy Director, James F. Hughes, presents merit badges to first class scouts.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 9 (March 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 9 (March 7, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-9)
Selected article titles: "VFW Post in Okinawa Push Evac. Reparation" (p. 1), "Topaz WRA Camp Monuments Set" (p. 1), "Japanese Day School Scheduled to Open This Fall in New York" (p. 1), and "Federal Communications Commission: Ruling the Air Waves and Waiving the Rules" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 18 (October 29, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 18 (October 29, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-43)
Selected article titles: "Monument at Topaz Dedicated" (pp. 1, 3), "Dr. Mel Takaki: Sansei Runs for Congress" (p. 1), "Ex-Gov. 'Pat' Brown Staffer Recalls Warren Apology on Evacuation" (p. 1), and "Editorial: Hiroshima" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 18 (May 8, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 18 (May 8, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-18)
Selected article titles: "House Hearing: Justice Dept. Is Lone Voice Against Bill" (pp. 1-2, 5), "Ebens Found Not Guilty in Vincent Chin Retrial" (pp. 1-2), "Asian Lawyers Urge INS to End Arab Deportation Case" (pp. 1, 3), and "Mineta, Matsui Take Sides on Trade Amendment" (pp. 1, 3).
Topaz Times Vol. VIII No. 13 (August 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-333)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VIII No. 13 (August 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-333)
Selected article titles: "Tule Too Full to Accommodate New Segregees" (p. 1), "Residents Must Burn Rubbish from 6-8 AM" (p. 1), "Three Sisters Convicted; May File for New Trial" (p. 2), "Canada: Canada to Test Japanese Loyalty" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 21 (February 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-278)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 21 (February 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-278)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Platoon Goes on 'Suicide Mission;' 11 Return" (p. 1), "Men May Apply for Camp Savage" (p. 1), "Mayor Kelly of Chicago Backs Race Study Group" (p. 2), "Editorial: Chicago Sun Raps West Congressmen" (p. 2).
Volunteers of Topaz (1943) (ddr-densho-142-432)
doc Volunteers of Topaz (1943) (ddr-densho-142-432)
Selected article titles: "A Letter from the President to the Secretary of War..." (p. 5), "Volunteering in Topaz" (p. 6), "Excerpt from Editorial in 'Volunteers for Victory'" (p. 11).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 69 (March 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-132)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 69 (March 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-132)
Selected article titles: "Farmers to be Aided by WRA Offices" (p. 1), "'Volunteering is Affirmation of Loyalty' Enlistees Write to Congressmen" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Christmas Edition (December 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-56)
doc Topaz Times Christmas Edition (December 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-56)
Selected article titles: "Fire Protection" (p. 1), "PTA Meeting a Success" (p. 3), "Bookkeeping Added to Evening Class" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. VIII No. 23 (September 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-341)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VIII No. 23 (September 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-341)
Selected article titles: "Regulations for Relocating 17-18 Year Olds Told" (p. 1), "Frost Causes Damages to Several Vegetable Crops" (p. 1), "Transfer of Camps to Army Indorsed" (p. 1), "Supreme Court to Hear 2 Test Cases on Oct. 10" (p. 2), "Child Shot by Playmate, Neighbors Befriend Family" (p. 2), "JACL Questions Members on Coast Return ...
Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 19 (February 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-276)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 19 (February 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-276)
Selected article titles: "WRA Under Ickes" (p. 1), "President Signs Transfer. Director Myer Sends Message to Topaz WRA" (p. 1), "Draft Quotas, Penalties Given" (p. 2), "Conscientious Objectors" (p. 2), "What is '4C'" (p. 2), "1761 Persons Depart on Indefinites -- 19 Per Cent" (p. 3), "No Business: Licenses Denied Nisei in S.L.C." (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. III No. 13 (April 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-151)
doc Topaz Times Vol. III No. 13 (April 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-151)
Selected article titles: "Screens to be Installed on Windows" (p. 1), "First Ten to be Inducted into Army" (p. 1), "WRA Issues Leaflet 'Relocating a People'" (p. 2), "Campaign Pushed on Citizenship for Orientals" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. V No. 4 (October 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-223)
doc Topaz Times Vol. V No. 4 (October 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-223)
Selected article titles: "Killing Frost Predicted to Come Tonight" (p. 1), "3 Plead Guilty to Provo FSA Camp Assault Charges" (p. 1), "Exchange Ships En Route to Portuguese India" (p. 2), "YMCA Voices Approval to Draft Nisei" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 68 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-131)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 68 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-131)
Selected article titles: "Women May Revise Answers in Registration" (p. 1), "Advisory Board to Aid City Services" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 28 (March 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-285)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 28 (March 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-285)
Selected article titles: "Writer Says Nisei Fighting Hatred" (p. 1), "Self Sufficiency in Food Production is WRA Plan" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 56 (March 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-119)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 56 (March 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-119)
Selected article titles: "Time Given to Revise 'No' Reply to Question 27" (p. 1), "Voting Privileges of Evacuee Citizens Upheld" (p. 2), "Questions on Work Absence Answered" (p. 2), "Topaz Kitchen to Get Tofu" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Vol. I No. 10 (November 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-20)
doc Topaz Times Vol. I No. 10 (November 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-20)
Selected article titles: "The Churches: Protestants to Have Formal Opening" (p. 1), "Report on Organs Pianos Given" (p. 1), "The City: West Millard Appeals for Aid from Topaz for Scrap Drive" (p. 3), "Residents Aid Beet Harvest" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 16 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-77)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 16 (January 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-77)
Selected article titles: "Glasses Available at Low Cost" (p. 1), "File Non-Work Back Claims by Jan. 31" (p. 1), "WRA Leave Work to be Speeded" (p. 1), "Dr. Carlisle Defends Nisei Loyalty" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 29 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-286)
doc Topaz Times Vol. VI No. 29 (March 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-142-286)
Selected article titles: "Citizens' Suggestions on Draft Within Rights: Myer" (p. 1), "Utah Housewife Raps Race-Hate Group in Letter to SLC Paper" (p. 3), "Chinese American Blasts Persecutors of Japanese" (p. 3).
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