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.
A couple with their son (ddr-densho-298-22)
img A couple with their son (ddr-densho-298-22)
Caption in album: "Henry and Grace with their first-born, Ronald Yuji in the Doctor's Quarters Section of the Base Hospital in Topaz, 1944."
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. 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).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 43 (February 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-106)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 43 (February 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-106)
Selected article titles: "Specifications for High School Given" (p. 1), "Farm Openings - Editorial" (p. 2), "Women to Take Place of Men Mess Workers" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 54 (March 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-117)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 54 (March 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-117)
Selected article titles: "Work Offered for 15 Families" (p. 1), "Topaz to Have Picnic Ground" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 70 (March 25, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-133)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 70 (March 25, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-133)
Selected article titles: "To Work on Booklet for Californians" (p. 1), "Families Wanted for Ogden Work" (p. 1), "College Group to Sponsor Wienie Bake" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 14 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-194)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 14 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-194)
Selected article titles: "Transfer Board Sets Hearings for 'No' Group" (p. 1), "Relocation Speeded Up for Transfer Emergency" (p. 1), "Three Injured in Car Mishap" (p. 1), "Legal Authority to Visit Topaz" (p. 2), "Single Men Repatriates Receive Transfer Orders" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 5 (July 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-183)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 5 (July 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-183)
Selected article titles: "Millard County Jail Break Foiled by Former Resident" (p. 1), "9 Internees Join Families" (p. 1), "Vaccination: Residents Must Submit Names" (p. 2).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 60 (March 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-123)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 60 (March 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-123)
Selected article titles: "Welcome Hawaiians!!" (p. 1), "Editorial: Nurses' Aides Needed" (p. 2), "History of Utah" (p. 2), "World Citizenship: What About the Post-War Period?" (p. 11).
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 31 (September 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-211)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 31 (September 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-211)
Selected article titles: "Anniversary Message" (p. 1), "Train Monitors for Tule Named" (p. 1), "Housing Unit Prepares Changes of Apartments" (p. 1), "Gripsholm Sails for Orient with 1300 Nationals" (p. 3), "High School Enrolls 20% Fewer Students" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 12 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-192)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 12 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-192)
Selected article titles: "Segregation Procedures Formulated" (p. 1), "Myer Explains Reasons for Segregation Plans to Safeguard, Further National Interest" (p. 1), "Tule Lake for Segregates" (p. 1), "The Mail Box: Through the V-Mail" (p. 2), "City Swelters for Fifth Day" (p. 3), "Ten Colorado Counties Closed to Relocators" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 29 (September 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-209)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 29 (September 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-209)
Selected article titles: "Transferees to Receive Instructions" (p. 1), "Chicago WRA Aide Here; Will Counsel Relocators" (p. 1), "Vaccinations for Typhoid Urged" (p. 3).
Topaz Times Vol. V No. 36 (December 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-255)
doc Topaz Times Vol. V No. 36 (December 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-255)
Selected article titles: "Relocation Interviews of Families to Start Jan. 3" (p. 1), "Ernst Upholds Council's Ban on Bingo Game" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. III No. 38 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-176)
doc Topaz Times Vol. III No. 38 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-176)
Selected article titles: "Successful Farm Program Aided by Volunteer Help" (p. 1), "Simplified Procedure for Use of Aliens in War Plants Told" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. I No. 39 (December 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-49)
doc Topaz Times Vol. I No. 39 (December 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-142-49)
Selected article titles: "Residents Meet to Organize Xmas Programs" (p. 1), "First Part of Paychecks Ready Today" (p. 1), "Students Advised on Relocation" (p. 1).
Topaz Times Vol. II No. 29 (February 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-91)
doc Topaz Times Vol. II No. 29 (February 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-91)
Selected article titles: "Army Recruiting Team Coming. Combat Unit Volunteering, WRA Registration Set for City Residents" (p. 1), "Citizens' Meeting on Army Plan" (p. 1).
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