Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

Location: Puyallup, Washington

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Don Maeda Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1014-15-6)
vh Don Maeda Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1014-15-6)
The day of mass removal

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Victor Ikeda Interview Segment 30 (ddr-manz-1-23-30)
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First impressions of Puyallup: living under the roller coaster
Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-56-6)
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Memories of leaving for camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Puyallup Camp Harmony News-Letter Vol. I No. 1 (May 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-194-1)
doc Puyallup Camp Harmony News-Letter Vol. I No. 1 (May 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-194-1)
Selected article titles: "Med. Exams Completed" (p. 1), "Laundry Facilities Ready" (p. 1), "Letters to Outside Friends" (p. 1), "Bring in Those Tools..." (p. 2).
Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-5)
doc Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-5)
Letter explaining the sudden relocation of the Masuda family to Poston, Arizona. Four stamps that match the ones on letters from the Morishitas.
Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
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The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates came from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-84-26)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-84-26)
Attitude toward violation of rights, "There was nothing we could do about it because they had the guns"

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

May Y. Namba Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-171-16)
vh May Y. Namba Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-171-16)
Memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: meeting people from Alaska
Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-107-15)
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-107-15)
Former teacher visits camp: loss of "happy-go-lucky" adolescence in Puyallup
Frank S. Fujii Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-8-11)
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Impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center: physical discomforts, meeting new people

This interview was conducted over two days due to electrical problems. The majority of the interview was completed on the second day, September 5.

Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-196-16)
vh Ed Tsutakawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-196-16)
Activities at Puyallup Assembly Center: making signs

This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Cherry Kinoshita Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-34-8)
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Early memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: poor meals, primitive latrines, and guard towers
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vh James "Turk" Suzuki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-204-10)
Unable to graduate before mass removal, participating in a graduation ceremony in camp
Betty Fumiye Ito Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-189-20)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-189-20)
Dealing with unpleasant living conditions in Puyallup Assembly Center
Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
vh Robert T. Ohashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-350-15)
Arriving early at assembly center

Nisei male. Born July 24, 1925, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Grew up in Ketchikan, where parents ran a store. During World War II, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, went with family to work for a time in Idaho before eventually ...

Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-342-12)
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Impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Mitsu Fukui Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-140-21)
vh Mitsu Fukui Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-140-21)
Life in the Puyallup Assembly Center: fears about tuberculosis, son contracts measles
Shigeko Sese Uno Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-98-17)
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Fellow camp inmate describes losing child during the curfew, too afraid to go to a hospital
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