Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-6)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-6)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing daily life, mass removal to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center asking about life at Fort Missoula, and requesting more letters from him.
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-8)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-8)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing plans for their removal and how they had to quit school after being banned from going into the city limits.
Letter to Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-15)
doc Letter to Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-15)
Letter to Frances Haglund from Lury Sato answering some of Frances's questions. Also notes possibly written by Frances
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of ...
Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
vh Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
Nisei female. Born April 12, 1904, in Bedderavia, California. Was given for adoption by her parents to a couple who could not have children of their own. Grew up on a family farm and was one of the oldest Nisei in the Santa Barbara area of California. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka ...
Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-42)
doc Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-42)
A letter from George Townsend regarding Frances Haglund's article "Behind Barbed Wire."
Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in the draft and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for draft resistance. Resettled in Seattle.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2069 (November 16, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-45)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Know 'First Hand' Agonies of Hostages in Iran" (p. 1), "NHK 'Story of America' Tells Drama of Issei-Nisei-Sansei" (p. 1), "A Background Report: Japan-U.S. Friendship Act: Continued from Last Week" (p. 4), and "YE Editor's Desk: Mexican Nikkei" (p. 4).
A woman boarding a bus to go to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-888)
img A woman boarding a bus to go to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-888)
WRA caption on reverse: "This evacuee has just arrived by train with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center and is boarding one of the waiting buses for the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center."
Incarcerees transferring from trains to buses on their way to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-889)
img Incarcerees transferring from trains to buses on their way to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-889)
WRA caption on reverse: "This evacuee has just arrived by train with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center and is boarding one of the waiting buses for the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center."
Unloading luggage (ddr-fom-1-887)
img Unloading luggage (ddr-fom-1-887)
WRA caption on reverse: "The baggage of approximately six hundred evacuees from the assembly center at Puyallup, Washington, is taken from the train by truck to their new homes at the Minidoka War Relocation Authority Center."
In front of the Puyallup Assembly Center memorial (ddr-densho-10-229)
img In front of the Puyallup Assembly Center memorial (ddr-densho-10-229)
Caption on reverse: "L-R: Henry Miyatake, pioneer, Seattle redress activist, Cherry Kinoshita, JACL Redress Video Project Chair, John Esaki, producer/director, Visual Communications, in front of George Tsutakawa Puyallup monument at Puyallup faigrounds."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
Selected article titles: "Hollywood Producer Bares JACL 'Threat'" (p.1), "Bilingual Officials for Voters Favored" (p.1), "Sac'to Valley Japanese Community Center Proposed, Feasibility Sought" (p.6), "Nisei ACLU Attorney Wins Challenge to Erase Loyalty Oath for Ballot Spots" (p.6).
Photo of Two women and girl (ddr-densho-122-176)
img Photo of Two women and girl (ddr-densho-122-176)
Caption on back: "Two Women in an American Concentration Camp, Puyallup, WA"
Nisei/Kibbei questionnaire (ddr-densho-122-896)
doc Nisei/Kibbei questionnaire (ddr-densho-122-896)
Draft questionaire to be given at Camp Harmony to start segregation process proposed by JACL. Was not used, or not successful.
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