Poston (Colorado River)

Concentration Camp

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Camp garden and pond (ddr-densho-37-830)
img Camp garden and pond (ddr-densho-37-830)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Landscaping done by evacuee residents of Camp Number1.
Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-658)
img Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-658)
Original WRA caption: Close-up of door of barber shop owned by Andy Hale, in a little desert town of Parker, 15 miles from where is located the Colorado River Relocation Center. Evacuees from the center, who cannot leave its confines without a pass, are discouraged from shopping in Parker, by WRA officials.
Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
img Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. View of partially developed site of War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2027 (January 26, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2027 (January 26, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-3)
Selected article titles: "I. Magnin, Joseph Magnin Urging Kenzo Label Change" (p. 1), "Yankee Samurai: Secret Role of Nisei in America's Pacific Victory" (pp. 1, 9-12), "Japan's Pearl Harbor Spy Saw Evacuation as 'Cruel Joke'" (p. 2), and "Min Yasui Letters: From the Multnomah Jail" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 120, No. 12 (June 16-July 6, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-12)
Selected article titles: "Affirmative Action Programs Limited by Supreme Court" (pp. 1, 12), "JACL Opposes Cuts in Number of Legal Immigrants Allowed" (pp. 1, 5, 12), "Central California Highway to Honor 100/442nd, MIS" (p. 4), "Sgt. John Matsumoto Quiet Saga of WWII Nisei Aerial Gunner" (p. 5), and "Tracing the Jewish-Nisei Connection: Inouye, Vets Reunited ...
Drawing by artist Ruth Okimoto (ddr-densho-90-1)
doc Drawing by artist Ruth Okimoto (ddr-densho-90-1)
"Schooled in the U.S.A. '44-'45; Third Grade Class - Poston, Arizona III"
Letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (October 6, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-29)
doc Letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (October 6, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-29)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (October 6, 1942).
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-33)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-33)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943). Envelope is postmarked February 27, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 29, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 10 (August 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-396)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 10 (August 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-396)
Selected article titles: "Fruit Exchange Seeks Workers" (p. 1), "Exchange Party to Leave Poston Today" (p. 1), "'Cat Skinners' Needed by Ag. Department" (p. 1), "Health Dept. Urges Protection Against Disease" (p. 2), "Appointments for Permanents Now Open" (p. 2), "Approximately 1500 to Leave on Exchange" (p. 2), "Defense Jobs Open to Nisei in East" (p ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 21 (September 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-407)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 21 (September 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-407)
Selected article titles: "Haas Clarifies Kibei Status" (p. 1), "Unit One Council to Aid Shibai Group on Funds" (p. 1), "Hot Plate Permit" (p. 1), "Pullman Service to be Given Invalids to Tule" (p. 1), "Property Division to Give Instructions" (p. 2), "Attorney General Biddle Appoints Special Alien Hearing Board" (p. 7).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 17 (September 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-108)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 17 (September 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-108)
Selected article titles: "Poston 2 Resident, Aged 55, Disappears. Heikichi Naganuma Last Seen Headed for Park Saturday Morning; Several Hundred Volunteers in Searching Party; Wooded Area Hinders Job" (p. 1), "Headline Excerpts from the Pacific Citizen" (p. 1), "To Vote or Not to Vote: Democracy in Action" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 1 (April 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-629)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 1 (April 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-629)
Selected article titles: "Witness of Inquest of Chicago Fall Victim Tells Facts in Case" (p. 1), "Council Transacts Business at Final Assembly" (p. 1), "Employers Bound to Take Employees Back After Service if Fit" (p. 1), "Visits Not to Exceed Sum of Thirty Days" (p. 2), "Rumor Factory Works Overtime" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 30 (May 30, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-325)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 30 (May 30, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-325)
Selected article titles: "Poston Artists Win Awards at Cambridge Art Exhibits of Ten Relocation Centers. Tsuruoka, Sugioka Acclaimed" (p. 1), "Hundreds Pay Tribute to War Dead on Memorial Day. Special Services Prayer for Peace Set at Churches" (p. 1), "Public Told to Assist Loyal Nisei. Father Lavery Wins Supports for Evacuees" (p. 1), "Milk Shortage Hits ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 3 (August 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-541)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 3 (August 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-541)
Selected article titles: "Selective Service Stop-List Removed. Boys May Relocate" (p. 1), "Information About Soldiers Requested" (p. 1), "New Procedure for Transfer" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 27 (October 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-565)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 27 (October 3, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-565)
Selected article titles: "Test Cases from Poston Under Investigation" (p. 1), "Janitor Employment Cut by Manpower Commission" (p. 1), "Girl in Block 15 is Stabbing Victim" (p. 1), "Minneapolis and St. Paul Off Open List" (p. 1), "Editorial: This Warning Should be Unnecessary But Some People Keep Asking for It" (p. 2), "Civilian Messages of Family ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 14 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-581)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 14 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-581)
Selected article titles: "442nd Unit Saves 'Lost Battalion'" (p. 1), "Center Job Quota is 5,180, Says Cassilly Report. All Male Mess Worker Problems to be Taken to Unit Committees" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 16 (February 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-614)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 16 (February 24, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-614)
Selected article titles: "Parker Businessmen Issue Invitation to Residents of Poston" (p. 1), "Ex-Terminal Islanders May Recover Property" (p. 1), "Continuation of War Relocation Centers Advocated by Christian Century Magazine" (p. 2), "Persons in Military Status May Visit Center Without Prior Approval" (p. 2).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 34 (October 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-125)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 34 (October 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-125)
Selected article titles: "Back to School Issue" (p. 1), "Editorial. Voice of an Issei. On Recreation Project" (p. 2), "Fishing and Wading in the Slough Discouraged" (p. 5), "Department of Public Health Gives Regulations Regarding Use of Faucets Within Barracks" (p. 5).
Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 5 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-66)
doc Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 5 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-66)
Selected article titles: "Bath House Planned for Nursery Dept." (p. 1), "Poston to Have 12 Acres Tomatoes" (p. 1), "Public Health to Be Guarded. Sanitation Survey Underway in Unit 2 by Mas Yamamoto" (p. 3).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 24 (July 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-652)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 24 (July 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-652)
Selected article titles: "Population Statistics for Three Units Told" (p. 1), "98 Refusing Induction Given One-Year Sentences by Judge Ling in Phoenix" (p. 1), "Poultry Plant in III Closes, Others Closed" (p. 6), "Agriculture Department Office to Close" (p. 6).
Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 30 (March 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-263)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 30 (March 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-263)
Selected article titles: "Manpower Commission Proposed. Unit I Labor Relations Board Cites Need for Central Control" (p. 1), "Tojo Volunteers for Army" (p. 1), "Poston Third in Center Enlistments. Citizens May Still Volunteer" (p. 1), "Permits to Phoenix, Gila on Quota Basis, Announced" (p. 2), "Poston Nisei Dumber?" (p. 3), "Loafing in Parker" (p. 4), "Residents ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 27 (May 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-505)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 27 (May 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-505)
Selected article titles: "Center to Honor Mothers: Churches Hold Special Services" (p. 1), "Chronicle Two Years Old" (p. 1).
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