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.
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.
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.
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"
Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-10-10)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1002-10-10)
Feelings of camp residents: discouragement, bitterness, but also memories of fun activities

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1002-10-12)
Thoughts on the registration period in camp; brother volunteered for military, killed in Italy at age nineteen

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
Recollections of Poston concentration camp, Arizona: heat, sand, and bad food

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories ...

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 ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 17 (November 18, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-585)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 17 (November 18, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-585)
Selected article titles: "Greetings May be Cablegrammed to Overseas Soldiers" (p. 1), "Minors Relocating Alone to Chicago for Study Must Pay Tuition Fees" (p. 1), "Send Your Christmas Package This Month" (p. 5), "Want a Puppy?" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 15 (April 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-493)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVIII No. 15 (April 15, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-493)
Selected article titles: "Resettlement: Identification Needed by Under Age Alien Resettlers" (p. 1), "Allowance: Dependents of Inductees Eligible for Allotments" (p. 1), "No Visiting" (p. 1), "New Regulation: Expatriates to be Drafted" (p. 1), "Canned Milk for Civilian Use About Same" (p. 2), "Press and Church Combat Discrimination. The Editor:s Letter" (p. 6).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 9 (October 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-426)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 9 (October 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-426)
Selected article titles: "Housing in Center Released" (p. 1), "Unit II Law Dept. to Aid Evacuees in Filing Report" (p. 2), "Temple Stored Goods to be Sent Here for Identification" (p. 3).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 8 (May 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-636)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 8 (May 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-636)
Selected article titles: "Families Losing Two May Request Change" (p. 1), "Kin Should be on Guard Against Fraud Schemes " (p. 1), "Return of Nisei Favored at Meeting of 700" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 17 (June 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-645)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 17 (June 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-645)
Selected article titles: "Court Upholds Army Ruling but Holds Force Not be Used" (p. 1), "General Clark Praises Nisei Soldiers. Speaks in Chicago on Memorial Day" (p. 1), "Assistance Grants May be Arranged at Center Instead of Outside" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 6 (May 5, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-634)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 6 (May 5, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-634)
Selected article titles: "WRA Lends Furnishings to West Coast Hostels" (p. 1), "Dog Vaccination Time, May 23-25, Approaches" (p. 1), "Relocation: Ex-Tulean Writes" (p. 3).
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. II No. 6 (June 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-32)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. II No. 6 (June 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-32)
Selected article titles: "Two Wards, Mess Hall are Opened Today, in New Poston General Hospital" (p. 1), "Bath House is Planned for Guayule Project. 2000 Seedlings Arrive Here from Salinas; Vegetable Tract is Subjugated" (p. 1), "Printers, Pressmen, Linotypers" (p. 2), "Poston Beauty Shoppe. Poston Community Beauty Shoppe Now Open" (p. 2), "Report on Sanitation" (p ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 13 (January 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-223)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 13 (January 22, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-223)
Selected article titles: "Evacuees May Store Goods in Federal Warehouses" (p. 1), "1500 Chicks Arrive from Phoenix" (p. 1), "Poston Awaits Investigation" (p. 1), "First Student Body Assembly of Year Held" (p. 8).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 3 (May 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-511)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 3 (May 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-511)
Selected article titles: "Army Calls Men. Group to Leave Center Monday for Fort Douglas" (p. 1), "Shortage of Workers Hits Center Employment" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. VIII No. 11 (December 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-203)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. VIII No. 11 (December 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-203)
Selected article titles: "Evacuee Population Figures Disclosed" (p. 1), "Poston Two New Year Festival Plans Going Ahead Despite Xmas Holiday Festivities" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVII No. 4 (December 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-451)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVII No. 4 (December 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-451)
Selected article titles: "Travel Law Must be Obeyed by Workers" (p. 1), "Policies for Use of School Hall Announced" (p. 1), "Residents Anxious to Cooperate with Law and Order" (p. 1), "Editorial: Watch Your Step" (p. 2), "Household Goods May be Shipped from Hawaii" (p. 4), "Council Passes Resolution to Increase Wages" (p. 4), "Christmas Message ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 28 (July 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-536)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 28 (July 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-536)
Selected article titles: "Persons Who Refused Induction Eligible for Project Jobs" (p. 1), "Manpower Commission Makes Four Recommendations" (p. 1), "Supervised Housing for Young Girls Offered" (p. 2), "Conserve Water Warns Uyeno" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. XI (February 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-243)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. XI (February 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-243)
Selected article titles: "Registration for Two Units Nears Completion Today" (p. 1), "Forced Resettlement Not Contemplated" (p. 1), "Boy Scout Council to Hold Ceremony" (p. 3).
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