Gila River

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Frank Hiratsuka Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-341-11)
vh Frank Hiratsuka Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-341-11)
Visiting a different camp for grandfather's funeral

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Kay Matsuoka Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-48-21)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-48-21)
Finding out that husband has contracted tuberculosis in camp
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-374-15)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-374-15)
Transferring to Gila River

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Hy Shishino Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-386-14)
vh Hy Shishino Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-386-14)
Living conditions at Gila River

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 9 (March 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 9 (March 10, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-9)
Selected article titles: "Suit Called 'Frivolous': Vets' Group Plans Injunction to Stop Redress" (pp. 1, 5), "JACL-LEC Meeting: Redress Campaign Continues" (pp. 1, 3), "Pima Indians Recall Injustice Against Japanese Americans" (p. 4), and "'Our Times': Japan's Era from Showa to Heisei" (pp. 4-5).
Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
img Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuee farmers harvesting spinach at this relocation center.
Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
img Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held on Thanksgiving day at Camp #2.
Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
img Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visit the Gila River Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees.
Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
img Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A panorama of the northwest section of Camp Two at this relocation center.
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view of some of the school children who participated in the Harvest Festival Parade held at the Gila River center on Thanksgiving Day.
Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
img Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Student Mary Sakai, former resident of Stockton, California, is shown putting sliced carrots in a double boiler in preparation for the drying process.
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Wataru Ichinotsubo, former produce market employee form Los Angeles, California, is shown sandpapering the hull of a model into final shape in the model ship factory here. These ships are carefully constructed for the Navy by the Japanese-American craftsmen.
Japanese Americans with Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-786)
img Japanese Americans with Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-786)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Representatives of councils greet Mrs. [Eleanor] Roosevelt.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 26 (June 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-74)
Selected article titles: "Units of Two Centers to Close by Oct." (p. 1), "400 Arrive at Santa Fe Camp" (p. 1), "13,652 Relocate in Dec. 31-June 16 Period" (p. 2), and "Boxing Show Features Double Main Event" (p. 6).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 46 (November 16, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-98)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 46 (November 16, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-98)
Selected article titles: "1 Month Left for Planning: More Than 3000 Leave Since First of the Year" (p. 1), "Minors Born in U.S. May Return as U.S. Citizens" (pp. 1-2), and "400 Islanders Slated to Return Home Soon" (p. 2), and "Tuleans Receive Surprise on Way to Seabrook Farms" (p. 3).
A mother with her two sons (ddr-densho-315-13)
img A mother with her two sons (ddr-densho-315-13)
Lilla Brimhall holding her son Bruce Brimhall while Jesse "Duke" Brimhall looks on.
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