Gila River

Concentration Camp

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Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-391-28)
vh Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-391-28)
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire"

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Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-391-23)
vh Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-391-23)
Leaving camp for Chicago

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Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-391-22)
vh Nancy Shimotsu Interview Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-391-22)
Making friends in camp

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Kazumi Yoneyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-412-10)
vh Kazumi Yoneyama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-412-10)
Coping with difficult living conditions in camp: fainting from the heat
Kay Matsuoka Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-48-29)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-48-29)
Teaching children Japanese dancing and singing to entertain the Issei in camp
Kay Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-48-22)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-48-22)
Husband's tuberculosis in camp: quarantined in an abandoned post office
Kay Matsuoka Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-48-34)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-48-34)
Staying busy in camp, carpentry, gardening, and teaching dressmaking
Kay Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-48-23)
vh Kay Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-48-23)
Husband contracts tuberculosis, ostracized by rest of camp
Hy Shishino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-386-15)
vh Hy Shishino Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-386-15)
Participating in sports in camp

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Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
img Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
img Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A sign at the flower nursery, where much experimentation is being done to develop strains of flowers which will thrive in hot dry climates.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 7, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2074 (December 21-28, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2074 (December 21-28, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-50)
Special holiday issue. Selected article titles: "School Teacher Recalls Minidoka" (p. 26), "In Defense of JACL's Founding Membership Principle: Citizenship" (pp. 47-48), "Nikkei Impressions of Nikkei America After a Long Absence" (pp. 49, 92), and "Growing up in Postwar Japan" (pp. 54, 94).
A toddler at Christmas (ddr-densho-315-20)
img A toddler at Christmas (ddr-densho-315-20)
Jesse "Duke" Brimhall standing next to a Christmas tree with toys.
A mother with her two sons (ddr-densho-315-17)
img A mother with her two sons (ddr-densho-315-17)
Lilla Brimhall holding her son Bruce Brimhall while Jesse "Duke" Brimhall looks on.
A woman with two toddlers (ddr-densho-315-24)
img A woman with two toddlers (ddr-densho-315-24)
Jesse "Duke" Brimhall in a wagon and his brother Bruce Brimhall on a child's bike.
Two children in a cart (ddr-densho-315-9)
img Two children in a cart (ddr-densho-315-9)
Jesse D Brimhall pulling a cart with Bruce Brimhall and a friend.
Japanese American woman with a small boy (ddr-densho-315-3)
img Japanese American woman with a small boy (ddr-densho-315-3)
An unknown Japanese American woman kneeling with Bruce Brimhall.
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