Gila River

Concentration Camp

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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).
Painting (ddr-densho-371-1)
img Painting (ddr-densho-371-1)
A painting by Dick Sata of a concentration camp, most likely the Gila River camp.
Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
img Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Momayo Yamamoto in the spinach harvesting field at this relocation center.
Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
img Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Kindergarten and Nursery children having a grand time on the see-saw.
Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
img Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. M. Fujita is pictured feeding the cows at the dairy farm school. He works days on the hog farm, and spends his evenings at the school to learn milking and the care of the cows. Prior to evacuation, he was a builder of fishing boats at San ...
Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
img Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Tadao Kawate, former drafting student from Los Angeles City College, at work on plans for model ships. Blueprints, drawn to the scale of 50 feet to the inch, are supplied by the Navy but must be redrawn to the scale of 60 feet to the inch before ...
Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
img Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Two of the residents at this relocation center who participated in the wrestling tournament Thanksgiving day.
Gila River concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-600)
img Gila River concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-600)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Douglas K. Todd, Project Director of the Gila Relocation Center. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once had ...
Thanksgiving day religious service (ddr-densho-37-788)
img Thanksgiving day religious service (ddr-densho-37-788)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Sunrise Services (Christian) were held at this center Thanksgiving day.
Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
img Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Y.T. Sakoda, former vegetable worker from Guadalupe, California, is now enrolled in the dairy school, here. He is shown feeding calves.
A nurse in front of the hospital at Gila River (ddr-densho-315-19)
img A nurse in front of the hospital at Gila River (ddr-densho-315-19)
Nurse Lilla Brimhall standing in front of the hospital at Gila River concentration camp.
A couple at Gila River (ddr-densho-328-305)
img A couple at Gila River (ddr-densho-328-305)
Caption in album: "Ruth and Tsut[?] / Gila Camp Arkansas / 1944."
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 35 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-71)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 35 (March 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-71)
Selected article titles: "Net Camouflage Weavers Crack One Million Mark. 464 Garnish 2,262 Sq. Ft. Average. Substantial Payroll for Workers" (p. 1), "Penalty for False Info" (p. 1), "Editorial: Confidence in Nisei" (p. 2), "Tofu Manufacture Contemplated Here" (p. 3), "Center Leave Grants High. Additional 2,942 Clearances Made" (p. 3).
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 40 (April 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-76)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 40 (April 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-76)
Selected article titles: "Relocation-Expenses Paid. WRA to Bear Transportation, Initial Living Cost if Needed" (p. 1), "100 Apply for Reunion. Family Camp Being Built" (p. 1), "Ditch: City Watering Plans Ready" (p. 1), "Editorial: For Our Children" (p. 2), "Despondency Blamed in Suicide Case" (p. 4).
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