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198 items
Tule Lake scrapbook painting (ddr-csujad-26-55)
img Tule Lake scrapbook painting (ddr-csujad-26-55)
Watercolor painting depicting three figures, two children and one adult, walking towards a road lined with barracks and electrical poles. The painting depicts a mountainous landscape in the background. "Watanabe" is signed in the lower right corner. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio ...
Tule Lake scrapbook illustarted page (ddr-csujad-26-57)
img Tule Lake scrapbook illustarted page (ddr-csujad-26-57)
Scrapbook page featuring a pastel and pencil drawing of "Tule Lake Days" depicting a stage performance, a harvest stand, a festival queen, farm workers and a tractor, a school setting with teacher, and a crowd surrounding a train. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-60)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one depicting the Madonna and child with candles and reads "Greetings"; the second features four choir singers with the letters n-o-e-l spelled out in their mouths in front of a window depicting the Madonna and child. The scrapbook page is hand lettered "Peace on Earth" and ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (ddr-csujad-26-49)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (ddr-csujad-26-49)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Nisei America" by Riley O'Suga; "What makes Peter run?" by Frances Okamoto; "Haiku and painting" by Ken Yasuda; "Tule in rhyme" by Iku Wada; "Ramblings" by Eugene Okada; "It's the little things" by Sachiko Higashi; "Looking back" by George ...
Tule Lake scrapbook pastel drawing (ddr-csujad-26-66)
img Tule Lake scrapbook pastel drawing (ddr-csujad-26-66)
Scrapbook page featuring a pastel drawing of an agricultural field in a mountain landscape depicting figures working the field on foot and using farm equipment. The drawing is lined on the bottom by a series of radishes. "Yvanne" is signed in the lower right corner. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 35. See this object in the ...
Tule Lake recreation center community affairs report for the period August 20, 1942 to September 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-26-11)
doc Tule Lake recreation center community affairs report for the period August 20, 1942 to September 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-26-11)
Summary of community youth recreation activities at Tule Lake before school began including descriptions of administration, leadership and training, the "Community Activities Commission," advisory board, planning board, staff, organization, and activities. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Tule Lake scrapbook illustrated page (ddr-csujad-26-63)
img Tule Lake scrapbook illustrated page (ddr-csujad-26-63)
Scrapbook page features a pencil drawn illustration of women studying and reading. The page is covered in notes of best wishes and good luck to the recipient and includes several signatures. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 29. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_011
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-59)
Scrapbook page features block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Greetings" lettered on; the second depicts birds flying past barbed wire fencing and outlines of barracks while reading "Merry Christmas." Includes illustration of a woman writing, a stove and is from "Tule Lake scrapbook" (ucsb_mei_0053), page ...
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-62)
Scrapbook page featuring block prints of two holiday greeting cards: one featuring birds flying over cattail plants and water with "Tule Lake greetings" lettered on; the second depicts a woman and a window featuring what appears to be stars and birds flying with lettering "Happy Xmas." The page also features an illustration of a chimney pipe. ...
Tulean dispatch daily supplement to vol. 6, no. 30 (ddr-csujad-26-47)
doc Tulean dispatch daily supplement to vol. 6, no. 30 (ddr-csujad-26-47)
Supplement to Tulean Dispatch including articles on segregation, Nisei citizenship, reporting on camp events and a robbery. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_16_002
America in the Making (ddr-csujad-29-10)
img America in the Making (ddr-csujad-29-10)
Manzanar Elementary Department's program "America in the Making." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1339_P03"
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 13 (March 26, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 13 (March 26, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-13)
Selected article titles: "How Best Can JACL Meet Challenge of Voting Rights Fight" (p.1), "Century-Old Hawaiian Law Requiring 'Christian' Name Brought to Light in Sen. Abe's Bill Asking for Elimination of Same" (p.1), "Clarence Pickett Dead, Stood Up for Nisei in WW2" (p.1, 6), "History Project: Evacuation Camp Paintings Donated" (p.3), "JACLer Marches in Alabama" (p.5), ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 20 (May 22, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 20 (May 22, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-20)
Selected article titles: "House Subcommittee Gives Its Approval to Redress Bill" (p. 1, 8), "Reagan Announces Heritage Week and Asian Nomination" (p. 1), "Authors Comb Country for Camp Artists" (p. 2), and "Department of Justice?" (pp. 4-5).
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-43)
The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED BY/U.S.A. 219." The letter is dated ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-61)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jul 20, 1943. At the top of the envelope “July-27-43” is written in blue pencil. Inside the envelope is a letter written by Teru dated July 18, 1943, in which she quotes a long poem by an ...
Cartoon:
doc Cartoon: "Liberty and Justice For All?" (ddr-densho-89-1)
This cartoon by Jack Matsuoka originally appeared in his publication "Camp II, Block 211."
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"
Cartoon (ddr-densho-89-2)
doc Cartoon (ddr-densho-89-2)
This cartoon by Jack Matsuoka originally appeared in his publication "Camp II, Block 211."
Japanese American artist (ddr-densho-93-11)
img Japanese American artist (ddr-densho-93-11)
Original Ansel Adams caption: C.T. Hibino, artist, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Written piece:
doc Written piece: "Halloween Dance" (ddr-densho-102-29)
This piece was written by Kara Kondo, and is part of a series titled "Sketches from Evacuation."
Poem written in camp (ddr-densho-126-1)
doc Poem written in camp (ddr-densho-126-1)
Jim Yoshihara wrote the poem "Damned Fence" while incarcerated at Minidoka.
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