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Painting of farmers harvesting watermelons (ddr-manz-2-67)
img Painting of farmers harvesting watermelons (ddr-manz-2-67)
Caption: "The resients [sic] transformed dusty semi-arid land into green truck farms, growing vegetable crops of all kinds. I sketched this scene of workers harvesting large, ripe, sweet watermelons."
Painting of a woodworking class (ddr-manz-2-50)
img Painting of a woodworking class (ddr-manz-2-50)
Caption: "The boys in the woodcarving class of Mr. Bouche were being praised for their good work that day. The teacher was kept very busy showing his pupils how to hold the chisel."
Painting of farmers harvesting okra (ddr-manz-2-69)
img Painting of farmers harvesting okra (ddr-manz-2-69)
Caption: "Farm workers harvest crop of Manzanar grown okra."
Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-6)
img Painting of a chemist at work (ddr-manz-2-6)
Caption: "Mr. Hirozawa. The chemists work incessantly in search of a better method of extracting rubber. Here a chemist is preparing latex from guayule."
Sketch of mochituski (ddr-manz-2-5)
img Sketch of mochituski (ddr-manz-2-5)
Caption: "Making rice cakes (mochi-tsuki). New Year custom. No 2 kitchen. Dec. 31 - 1942."
Yosh Kuromiya Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-122-8-8)
vh Yosh Kuromiya Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-122-8-8)
Drawing sketches to pass the time in concentration camp

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing ...

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), ...
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 ...
Lil Dan'l, one year in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-1-57)
doc Lil Dan'l, one year in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-1-57)
A booklet of a pictorial review of incarcerees' first year experience in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. Lil Dan'l is a fictitious character in the "Poston outpost," a magazine published in the camp, symbolizing the incarcerees in the camp. This booklet was published to remember their experience in the Rohwer camp. See this object in the ...
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these ...
Tule Lake scrapbook illustrated page (ddr-csujad-26-64)
img Tule Lake scrapbook illustrated page (ddr-csujad-26-64)
Scrapbook page features a pastel drawing of women showering and in various states of undress in camp barracks. Illustration is accompanied by a poem "Barrack room ballads" about the lack of both privacy and comfort of women using camp barracks showers and toilets. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 31. See this object in the California State ...
Tule Lake scrapbook
img Tule Lake scrapbook "Christmas cards" (ddr-csujad-26-58)
Scrapbook page features a black and red holiday card block print depicting camp barracks and a star behind a cattail plant reading "Tule Lake greetings" designed and cut by craft class students and includes name of "Cleone Norman" in lower right corner. The print is noted as being the most popular. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page ...
Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-16)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-16)
Singing and performing in camp

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

The Harmonaires (ddr-densho-280-8)
doc The Harmonaires (ddr-densho-280-8)
This document outlines the history of the musical group, "The Harmonaires," starting in 1939 and following them through the war. A complete list of musicians is included.
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 9 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-14)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 9 (April 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-14)
Selected article titles: "20-25 Group Predominates in Tule Lake" (pp. 1-2), "Voluntary Terminations Aid Employment Policy" (pp. 1-2), and "Danjo Seinenkai Exhibit Attracts Large Crowds" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 2 (March 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-7)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 2 (March 16, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-7)
Selected article titles: "Mar. 20 Life Mag. to Have Center Story" (p. 1), "Farm Program Drafted-Jarret: Two Unit Farm Plan Covers 1252 Acres" (p. 2), "3 Day Event Slated: Centerwide Program to Be at Auditorium" (p. 3), and "Spain Counsul Does Not Act for Nisei" (p. 3).
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."
Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-28)
img Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-28)
Fashion prints drawn by Doris Ota Saito during her time at Heart Mountain.
Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-26)
img Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-26)
Fashion prints drawn by Doris Ota Saito during her time at Heart Mountain.
Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-24)
img Fashion art by Doris Saito (ddr-densho-339-24)
Fashion prints drawn by Doris Ota Saito during her time at Heart Mountain.
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