Poston Chronicle

The Poston Chronicle was published in the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona, from May 1942 to September 1945. The newspaper was staffed mainly by camp inmates who wrote the articles, set the type, and printed the final copies. Poston consisted of three separate sections, designated Poston I, II and III. As a result, many of the Chronicle's issues contain pages contributed by the different sections.

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Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead ...

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-10-8)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-10-8)
Working for the Poston Chronicle, the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily ...

Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 11 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-72)
doc Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 11 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-72)
Selected article titles: "Music Dept. to Hold Symphonies" (p. 1), "Fashion Show Wins Applause" (p. 1), "Swimming Water Contaminated" (p. 3), "Water Mains Being Installed" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 25 (May 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-319)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 25 (May 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-319)
Selected article titles: "More Army Volunteers to Leave Monday. Eleven Nisei to Be Inducted at Utah" (p. 1), "Evacuees Leaving Poston for Outside Employment at an Accelerated Rate. 500 Indefinite Leaves Issued" (p. 1), "Project Equipment Operating Under O.D.T. Regulations" (p. 1), "Residents Respond to Job Opportunities" (p. 1), "Hot Weather Notes Issued" (p. 1), "Voice ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 17 (September 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-403)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 17 (September 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-403)
Selected article titles: "Income Tax Filing Deadline September 15" (p. 1), "Funds Deposited in Sumitomo to be Disbursed" (p. 1), "Ten Exchangees Return Here" (p. 1), "Cameras Wanted by U.S. Navy" (p. 1), "Over 2000 Out on Indefinite Leave from Poston" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 15 (January 26, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-225)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 15 (January 26, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-225)
Selected article titles: "Resignation Tendered by Executive Board" (p. 1), "Rice Consumption Revealed" (p. 1), "Accident Prevention Week Underway in Three Units" (p. 1), "Rain Damages Track; Poston Mail Stopped" (p. 2), "Potatoes from Tule Lake" (p. 3).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 23 (September 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-114)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 23 (September 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-114)
Selected article titles: "Poston Two Police Empowered to Arrest. Police Department to Enforce Traffic Rules; Poston 2 Alloted [Allotted] $400 by Community Enterprise; Rec. Dept. to Receive $150 Cash Advance" (p. 1), "Gradual 'Release' for Evacuees Seen in New Employment Set-Up" (p. 1), "Non-Essential Use of Transportation Banned" (p. 2), "Fire 'Prank' Occurring in Same Spot ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 10 (August 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-396)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 10 (August 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-396)
Selected article titles: "Fruit Exchange Seeks Workers" (p. 1), "Exchange Party to Leave Poston Today" (p. 1), "'Cat Skinners' Needed by Ag. Department" (p. 1), "Health Dept. Urges Protection Against Disease" (p. 2), "Appointments for Permanents Now Open" (p. 2), "Approximately 1500 to Leave on Exchange" (p. 2), "Defense Jobs Open to Nisei in East" (p. ...
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 6 (November 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-160)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 6 (November 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-160)
Selected article titles: "Insecticide Specialist Returns to S.F., Calif." (p. 1), "Main Canteen in Unit I to Be Dedicated Monday with Gala Ceremonies" (p. 1), "Additional Information on Fire Insurance of Community Enterprise" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 1 (October 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-569)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 1 (October 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-569)
Selected article titles: "Two Nisei Men Exempted from Exclusion Orders" (p. 1), "Pasadena Teacup Tempest Dies Down as Myer Visits L.A. Area. Kelley Resigns from Anti-Jap Committee" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 21 (July 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-529)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIX No. 21 (July 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-529)
Selected article titles: "Short-Terms May Not be Changed to Trial Leaves. W.R.A. Leave Regulations Revised" (p. 1), "Roosevelt Signs Bill to Withdraw Disloyal " (p. 1), "Nisei Citizenship" (p. 1), "No Repairs Permitted on Private Cars" (p. 1), "Big Send-Off Given Boys" (p. 1), "14 Evaders Picked-Up" (p. 1), "Police Uniforms are Received" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 21 (September 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-407)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 21 (September 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-407)
Selected article titles: "Haas Clarifies Kibei Status" (p. 1), "Unit One Council to Aid Shibai Group on Funds" (p. 1), "Hot Plate Permit" (p. 1), "Pullman Service to be Given Invalids to Tule" (p. 1), "Property Division to Give Instructions" (p. 2), "Attorney General Biddle Appoints Special Alien Hearing Board" (p. 7).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 17 (September 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-108)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 17 (September 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-108)
Selected article titles: "Poston 2 Resident, Aged 55, Disappears. Heikichi Naganuma Last Seen Headed for Park Saturday Morning; Several Hundred Volunteers in Searching Party; Wooded Area Hinders Job" (p. 1), "Headline Excerpts from the Pacific Citizen" (p. 1), "To Vote or Not to Vote: Democracy in Action" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIV No. 9 (September 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-667)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIV No. 9 (September 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-667)
Selected article titles: "Six More Mess Halls Slated to Close. No More 2 Weeks' Notice in Units II and III" (p. 1), "Redeployment of 442nd to Japan Unconfirmed" (p. 1), "Pregnant Women Should Go Out Before 7th Month" (p. 2), "Residents' Cooperation in Box Shortage Asked" (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 25 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-563)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XX No. 25 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-563)
Selected article titles: "State Department Clarifies Citizenship Renunciation Statute" (p. 1), "Issei Eligible for Tooele Ordnance Jobs" (p. 1), "Block 14 Man is Burglary Victim" (p. 1), "Letter to the People: Co-op is Property of Less Than 5,000 Members; Runcorn is Only Advisor" (p. 2), "Records About Japanese American Soldiers Here" (p. 2), "Japanese Americans Return ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 28 (March 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-260)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. X No. 28 (March 11, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-260)
Selected article titles: "Reckless Driving Urged to Be Checked" (p. 1), "300 Minidoka Volunteers for Army" (p. 1), "Manpower Commission Setup Planned in Poston I Labor Caucus Set for Mar. 12, 13" (p. 1), "Week's Notice Required for Job Change" (p. 1), "Nisei Versus Animals..." (p. 2), "Nippon's Standard of Living" (p. 2), "Pilfering at Movies ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIV No. 5 (August 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-663)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIV No. 5 (August 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-663)
Selected article titles: "Request for Restricted Materials Should Go to War Production Board" (p. 1), "Shipment of Unnecessary Items Must be Curtailed" (p. 1), "Anticipated Rice Shortage Discussed by Council" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 4 (July 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-360)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 4 (July 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-360)
Selected article titles: "Fishing Licenses to Go on Sale This Week" (p. 1), "Rubbish Burning Hours Set" (p. 1), "Recruiting for Camp Savage to Reopen" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 8 (July 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-364)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 8 (July 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-364)
Selected article titles: "No Guards at River" (p. 1), "Spanish Consul Here on Tour" (p. 1), "El Monte Girl First Nisei WAC" (p. 1), "Harvesting of Melons in Full Swing" (p. 4), "Evacuee Vehicles Not Permitted in Camp" (p. 4), "V-Mail for Personal Use Discouraged" (p. 4).
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 2 (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-2)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 2 (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-2)
Selected article titles: "Work for Every Poston Citizen!" (p. 1), "Boy Scouts" (p. 1), "Important! Light Notice" (p. 1), "Church Services" (p. 1), "Lost: One Suitcase" (p. 1), "Gardens" (p. 1), "Questions and Answers to all Residents. Information Based on Questions Asked by Poston Residents" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 4 (October 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-572)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 4 (October 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-572)
Selected article titles: "Curtiss Candy Company in Chicago Seeks More Evacuee Workers" (p. 1), "List of Soldiers with Families Here Now Totals 760" (p. 1).
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 20 (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-20)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 20 (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-20)
Selected article titles: "Four Medical Centers are Established in Poston. Medical Staff Announces List of District Dispensaries" (p. 1), "Please Clear all Japanese Translations" (p. 1), "249 Arrive Here from Arizona" (p. 1), "Poston Celebrates 3rd Blessed Event" (p. 1), "Call for all Chick-Sexer" (p. 1), "1000 Attend First Talent Show" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 14 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-642)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 14 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-642)
Selected article titles: "Gila Monster, Believed First Found in Poston, Captured in Block 59" (p. 1), "Those Not On Clear List Desiring to Appeal from Status May Do So" (p. 1), "Five Block 3 Men Guilty of Gambling Charges" (p. 2), "Shipment of Commercial Property Not on WRA" (p. 2).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 19 (December 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-175)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 19 (December 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-175)
Selected article titles: "Unit One Representatives Speak to Poston Two Residents at Crawford's Arena Sunday Afternoon. Speakers Request Cooperation of Postonians in Undertaking New Program" (p. 1), "WRA Officials Address Unit II Congress: Kido Explains JACL Stand" (p. 1), "'Mochi Gome' for New Year's Due Dec. 20 Here" (p. 2), "Hand Painted Christmas Greeting Cards on ...
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 7 (July 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-363)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIV No. 7 (July 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-363)
Selected article titles: "Nisei-Filipino 'Incident' in Chicago Clarified" (p. 1), "Spanish Consul to Visit Poston on Tour" (p. 1), "Canadian Nisei Wants Pen Pal" (p. 2), "Power to Be Turned Off" (p. 3), "Truck Crop Specialists Control Dust" (p. 3).
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