Temporary agricultural work leave
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-8)
Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child on far left), unidentified, Itaro Ito, ...
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-9)
These Japanese Americans received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to work on the Garner farm for the sugar beet harvest. They are standing in front of the bunkhouse. Front (left to right): Toshio Ito, Kenji Yoshino, and Kay Yamaguchi. Back: Joe Matsuzawa, Ted Matsushita, and Roy Matsuzawa.
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-21)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated July 1, 1942. Asks what the work is like (in Eastern Oregon), or if they have to work at all. Warns George against working too hard in the heat for fear of sunstroke. Writes of general news around White Salmon, such as ...
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-28)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and Donnie Miller. Asks what Kenjiro and ...
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-30)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 2, 1942. She writes that she is angry about Kay's treatment in town. Writes that she wishes they were home. Talks about Ethel Crow, her sister Vickie, and Vickie's granddaughter Victoria, as well as general news about other people ...
doc Envelope from George Kida to Mr and Mrs Jim Wood (ddr-one-3-1)
Envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wood of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon.
doc Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-25)
Letter and envelope to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from George Kida. Describes work opportunities, conditions in the camp and surrounding area. Kenjiro is picking up potatoes and George is pitching bundles. Mentions someone named Satoshi (who he mentioned having bought a checker board with in a previous letter) who he is becoming friends with. Mentions having received ...
doc Letter from George Kida to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-24)
Letter from George Kida, addressed to "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt). George writes that there had been a misunderstanding about his mother, writing that Mrs. Pyatt had wrote that his mother "was in the worst scrape of any of us" and so had assumed she was ill. He called the Krogmans for news of his mother, who ...
doc Letter from George Kida to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-23)
The letter is addressed to "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) from George and Kenjiro Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated July 19, 1942. George writes that he and Kenjiro "are getting along fine" and work every day except Sunday. He asks for more news of Kay, who he is worried about.
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-26)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center, letter from Mary Hedley to "friends" meaning Kida family. Three clippings from the newspaper covering food rationing, the possibility of fuel rationing, and the possibility of incarcerated Japanese Americans working in sugar beet fields and other crops in the inner-United States. The letter mentions that ...
doc Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-132)
Envelope is addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked August 3, 1942 from Nyssa, Oregon. Presumably from George Kida.
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-27)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Farm Labor Camp. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) at the Farm Labor Camp in Nyssa, Oregon dated October 25, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt mentions that timber prices were high and wishes that George and Kenjiro could come back and sell some of ...
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 ...
doc Military Police and Japanese Clash in Denver (December 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-867)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1942, p. 5
doc F.R. Approves Use Of Japs in Beet Fields (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-793)
The Seattle Daily Times, May 14, 1942, p. 10
doc Japanese Sought For Beet Harvest (September 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-845)
The Seattle Daily Times, September 18, 1942, p. 3
doc W. R. A. Submits Jap Labor Plan (September 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-840)
The Seattle Daily Times, September 1, 1942, p. 2
doc Japs to Work in Beet Fields (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-802)
The Seattle Daily Times, May 19, 1942, p. 4
doc Jap Evacuees Sought For Work on Farms (April 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-758)
The Seattle Daily Times, April 16, 1942, p. 3
doc Eden Internee Killed (October 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-854)
The Seattle Daily Times, October 23, 1942, p. 20
doc Offer of Employment form (ddr-densho-280-4)
This form documents the employment of six workers from the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' camp at a sugar beet farm in Twin Falls, Idaho. On the back side of these forms there are assorted drawings and calculations.