Food

The eating facilities in the camps were large mess halls with long lines and crowded tables. Group living tended to erode family solidarity, as teenagers escaped parental authority by eating with friends rather than family. The quality of the food was poor and milk and fresh meat were constantly in short supply. Inexpensive foods such as wieners, dried fish, pancakes, macaroni and pickled vegetables were served often. The diets of the camp inmates improved only after they began growing some of their own food.

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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 27 (July 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-75)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 27 (July 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-75)
Selected article titles: "Officials Give Views on Closing of Stores" (pp. 1-2), "Skeleton Remains of Young Indian Found at Blk. 51" (p. 1), "Housing Adjustments Necessary Says Thomas" (p. 2), and "Farm Produces 250,545 Pounds" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 23 (June 8, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-72)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 23 (June 8, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-72)
Selected article titles: "Food Committee to Be Elected" (p. 1), "Eight Violators Given Jail Terms" (p. 1), "Doubt Constitutionality of 2 Sections of New Law" (p. 2), and "Japanese in LA Hold Memorial Day Services" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 7 (April 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-12)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 7 (April 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-12)
Selected article titles: "82 in Center Receive Notices to Report for Physical Exams: Base Hospital to Be Utilized" (p. 1), "More Arrivals Expected as Segregation Plan Resumed" (p. 1), and "Red Cross Gifts Distributed to CA and Japanese Library" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 24 (August 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-30)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 24 (August 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-30)
Selected article titles: "Canada Gives Postwar Policy on Japanese" (p. 1), "Patrolmen: Reorganized Force Asks Residents' Cooperation" (pp. 1-2), and "WRA Announces Revision of Food Ration Quotas" (p. 2).
Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 9 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-7)
doc Co-Op News, Vol I. No. 9 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-288-7)
Selected article titles: "Election Results: Five New Directors Chosen; Ito, Yoda, Oida Re-elected" (p. 1), "New Faces Seen at Canteen, Office; Circulation Head Named" (p. 1), "Sanitation Prevents Sale of Fresh Fish - Mangement" (p. 1).
The Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 4, No. 102 (November 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-289-9)
av The Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 4, No. 102 (November 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-289-9)
Selected article titles: "Special Meeting of General Assembly: Opening Address" (p. 1), "Tofu Making Discontinued Nov. 30" (p. 1), "Resolutions Adopted By General Assembly" (p. 2).
Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 2, No. 35 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-289-6)
doc Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 2, No. 35 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-289-6)
Selected article titles: "'Let's Join Co-op and Get the Benefits!'" (p. 1), "Co-op Plan to Make 'Tofu'" (p. 1), "Licensed Pharmacists Wanted" (p. 1).
Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
doc Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements allegedly made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press between June 8 and June 17. Topics addressed include: questioned loyalty, conspiracies to sabotage local dams, and food quality.
Minidoka short order requisition (ddr-densho-381-44)
doc Minidoka short order requisition (ddr-densho-381-44)
A revised short order requisition for the Minidoka concentration camp's hospital kitchen.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-40)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-40)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-39)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-39)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-34)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-34)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-38)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-38)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-32)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-32)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-36)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-36)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-35)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-35)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-31)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-31)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-37)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-37)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-33)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-33)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
doc Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
A report submitted by John M. Costello to the House of Representatives discussing concerns with the War Relocation Authority's management of the concentration camps.
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