Publications

From 1942-1945, camp inmates published newspapers documenting events inside and outside the camps. Although published under the direction of the camp administration, these newspapers were important for building and maintaining a sense of community among the Japanese Americans.

World War II (13)
Concentration camps (117)
Publications (23)
Minidoka Irrigator (184)
Tulean Dispatch (427)
Heart Mountain Sentinel (480)
Manzanar Free Press (409)
Denson Tribune (Jerome) (177)
Gila News-Courier (436)
Granada Pioneer (341)
Poston Chronicle (670)
Rohwer Outpost (408)
Topaz Times (433)
Newell Star (110)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Newspapers in camp, Trek (newspaper)

23 items
Newspaper office workers (ddr-densho-37-687)
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Original WRA caption: A group of part time high school student workers in project newspaper office.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 15 (April 15, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 15 (April 15, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-15)
Selected article titles: "Shoe Advertisement Insults Japanese, Chinese" (pp. 1, 3), "Japan to Handle Issue of Re-Entry Permits 'Flexibly'" (pp. 1, 3), "Native Americans' Pleas to Ban Textbooks Are Rejected" (p. 3), and "The Camp Newspaper" (p. 5).
Kunio Otani Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-75-13)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-75-13)
Working as the sports editor for the Tulean Dispatch, a camp newspaper
Granada (Amache) Directory (ddr-densho-257-1)
doc Granada (Amache) Directory (ddr-densho-257-1)
This is the 1945 directory of all inmates of Granada (Amache) concentration camp, including inmates, staff members, and organizations.
Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-459)
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Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Trimming the assembled Sentinels is George Tokoshige, while Reports Officer Vaughn Mechau and Sentianl Editor, Bill Hosokawa check for the hundredth time for possible makeup or printing errors.
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-461)
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Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation newspaper, pulls a galley proof. Aside from being editor of the paper, Bill, on press night, sets type, prepares makeup, locks forms, and performs all the tasks pertinent to ...
Kara Kondo Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-139-33)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 33 (ddr-densho-1000-139-33)
Working as a "society editor" for the "Heart Mountain Sentinel"
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 primarily ...

Sue K. Embrey Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-6-3)
vh Sue K. Embrey Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-6-3)
Work in Manzanar concentration camp: making camouflage nets, writing for the Free Press

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our ...

Japanese Americans purchasing camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-458)
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Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Customers line up at the counter as the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center 8 page tabloid newspaper is delivered. Center news and views found in the Sentinel pages is enthusiastically accepted by center residents of Japanese ancestry, evcauated from west coast defense areas.
Kunio Otani Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-75-23)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-75-23)
Joining the staff of the Heart Mountain Sentinel, a camp newspaper
Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-184-45)
vh Hideo Hoshide Interview I Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-184-45)
Printing information about the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in the camp newspaper
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 focusing ...

Staff list (ddr-densho-280-1)
doc Staff list (ddr-densho-280-1)
The staff list of an unknown newspaper.
Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
img Japanese American working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-460)
Original WRA caption: Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain Wyoming. In the press room of the Cody Enterprise, Bill Hosokawa, Editor of the Sentinel, Heart Mountain Relocation Center newspaper, sets type for the final makeup of the weekly edition. Bill, a former foreign correspondent and Washington U. graduate, sets type, pulls proofs, operates the linotype, locks ...
Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-465)
img Japanese Americans working on camp newspaper (ddr-densho-37-465)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee artists who work on the Tulean Dispatch.
Japanese Americans in front of camp newspaper office (ddr-densho-93-2)
img Japanese Americans in front of camp newspaper office (ddr-densho-93-2)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Roy Takeno (Editor) and group reading Manzanar paper in front of office, Yuichi Harata, Nabuo Samamura, Manzanar Relocation Center, California.
Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-129-18)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-129-18)
Dilemma faced as editor of the Heart Mountain Sentinel: report the truth without provoking negative sentiment and riots
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