Work and jobs

Both Issei and Nisei took jobs within the camps, at wages set not to exceed soldiers' pay: $12 per month for unskilled labor, $16 for skilled labor, and $19 for professional employees. WRA staff was paid much more for the same jobs. Though public opinion mandated such low pay, dissatisfied Japanese Americans objected to losing their right to make a decent living. They had to use their sparse income for necessities, such as warm clothing and shoes.

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[Minutes of the special joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944, January 24, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-31)
doc [Minutes of the special joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 3, 1944, January 24, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-31)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Primarily a discussion of employment-related concerns including creating a subcommittees for employment and fair practices. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0031
Memo from Harry L. Black, Advisory Committee, to Mr. [Raymond R.] Best, February 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-91)
doc Memo from Harry L. Black, Advisory Committee, to Mr. [Raymond R.] Best, February 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-91)
Memorandum regarding meeting with Co-ordinating Committee. Concerns meeting to discuss Committee's recommendation to release "18 additional detainees from the stockade." The memo on "Executive Office of the President, Office for Emergency Management" letterhead, also discusses employment of incarcerees from Manzanar and Tule Lake and moving incarcerees out of and into various housing blocks. See this ...
Tule Lake Camp group photograph (ddr-csujad-2-67)
img Tule Lake Camp group photograph (ddr-csujad-2-67)
Appears to be group photograph of internal security officers at Tule Lake Camp. Photograph includes Willard Schmidt, Chief of Internal Security at Tule Lake Camp. Includes list of members in photograph. Names from left to right: Seventh Row: Okino, Y., Kato, J., Taniguchi, S., Yoshihara, D., Asada, E., Yamakawa, M., Yoshihara, G., Iwawaki, H., Yokoyama, K ...
Memo from [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to [Raymond R.] Best, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-78)
doc Memo from [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to [Raymond R.] Best, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-78)
Regards arming the Administrative Police Section, including reasons for using the sawed-off shotgun vs. the 45 automatic pistol for security purposes, and the potential for escalation of tensions in a "divided camp (anti and pro, status quo)." See also the related typewritten memo, Memorandum from Willard [E.] Schmidt, Chief, Administrative Police, to R. R. [Raymond R ...
[Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
doc [Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Discussion on issues and concerns with Motor Pool jobs, farm work, and a donation from the Japanese Red Cross. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0036
Letter from W. [Willard] E. Schmidt, Head, Internal Security to John H. Provinse, Head, Community Management, War Relocation Authority, January 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-80)
doc Letter from W. [Willard] E. Schmidt, Head, Internal Security to John H. Provinse, Head, Community Management, War Relocation Authority, January 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-80)
Summary of events in connection with Internal Security Division of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, including description of personnel and recruitment efforts; a vote of incarcerees to return to work; decisions about the function of wardens and who would select members of the Warden Division; and matters concerning case report A-7, including personnel, equipment, and possible ...
[Minutes of the meeting of the advisory council and the divisional responsible men, January 14, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-34)
doc [Minutes of the meeting of the advisory council and the divisional responsible men, January 14, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-34)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Discusses role of the Co-ordinating Committee within the Camp, and the rejection of employees from camp jobs. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0034
Relocation Center standard description, Assistant Clerk-Stenographer (CAF-3) (ddr-csujad-2-77)
doc Relocation Center standard description, Assistant Clerk-Stenographer (CAF-3) (ddr-csujad-2-77)
Description for Position #X-1007, Assistant Clerk-Stenographer (CAF-3) includes general description, distinguishing features from other clerk positions, and examples of work. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0077
Standard position description, guard (ddr-csujad-2-73)
doc Standard position description, guard (ddr-csujad-2-73)
Position description for Guard, CPC-5, position code: Q2aD65; date allocated: May 13, 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0073
Landscaping done by incarcerees of Camp No. 1 at Colorado River incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-61)
img Landscaping done by incarcerees of Camp No. 1 at Colorado River incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-61)
Landscaping done by incarcerees of Camp No. 1 at Colorado River incarceration camp. December 31, 1942. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f26
Shoemakers at work in shoe repair shop at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-60)
img Shoemakers at work in shoe repair shop at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-60)
Shoemakers at work in shoe repair shop at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. January 11, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f25
Former California plumber Morio Higashi marking out a steel casing for welding at Rohwer incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-23)
img Former California plumber Morio Higashi marking out a steel casing for welding at Rohwer incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-23)
Former California plumber Morio Higashi marking out a steel casing for welding at Rohwer incarceration camp. March 8, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_023
Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase (ddr-csujad-14-15)
img Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase (ddr-csujad-14-15)
Former California biochemistry student Tom Arase performs gastro analysis in hospital laboratory at Jerome incarceration camp March 3, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_015
Japanese American blacksmiths (ddr-densho-37-175)
img Japanese American blacksmiths (ddr-densho-37-175)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee blacksmiths do all the blacksmith work necessary in the garage at this relocation center.
Japanese Americans transplanting trees (ddr-densho-37-569)
img Japanese Americans transplanting trees (ddr-densho-37-569)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Transplanting trees from existing farms to the hospital area at the Topaz Relocation Center.
Camp lumber yard (ddr-densho-37-615)
img Camp lumber yard (ddr-densho-37-615)
Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. The Jerome Center lumber yard. Much of this lumber was cut at the center's sawmill which the evacuees operated. The remaining piles are being moved to other centers where needed. In the foreground is the scrap pile from which the residents fashioned most of ...
Japanese Americans working in a field (ddr-densho-37-709)
img Japanese Americans working in a field (ddr-densho-37-709)
Original WRA caption: Junior High School boys and girls of Hunt pull onions on the project farm during harvest vacation.
Japanese Americans distributing scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-360)
img Japanese Americans distributing scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-360)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuees distribute scrap lumber to each block. This scrap will be used by the residents to construct furniture for their apartments and also for firewood.
Japanese Americans harvesting potatoes (ddr-densho-37-88)
img Japanese Americans harvesting potatoes (ddr-densho-37-88)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee farmers at this relocation center filling sacks with newly dug potatoes.
Japanese American firemen playing cards (ddr-densho-37-179)
img Japanese American firemen playing cards (ddr-densho-37-179)
Original WRA caption: The evacuee firemen spend their recreation moments, as do all firemen, by playing a good old American game of cards.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-563)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-563)
Original WRA caption: Topaz, Utah. Young volunteer workers of Japanese parentage haul lumber for the construction of barracks and interiors at he Topaz Relocation Center.
Japanese American working on farm (ddr-densho-37-780)
img Japanese American working on farm (ddr-densho-37-780)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Irrigating thinned lettuce on the project farm.
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