Ishikawa Hayes Collection

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The Ishikawa Hayes collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes, who was interviewed by Densho in 2004. Many of the photographs depict life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California.

1941-1945

1941-1945

11 photographic prints, black and white

Densho

Courtesy of the Ishikawa Hayes Family Collection

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

11 Objects

Nisei standing in concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-111-1)
img Nisei standing in concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-111-1)
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes was employed by Tule Lake's recreation department. She is pictured here standing in the firebreak near the recreation department barracks.
Recreation department staff (ddr-densho-111-3)
img Recreation department staff (ddr-densho-111-3)
Staff of Tule Lake concentration camp's recreation department. They are sitting on a stage platform which was built in a firebreak, and used for various performances. Second row from front, ninth from left is Harry Mayeda, the Recreation Department Director. Elaine Ishikawa Hayes is in the third row, sixth from left.
Sacramento High School class of 1941 graduates (ddr-densho-111-4)
img Sacramento High School class of 1941 graduates (ddr-densho-111-4)
Elaine Hayes is in the bottom photo, third row, sixth from left.
Boarding school students (ddr-densho-111-5)
img Boarding school students (ddr-densho-111-5)
Students at Winnebago Indian boarding school where Elaine Ishikawa Hayes' mother worked.
Boarding school students (ddr-densho-111-6)
img Boarding school students (ddr-densho-111-6)
Students at Winnebago Indian boarding school where Elaine Ishikawa Hayes' mother worked.
Nisei girl in class photo (ddr-densho-111-7)
img Nisei girl in class photo (ddr-densho-111-7)
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes' sister Jean in a class photo.
Nisei girl (ddr-densho-111-8)
img Nisei girl (ddr-densho-111-8)
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes' sister Jean at the Winnebago Indian boarding school.
YWCA conference (ddr-densho-111-9)
img YWCA conference (ddr-densho-111-9)
Group photo of Pocatello YWCA sponsors of conference. Elaine Ishikawa Hayes is in the front row, far right.
YWCA conference attendees (ddr-densho-111-10)
img YWCA conference attendees (ddr-densho-111-10)
L to R: Aya Miyazaki, Sada Murayama and Elaine Ishikawa Hayes. These young women were temporarily released from Tule Lake concentration camp to attend the YWCA conference.

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