National Archives and Records Administration Collection ddr-densho-37

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Preinduction physical (ddr-densho-37-1)
img Preinduction physical (ddr-densho-37-1)
Original WRA caption: Pre-induction physical. The Minidoka incarceration camp produced more Japanese American military volunteers than any other camp.
Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-2)
img Family outside barracks (ddr-densho-37-2)
Original WRA caption: Sakamoto family picture on golden wedding anniversary of Joseph Gerald Osamu Sakamoto and Mary Ann Tsuchi Sakamoto, both 80, at the Minidoka Relocation Center on December 11, 1943. Married in Japan, they came to the United States in 1894. Mr. Sakamoto was an early Seattle hotel proprietor. His son, James Y. Sakamoto, 40 ...
King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
img King of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-3)
Original WRA caption: King of Hunt High School May Day festival being crowned by Richard A. Pomeroy, Supt. of Education, is shown with his attendants. The court was chosen by popular vote in a contest sponsored by the student body. Left to right: Prince Victor Fujioka, princess Dorothy Sugawara, Mr. Pomeroy, King Johnny Okamoto, Princess Sue ...
Queen of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-4)
img Queen of Hunt High School (ddr-densho-37-4)
Original WRA caption: Queen of Hunt High School May Day Festival being crowned by Richard A. Pomeroy, Supt. of Education, is shown with her attendants. The court was chosen by popular vote in a contest sponsored by the student body. Left to right: Pri[n]ce Victor Fujioka, Princess Dorothy Sugawara, Mr. Pomeroy, Queen Betty Aoki ...
Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
img Boy Scout drum and bugle corps (ddr-densho-37-5)
Original WRA caption: The Hunt District Boy Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, parading in the administration area. This Drum and Bugle Corps, before evacuation was in Troop 123, Portland, Oregon. There are five troops in the Hunt District of the Snake River Area council.
Lifeguards (ddr-densho-37-6)
img Lifeguards (ddr-densho-37-6)
Original WRA caption: Volunteer lifeguards at outdoor swimming hol[e] constructed close to north side irrigation canal. At left is Willard Jeager, Hunt High School teacher and volunteer Red Cross life-saving instructor. At right is Walter Kipp, community activities supervisor.
Japanese Americans sorting Christmas gifts (ddr-densho-37-7)
img Japanese Americans sorting Christmas gifts (ddr-densho-37-7)
Original WRA caption: SANTA'S HELPERS -- Through kind donations from thoughtful friends all over the United States, a happy and merry Christmas will be possible for the children of Hunt. Thousands of presents have been sent in day after day, swamping Rec. 21 and overflowing the Federated Christian Church office.
Japanese Americans preparing for Christmas (ddr-densho-37-8)
img Japanese Americans preparing for Christmas (ddr-densho-37-8)
Original WRA caption: SANTA'S HELPERS--Through kind donations from thoughtful friends all over the United States, a happy and Merry Christmas will be possible for the children of Hunt. Thousands of presents have been sent in day after day, swamping Rec. 21 and overflowing the Federated Christian Church office.
Japanese Americans preparing for Christmas (ddr-densho-37-9)
img Japanese Americans preparing for Christmas (ddr-densho-37-9)
Original WRA caption: Through kind donations from thoughtful friends all over the United States, a happy and merry Christmas will be possible for the children of Hunt. Thousands of presents have been sent in day after day, swamping Rec. 21 and overflowing the Federated Christian Church office. Sorting, numbering and labeling for distribution are left to ...
Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-11)
img Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-11)
Original WRA caption: Christmas decorations in Block 1 dining hall.
Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-12)
img Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-12)
Original WRA caption: "Block 1 dining hall." Block residents cleverly decorated their dining halls with waste material for Christmas. The blocks were judged for their decorations and ingenuity.
Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
img Camp Christmas decorations (ddr-densho-37-13)
Original WRA caption: "Block 13." Block residents cleverly decorated their dining halls with waste material for Christmas. The blocks were judged for their decorations and ingenuity.
Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-14)
img Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-14)
Original WRA caption: Block 36 saw favor in the judges' eyes for fifth place in the Christmas dining hall decorations contest, by its homey atmosphere and clever decorations made out of waste material.
Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-15)
img Christmas decoration contest (ddr-densho-37-15)
Original WRA caption: Dining hall 32 won fourth place with its beautiful centerpiece complete with life-size Santa Claus in the Christmas dining hall decorations contest.
Camp beauty shop (ddr-densho-37-16)
img Camp beauty shop (ddr-densho-37-16)
Original WRA caption: High school girls working part time in [the] beauty shop, which is operated by the Minidoka Consumers Cooperative.
Hunt High School students (ddr-densho-37-17)
img Hunt High School students (ddr-densho-37-17)
Original WRA caption: Students of the Hunt High School at the Minidoka Relocation Center, receive final grades from Miss Jones.
Officer and Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-18)
img Officer and Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-18)
Original WRA caption: A Japanese-American unit moves out of its old command post. The unit--Company F, 2nd Battalion, 442nd Regiment (Combat Team)--is holding a section of the front lines. St. Die area, France. 11/13/44.
Nisei soldiers escorting captured Germans (ddr-densho-37-21)
img Nisei soldiers escorting captured Germans (ddr-densho-37-21)
Original caption: "German storm troopers surrender to rifleman of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Americans of Japanese ancestry), after a short but rather sharp exchange of fire. Fifth Army, Orciano area, Italy, July 15, 1944. According to Rudy Tokiwa, the soldier shown on the extreme right, the WRA caption is inaccurate. The captured Germans were not storm ...
Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-37-28)
img Nisei soldier (ddr-densho-37-28)
Original caption: Pfc. Arthur Shinyama sprays a stream of machine gun fire from a thicket somewhere in Italy. Nazi prisoners taken by these troops could not believe their eyes.
Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-29)
img Nisei soldiers (ddr-densho-37-29)
Original WRA caption: A squad fresh from fighting on the Volturno front huddles around a cook fire in an olive grove to await mess. They trade their flour to other outfits for rice.
Land reclamation farm (ddr-densho-37-31)
img Land reclamation farm (ddr-densho-37-31)
Original WRA caption: Land reclamation farm. Mr. Kamaya and [Camp Director] Stafford in Gobo field.
WAC recruitment (ddr-densho-37-32)
img WAC recruitment (ddr-densho-37-32)
Original WRA caption: An evacuee girl is interviewed by three members of the WAC who visited the Minidoka Relocation Center to accept enlistment of Japanese-American girls.
High school graduation (ddr-densho-37-33)
img High school graduation (ddr-densho-37-33)
Original WRA caption: Students of the Hunt High School dress in caps and gowns for Commencement exercises.

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