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Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
Collection Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making ...
[Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
doc [Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
Report written from an unidentified Nisei on the difficulties of "never being able to become fully Japanese" and the hardships endured at Tule Lake Camp. Second report on the effects of communal living based on Japanese culture at Tule Lake Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0055

Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz ...
Topaz Times Vol. V No. 11 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-230)
doc Topaz Times Vol. V No. 11 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-230)
Selected article titles: "Director Ernst Clarifies Tule Situation in Letter" (p. 1), "One-Third of Pipelines in Center are Replaced" (p. 1), "Employees' Compensation Act Embraces Evacuees" (p. 2), "New Arrivals: 14 Tule Lake Workers Here" (p. 2), "California Lawyers Available to Evacuees Living in Centers" (p. 3).
Minoru Kiyota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-36-4)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-36-4)
Developing respect and admiration for the Japanese while attending school in Japan, description of Japanese values and culture

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and breadth ...

Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
doc Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
Draft of agreement, to be signed by the Project Director of the Tule Lake Segregation Center and the District Attorney of Modoc County, regarding their respective financial and legal responsibilities in investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of State law at the Tule Lake camp. The unsigned draft has handwritten editing, including strikeouts. See this object in ...

Narrator Joe Yamakido

Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in ...
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in ...

Narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to Tule Lake concentration ...

Narrator Mika Hiuga

Nisei female. Born in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Hood River, where parents owned and operated orchards. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Lived for a short time in Salt Lake City after leaving camp, then ...
Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
img Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers unload coal at Staley Junction, which is the rail head for this center. This coal is used by the residents during the extreamely [sic] cold winters which northern California offers.

Narrator Sachi Hiromoto

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
vh Toshiko Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1010-14)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1925, in Clarksburg, California. Grew up in the communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Clarksburg area.
Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
vh Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
vh Fusako Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-49)
Nisei female. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father owned and operated a restaurant, and mother taught Japanese language school. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago before eventually returning to Sacramento.

Narrator Osamu Mori

Nisei male. Born July 13, 1928, in Wilmington, California. Grew up in San Pedro, California, where parents operated a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Family answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," and was ...

Narrator Hope Omachi Kawashima

Sansei female. Born April 2, 1937, in Auburn, California. Grew up in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, lived and attended school in Nebraska for a few years before returning to Loomis ...
Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
vh Richard M. Murakami Interview (ddr-manz-1-161)
Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration ...
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926 in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family removed from Bellingham, Washington to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

(This interview took place ...

Minoru Kiyota Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-36-11)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-36-11)
Two key supporters in renouncing U.S. citizenship: Marvin Opler and Wayne Collins's work on behalf of renunciants

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Tule Lake Pilgrimage held at Klamath Falls, Oregon and at the site of Tule Lake incarceration camp in California. Given the limited time available during this event, the length and ...

[Informal meeting of the divisional responsible men and the project director and Colonel Austin, January 17,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-17)
doc [Informal meeting of the divisional responsible men and the project director and Colonel Austin, January 17,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-17)
Minutes of informal meeting between Tule Lake Camp Director Raymond Best and Military Police Commander Colonel Verne Austin and incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp Government. Describes theft incidents from the Army's search of barracks by the soldiers and release of detained prisoners from the army stockades. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
doc Buddhist church preliminary report (ddr-csujad-26-8)
Description of the development and practices of the Buddhist Church at Tule Lake including Sunday school, adult services and the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). Includes several comparisons to the Christian Church and Christians at Tule Lake. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California ...
Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
doc Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
Mae Iseri was originally from Thomas, Washington, where her parents ran a small store and berry farm. After being held at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California, Mae was detained at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where she worked as a physical education teacher. This was her first paycheck, which she never cashed.

Narrator Ed Yoshikawa

Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Michigan. Drafted into the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After military discharge, moved to ...

Narrator Miyo Minnie Uratsu

Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Newcastle, California. Grew up in Newcastle, where parents ran a ranch. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. During the segregation period, transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived in Idaho and Utah before eventually returning to family ...
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