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Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
doc Testimony of Frank Niwa (ddr-densho-67-184)
Written testimony of Frank Niwa of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Tule Lake Center."
Yamanaka Collection (ddr-densho-188)
Collection Yamanaka Collection (ddr-densho-188)
This collection contains documents and photographs from Densho narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka. The documents include letters and papers regarding Tule Lake, California, during the time it was designated a segregation center, including documents about the Tule Lake stockade and renunication of citizenship.
Minoru Kiyota Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-36-5)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-36-5)
Common misperceptions regarding Kibei political beliefs

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 of this interview are shorter than other Densho interviews.

Minoru Kiyota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-36-2)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-36-2)
Being raised with Japanese values and customs in America

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 of this interview are shorter than other Densho interviews.

Minoru Kiyota Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-36-1)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-36-1)
Family background and mother's decision to send son to Japan

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 of this interview are shorter than other ...

Minoru Kiyota Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-36-14)
vh Minoru Kiyota Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-36-14)
Discussion of book title, "Beyond Loyalty..." and why the Japanese version had a different title

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 of this interview ...

Narrator Michiko Wada

Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Watts, California, where parents ran a grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles.
Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-247)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi of Tacoma, Washington. Incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-119-10)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-119-10)
Returning to Gardena, California, and restoration of U.S. citizenship with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Narrator Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne ...
Yamashita Family Collection (ddr-densho-241)
Collection Yamashita Family Collection (ddr-densho-241)
The Yamashita Family Collection contains Kiyoshi Yamashita's undergraduate diploma, program, and honors bulletin, which the University of Washington sent to him while he was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California (1942).
Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
img Monument (ddr-densho-35-2)
In 1979, to commemorate the Tule Lake concentration camp, the Japanese American Citizens League and the California State Department of Parks and Recreation erected this monument, located outside the stockade area.
Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
doc Testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji (ddr-densho-67-313)
Written testimony of Masayoshi Jin Jinguji. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.

Narrator Roy Doi

Nisei male. Born March 26, 1933, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where father was a migrant farm laborer. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after the war.

Narrator Sumiko M. Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when ...
Row of barracks (ddr-densho-37-79)
img Row of barracks (ddr-densho-37-79)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. A view down one of the streets of the relocation center, showing the artistic way in which the evacuees decorate the exterior of their barracks to make them more homelike.
Japanese Americans sorting turnips (ddr-densho-37-315)
img Japanese Americans sorting turnips (ddr-densho-37-315)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers in the packing shed, sorting and packing turnips which have been grown on the farm near this relocation center.
Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
Collection Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
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.

Narrator Sumie Suguro Akizuki

Nisei female. Born January 2, 1929, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, returned to Bellevue.
John Kanda Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-116-5)
vh John Kanda Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-116-5)
Comparison between concentration camps at Tule Lake, California, and Minidoka, Idaho

This interview is part of a collaborative effort of the Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League and Densho.

Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
Camp building fire (ddr-densho-37-352)
img Camp building fire (ddr-densho-37-352)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Quick work, by the evacuee Fire Department, kept the fire, which broke out in the office located at the old hog farm, from doing other than minor damage.
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 American workers waiting in line (ddr-densho-37-421)
img Japanese American workers waiting in line (ddr-densho-37-421)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. A line up of evacuee workers waiting for their identification tags which are to be used in conjunction with the first pay day at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Barber shop (ddr-densho-37-384)
img Barber shop (ddr-densho-37-384)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Motimer Cooke, Supervisor of Community Enterprises, enjoys the first hair-cut given in the barber shop at this War Relocation Authority center. Frances Imura, evacuee from Sacramento is the barber.
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