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Tetsujiro
vh Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-263)
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 ...
[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
Report on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-csujad-2-56)
doc Report on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-csujad-2-56)
Report on the Tule Lake Segregation Camp as a whole written for those unfamiliar with the camp. Includes descriptions of living condition, education, repatriation, employment, security, and rationing. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0056
[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
Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-19)
img Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-19)
Christmas card featuring Santa Claus presenting an aerial photo of the Tule Lake incarceration camp showing buildings, a train, and the surrounding landscape. Card reads "Season's greetings." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_020
Tule Lake landscape photograph (ddr-csujad-3-3)
img Tule Lake landscape photograph (ddr-csujad-3-3)
Photograph taken from high vantage point, with electical tower in foreground, of Tule Lake incarceration camp depicting expanse of camp buildings against the basin landscape. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_003
Review of the West Coast newspaper items appearing during period July 15, 1944-August 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-19-22)
doc Review of the West Coast newspaper items appearing during period July 15, 1944-August 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-19-22)
This document talks about the significant events occurred in the Tule Lake incarceration camp like the hunger strike and arrests made for draft dodging during the period from July 15 to August 15, 1944. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-13_01
People on snowy hillside (ddr-csujad-26-135)
img People on snowy hillside (ddr-csujad-26-135)
Photo of people standing along a snowy hillside looking down over a valley most likely overlooking Tule lake camp. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_105
Tule Lake Center Diary, March 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-25)
doc Tule Lake Center Diary, March 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-25)
Daily diary for March, possibly written by Co-ordinating committee Secretary Byron Akitsuki at Tule Lake Camp. Describes unrest in Block 21, memos and messages sent, and committee member meetings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0025
[Minutes of the regular meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, February 25, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-28)
doc [Minutes of the regular meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, February 25, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-28)
Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Includes discussion of release of prisoners from army stockades, especially who to target for releasing, and lack of employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0028
Letter from incarcerees to Frank Hagan regarding employment, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-15)
doc Letter from incarcerees to Frank Hagan regarding employment, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-15)
Letter from incarerees requesting Tule Lake administration cut off employment from couples to make employment accessible for large families who have more expenses. Somewhat dire and threatening tone to letter. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0015
Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-15)
img Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-15)
Christmas card of Santa Claus presenting a photo of the Tule Lake incarceration camp featuring buildings, fencing, a snowy road, and vehicles. Card reads "Season's greetings." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_016
Japanese American carpenter (ddr-densho-37-383)
img Japanese American carpenter (ddr-densho-37-383)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Cabinet worker's saw is expertly used by Jime Kabayashi, 62, on the interior construction of general store Number 2 at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese descent. Jime, prior to evacuation, had resided in Sacramento for 24 years and has been a carpenter for ...
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. III No. 32 (August 5, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-193)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. III No. 32 (August 5, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-193)
Selected article titles: "Shiramizu Test Case is Moved to California Federal Court" (p. 1), "Methodist Pastor Criticizes 'Prejudice' in Town of Cody" (p. 1), "16 Unions Force Evacuees to Quit Jobs in Chicago, Move Thought Significant" (p. 1), "Two Students are Beaten at Laramie" (p. 1), "Editorial: Over-Optimism" (p. 4), "Tule Lake Draft Case Dismissed" (p. ...
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4335 (July 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-49)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4335 (July 12, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-49)
Selected article titles: "Niseigram"; "California Group Will Form to Combat Racial Prejudice"; "Midwest Bussei to Hold Social"; "Hawaii Born Nisei Dies in Plunge"; "22 Wyoming Nisei Get Draft Sentences"; "WRA Hits Tenney on Nisei Charges"; "Only 100 Japanese in Detroit Attend Church"; "100 Leave Tule Lake for Alien Camp"; "Nisei Appointed to Staff of Chicago WLB."
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
Poems from Hisa's friends. Ms. Whilhite writes that the Nimura family and their neighbors were sent to Arboga, California, most likely they were sent to the Marysville Temporary Assembly Center which was located near Arboga. After spending just over a month in the assembly center Hisa and her family were sent to Tule Lake Concentration Camp.
Richard Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-64)
vh Richard Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-64)
Nisei male. Born 1914 in Nemah, Washington. His family owned and operated Eagle Oyster Packing Company in Nahcotta, Washington. Incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Nemah following the war, where his family had to fight to get the company back. Eventually, sold the business to Coast Oyster Company and stayed on as ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 5 (September 1, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 5 (September 1, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-30)
Selected article titles: "Textbook Revision Resolution Vents Bad Feelings in California" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL to Dedicate Tule Lake Linkville Cemetery Sept. 10" (p. 1), "ORA Estimates 16,000 Eligible Potentials for Redress 70 Years and Up as of 1988" (p. 2), and "A Brown Japanese Amerasian Speaks: The Defense and Nurture of Amerasian Culture in America" ...
An oral history with Ken Hayashi (ddr-csujad-29-26)
av An oral history with Ken Hayashi (ddr-csujad-29-26)
An oral interview with Ken Hayashi, an incarceree at the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0100. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1323.1_T01
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 26 No. 6 (February 7, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-6)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 26 No. 6 (February 7, 1948) (ddr-pc-20-6)
Selected article titles: "Truman Urges Evacuee Claims Bill Passage" (p. 1), "California Ban on Issei Fishing Opposed by U.S." (p. 1), "State of California Initiates Steps Toward Abandonment Of Alien Land Law Cases" (p. 1), "Report Nisei Businessman 'Ordered Out' of Japan" (p. 1), "Report 7,000 Stranded Nisei in Japan Have Forfeited American Citizenship Rights" (p. ...
Nancy Kyoko Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-463)
vh Nancy Kyoko Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-463)
Sansei female. Born May 20, 1945, at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Shortly after birth, parents returned to the Los Angeles, California, area, where they had been living before World War II. Grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, and was involved in judo along with father, who was a judo instructor. ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (ddr-csujad-26-49)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (ddr-csujad-26-49)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Nisei America" by Riley O'Suga; "What makes Peter run?" by Frances Okamoto; "Haiku and painting" by Ken Yasuda; "Tule in rhyme" by Iku Wada; "Ramblings" by Eugene Okada; "It's the little things" by Sachiko Higashi; "Looking back" by George ...
Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
vh Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Penryn.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department ...

Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, ...

Narrator Kenge Kobayashi

Nisei male. Born July 25, 1926, in the Imperial Valley, California. Incarcerated at the Tulare Assembly Center, California, Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In his interview, he discusses his memories of Tule Lake concentration camp after it became a segregation center, including the killing of a camp inmate rioting, implementation ...
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