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Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-47)
img Japanese Americans digging for shells (ddr-densho-2-47)
These individuals are digging for shells to make jewelry, which was a popular pastime for many Japanese Americans in camp. Left to right: Kumataro Nishimura, Kadju Nishimura, Jimmie Yorita, Neal Frost (son of one of the teachers at Tule Lake), and Patsy Yorita. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on …
Japanese American and friend sifting for shells (ddr-densho-2-59)
img Japanese American and friend sifting for shells (ddr-densho-2-59)
Patsy Yorita (left) and Neal Frost, (son of a teacher at the Tule Lake concentration camp), sift dirt for shells. The shells were used by people in the camp to make jewelry. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old lake bed, where people found shells for making jewelry …
Incarceree performing in camp parade (ddr-densho-2-23)
img Incarceree performing in camp parade (ddr-densho-2-23)
Patsy Yorita performing a flag salute at the Tule Lake concentration camp at the Independence Day parade.
Jewelry made in camp (ddr-densho-2-49)
img Jewelry made in camp (ddr-densho-2-49)
This corsage pin was made by Peggie Yorita, a Japanese American at the Tule Lake concentration camp. The flowers and leaves are composed of shells found at the camp. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old lake bed, where people found shells for making jewelry to sell to …
Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-2-33)
img Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-2-33)
View of the Tule Lake concentration camp barracks. A rock formation that the inmates called "Castle Rock" can be seen in the background. After obtaining permission to go through the gates, people could climb to the top of the formation.
Corsage made of shells (ddr-densho-2-4)
img Corsage made of shells (ddr-densho-2-4)
This corsage pin was made by a Japanese American in camp. The flower petals and leaves are made from various types of shells found at the camp. She used toothbrush bristles dipped in cornmeal for stamens and wound the stems by hand with fine green thread. Wire from screen windows was used to put the pin …
Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
av Edwin (Ed) Sasaki oral history interview (ddr-csujad-9-1)
Oral history interview of Edwin (Ed) Sasaki, a professor of the Psychology Department, conducted by the Public History Institute at California State University, Bakersfield. Professor Sasaki was born in Sacramento, California, in November 1940 and grew up in Weiser, Idaho. He recollects his family's experiences during the World War II, being arrested as a suspect and …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 25 (June 27, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 25 (June 27, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-25)
Edition contains Travel Section, TS 1-4, between pages 6 and 7. Selected article titles: "'Victory in Sight,' Congressmen Tell Redress Supporters" (pp. 1, 8), "JA Groups Support Navajo Cause" (pp. 1, 10), "Japanese Australian Colonies 'Discovered': Australian Relates WW2 Heroics of Nisei Divers Raiding Manila Bay" (TS 3), and "Breaking Down Barriers" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
Selected article titles: "Foes of California English Initiative Form Coalition to Prevent Passage" (pp. 1, 8), "Japanese National Kept in Detention by Provision on McCarran-Walter Act" (pp. 1, 3), "President's Corner: Here's What We're Doing" (p. 5), and "U.S., Latin American Nikkei Athletes 'Go for the Gold' in Mexico Sportsfest" (pp. 6-7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 12 (September 19, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 12 (September 19, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-37)
Selected article titles: "Appeals Court Overturns Conviction in Chin Case" (pp. 1, 7), "Bun Vong and Vincent Chin: Similarities and Differences" (p. 3), and "East Wind: The Cross at Tule Lake" (p. 5).
The Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 4, No. 102 (November 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-289-9)
av The Tule Lake Cooperator, Vol. 4, No. 102 (November 10, 1945) (ddr-densho-289-9)
Selected article titles: "Special Meeting of General Assembly: Opening Address" (p. 1), "Tofu Making Discontinued Nov. 30" (p. 1), "Resolutions Adopted By General Assembly" (p. 2).
Letter from George H. Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2183)
doc Letter from George H. Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2183)
Correspondence from George Hideo Nakamura regarding Nakamura's pension credits and requesting consideration for the time he was incarcerated in the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2285
Work absence form (ddr-csujad-55-195)
doc Work absence form (ddr-csujad-55-195)
Slip excusing an incarceree's work absence due to registration for Leave Clearance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0197
Termination notice, Form WRA-114, Yokota, Aie (ddr-csujad-55-224)
doc Termination notice, Form WRA-114, Yokota, Aie (ddr-csujad-55-224)
Notice of job termination for Aie Yokota. Form WRA-114. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0226
Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
doc Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
Correspondence from William Bibichkow to George Hideo Nakamura regarding Nakamura's application for employment at Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2269
Montgomery Ward and Co. refund check (ddr-csujad-55-1966)
doc Montgomery Ward and Co. refund check (ddr-csujad-55-1966)
Refund check from Montgomery Ward and Co. belonging to Masako Adachi. From the Masako Adachi scrapbook. See also sac_jaac_1953. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1969
Meal ticket (ddr-csujad-55-1972)
doc Meal ticket (ddr-csujad-55-1972)
Meal ticket belonging to Masako Adachi, used at Tule Lake incarceration camp. Verso includes mess hall rules. From the Masako Adachi scrapbook, page 20. See also sac_jaac_1953. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1975
Letter from Raymond R. Best, Project Director, Tule Lake Project, to Lt. Frank S. Okusako, October 19, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-232)
doc Letter from Raymond R. Best, Project Director, Tule Lake Project, to Lt. Frank S. Okusako, October 19, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-232)
Correspondence from Raymond R. Best to Frank Okusako regarding the status of his family members at the Tule Lake incarceration camp including records of their conduct and renunciation of citizenship. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0234
Letter from Raymond R. Best, Project Director, Tule Lake Center, to Takaichi Tsukamoto, August 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1291)
doc Letter from Raymond R. Best, Project Director, Tule Lake Center, to Takaichi Tsukamoto, August 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1291)
Correspondence from Raymond R. Best to Takaichi Tsukamoto regarding segregation at Tule Lake. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1293
Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney-at-Law, March 27, 1950 (ddr-csujad-55-2259)
doc Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney-at-Law, March 27, 1950 (ddr-csujad-55-2259)
Correspondence and update from attorney Wayne Collins regarding the status of mass equity suits for Japanese Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship during their incarceration during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2362
Barracks with mountains in background in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-2233)
img Barracks with mountains in background in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-2233)
Black and white landscape photograph depicting barracks and power lines with mountains in the background at Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2336
War ration book no. 3, OPA form no. R-130, Aie Yokota (ddr-csujad-55-220)
doc War ration book no. 3, OPA form no. R-130, Aie Yokota (ddr-csujad-55-220)
Booklet of war ration stamps belonging to Aie Yokota incarcerated in Tule Lake camp. OPA Form No. R-130. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0222
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