Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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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 …
Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
doc Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
This item contains the more in-depth answers to questions on the affidavit that Tsugitada Kanamori submitted. In these extended answers to questions about Kanamori's repatriation to Japan and his refusal to pledge allegiance to the United States, he discusses his fear of violence and desire to keep his family together which resulted in his answering of …
Letter from R. R. Best, Project Director, and Lionel Perkins, Business Enterprises Adviser United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority to Mr. Ivan Williams Department of Justice, December 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-12-24)
doc Letter from R. R. Best, Project Director, and Lionel Perkins, Business Enterprises Adviser United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority to Mr. Ivan Williams Department of Justice, December 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-12-24)
This official correspondence confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori had worked at the Tule Lake incarceration camp for 6.5 months and had earned a total of $131.86 as of November 30, 1945. Issued by R.R. Best, Project Director and Lionel Perkins, Business Enterprises Adviser United States Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority. See this object in the …
Marriage affidavit [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-12-25)
doc Marriage affidavit [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-12-25)
Marriage affidavit for Tsugitada Kanamori and Kazuko Miyamoto. Signed by Sasaki, Buddhist priest, and Yoshikazu Tamura and Sotaro Nishikawa, witnesses. Tsugitada and Kazuyo married in the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_07_006
Soldiers and Incarcerees (ddr-csujad-13-2)
img Soldiers and Incarcerees (ddr-csujad-13-2)
In this photo, two soldiers holding guns are seen surrounding at least one incarceree as well as a man who appears to be addressed as a chef or kitchen worker. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Major [illegible] + social worker during disturbance in Jap area. [illegible]2 armed E.M.E. [illegible] standing by for possible difficulty." …
Inscription on a Hill (ddr-csujad-13-8)
img Inscription on a Hill (ddr-csujad-13-8)
An inscription was placed on a mountain side that reads, "1943 Aug. 31 Katsumi Sato, Tsutomu Matsumoto, Masato Nakashima, Kiyoshi Fukumitsu Paint Crew." Caption on back of photograph reads, "inscription at top of highest peak by Japs during Christian gathering in Aug 43. Japs inscription is only date of gathering." See this object in the California …
View of Buildings at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-15)
img View of Buildings at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-15)
A row of barracks or some other structures at the Tule Lake incarceration camp are photographed from inside a vehicle. Caption on back of photograph reads, "Cruising along streets of Camp Tulelake during Jap disturbance in Nov. 43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_010
Incarcerees of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-13-16)
img Incarcerees of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-13-16)
The photograph depicts people walking in the distance towards some structures in the Tule Lake incarceration camp. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Japs just about to enter stockade under guard." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_011
Landscape (ddr-csujad-13-5)
img Landscape (ddr-csujad-13-5)
A landscape photograph depicts the area surrounding the Tule Lake incarceration camp. The caption on back of photograph reads, "View from hill tops and surrounding Tulelake Camp in Calif. (43)." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_032
Housing Barracks (ddr-csujad-13-19)
img Housing Barracks (ddr-csujad-13-19)
A distant view of housing barracks inside Tulelake with a handwritten caption at the bottom of the photograph that reads, "Jap quarters Tulelake." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_014
Photograph from Inside a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-10)
img Photograph from Inside a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-10)
A photograph taken from inside a vehicle at the Tule Lake incarceration camp. Caption on back of photograph reads, "Japs walking on their streets during disturbance. Nov 43. Tulelake Calif." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_005
Soldiers in Uniform (ddr-csujad-13-24)
img Soldiers in Uniform (ddr-csujad-13-24)
A group of soldiers pose together in uniform. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Town Patrol." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_019
View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
img View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
A photograph that appears to have been taken from inside a vehicle. A row of barracks or some other structures are in view as well as another vehicle and a group of incarcerees. According to the caption on back of photograph, this photo depicts, "Evacuating loyal Japs [500 of 16,000] whose lives were in danger. They …
Distant View of a Group of People and Building (ddr-csujad-13-17)
img Distant View of a Group of People and Building (ddr-csujad-13-17)
This photograph depicts a group of people standing together with a building structure in the background at the Tule Lake incarceration camp. According to the caption on back of photograph, which reads, "Disloyal Japs who were [cuffed] up when they first refused to answer inquires of [army] questioning. Leaving [them back] to stockade under guard," this …
Another Inscription on a Hill (ddr-csujad-13-9)
img Another Inscription on a Hill (ddr-csujad-13-9)
This inscription on a hill overlooking the Tule Lake incarceration camp may be another view of the same inscription as the photograph from item csudh_tul_0008. The names inscribed appear to be, "Katsumi Sato, Tsutomu Matsumoto, Masato Nakashima, Kiyoshi Fukumitsu Paint Crew." The caption on back of photograph reads, "Another inscription by Japs at peak overlooking camp …
Caravan of Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-22)
img Caravan of Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-22)
This photograph depicts a caravan of military vehicles and men. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Parked for Lunch Nov 43." As indicated by the photographs in items csudh_tul_0020 and csudh_tul_021, these men are on their way to the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Incarcerees Digging (ddr-csujad-13-6)
img Incarcerees Digging (ddr-csujad-13-6)
A group of people are photographed digging in the ground in a large expanse of land inside the Tule Lake incarceration camp. The housing barracks or some of type of structure are also pictured in the distance. Caption on back of photograph reads, "Jap inmates [sifting] to collect stones to make necklaces. Tulelake Calif (Nov 43)" …
Man at an Overlook (ddr-csujad-13-13)
img Man at an Overlook (ddr-csujad-13-13)
The same man from the photograph in item csudh_tul_0012 is pictured at a different lookout point. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "H.J.W. viewing surrounding area [with] field glasses overlooking Tulelake Jap internment camp in California." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_008
Woman Walking Away (ddr-csujad-13-1)
img Woman Walking Away (ddr-csujad-13-1)
A woman is photographed walking away from the photographer towards a building. The caption on the back of photograph reads, "Jap girl fleeing when about to snap picture. Took [some] anyway. Other girl got out of sight in time." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_028
Soldiers and Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-20)
img Soldiers and Military Vehicles (ddr-csujad-13-20)
A group of soldiers stand together next to military vehicles. As the caption on front of photograph explains, they are, "On way to Tullelake Nov. 43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_015
Supplemental affidavit to be submitted with applications of Japanese
doc Supplemental affidavit to be submitted with applications of Japanese "renunciants" (ddr-csujad-24-86)
An affidavit prepared by Jitsushige Tsuha (Reverend Kenjitsu Jitsushige Tsuha) for the Immigration and Naturalization Service requesting that his citizenship and accompanying civil rights be restored. In these documents Tsuha argues that he was forced at gunpoint to sign forms renouncing his citizenship at the Tule Lake incarceration camp and did not realize what he was …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 26, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-104)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 26, 1991 (ddr-csujad-24-104)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin about a woman named Kiyoko Mozaki who was teaching a class on Japanese Americans at a university in Koyoto, Japan. Weglyn states that Mozaki's father was incarcerated in the Tule Lake incarceration camp and later received a redress check. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to Bob Bratt, executive director, Office of Reparations Administration, Department of Justice, December 5, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-68)
doc Letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to Bob Bratt, executive director, Office of Reparations Administration, Department of Justice, December 5, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-68)
A letter from Cedrick M. Shimo to Bob Bratt in which Shimo makes an argument for why he should receive repatriations, even though he was not in an incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_05_002
Group photo (ddr-csujad-26-120)
img Group photo (ddr-csujad-26-120)
A group of twelve people, including Japanese Americans, pose in a group photo in a residence. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_089
Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
doc Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including living in barracks, block noise, lack of privacy, mess hall dining, nosy neighbors, jobs, leisure time, sports, movies, church attendance, the Young Buddhist Association (YBA), family dynamics, social changes, dating, and rumors. Each entry includes the full date …
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