Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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[Minutes of the joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 7,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-22)
doc [Minutes of the joint meeting of the advisory council and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 7,1944] (ddr-csujad-2-22)
Meeting minutes between incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Describes change to transportation equipment in the center and vandalism within the public school. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0022
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to the Advisory Council, March 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-100)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to the Advisory Council, March 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-100)
Memo regarding employment of priests as social workers and educational lecturers. Recommends employing nine Buddhist priests, stating that they will have greater influence over the students and parents ("colonists"), the majority of whom are Buddhist, than the Japanese Language School teachers would. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0101
Anonymous letter post marked February 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-99)
doc Anonymous letter post marked February 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-99)
Provides several quoted statements regarding the arrest of a Mr. Bingo on February 1 and protesting his innocence; the quotes name three others as agitators for status quo instead. These quotes, which are in English, are presumably a translation of the letter, in Japanese, that accompanies this document. See this object in the California State Universities …
Officer's report on disorderly conduct from a U.S. Army employees (ddr-csujad-2-54)
doc Officer's report on disorderly conduct from a U.S. Army employees (ddr-csujad-2-54)
Report from U.S. Army Officer J.B. Cook on various U.S. Army employees being drunk on duty and other problems. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0054
Letter from Evacuee Police to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp, February 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-13)
doc Letter from Evacuee Police to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp, February 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-13)
Letter from Evacuee Police Force to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp, requesting the release of Hiroyoshi Tsuda from the army stockades at Tule Lake Camp. Signed names: Kataoka, H.; Okusako, Thomas; Ogata, Roy K.; Miyamoto, H.; Tanaka, K.; Haruyama, N.; Yoshida, Maeko; Hanagata, Ken; Ayabe, Toshi S.; Ono, I; Kanno, Thomas K.; Sato, R.; …
Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-68)
doc Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-68)
Report provides minutes of meeting requested by stockade incarcerees, listing the incarcerees, Co-ordinating Committee members, and others in attendance and presenting paraphrased text, identifying speakers by name. Topics addressed include incarcerees' difficulties in talking honestly, especially when they are spoken with in groups rather than individually; incarcerees' understanding of conditions in the camp outside of the …
Letter from residents of Block 9 to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp and Colonel Verne Austin, Commander of Military Police, February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-7)
doc Letter from residents of Block 9 to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp and Colonel Verne Austin, Commander of Military Police, February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-7)
Letter from residents of Block 9 to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp and Colonel Verne Austin, Commander of Military Police requesting the release of four incarerees detained in the army stockades at Tule Lake Camp: Dentaro Tani, Heizaburo Nakada, Goichi Ishimaru, and Toshiaki Oku. Signed names: Tani, Dentaro; Nakada, Heizaburo; Ishimaru, Goichi; Oku, Toshiaki; …
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to W. [Willard E.] Schmidt, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-98)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to W. [Willard E.] Schmidt, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-98)
List of names, addresses, family numbers, and start dates of active fielders (in subject line, the job title is spelled "fiedlers" but is elsewhere spelled correctly); start dates of the 32 fielders range from January 13, 1944 to February 4, 1944. Names: Hamada, Isao; Nakanishi, Yoichi; Iwohara, Tsugio; Okamoto, Chiyoko; Keiunji, Masaru; Sakai, Masayoshi; Oda, Yoshitsugu; …
[Statement to Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief, Internal Security, or to whomever it may concern, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-97)
doc [Statement to Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief, Internal Security, or to whomever it may concern, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-97)
Statement signed by 20 officers of the Internal Security Department requesting that Fenton Mahrt, "a man of long police experience" and employee of the WRA, be considered for the permanent position of Chief of Internal Security to head the Internal Security Division. The officers state that they do not consider this document to be a petition …
[Japanese folklore about birth] (ddr-csujad-2-59)
doc [Japanese folklore about birth] (ddr-csujad-2-59)
Report on Japanese folklore and superstitions regarding the birth of a newborn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0059
[Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake] (ddr-csujad-2-58)
doc [Some reactions to selective service: Tule Lake] (ddr-csujad-2-58)
Report on selective service reactions at Tule Lake Camp. Report discusses Japanese identity compared to American identity, especially for the Nisei, repatriation requests, and draft evasion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0058
Hayashi, Ichiro intake form and photographs (ddr-csujad-2-65)
img Hayashi, Ichiro intake form and photographs (ddr-csujad-2-65)
Photographs and intake form for Ichiro Hayashi, an incarceree transferred to Tule Lake Camp from Jerome Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0065
Newell Star printers (ddr-csujad-3-20)
img Newell Star printers (ddr-csujad-3-20)
Group photograph, including Toshio Oku, of the publication printers in the print shop of the Newell Star weekly newspaper printed for the Tule Lake segregation camp. The group has printed stacks of Vol. III, no. 2 of the Newell Star next to them. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-17)
img Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-17)
Christmas card of Santa Claus presenting a landscape photo of the Tule Lake incarceration camp featuring a barbed wire fence, snow covered path to a gate leading outside camp to a railroad crossing, and a hillside. Card reads "Season's greetings." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_018
Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-16)
img Holiday greeting card (ddr-csujad-3-16)
Christmas card of Santa Claus presenting a photo of the Tule Lake incarceration camp featuring a barbed wire fence, what appears to be a section of a guard tower, and a distant hillside. Card reads "Season's greetings." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_017
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
Tule Lake nighttime panorama (ddr-csujad-3-6)
img Tule Lake nighttime panorama (ddr-csujad-3-6)
High vantage point panoramic nighttime photograph of Tule Lake camp with the lights from the buildings inside camp on. The photograph shows the expanse of the camp against the darkened landscape. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_006
Toshio Oku printing (ddr-csujad-3-21)
img Toshio Oku printing (ddr-csujad-3-21)
Toshio Oku prints the weekly newspaper at Tule Lake using a mimeograph machine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_022
Tule Lake landscape panoramic photograph (ddr-csujad-3-5)
img Tule Lake landscape panoramic photograph (ddr-csujad-3-5)
High vantage point panoramic photograph of Tule Lake camp showing expanse of camp including buildings, railroad, roadways, and the basin landscape. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_005
Tule Lake rooftops (ddr-csujad-3-4)
img Tule Lake rooftops (ddr-csujad-3-4)
Photograph looking across rooftops of buildings at Tule Lake towards hills in the distance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_004
Relocation program: [a guidebook for the residents of relocation centers] (ddr-csujad-5-69)
doc Relocation program: [a guidebook for the residents of relocation centers] (ddr-csujad-5-69)
Japanese translation of "Relocation program: a guidebook for the residents of relocation centers." It describes the policies and procedures of the War Relocation Authority Relocation Program. Includes policies and procedures on leave and return to a camp, placement, travel and subsistence, food, lodging, health service, employment and compensation, clothing allowances, community government, education, internal security, consumer …
George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
doc George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
Oral history interview with George Okada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_OKADA_GEORGE
Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
doc Hatsu Mochizuki (ddr-csujad-8-92)
Oral history interview with Hatsu Mochizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mochizuki, Hatsu
Group Poses Next to Cross (ddr-csujad-13-23)
img Group Poses Next to Cross (ddr-csujad-13-23)
A group of unidentified men pose together next to what appears to be a religious cross. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Tullelake." The men are most likely guards or soldiers stationed at the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_018
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