Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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Man on the Lookout (ddr-csujad-13-12)
img Man on the Lookout (ddr-csujad-13-12)
A soldier sits in a rock formation with binoculars. Caption on back of photograph reads, "H.J.W. lying in cave of highest peak overlooking Camp Tulelake glancing [through] glasses pointed toward Jap camp." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_007
Men Posing Together (ddr-csujad-13-21)
img Men Posing Together (ddr-csujad-13-21)
A group of men, most likely soldiers, pose together. The caption on front of photograph reads, "On way to Tullelake Nov 43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_016
Man in Winter (ddr-csujad-13-32)
img Man in Winter (ddr-csujad-13-32)
A man stands in front of a building holding some sort of cloth. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Cover the Doorway." The caption on back of photograph reads, "Pte Babbs 2/1/43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_027
Cross (ddr-csujad-13-7)
img Cross (ddr-csujad-13-7)
A Christian cross is pictured on top of a hillside. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Cross erected by Christian Japs at highest peak in Nov 43 E camp in foreground." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_002
Men in Military Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-4)
img Men in Military Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-4)
Three men in military uniform are pictured in a military vehicle. The caption on back of photograph reads, "H.J.W. Manning 30 caliber gun on mounted car (armored) patrolling Jap streets during disturbance during Nov 43 at Tulelake Calif Capt. sitting in background." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_031
Soldier on Guard (ddr-csujad-13-18)
img Soldier on Guard (ddr-csujad-13-18)
A soldier stands with his back to the photographer. He is holding a gun and appears to be on guard. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Tulelake Calif. E.M.E.___ gun guarding Jap [disloyal] who threatened loyal family (his) ____ they left him." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
img Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
Three men dressed in what appear to be military uniforms are photographed together. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Rogers Beeson Ford." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_022
Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
img Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
A group of soldiers appear to be gathered together amongst trees. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Beer Bust Nov 43," which would indicate this might be some sort of celebration or party. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_024
Large Crowd at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-14)
img Large Crowd at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-14)
A photograph of a crowd of people. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Jap Trouble Tullelake," which indicates the crowd is a result of some sort of disturbance or issue. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_009
Group of People Gathered Together (ddr-csujad-13-11)
img Group of People Gathered Together (ddr-csujad-13-11)
A photograph of people gathered together in the Tule Lake incarceration camp. The caption on back of photograph reads, "All the Japs that quickly gathered as soon as family difficulty took place. They were quickly dispersed." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_006
Soldiers under the Trees (ddr-csujad-13-25)
img Soldiers under the Trees (ddr-csujad-13-25)
A group of soldiers in uniform pose together under the cover of trees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_020
Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
doc Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
Report on a creative writers group including establishment, membership, meetings, purpose, and leadership. The group gathered weekly to critique each other's work for submittal to the Tulean Dispatch and outside publications. Describes the involvement, influence, and eventual tension with Mr. Cook and the writers group as an example of a "Caucasian-Japanese relationship" in the camp. Report …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 11 (ddr-csujad-26-51)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 11 (ddr-csujad-26-51)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Does it pay to stay here?" by Reverend Shigeo Tanabe; "Relocation" by Minoru Kimura; "Nisei personality adjustment: Nisei need to find their perspectives through self-analysis. A valuable article for all evacuees especially resettlers" by James Sakoda; "Gloom" by Buster …
Scrap lumber conflict (ddr-csujad-26-17)
doc Scrap lumber conflict (ddr-csujad-26-17)
Report utilizing journal entries to describe competition and conflicts between incarcerees over scrap lumber leftover from camp construction. Describes lumber usage by incarcerees includes construction of furniture and porches, creation of partitions in the barracks for privacy, and accumulation for use during winter. The report includes observations of inequality, disorganization, and the lack of administrative oversight …
Old Indian fort in Lava Beds National Monument, Calif., J. H. Eastman #B-1324 (ddr-csujad-26-104)
img Old Indian fort in Lava Beds National Monument, Calif., J. H. Eastman #B-1324 (ddr-csujad-26-104)
Postcard depicting Native American architecture at Lava Beds National Monument addressed to "Sgt. Tsukahara Student Det. Camp Savage, Minn" on verso. Lava Beds National Monument is nearby Tule Lake incarceration camp. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_043
Women and dog (ddr-csujad-26-114)
img Women and dog (ddr-csujad-26-114)
Four women and a dog pose in front of an automobile while Robert Billigmeier points toward the camera. Barracks are in background. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0109, ucsb_mei_0111, ucsb_mei_0113, ucsb_mei_0115. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_078
Candid photo (ddr-csujad-26-88)
img Candid photo (ddr-csujad-26-88)
Candid photo of people seated on the floor during what appears to be a costume party. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0083, ucsb_mei_0094, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_025
War Relocation Authority building (ddr-csujad-26-96)
img War Relocation Authority building (ddr-csujad-26-96)
Rocks and pond in front of a War Relocation Authority (WRA) building. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_033
People posing outside (ddr-csujad-26-107)
img People posing outside (ddr-csujad-26-107)
Three Caucasian women and one Japanese American man pose outdoors. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_060
Woman and young men (ddr-csujad-26-82)
img Woman and young men (ddr-csujad-26-82)
A Caucasian woman and three young Japanese American men pose in front of a barracks building. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_019
Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
doc Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
Essay observing education levels, types of students, and establishment of education programs at Tule Lake for English speaking students. Includes descriptions of programs for various age groups including nursery, primary, secondary, adult education, college and the Student Relocation Council. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object …
Co-op movement in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-6)
doc Co-op movement in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-6)
Chronological report of the organization and initial leadership of the co-op movement at Tule Lake as decided by the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Includes details of the process, advisory council meetings, incarceree participation, and establishment proceedings. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California …
View of the camp showing Castle Rock (ddr-csujad-26-102)
img View of the camp showing Castle Rock (ddr-csujad-26-102)
Photo of camp buildings and road down the middle backed by hilly landscape. Caption on back of photo reads, "View of the camp showing Castle Rock. A Nisei objected to this picture because the daisies in the corner relieve the dusty monotony of the camp." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the …
Obstetric at the camp hospital (ddr-csujad-26-128)
img Obstetric at the camp hospital (ddr-csujad-26-128)
An obstetric nurse holds a baby. Verso reads, "Obstetric at the camp hospital." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_098
Population and ecology (ddr-csujad-26-24)
doc Population and ecology (ddr-csujad-26-24)
Comparison of Tule Lake incarceree population statistics collected by the Division of Housing and Employment to the 1940 US Census statistics of Japanese Americans from California, Oregon and Washington. Examines how expelled communities disbursed at Tule Lake via housing records, age and gender distribution, religious affiliation, and the number of births at Tule Lake up to …
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