Tule Lake

Concentration Camp

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Departure for resettlement in the East (ddr-csujad-26-68)
img Departure for resettlement in the East (ddr-csujad-26-68)
A large crowd of Japanese American incarcerees gather around packed vehicle with trailer. Caption on back of photograph reads, "Departure for resettlement in the East." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_005
Nobie Masaki (ddr-csujad-26-140)
img Nobie Masaki (ddr-csujad-26-140)
Photo of a young Japanese American woman posing in front of a barracks buildings. Handwriting on the photo reads, "Dear Mrs. Billigmeier, Always, Nobie Masaki." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_110
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
Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
doc Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including weather, social interactions, barracks noise, the desire to leave camp, prospect of discrimination, reflections on "one year since 'evacuation,'" and the journey to camp. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of …
Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social …
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to …
Visiting newspaper men interview the charming Mrs. Murayama (ddr-csujad-26-126)
img Visiting newspaper men interview the charming Mrs. Murayama (ddr-csujad-26-126)
Photo shows a woman, Mrs. Murayama, being photographed while holding an object for a man. Verso reads, "visiting newspaper men interview the charming Mrs. Murayama - but what the editors did to their stories." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_095
People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
img People posing in snow (ddr-csujad-26-122)
Photo of three Japanese Americans and four Caucasian people, including Robert Billigmeier, posing with snowballs and a dog. Related photo in sequence ucsb_mei_0070. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_091
Four people and a dog (ddr-csujad-26-109)
img Four people and a dog (ddr-csujad-26-109)
One Japanese American man and three Caucasian people pose for a photo with unexpected dog in front of camp. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0111, ucsb_mei_0113, ucsb_mei_0114, ucsb_mei_0115. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_070
Group photo (ddr-csujad-26-87)
img Group photo (ddr-csujad-26-87)
A group of fourteen people including Japanese Americans and Caucasians pose together. The photo includes Robert Billigmeier in the top row on the left. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_024
Seated Japanese man in uniform (ddr-csujad-26-90)
img Seated Japanese man in uniform (ddr-csujad-26-90)
A Japanese American man wearing a military uniform is seated in a home. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_027
Billigmeier and others outdoors (ddr-csujad-26-89)
img Billigmeier and others outdoors (ddr-csujad-26-89)
Billigmeier, a Japanese American man, and two women in the process of posing outdoors. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_026
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-44)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-44)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including social and cultural differences, personality conflicts, friendships, social interactions, school, dogs, memories, reflections on camp life, weather, a friend in the military visiting his parents in camp, hobbies, and opinions about other people and daily life. Each entry …
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including classes, class discussions, assignments, grades, exams, homework and studying, interclass sports, graduation, dances, and a carnival fundraiser for yearbook. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected …
Christian church in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-7)
doc Christian church in Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-7)
Report on the majority Protestant Christian church at Tule Lake and the development of a community church which became known as "Tule Lake Union Church." The report describes church organization, leadership issues and changes, schedules, facilities, church-centered groups and activities, finances, languages and membership. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement …
Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
img Tule Lake scrapbook (ddr-csujad-26-53)
Scrapbook created in Tule Lake camp by Japanese American students. Contents include drawings, art, holiday greeting cards prints, poetry and signatures of student groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_001
Couple with baby (ddr-csujad-26-105)
img Couple with baby (ddr-csujad-26-105)
A young Japanese American couple poses in front of a building with a small baby. Caption on back of photograph reads, "giordi Chester Ogi [at] 3 mos. (with Emi [and] Chet). From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_047"
Men boy and dog (ddr-csujad-26-116)
img Men boy and dog (ddr-csujad-26-116)
Three men including a Japanese American man in uniform, Robert Billigmeier with a dog, and a small Japanese American boy pose for a group photo. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_081
Camp buildings with dust cloud (ddr-csujad-26-69)
img Camp buildings with dust cloud (ddr-csujad-26-69)
Camp barracks buildings line a road with dust cloud. People can be seen in front of the buildings in distance. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_006
Farm workers (ddr-csujad-26-139)
img Farm workers (ddr-csujad-26-139)
Photo of farm workers appearing to harvest a crop. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_109
List of sources and topics (ddr-csujad-26-41)
doc List of sources and topics (ddr-csujad-26-41)
List of personality card authors including their identifying codes and a list of topics used by Billigmeier to collect information during the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). The codes can be seen written on the corners of the personality cards: ucsb_mei_0032, ucsb_mei_0034, ucsb_mei_0035, ucsb_mei_0036, ucsb_mei_0037, ucsb_mei_0038, ucsb_mei_0039, ucsb_mei_0042, ucsb_mei_0043, ucsb_mei_0044. See this object in …
Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
doc Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
Outline for an academic social science study, the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS), led by the University of California of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Outline highlights area of administrative, social, political and personal areas to be studied by a team of researchers encamped with incarcerees. See this object in …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 4 (ddr-csujad-26-52)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 4 (ddr-csujad-26-52)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Autumn" a poem by Ken Yasuda; "On a night Like this" by Frances Okamoto; "Sloop Nakano: fat guy" by Riley O'Suga; "Flower arrangement" by Grace Hosokawa; "Why co-op" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Twilight emissary" by Tommy Sakiyama; "Hi school in …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 7 (ddr-csujad-26-48)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 7 (ddr-csujad-26-48)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Snow blossom" by Ken Yasuda; "The barber's wife" by Arthur Morimitsu; "In the still of the night" by Frank S. Tanabe; "Haiku and painting" by Ken Yasuda; "Looking back" by George J. Nakamura; "An expose of the wolf" by …
Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
img Tule Lake scrapbook Christmas card illustrations (ddr-csujad-26-61)
Scrapbook page featuring Tule Lake setting block prints of four holiday greeting cards. Each card depicts the barracks within a variation of the camp setting and variations of landscape. The page features two illustrations of barracks with one drawing specifically depicting the barracks behind barbed wire fencing and is signed by "Cleone Norman." Tule Lake scrapbook …
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