Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-7)
doc Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-7)
Ayako writes to her father with updates about her canary, her mother making deliveries, and telling him that the church has been closed.
Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-6)
doc Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-6)
Ayako writes to her father sending him love for his birthday; she tells him that Abraham Lincoln died the day before his birthday and asks if he remembers the event. She tells him about the family's preparations for mass removal, including receiving typhoid shots and feeling a little sick afterwards.
Letter from Midori Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-11)
doc Letter from Midori Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-11)
Midori writes to her father about life at the Puyallup Assembly Center and tells him about a rumor she has heard about him.
Letter from Midori Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-12)
doc Letter from Midori Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-12)
Midori writes to her father about how happy she is to hear that he is being released and gives him updates on life at the Puyallup Assembly Center.
Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-13)
doc Letter from Ayako Fujii to Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-13)
Ayako writes to her father about how happy she is to hear that he is being released and gives him updates on life at the Puyallup Assembly Center.
Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
doc Book of 70th Anniversary of Japanese Congregational Church (ddr-densho-446-455)
The Japanese Congregational Church's 70th Anniversary coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the Japanese Christian Mission in North America. This book traces the history of JCC within the larger setting of national and local events, and some of the photos and narratives may be of interest. Ai Chih Tsai was pastor at JCC from 1948 to …
An oral history with Victor
av An oral history with Victor "Ferrell" Kambe (ddr-csujad-29-34)
An oral interview with Victor "Ferrell" Kambe, an incarceree at the Puyallup Assembly Center. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0120. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2268_T01
A woman boarding a bus to go to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-888)
img A woman boarding a bus to go to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-888)
WRA caption on reverse: "This evacuee has just arrived by train with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center and is boarding one of the waiting buses for the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center."
Unloading luggage (ddr-fom-1-887)
img Unloading luggage (ddr-fom-1-887)
WRA caption on reverse: "The baggage of approximately six hundred evacuees from the assembly center at Puyallup, Washington, is taken from the train by truck to their new homes at the Minidoka War Relocation Authority Center."
Incarcerees transferring from trains to buses on their way to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-889)
img Incarcerees transferring from trains to buses on their way to Minidoka (ddr-fom-1-889)
WRA caption on reverse: "This evacuee has just arrived by train with 600 others from the Puyallup assembly center and is boarding one of the waiting buses for the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center."
Letter to Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-15)
doc Letter to Frances Haglund (ddr-densho-275-15)
Letter to Frances Haglund from Lury Sato answering some of Frances's questions. Also notes possibly written by Frances
Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-42)
doc Letter to Frances Haglund from George L. Townsend (ddr-densho-275-42)
A letter from George Townsend regarding Frances Haglund's article "Behind Barbed Wire."
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-6)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-6)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing daily life, mass removal to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center asking about life at Fort Missoula, and requesting more letters from him.
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-8)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-8)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing plans for their removal and how they had to quit school after being banned from going into the city limits.
Japanese Americans walking between barracks (ddr-densho-36-40)
img Japanese Americans walking between barracks (ddr-densho-36-40)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates were from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
Group playing Monopoly (ddr-densho-36-38)
img Group playing Monopoly (ddr-densho-36-38)
Japanese Americans did their best to lead normal lives in the Puyallup Assembly Center. They cultivated gardens, engaged in different types of activities, and played games such as Monopoly.
Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
img Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates came from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
Japanese Americans cooking (ddr-densho-36-34)
img Japanese Americans cooking (ddr-densho-36-34)
The assembly center was composed of blocks, each with its own kitchen and dining area.
Japanese American receiving lunch (ddr-densho-36-42)
img Japanese American receiving lunch (ddr-densho-36-42)
The assembly center was composed of blocks, each with its own kitchen and dining area.
Baggage arrival at assembly center (ddr-densho-36-41)
img Baggage arrival at assembly center (ddr-densho-36-41)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was located at the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates were from Seattle, Washington.
Japanese American washing clothes (ddr-densho-36-36)
img Japanese American washing clothes (ddr-densho-36-36)
The Puyallup Assembly Center was composed of a number of blocks. Each block had a communal washroom, such as the one shown here.
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