Puyallup (Camp Harmony)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Japanese Americans waving good-bye (ddr-densho-36-63)
img Japanese Americans waving good-bye (ddr-densho-36-63)
The Puyallup Assembly Center housed primarily Japanese Americans from Seattle, Washington. It was open from April 28 to September 23, 1942. Most of the Japanese Americans from the Puyallup Assembly Center were later sent to the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho.
Japanese American gardening (ddr-densho-36-35)
img Japanese American gardening (ddr-densho-36-35)
Japanese Americans tried hard to make life at the assembly center bearable. Here, a camp inmate tends to a garden.
Arrival at the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-32)
img Arrival at the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-32)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, which many camp inmates called "Camp Harmony," was on the site of the annual Western Washington Fair. The center was constructed in only seventeen days. Barracks were erected in converted livestock stalls near the parking lots and under the grandstand. Japanese Americans remained at the fairgrounds from April 28 to September 23,1942, …
Letter from Bill  to Tama (ddr-densho-383-554)
doc Letter from Bill to Tama (ddr-densho-383-554)
Advice on travelling to Minidoka from Camp Harmony, conditions at Minidoka and progress on building camp
Printed copy of text of speech from 2004 Minidoka Reunion (ddr-densho-383-482)
doc Printed copy of text of speech from 2004 Minidoka Reunion (ddr-densho-383-482)
Section II, Introduction to Puyallup, by Tama Tokuda, completed text of object ddr-densho-383-481
Registration Officer's Certificate (ddr-densho-383-528)
doc Registration Officer's Certificate (ddr-densho-383-528)
Certifying that George Tokuda is registered to vote in his home precinct while in Camp Harmony
Letter from Bill to Tama (ddr-densho-383-543)
doc Letter from Bill to Tama (ddr-densho-383-543)
Dated "2nd Night", describing living conditions at Camp Harmony
Women and girls behind barbed wire at Camp Harmony (ddr-densho-383-464)
img Women and girls behind barbed wire at Camp Harmony (ddr-densho-383-464)
Tamako Inouye on far right. Written on back of photograph: "Camp Harmony, Puyallup, Washington, 1942".
Letter from Nobutaka (probably Nobuko Yanagimachi) to Tamako Inouye (ddr-densho-383-556)
doc Letter from Nobutaka (probably Nobuko Yanagimachi) to Tamako Inouye (ddr-densho-383-556)
Re: conditions at Camp Harmony. Nobuko Yanagimachi was a fellow UW student and member of Fuyo-Kai
Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
doc Letter from Sueko Hasegawa (ddr-densho-383-555)
Written before Hasegawa was "evacuated" to Tamako in camp, probably Camp Harmony
Tamako Inouye's 1942 Diary (ddr-densho-383-627)
doc Tamako Inouye's 1942 Diary (ddr-densho-383-627)
Tamako (Inouye) Tokuda's daily diary from 1942. She discusses forced removal from Seattle, time at Puyallup Assembly Center and time at Minidoka.
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