Gila River

Concentration Camp

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Momoyo Yamamoto, former farm worker in Fresno County (ddr-csujad-14-1)
img Momoyo Yamamoto, former farm worker in Fresno County (ddr-csujad-14-1)
Momoyo Yamamoto, former farm worker in Fresno County, harvesting spinach at Gila River incarceration camp. November 26, 1942. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_001
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these …
Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
doc Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
This document describes in detail the chronology of "evacuation and relocation" after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_01
Desert Sentinel, Volume I, No. 4, November 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-17-5)
doc Desert Sentinel, Volume I, No. 4, November 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-17-5)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp. Features and topics include a new superintendent and the choice of "Desert Sentinel" as the name for the school paper; news of campus, sports, and social and holiday events, including the opening of the Butte High School library; items about classes, students and teachers, including a student …
Deserted Senses [spoof title for Desert Sentinel], Vol. I, No. 9, April 1, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-3)
doc Deserted Senses [spoof title for Desert Sentinel], Vol. I, No. 9, April 1, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-3)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp; this is an April Fools' Day issue with articles and illustrations making fun of life at camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JARC_04-01_03
Desert Sentinel, Vol. I. No. 15, June 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-1)
doc Desert Sentinel, Vol. I. No. 15, June 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-1)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp. According to an announcement on the back page, publication seeks to make known the War Relocation Authority's "plans and policies," the results of Community Council deliberations, and various regulations and news about life at the Gila River Incarceration Camp. Issue features articles about and by the Camp's …
Desert Sentinel, Vol. I No. 3, December 24, 1942 (ddr-csujad-17-4)
doc Desert Sentinel, Vol. I No. 3, December 24, 1942 (ddr-csujad-17-4)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp. Features and topics include a constitution and new principal for Butte High School; news of campus, sports, and social and holiday events; items about classes, students and teachers; and short prose and poetry pieces. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Desert Sentinel, Vol. I No. 12, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-2)
doc Desert Sentinel, Vol. I No. 12, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-2)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp. Features and items include a report on a bond drive and on a "Kampus Karnival"; news about the debate team and about a talent show, as well as about goings-on at Topaz, Utah; Manzanar, California; Echoes, Wyoming; Hunt, Idaho; and Amache, Colorado; and illustrations. See this object …
Revised Suggestions on Method of Procedure for the Placement of Japanese Evacuees (ddr-csujad-18-11)
doc Revised Suggestions on Method of Procedure for the Placement of Japanese Evacuees (ddr-csujad-18-11)
General principles and revised suggestions regarding procedures for the placement of "Japanese evacuees." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_02
Digest of the West Coast Newspaper Items, December 6, 1945 to January 15, 1946 (ddr-csujad-19-8)
doc Digest of the West Coast Newspaper Items, December 6, 1945 to January 15, 1946 (ddr-csujad-19-8)
Factual information describing the activities of the Japanese Americans in the armed forces, Anti Japanese activities, housing of Japanese Americans in Burbank and other significant activities during the period from December 6, 1945 to January 15 , 1946. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-01_03
Tabulation of News Clippings, edited June 16, 1945 (ddr-csujad-19-24)
doc Tabulation of News Clippings, edited June 16, 1945 (ddr-csujad-19-24)
A tabulation of the US newspaper articles organized by subject, published around June 1945. Formally published under the title: News digest. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-17_01
Japanese American News clippings, September-October 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-20)
doc Japanese American News clippings, September-October 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-20)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from various tabloids during the period from September to October 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-11_01
Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
doc Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from different tabloids describing significant events like the "first Mass Evacuation" which took place in the United States and how the Japanese people adjusted to the new way of life in the War Relocation Centers during the period of August 1943. See this object in the …
Gila river relocation camp 50th anniversary reunion (ddr-csujad-24-102)
doc Gila river relocation camp 50th anniversary reunion (ddr-csujad-24-102)
This is a booklet written for attendees at the Gila River incarceration camp 50th anniversary reunion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_004
Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
doc Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
A postcard from Lily in Chicago to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona. Lily writes from Chicago, Illinois, on her way to Denver, Colorado. She is planing to visit Geo and go to the Gila River camp in Arizona where her family was incarcerated. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page …
Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-1)
doc Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-1)
One diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, a Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California. His diary starts from his departing day from Los Angeles to move into the Manzanar incarceration camp as one of the first group of volunteer incacerees. He was transferred to the Gila River camp, Arizona, to join his brother's family, and segregated into …
Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-2)
doc Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-2)
English translation of a diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, a Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California. His diary starts from his departing day from Los Angeles to move into the Manzanar incarceration camp as one of the first group of volunteer incacerees. He was transferred to the Gila River camp in Arizona, to join his brother's …
Ten visits: brief accounts of our visits to all ten Japanese American relocation centers of World War II (ddr-csujad-35-17)
doc Ten visits: brief accounts of our visits to all ten Japanese American relocation centers of World War II (ddr-csujad-35-17)
A booklet written by Frank and Joaane Iritani. A brief account of their visits to all ten incarceration camps. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: kuw_01_15_001
Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
doc Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano, who is leaving the Gila River incarceration camp for Chicago, Illinois. It is written by Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer in Chicago, Illinois and also addresses Fumio's answers to the "loyalty questionnaire" questions 27 and 28. See this object in the California …
Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-42-107)
doc Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-42-107)
An uniform straight bill of lading issued by Southern Pacific Lines in Reno, Nevada. It provides the information on the shipment that one box containing mechanical hand tools is shipped from Tom Nakashima to Fumio Fred Takano in the Gila River incarceration camp. The destination is listed as Casa Grande, Arizona. See also item: csudh_tak_0108. See …
War ration book four, OPA form R-145, Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-125)
doc War ration book four, OPA form R-145, Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-125)
A ration book issued to Fumio Fred Takano incarcerated at the Gila River camp in Arizona. Includes the instructions for use. Unused stamps remain. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_67_007
Letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, April 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-110)
doc Letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, April 23, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-110)
A letter from W. S. Hislop, Associate Construction Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It appears that the shipment from Tom Nakashima in Reno Nevada has arrived at the Gila River incarceration camp and been inspected. The letter certifies that the shipment contains mechanic hand tools which belong to …
Gila news-courier, vol. 2, no. 100 (August 21, 1943) (ddr-csujad-42-169)
doc Gila news-courier, vol. 2, no. 100 (August 21, 1943) (ddr-csujad-42-169)
A bilingual newspaper. "Published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday." Formerly published under title: Gila bulletin. The Japanese section is not included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_82_006
Power of attorney: general (ddr-csujad-42-23)
doc Power of attorney: general (ddr-csujad-42-23)
A general power of attorney form created prior to Fumio Fred Takano's incarceration. It appoints Florence Packer as his attorney and allows her to have control to make financial decisions on his behalf during his incarceration. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_15_001
Gila River Co-op workers' picnic (ddr-csujad-42-232)
img Gila River Co-op workers' picnic (ddr-csujad-42-232)
A group photo of the Gila River Co-op workers. It was taken during the picnic. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Gila Co-op workers picnic, April 15, 1945. Stamped on the back side: Photographed by Kunkle and Wilcox 331 W. Washington St. Ph. 3-4563, Phoenix Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities …
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