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Letters to Yuri Domoto from Kayoko Riusaki and Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-342)
doc Letters to Yuri Domoto from Kayoko Riusaki and Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-342)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada mailed together, one from her niece Kayoko Riusaki and one from her sister Sonoko Domoto Riusaki. In the first letter Kayoko tells about joining the girl scouts, a cancelled scouting trip, and preparations on starting the 5th grade. In the second letter Sonoko writes about life in Gila River, being …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-223)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-223)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he recalls a month long recruitment trip to some of the WRA camps for qualified Niseis to join MIS. His writing includes a mention for being present to an incident at Poston (possibly the Poston Strike or the incidences that lead to the strike). He talks …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-543)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sonoko Riusaki (ddr-densho-356-543)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Sonoko Domoto Riusaki. Sonoko writes her congratulations to Yuri for her marriage or engagement, and details regarding her family's pending move to Seabrook Farms. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-551 and ddr-densho-356-577.
Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
img Japanese Americans feeding cows (ddr-densho-37-604)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. M. Fujita is pictured feeding the cows at the dairy farm school. He works days on the hog farm, and spends his evenings at the school to learn milking and the care of the cows. Prior to evacuation, he was a builder of fishing boats at San …
Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
img Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
img Japanese Americans harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-599)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuee farmers harvesting spinach at this relocation center.
Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
img Japanese American harvesting spinach (ddr-densho-37-606)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Momayo Yamamoto in the spinach harvesting field at this relocation center.
Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
img Children playing on a seesaw (ddr-densho-37-603)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Kindergarten and Nursery children having a grand time on the see-saw.
Gila River concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-600)
img Gila River concentration camp project director (ddr-densho-37-600)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Douglas K. Todd, Project Director of the Gila Relocation Center. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once had …
Japanese Americans with Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-786)
img Japanese Americans with Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-786)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Representatives of councils greet Mrs. [Eleanor] Roosevelt.
Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
img Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Y.T. Sakoda, former vegetable worker from Guadalupe, California, is now enrolled in the dairy school, here. He is shown feeding calves.
Japanese Americans being inspected upon leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-787)
img Japanese Americans being inspected upon leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-787)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. After final checkings are completed, evacuees are anxious to take off. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Thanksgiving day religious service (ddr-densho-37-788)
img Thanksgiving day religious service (ddr-densho-37-788)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Sunrise Services (Christian) were held at this center Thanksgiving day.
Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-601)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-601)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers Arizona. Relocators being checked by Leave Officers before boarding bus for California. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view of some of the school children who participated in the Harvest Festival Parade held at the Gila River center on Thanksgiving Day.
Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
img Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-608)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A panorama of the northwest section of Camp Two at this relocation center.
Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
img Japanese American making plans for a model ship (ddr-densho-37-596)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Tadao Kawate, former drafting student from Los Angeles City College, at work on plans for model ships. Blueprints, drawn to the scale of 50 feet to the inch, are supplied by the Navy but must be redrawn to the scale of 60 feet to the inch before …
Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
img Sumo wrestling tournament (ddr-densho-37-785)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Two of the residents at this relocation center who participated in the wrestling tournament Thanksgiving day.
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Wataru Ichinotsubo, former produce market employee form Los Angeles, California, is shown sandpapering the hull of a model into final shape in the model ship factory here. These ships are carefully constructed for the Navy by the Japanese-American craftsmen.
Inspection of farm machinery (ddr-densho-37-598)
img Inspection of farm machinery (ddr-densho-37-598)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Property officer checking farm machinery prior to disposal to the Treasury Department. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp …
Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
img Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A sign at the flower nursery, where much experimentation is being done to develop strains of flowers which will thrive in hot dry climates.
Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
img Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visit the Gila River Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees.
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Chic Yamaguchi, former farm worker from Kingsburg, California, is shown turning a section of one of the model ships on the lathe in the model ship factory at the Gila River Relocation Center. Chic had never operated power machinery before starting work in the factory here. Prior …
Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
img Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held on Thanksgiving day at Camp #2.
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