Gila River

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Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
img Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
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 leaving camp by bus (ddr-densho-37-783)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp by bus (ddr-densho-37-783)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Aboard the Greyhound bus, which will take them to their former homes in California, these evacuees are anxious to be 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 …
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-595)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-595)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. One of the floats in the Thanksgiving day Harvest Festival Parade.
Japanese Americans threshing peas (ddr-densho-37-594)
img Japanese Americans threshing peas (ddr-densho-37-594)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Threshing green eating peas for seed. Eleven acres of peas are grown here for their seed, and yield 10 to 12 sacks per acre. This is an extremely high yield.
Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-609)
img Aerial view of Gila River concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-609)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Butte Camp View.
Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
img Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Student Mary Sakai, former resident of Stockton, California, is shown putting sliced carrots in a double boiler in preparation for the drying process.
Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
img Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuees returning to their former homes in California by Greyhound bus. 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 …
Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
doc Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
A report submitted by John M. Costello to the House of Representatives discussing concerns with the War Relocation Authority's management of the concentration camps.
The Redress Monitor (ddr-densho-381-52)
doc The Redress Monitor (ddr-densho-381-52)
The national newsletter of the Japanese American Citizens League; volume 2, number 3. Included are articles on: waiting for redress, messages from the editor and chair, fundraising information, a statement from Senator Inouye, and more.
War Relocation Authority administrative notice on payroll allotments for war bonds (ddr-densho-381-19)
doc War Relocation Authority administrative notice on payroll allotments for war bonds (ddr-densho-381-19)
Acting Director, Leland Barrows, encourages War Relocation Authority staff to meet payroll allotment goals for war bonds. Included in the notice are copies of letters from H. Morgenthau Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a list of participation numbers.
Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
doc Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, lists twelve reasons why he believes detainees are reluctant to leave the camps.
Supplementary comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-12)
doc Supplementary comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-12)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press about living conditions in the camps, rumors of violence and protest, and criticisms of how the camps are being managed.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-31)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-31)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Violet's health, a visit from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, upcoming Easter celebrations, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-37)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-37)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the portraits Violet sent, her mother's health, and an article about Tule Lake segregation.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-16)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-16)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about sewing supplies, church happenings, and her father's health.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-39)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-39)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the Christmas holiday, issues with Midori, a visit from Martha, upcoming wedding plans, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-10)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-10)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the living conditions at Gila River and updates on Sunday School.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-8)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-8)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about being transported to Gila River and feeling homesick.
Letter from Amy Sugano to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-43)
doc Letter from Amy Sugano to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-43)
Amy Sugano writes to Violet Sell about Violet's health, photographs of her wedding [not included], updates on family, and more.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-41)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-41)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about her upcoming wedding and updates on family.
Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-7)
doc Letter from Amy Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-7)
Amy Morooka writes to Violet Sell about the living conditions at Gila River a week after arriving.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-50)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-50)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Violet's health, a visit from her brother, Amy returning to Gila River to deliver her baby, and more.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-27)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-27)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about materials and clothes Violet picked out.
Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-23)
doc Letter from Martha Morooka to Violet Sell (ddr-densho-457-23)
Martha Morooka writes to Violet Sell about Christmas gifts, her job in the tuberculosis ward, a murder that took place in camp, and a request for clothes.
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