Jerome

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doc Report: "The Hawaiian Groups" (ddr-densho-67-66)
Report written for the WRA on Hawaiian evacuees in the U.S. Describes the status of Hawaiian evacuees based upon the observations by the author at a "swank dinner party." The author concludes that evacuation to the mainland was not voluntary and the conditions at Jerome were harsh for the Hawaiian evacuees. Also noted tensions between mainland …
Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-62)
doc Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-62)
Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy on Hawaiian-Japanese evacuees. Asks McCloy to inform General Emmons to stop evacuation to the mainland. Describes situation at Jerome where Hawaiian Japanese have been difficult -- unwilling to work, answering "no" on the loyalty questionnaire. Also, there are no additional resources to provide the evacuees. Myer suggests …
Letter to group, in care of David Ishii, from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-194)
doc Letter to group, in care of David Ishii, from Frank Chin (ddr-densho-122-194)
Notes on speakers and reactions to speakers on resisters in Wyoming, potential production projects related to resistance. Personal information redacted.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-300)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-300)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her cousin Tomi Domoto in which discusses the first month at Jerome and general news about mutual friends. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-289)
doc Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-289)
Four letters stored in one envelope to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her cousin Tomi Domoto. Appears the letters were mailed separately and later stored together in one envelope. 6/8 letter: discusses events leading up to forced removal, inquires about how family are settling into the camp and how hers is and mutual friends. 8/8 letter: discusses …
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 …
War Relocation Authority memorandum about community and project analysis reports (ddr-densho-381-16)
doc War Relocation Authority memorandum about community and project analysis reports (ddr-densho-381-16)
A memorandum to War Relocation Authority staff members offering reports about community analysis and project analysis, available by request.
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.
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.
Amache camp welcome pamphlet (ddr-densho-390-145)
doc Amache camp welcome pamphlet (ddr-densho-390-145)
A welcome pamphlet from the Amache concentration camp, belonging to Harry and Walter Matsuoka. Topics discussed include a welcome message to Jerome concentration camp transfers, various community amenities, information on the camp organization, and more.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 3 (ddr-densho-390-135)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 3 (ddr-densho-390-135)
The third issue of the Reveille includes articles about upcoming events, updates on new buildings, a short story, scouting in other camps, sports, a salute to Tom Sasaki, and more.
Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
doc Reveille Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-390-133)
The inaugural issue of Reveille includes articles about the Scout Christmas party, athletic and outdoor events, scout number changes, Lil' Neebo illustrator Chris Ishii, a call to join the scouts, a short story, and more. One article mentions 14 boy scouts saved a flag from a mob during the Manzanar riot.
George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
vh George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
George Sakaye Nakano was born on November 24, 1935, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. George's parents were Kibei, born in Hawaii, then educated in Japan before returning to the U.S. Nakano grew up in Los Angeles until he was six years old. When WWII started, the Nakano family was incarcerated in the …
George Joji Tenpo Interview (ddr-densho-400-22)
av George Joji Tenpo Interview (ddr-densho-400-22)
George Tenpo was born on May 28, 1923, in Compton, California. His parents were Hyoichi and Shizue Tenpo. His father was a farmer in Harbor City and his mother was a housewife. During World War II, George and his family were sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After the …
Sumiko Sumi Seki Interview (ddr-densho-400-21)
av Sumiko Sumi Seki Interview (ddr-densho-400-21)
Sumiko Seki was born on November 24, 1924, in San Pedro, California. She was one of Midori and Kazue Seo's three children. Her father was a farmer in San Pedro and her mother was a housewife. When the war broke out she and her family were sent to Jerome concentration camp in Arkansas. When the war …
Letter to Molly Wilson from Tomoko Ikeda (June 10, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-1)
doc Letter to Molly Wilson from Tomoko Ikeda (June 10, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-1)
Handwritten letter written by Tomoko Ikeda to Molly Wilson, June 10, 1942. Letter was written from an assembly center or a relocation center, and mentions adjusting to food in center and missing school.
Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 6 (March 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-47)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 6 (March 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-47)
Selected article titles: "Barber Shop Opens Today" (p. 1), "Each Center Distinctly Different, Says Visiting WRA Investigator" (p. 1), "Immediate Employment in Sugar Beet Fields Offered. Transportation Costs to Be Paid by Company" (p. 1), "Ban on High Heels Curse to Japanese" (p. 1), "A Sign: Democracy Today" (p. 2).
Denson Communique No. 38 (February 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-38)
doc Denson Communique No. 38 (February 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-38)
Selected article titles: "May Apply Now for 'Contraband'" (p. 1), "Hawaiians Get Priorities on Altering" (p. 1), "Workers' Injuries Should be Reported" (p. 3), "Store Has Enough Shoes for Center" (p. 4), "Plain and Fancy Mailboxes Decorate Homes" (p. 5).
Denson Tribune Vol. II No. 4 (January 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-144-133)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. II No. 4 (January 14, 1944) (ddr-densho-144-133)
Selected article titles: "Relocation Meetings are Slated; Webber to Speak" (p. 1), "WRA Team to Give Factual Information" (p. 1), "Channels Leading to Relocation Weighed" (p. 2).
Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 63 (October 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-104)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 63 (October 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-104)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Troops Go Into Action on Italian Front" (p. 1), "Segregation Crews Thanked" (p. 1), "Cooperation for Evacuees Boosted" (p. 3), "Food Program Aided. Evacuees Make Hit with Fruit Exchange Work" (p. 4).
Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 42 (July 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-83)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 42 (July 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-83)
Selected article titles: "Correction Announced in Segregation Story" (p. 1), "Issei Program Scheduled" (p. 1), "Cooperatives: Open to Evacuees" (p. 2), "WRA Supervisor: Urges Dispersion" (p. 2).
Denson Tribune Vol. II No. 34 (April 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-144-165)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. II No. 34 (April 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-144-165)
Selected article titles: "Draft-Dodgers Serve Terms" (p. 1), "Minstrel Show Thursday" (p. 1), "Hope, Happiness, Health for May" (p. 2), "Discuss Residents' Future" (p. 3).
Denson Communique No. 17 (December 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-144-17)
doc Denson Communique No. 17 (December 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-144-17)
Selected article titles: "Leave Action Speeded Up" (p. 1), "Christmas Gift Dole Planned" (p. 1), "Firewood Solution Expected to Satisfy" (p. 1), "Government to Buy Late Model Cars" (p. 4).
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