Minidoka Irrigator

The Minidoka Irrigator was published from September 10, 1942 to July 28, 1945. The newspaper was staffed mainly by camp inmates who wrote the articles, set the type, and printed the final copies. The Irrigator offered advice on how to adapt to life in Minidoka and publicized camp activities, such as dances and sports events.

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Nisei soldier and the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-1)
img Nisei soldier and the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-1)
T-Sergeant Ben Kuroki (center front), a famous Nisei war hero, poses with the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the Minidoka concentration camp newspaper. Front (left to right): Mitsu Yasuda, Cherry Tanaka, Ben Kuroki, Kimi Tambara, and Kerry Soejima. Middle: Mitsuko Miyoshi, unidentified, Sachi Yasui, Miye Takatsuka, Masako Tsujikawa, and Watson Asaba. Back: Johnny Okamoto, Peter Ohtaki, …
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-3)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the weekly newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, outside the paper's office. The Minidoka Irrigator, a weekly paper, ran from September 10, 1942, through July 28, 1945, and contained news about the camp and of the war when Nisei began enlisting. Japanese Americans with a background in journalism worked on …
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-4)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-4)
People of various ages worked on the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp. Issei were in charge of writing the Japanese section of the newspaper, for those who did not understand English. The Nisei concentrated on stories in English. Front (left to right): Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, and Mitsu Yasuda. Middle: Miyuki Inouye …
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-2)
img The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator (ddr-densho-10-2)
The staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the newspaper of the Minidoka concentration camp, is shown in the paper's office. Far right (left to right): Takako Matsumoto (left) and Elsie Sata. Front (left to right): unidentified, Kimi Tambara, Cherry Tanaka, John Kanda, Miyuki Inouye, and Sachi Yasui. Back: Mitsuko Miyoshi, Harry Nakata, Watson Asaba, unidentified, unidentified, Mitsu …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 17 (June 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-44)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 17 (June 19, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-44)
Selected article titles: "Residents Reject Charter, 2375 to 1568. 73.9% of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots in Election" (p. 1), "Union Protests Employment of Nisei; Plan No Action" (p. 1), "Dies Charges Fail in Aim. Demand for Workers Mounts in Chicago Area, Says Shirrell" (p. 1), "Welcome Extended to Men in Army Who Visit Seattle" (p. 1), …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 36 (October 30, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-61)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 36 (October 30, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-61)
Selected article titles: "All-Nisei Combat Unit Receivers Plaudits For Bravery Under Fire with 5th Army" (p. 1), "New Territory is Now Open To Center Residents" (p. 1), "Test For ASP Will Be Given Here" (p. 1), "Hunt Farms Yield Many Items. Local Harvest Season to End Soon" (p. 1), "Leave Clearances Being Speeded Up" (p. 1), …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 3 (March 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-130)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 3 (March 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-130)
Selected article titles: "Nation-wide Survey Finds Evacuees Resettle in East" (p. 1), "Air Mail Packages Will Be Opened for Inspection -- PO" (p. 1), "Gresham Anti-Japanese Advocate Deportation" (p. 1), "Pfc. George Funai Now German Prisoner-of-War" (p. 1), "Canadian Nisei Prisoner Repatriated on Gripsholm" (p. 1), "Conviction of Nisei Draft Dodgers Upheld by Judge" (p. 1), …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 46 (January 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-123)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 46 (January 27, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-123)
Selected article titles: "Gov Wallgren Opposes Coast Return" (p. 1), "Rooms Available in Seattle to Students; Job Opportunities" (p. 1), "Gate Procedure Ruling Revised" (p. 1), "Dynamite Placed Under Evacuee Home in Calif." (p. 1), "FSA Loans Available to Eligible Evacuees -- WRA" (p. 1), "3 Japanese Shot in Nevada Caf_; Gunman Captured" (p. 1), "Bellevue …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 34 (October 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-185)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 34 (October 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-185)
Selected article titles: "Three Youths are Jailed. Two Face Federal Charges as Result of Provo Incident" (p. 1), "Hunt Evacuees Work Hard in Fields of Nearby Farms. Staff Members Tour WFA Labor Camps, See Conditions, Watch Laborers" (p. 1), "First Frost Hits Project; Stoves Back in Use Again. Farm Products Now Being Harvested Not Harmed; Cold …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 19 (July 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-94)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 19 (July 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-94)
Selected article titles: "Army Induction Set for July 19. Pre-Induction Physical Exams Scheduled in Center on Same Day" (p. 1), "22,000 Evacuees Now Relocated From Centers" (p. 1), "Property Must Be Removed From L.A." (p. 1), "Calif. Group Backs Return. 150 Letters Sent to War Department Promise Evacuee Aid" (p. 1), "7 Draft Evaders Taken To …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 8 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-7)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 8 (October 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-7)
Selected article titles: "City Planners to Meet With Dillon Myer" (p. 1), "September Pay Delayed Here" (p. 1), "3-Day Conference to Open on Farm Self-Subsistence" (p. 1), "Dr. Neher Goes to Arkansas" (p. 1), "Fire Force Seeks Women for Wardens" (p. 1), "Hunt Needs 125 Tons Coal Daily" (p. 1), "Editorial: This Must Be Our Goal!" …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 10 (May 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-37)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 10 (May 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-37)
Selected article titles: "First Contingent of 39 Volunteers Leaves for Ft. Douglas" (p. 1), "Final Physicals Await Enlistees Before Induction" (p. 1), "Hunt's Army Volunteers Parade as Impressive Flag Dedication is Held" (p. 1), "JACL Purchases $2000 in Bonds" (p. 1), "Former Governor of Oregon Urges Ousting of Aliens" (p. 2), "Sentry Who Killed Topaz Man …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 45 (January 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-122)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 45 (January 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-122)
Selected article titles: "First to Return Under New Rule" (p. 1), "3,817,311 Pounds Vegetables Grown on Project in 1944" (p. 1), "Friends Committee Will Assist Evacuee Return" (p. 1), "Gate Control Soon to Be On 24-Hour Basis" (p. 1), "Federal Positions Available to Eligible Evacuees" (p. 1), "Oregon Post Bars Japanese, Negroes" (p. 1), "Journal Editorial …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 43 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-120)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 43 (January 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-120)
Selected article titles: "Solon Kimball Studies Center Situation Here. Questions Pertaining to Closing of Center Asked at Joint Meet" (p. 1), "Ore. Licenses Available For Business" (p. 1), "Insurance Data Available on Deceased Soldiers" (p. 1), "Absence of Nisei Names From Honor Roll Stirs Gardenans" (p. 1), "Father Tibesar to Go to Chicago to Help Evacuees …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 7 (April 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-35)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 7 (April 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-35)
Selected article titles: "Army Physical Exams Begin Tuesday" (p. 1), "7-Man Committee Will Intervene In Mess Disputes" (p. 1), "Re-entry Possible For Those Leaving Center-Williamson" (p. 1), "Beautification Program Under Way in Project" (p. 1), "Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Evacuation" (p. 1), "Emergency Financial Assistance Available to Evacuees on Leave" (p. 1), "FBI Chief …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 40 (November 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-65)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 40 (November 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-65)
Selected article titles: "Hunt Boosts Third War Fund Drive $1,907.93" (p. 1), "New York Church Groups Aid Nisei Relocatees" (p. 1), "Income Tax Must Be Filed Before December 15" (p. 1), "Christian Week Begins Tomorrow" (p. 1), "Repatriates Reach Yokohama Harbor" (p. 1), "15,000 lbs. Mochi-gome Ordered for New Years" (p. 1), "Groups Oppose Selling Land …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 11 (May 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-39)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 11 (May 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-39)
Selected article titles: "Miss. YWCA Offers Opportunity for Wives to be Near Soldier Husbands" (p. 1), "May Issue Certificate to Serve as Evidence of Volunteering" (p. 1), "Rejected Volunteers Get Priority in War Plant Jobs" (p. 1), "Ticklish Housing Problems Clarified for Residents. I.S. May Dispossess Occupants of Rooms, Says Hunt Counsel" (p. 3), "Status of …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 8 (April 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-135)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 8 (April 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-135)
Selected article titles: "Meeting Held in Seattle on Coast Evacuee Return" (p. 1), "Draft Card Classifications Clarified by WRA Office" (p. 1), "Regulations About Relocatees' Cars Issued by H. Mann" (p. 1), "Hunt Pays Homage in Memory of Roosevelt" (p. 1), "Hughey Releases Alien Leave Ruling" (p. 1), "Citizens' Committee Set Up in Portland for Returnees" …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 16 (June 16, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-143)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 16 (June 16, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-143)
Selected article titles: "Leave Grants to Be Issued Directly to Outgoing Evacuees" (p. 1), "4-C Classification Can Be Changed" (p. 1), "Hint Nisei May Be Sent to Pacific" (p. 1), "Ins. Protection Available for Coast Returnees" (p. 1), "Vandalism Against Evacuees Caused by Premature Return" (p. 2), "Rules for Disposal of Surplus Goods Received Here" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 19 (November 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-152)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 19 (November 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-152)
Selected article titles: "4,511 Persons Attend Arts, Craft Exhibit" (p. 1), "Blaze Damages Apartment While Occupants Away" (p. 1), "Several Recruited by Savage Language School Will Enroll for Army Class Starting Dec. 10" (p. 1), "Labor Board Raps Wire Fencing" (p. 2), "Mail Boxes Will Speed Delivery" (p. 3), "Chairs, Pianos Here for Project Use" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 19 (July 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-146)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 19 (July 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-146)
Selected article titles: "Relocatees Should Contact G.E. Gaff for N.Y. Hostel" (p. 1), "Special Pullman Leaves on July 12" (p. 1), "Army Reports 2111 Nisei Casualties" (p. 1), "Calif. CIO Unions Practice Fairness Toward Evacuees" (p. 1), "Sweeping Blaze Threatens Tower" (p. 1), "WRA Investigates Boycott Cases Reveals D.S. Myer" (p. 1), "Soldiers Demand Working Rights …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 15 (November 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-14)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 15 (November 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-14)
Selected article titles: "Selection of Co-op Board Completed" (p. 1), "Evacuees With Civil Service Ratings Listed" (p. 1), "Evacuees Out on Farm Work May Have Leaves Extended" (p. 1), "Editorial: Politics as Usual?" (p. 2), "Confidential Survey of Hunt Residents Completed" (p. 2), "WRA Employment Head Expected" (p. 2), "School Offers Wide Choice of Subjects" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 37 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-62)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 37 (November 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-62)
Selected article titles: "Tule Lake Strikers Hold Mass Meeting. Residents Nearby Ask Protection" (p. 1), "Evacuees In Denver Area Top 65,000 Tons Of Beets" (p. 1), "Basic Assumptions of WRA Policy of Relocation Outlined by Beeson" (p. 1), "Agriculture Division Converts Sageland Into Productive Farms During Past Year At Hunt. Vegetable, Hog/ Poultry Projects to Be …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-98)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-98)
Selected article titles: "Five Councilmen Re-Elected for Second Term" (p. 1), "King George Chats With Nisei Soldiers" (p. 1), "Crystal City Bound" (p. 1), "DeWitt Assigned to Secret Post" (p. 1), "We Point With Pride: Sakuma Family Boasts Six Blue Stars in Service Flag" (p. 1), "Gloves, Aprons Turned Out by Sewing Project" (p. 3).
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