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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Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 1 (February 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-172)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 1 (February 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-172)
Selected article titles: "Plans Pushed to Establish Red Cross Chapter Here. Membership Fund Drive Proposed" (p. 1), "New Irrigator Means Progress" (p. 1), "Army Recruiting Team to Leave Early Next Week" (p. 1), "177 Former Bainbridge People Here" (p. 1), "Registration of Residents Completed in Center. Almost 7,000 Over 17 Years of Age Interviewed During Two …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. II No. 12 (February 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-167)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. II No. 12 (February 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-167)
Selected article titles: "War Department Message: Complete Text of Lt. Arnold's Talk Given" (p. 1), "Procedure Given for Registration" (p. 1), "To Secretary of War Stimson: Letter from President Roosevelt" (p. 3).
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 16 (June 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-91)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 16 (June 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-91)
Selected article titles: "Farm Report Made for May. 379 1/2 Acres of Row Crops Planted Last Month; 6000 Chicks Purchased" (p. 1), "Alien Registration Official to Arrive" (p. 1), "Leave Regulations Effective June 1" (p. 1), "Fifteen to Arrive From Jerome, Ark." (p. 1), "Tule Segregees Unwanted by Japanese Gov't" (p. 1), "Two Parolees Return" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 49 (January 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-75)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 49 (January 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-75)
Selected article titles: "Meets For Team Slated. Relocated Evacuees Will Be Seen In Special Movie" (p. 1), "Three Volunteers Called for Exams" (p. 1), "Relocating in Chicago Area?" (p. 1), "Rare Foodstuffs Received Here From Internees" (p. 1), "Pearl Buck Makes Special Plea For Rights of Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Tuleans May Appeal Case. Board Made …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 35 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-60)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 35 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-60)
Selected article titles: Combat Unit Cited By Eberharter" (p. 1), "Many Residents Leave Hunt For Outside Work" (p. 1), "Twin Falls VFA Demands Removal Of All Japanese" (p. 1), "Pupils Aid In Picking Potatoes" (p. 1), "Myer Arrives Tomorrow. National WRA Chief Accompanied by Lee, Utz; Will Confer with Residents" (p. 1), "Bailey Gatzert Will Hold …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 1 (February 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-78)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 1 (February 26, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-78)
Selected article titles: "Issuance of All Seasonal Leaves Halted" (p. 1), "House Rejects One, Passes Other Nisei Bill" (p. 1), "Tule Lake Evacuee Arrested on Liquor Charge" (p. 1), "Child Dies of Burns Suffered in Ash Pit" (p. 1), "Absentee Ballots of Seattle Ready" (p. 1), "Director D.S. Myer Clarifies Nisei Men Draft Situation" (p. 1), …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 4 (September 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-4)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 4 (September 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-4)
Selected article titles: "Self-Gov't. to Begin" (p. 1), "Farm Hands to Commute" (p. 1), "Mass Meetings Scheduled Move Toward Democracy" (p. 1), "Ten Students Relocated" (p. 1), "Absentee Ballot Request Forms Arrive for Voters" (p. 2), "Glenn Moots Clothes Issue at Bay City" (p. 2), "Census Hits Block-A-Day Pace" (p. 2), "Couple Wed at Jerome" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 20 (July 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-147)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 20 (July 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-147)
Selected article titles: "Tenney Evidence False R.B. Cozzens Charges" (p. 1), "Nisei in Army Number 20,000 Reports WRA" (p. 1), "Irrigator Folds" (p. 1), "Former Evacuee Commits Suicide" (p. 1), "ACLU Posts $1,000 For Anti-Japanese Acts of Terrorism" (p. 1), "Nisei Citizenship Doubted in Army" (p. 1), "Issei Prohibited to Lease Property" (p. 2), "Resettlement Report: …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 12 (May 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-87)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 12 (May 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-87)
Selected article titles: "Family Interviewing Survey Starts May 16. Three Counselors Will Conduct Program; First Day Covers Blks. 1-4" (p. 1), "2359 Evacuees Relocated From Minidoka" (p. 1), "Trees Given to Center" (p. 1), "Clothing Unit States Rules" (p. 1), "Seattle Property Officer to Visit" (p. 1), "Further Restrictions on Return of Japanese Decried by Fortune …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 38 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-63)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 38 (November 13, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-63)
Selected article titles: "National War Fund Drive Begins in Hunt" (p. 1), "More Eligible for Assistance Grants" (p. 1), "Blk. 23 Witnesses Early Morning Fire" (p. 1), "Inter-racial Farm Set Up in Spokane" (p. 1), "Nisei Relocated in Rochester Find Warmth and Fresh Promise" (p. 1), "Director Best Gives Story on Tule Lake Disturbance. Segregation Center …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. II No. 1 (January 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-22)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. II No. 1 (January 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-22)
Selected article titles: "Worry Over Labor Loss" (p. 1), "No Major Change In Policy Planned By Joseph Beeson" (p. 1), "May Apply to Rejoin Families" (p. 1), "Eligibility Status Of Evacuees For Cash Grants Is Explained" (p. 1), "11 Students Relocated In Past 3 Weeks" (p. 3), "21 Families Assigned To Block 44 To Date" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 3 (September 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-3)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 3 (September 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-3)
Selected article titles: "Clothing Issue Begins. Firemen, Mess Hall Workers Among First Recipients" (p. 1), "Fair Labor Board to be Organized. Labor Disputes Will be Aired" (p. 1), "First Co-op Store Opening This Week" (p. 1), "Coal Expected Oct. 1" (p. 1), "Editorial: A Forward Step" (p. 2), "Unemployed to Receive Compensation" (p. 2), "Band Plays …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 35 (November 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-111)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 35 (November 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-111)
Selected article titles: "Legal Issues Involved in Test Cases Before Supreme Court. Evacuation Legality Contested by Korematsu, Endo Attorneys" (p. 1), "Nisei Have Five Objectives In Winning War" (p. 1), "Renunciation Of Citizenship Must Be Sent Atty. Gen." (p. 1), "Residents Eligible for Social Security Benefits" (p. 1), "Labor Shortage Causes Delay in Clothing Pay" (p. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 17 (June 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-92)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 17 (June 17, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-92)
Selected article titles: "Post Office Gives Dates on Overseas Christmas Mailing" (p. 1), "New York District Relocation Office Staff, Expands" (p. 1), "ASTRP Now Open to Nisei Candidates" (p. 1), "New Gate Procedure Now Put Into Effect. Day Pass to be Turned in to Clerk for Blue Badge Before Leaving Center, Rose States. System to Speed …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 28 (September 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-54)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 28 (September 4, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-54)
Selected article titles: "WAC Seeks Applicants. Qualifications Defined for Enlistment by Recruiting Team of 4" (p. 1), "21-Year-Old Boy Drowns" (p. 1), "Tofu Debut Seen in Near Future" (p. 1), "First Tuleans to Arrive September 25. 1500 Expected; 274 Huntites Leave on Same Date; Transfer Completed in Five Days" (p. 1), "Army Strengthens Tule Camp Guard" …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 36 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-112)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 36 (November 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-112)
Selected article titles: "442nd Regiment Rescues 'Lost Battalion' in France" (p. 1), "'Nisei in Uniform' Pamphlet Available Now at USO Office" (p. 1), "Exterminator: Los Angeles Nisei Kills Eight Germans in Fight" (p. 2), "Newspaper Guild Passes Resolution on Evacuee Return" (p. 2), "Racial Tolerance Asked by Idahoan" (p. 2).
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 1 (March 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-128)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 1 (March 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-128)
Selected article titles: "Salt Lake All-Center Confab Studies Problems" (p. 1), "No Tuition Needed in Idaho Schools by Nisei Students" (p. 1), "Three Convicted for Draft Evasion" (p. 1), "Japanese Ban Asked By Three Oregon Counties" (p. 1), "Slow-down of Meal Service Brought About by New Rule" (p. 1), "Father Tibesar Writes: Evacuees Need Courage to …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 25 (December 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-18)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 25 (December 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-18)
Selected article titles: "Colony's Acute Labor Shortage Now Relieved" (p. 1), "One Killed, Nine Hurt in Manzanar. Calif. Center Under Martial Law" (p. 1), "Long Leaves For 3 More Approved" (p. 1), "Dearer Than Life Itself Is U.S. Citizenship -- Yasui" (p. 2), "Japanese Library Opened. Shelves Contain Over 1000 Volumes" (p. 3), "Postage Now Required …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 43 (December 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-68)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 43 (December 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-68)
Selected article titles: "Draft Age Evacuees Must Sign Up. Draft Delinquents Subject to Prosecution" (p. 1), "Gala Christmas Festivities in Store for Hunt Residents" (p. 1), "Fire Department Asks Residents' Cooperation" (p. 1), "Flu Prevention for Center Stressed" (p. 1), "Project Agriculture Department Proves Desert Sageland Can be Made Productive" (p. 1), "Six Volunteer for Camp …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 20 (July 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-47)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. III No. 20 (July 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-119-47)
Selected article titles: "Labor Quotas Set to Cut Project Payroll. Only Essential Services Retained; Relocation Pushed" (p. 1), "M. Masaoka Testifies at Dies Hearing. Pleads Nisei Be Given "Chinaman's Chance" to Stay" (p. 1), "Eight Volunteers Leave for SLC" (p. 1), "Heart Mountain Girl Becomes First Nisei to Join WAC" (p. 1), "Hostel Set Up in …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 25 (August 6, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-97)
Selected article titles: "21 Candidates Run on August 7 Ballots" (p. 1), "Four More Men Killed in Italy" (p. 1), "Injunction Case Moved to Federal Court on July 21" (p. 1), "Center-Wide Memorial Service Slated Aug. 11" (p. 1), "Property Damage Warning Issued" (p. 1), "Tule Certificates of Indebtedness to be Redeemed" (p. 1), "Seattle WRA …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 10 (April 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-85)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 10 (April 29, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-85)
Selected article titles: "51 Hunt Men Report for Induction at Ft. Douglas. Huge Sendoff Given Minidoka Inductees. Over Three Thousand Well-Wishers Gather at Main Gate Thursday. Four Report for Duty" (p. 1), "Poultry, Livestock Production Boosted In Centers. Acreage Also Up In Row Crops" (p. 1), "Five Tule Lakers Detained by WRA" (p. 1), "Nisei Commando. …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 12 (May 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-139)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 12 (May 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-139)
Selected article titles: "Sec'ty H. Ickes Denounces Attacks Against Returnees" (p. 1), "'Sole Surviving Son' Policy Changes Revealed" (p. 1), "Red Cross to Aid Families of Soldiers" (p. 1), "Nisei Family Unwelcome in Seattle; Home Defaced" (p. 1), "Legal Aid Receives Regulations on Unblocked Funds" (p. 1), "New York Leaders Discuss Evacuee Resettlement Aids" (p. 2), …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 47 (February 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-124)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 47 (February 3, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-124)
Selected article titles: "Nominating Convention of Co-op Board Set for Feb. 6" (p. 1), "Draft Delinquents Taken to Boise" (p. 1), "Japanese Condition Reported Better" (p. 1), "Fire Burns Home of Calif. Evacuee" (p. 1), "The Pacific Citizen: Editorial Denounces Stand Taken by Gov. Wallgren" (p. 2), "The Des Moines Register: Real Test for Coast Return …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 14 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-141)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. V No. 14 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-119-141)
Selected article titles: "WRA Institutes New Relocation Assistance Policy" (p. 1), "Hunt H.S. Graduation Rites Held Friday night" (p. 1), "Army Announces No More ERC Status for Nisei" (p. 1), "Anti-Nisei Union in California Gets Suspension" (p. 1), "Gov't Housing Available to Evacuees" (p. 1), "Arsonist Fined for Setting Fires to Japanese Homes" (p. 1), "Canadian …
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