Poston Chronicle

The Poston Chronicle was published in the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona, from May 1942 to September 1945. The newspaper was staffed mainly by camp inmates who wrote the articles, set the type, and printed the final copies. Poston consisted of three separate sections, designated Poston I, II and III. As a result, many of the Chronicle's issues contain pages contributed by the different sections.

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Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1002-10-9)
Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead …

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-10-8)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1002-10-8)
Working for the Poston Chronicle, the camp newspaper

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily …

Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 12 (May 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-640)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 12 (May 26, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-640)
Selected article titles: "Relocation Advisory Board to Handle Relocation Problems" (p. 1), "Commencement Exercises Next Week. 300 Graduates Will Receive Diplomas" (p. 1), "Dates for Closing of Center Schools Told" (p. 1).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 19 (December 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-175)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 19 (December 8, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-175)
Selected article titles: "Unit One Representatives Speak to Poston Two Residents at Crawford's Arena Sunday Afternoon. Speakers Request Cooperation of Postonians in Undertaking New Program" (p. 1), "WRA Officials Address Unit II Congress: Kido Explains JACL Stand" (p. 1), "'Mochi Gome' for New Year's Due Dec. 20 Here" (p. 2), "Hand Painted Christmas Greeting Cards on …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVII No. 10 (January 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-457)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVII No. 10 (January 13, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-457)
Selected article titles: "Net Factory Buildings to be Used as Storage Warehouse" (p. 1), "Red Cross Gets T.B. Hop Fund" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 30 (July 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-356)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 30 (July 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-356)
Selected article titles: "Statement Asked by Merit Board Re: Allotments" (p. 1), "Schools May Be Centralized" (p. 1), "Quota on Eastbound Travel Lifted" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 6 (October 24, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-574)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 6 (October 24, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-574)
Selected article titles: "Carey McWilliams Writes New Book on Japanese Americans. Tells History of West Coast Prejudice" (p. 1), "All Tooele Workers Under War Manpower Stabilization Agreement. No Distinction Made Because of Ancestry" (p. 1), "First Anti-Alien Land Law Case Won by Stats" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
Selected article titles: "Procedure for Gradual Liquidation of Center Outlined" (p. 1), "Mills Says No More Reinductions Will be Permitted Into Center" (p. 1), "Biddle Says 5,000 at Tule Lake Center Ask for Repatriation" (p. 2), "Man Held for Shooting of 3 Nisei in Idaho" (p. 3), "171 Removed from Tule to Internment Camp" (p. 3), …
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 27 (September 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-118)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 27 (September 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-118)
Selected article titles: "New Subsistence Unit Set-up. Burdick in Move to Clarify Status of Kitchen Workers" (p. 1), "Residents May Invite Visitors Here on Pass is Latest WRA Ruling" (p. 1), "Enriched by Friendships. In Human Nature We Trust" (p. 2).
Poston Christian Church (August 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-193)
doc Poston Christian Church (August 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-193)
Selected article titles: "Young Peoples Mass Meeting Next Sunday. Dr. Frank H. Smith, Dr. Ralph L. Mayberry, Speakers" (p. 1).
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 21 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-21)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. I No. 21 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-21)
Selected article titles: "Vacation Ends as School Bells Ring Here. Summer School Registration Starts Today in Block 22" (p. 1), "Library Circulates 150 Books a Day" (p. 1), "High School Age Nisei" (p. 1), "Poston Residents are Requested Not to Make Any Additional Plantings, Irrigation Water and Facilities Will be Ready Soon. Please Comply" (p. 1), …
Poston Chronicle (March 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-266)
doc Poston Chronicle (March 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-266)
Selected article titles: "Sugiyama to Head Manpower Commission" (p. 1), "77 Cleared" (p. 1), "Bill to Amend Nationality Act of 1940" (p. 1), "Sanitation Department Seeks Control of House Flies" (p. 2), "Poston's Finest Swimming Pool Nears Completion" (p. 3), "Licensing of Fisherman Not Promoted by C.E." (p. 4).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 23 (December 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-591)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 23 (December 2, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-591)
Selected article titles: "Dr. Powell Recommends Curb on Unsupervised Sandlot Tackle Football. Suggests Working Out of Safer Conditions of Play, Supervision" (p. 1), "Third All Center Co-op Confab Will be at Gila. Group to Discuss Co-op Problems, Movement and Liquidation Pattern" (p. 1), "Pair Tried for Improper Use of Government Trucks" (p. 1), "Man Loses Finger …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 14 (June 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-340)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 14 (June 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-340)
Selected article titles: "Vehicles for Private Use Prohibited" (p. 1), "Mosquito Increase Seen Here" (p. 1), "Legal Consultation Hours Announced" (p. 2).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 13 (September 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-104)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 13 (September 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-104)
Selected article titles: "Attempt to Oust Former Postonians from Park College, Missouri, by Parksville Citizens Fails; 'Everything's Okay' Says Niseis" (p. 1), "Poston III Residents May Move to I or II" (p. 1), "Traffic Violators Get Jail Sentence; Probation Period" (p. 2), "Editorial: All Out for Election" (p. 3), "Residents Asked to Salvage Empty Milk Cartons, …
Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. II No. 25 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-51)
doc Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. II No. 25 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-51)
Selected article titles: "100 Candidates Listed for Election" (p. 1), "450 Salinas Evacuees Moved to Camp 2" (p. 1), "Dental Clinic Opens in Hospital Bldg Friday" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 14 (January 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-224)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 14 (January 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-224)
Selected article titles: "Myer Anxious to Assist 4000 Evacuees to Find Outside Jobs by June; 75,000 by End of 1943; Patterson to Open St. Louis Field Office; Is Well Qualified to Assist Evacuee Residents" (p. 1), "Editorial: Still More to Lose" (p. 2), "Evacuees! Please Report Low Flying" (p. 3), "'Social and Marriage Problems' Will Be …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 29 (July 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-355)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XIII No. 29 (July 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-355)
Selected article titles: "Chicago Accepts Evacuee Pupils" (p. 1), "Hawaiian Nisei's Eligible for Return" (p. 1), "Head Denies Blockheads Plea for Reclassification" (p. 3).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 30 (December 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-447)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XVI No. 30 (December 14, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-447)
Selected article titles: "Alien Must File Report of Trade-Mark" (p. 1), "Health Measures Discussed at Block Managers Meeting" (p. 1), "No Turkey Christmas" (p. 1), "Editorial: The Japanese Americans" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 18 (September 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-404)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XV No. 18 (September 2, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-404)
Selected article titles: "Wife Exempted Under New Tax Ruling" (p. 1), "Leave Clearance Hearing to be Held Soon" (p. 1), "Federal Judge Overrules Exclusion Order" (p. 1), "Departures Exceed 100 Last Week" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 3 (April 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-631)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 3 (April 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-631)
Selected article titles: "More Called to Active Duty Effective May 1" (p. 1), "Youth Conference Starts this Friday" (p. 1), "Ten-Day Notices No Longer Necessary" (p. 2), "Anyone Want a Train Ticket to Phoenix?" (p. 6), "Don't Tamper With Water Pipe" (p. 6).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 7 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-635)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 7 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-635)
Selected article titles: "VE Day Proclaimed" (p. 1), "Assistance Facts Given in Welfare's 2nd Letter" (p. 2), "No Passes After Hours" (p. 2), "311 Leave this Camp in Four Months" (p. 6).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 3 (November 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-157)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. VII No. 3 (November 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-157)
Selected article titles: "Books Donated to Poston III Library by Reedley Teacher" (p. 1), "John Collier Breaks Ground for New School Building" (p. 1), "Editorial: American's Destiny" (p. 2), "'Cold Figures' in Ice Disclosed by Industry Dept. of Poston One" (p. 3), "Screen Wire for Barracks Available for Unit 2 Residents" (p. 5).
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 18 (January 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-228)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 18 (January 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-228)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Army to Form Nisei Division" (p. 1), "'Right of Every Citizen to Bear Arms': Stimson" (p. 2), "Myer, WRA Chief, Praises War Dept." (p. 2), "Public Health Visitors Organized, First of Its Kind in U.S." (p. 3).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 1 (April 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-629)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXIII No. 1 (April 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-629)
Selected article titles: "Witness of Inquest of Chicago Fall Victim Tells Facts in Case" (p. 1), "Council Transacts Business at Final Assembly" (p. 1), "Employers Bound to Take Employees Back After Service if Fit" (p. 1), "Visits Not to Exceed Sum of Thirty Days" (p. 2), "Rumor Factory Works Overtime" (p. 4).
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