Temporary agricultural work leave

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Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-6-4)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1002-6-4)
Thoughts on Japanese Americans working outside the Heart Mountain concentration camp as farm laborers

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 …

Art Abe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-206-19)
vh Art Abe Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-206-19)
Leaving camp temporarily to top sugar beets, encountering discrimination
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-138-6)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-138-6)
Leaving camp temporarily to help local farmers with beet topping work

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their …

Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-16)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-16)
Ted Matsushita (left) and Toshio Ito received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets for Orly Garner in Utah. They are doing their laundry.
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-9)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-9)
These Japanese Americans received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to work on the Garner farm for the sugar beet harvest. They are standing in front of the bunkhouse. Front (left to right): Toshio Ito, Kenji Yoshino, and Kay Yamaguchi. Back: Joe Matsuzawa, Ted Matsushita, and Roy Matsuzawa.
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-8)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-8)
Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child on far left), unidentified, Itaro Ito, …
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-40)
img Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-40)
Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-39)
img Harvesting beets (ddr-densho-298-39)
Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
The Harmonaires (ddr-densho-280-8)
doc The Harmonaires (ddr-densho-280-8)
This document outlines the history of the musical group, "The Harmonaires," starting in 1939 and following them through the war. A complete list of musicians is included.
Offer of Employment form (ddr-densho-280-4)
doc Offer of Employment form (ddr-densho-280-4)
This form documents the employment of six workers from the FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' camp at a sugar beet farm in Twin Falls, Idaho. On the back side of these forms there are assorted drawings and calculations.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-43)
The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED BY/U.S.A. 219." The letter is dated …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-28)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and Donnie Miller. Asks what Kenjiro and …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-21)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated July 1, 1942. Asks what the work is like (in Eastern Oregon), or if they have to work at all. Warns George against working too hard in the heat for fear of sunstroke. Writes of general news around White Salmon, such as …
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