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Letter to Yuri Domoto from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-295)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-295)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Minoru "Min" Yonekura. In the letter Min writes about his first few days at Topaz and the trip there. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
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.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Rosie Suyeyama (ddr-densho-356-294)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Rosie Suyeyama (ddr-densho-356-294)
Postcard to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Rose Suyeyama in which she talks about the preparations for the move from Tanforan to Topaz. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
doc Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Minoru "Min" Yonekura. Both letters stored in one envelope, unclear if they were mailed together or separately. Letter 5/11: describes forced removal, details items needed in assembly center to make barracks feel homey, food quality in the assembly center and general life there. Letter 2: discusses plans to move …
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 …
Scrap lumber conflict (ddr-csujad-26-17)
doc Scrap lumber conflict (ddr-csujad-26-17)
Report utilizing journal entries to describe competition and conflicts between incarcerees over scrap lumber leftover from camp construction. Describes lumber usage by incarcerees includes construction of furniture and porches, creation of partitions in the barracks for privacy, and accumulation for use during winter. The report includes observations of inequality, disorganization, and the lack of administrative oversight …
University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
doc University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as …
Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
doc Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events (ddr-csujad-26-4)
Report chronicling the first six months Tule Lake camp including the establishment of community activities, employment, schools, and barracks infrastructure. Describes challenges of adjusting to life in camp often using direct quotations from incarcerees to express struggles amid social and cultural groups as well as conflicts and strikes. Several events are also described including a description …
Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-1)
doc Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-1)
One diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, a Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California. His diary starts from his departing day from Los Angeles to move into the Manzanar incarceration camp as one of the first group of volunteer incacerees. He was transferred to the Gila River camp, Arizona, to join his brother's family, and segregated into …
Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-2)
doc Manzanar diary (ddr-csujad-34-2)
English translation of a diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, a Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California. His diary starts from his departing day from Los Angeles to move into the Manzanar incarceration camp as one of the first group of volunteer incacerees. He was transferred to the Gila River camp in Arizona, to join his brother's …
Poston High School being built (ddr-csujad-38-170)
img Poston High School being built (ddr-csujad-38-170)
Photographed is the construction of the Poston High School in the camp. The caption reads: Poston High School being built. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_02_005
Nisei men with saws and hammers working on platform outside barrack (ddr-csujad-44-49)
img Nisei men with saws and hammers working on platform outside barrack (ddr-csujad-44-49)
A photograph of six Nisei men doing construction while incarcerated at Tule Lake, California. They are kneeling and crouching on a raised wooden deck outside a barrack. Two of them are using hand saws to cut boards. Two are holding hammers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0049
Nisei woman carrying a beam (ddr-csujad-44-50)
img Nisei woman carrying a beam (ddr-csujad-44-50)
A photograph of a Nisei woman walking while carrying a beam at Tule Lake, California. Two other people are walking behind her, each carrying a chair. Another person behind her is carrying an American flag. A barrack is in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0050
Laying water line at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-24)
img Laying water line at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-24)
Caption from reverse of image reads, "LAYING WATER LINE FOR JAPANESE BOOM TOWN, A trench digger churned its way across the floor of Owens Valley March 19 to speed laying of a water supply line for the boom town for evacuated Japanese being erected at Manzanar under the direction of Lt. Gen. John L. Dewitt of …
Sumi Seki at Jerome incarceration camp during construction (ddr-csujad-52-46)
img Sumi Seki at Jerome incarceration camp during construction (ddr-csujad-52-46)
Sumi Seki, wearing a knee-length coat, is standing on rubble at Jerome, Arkansas, incarceration camp. She appears to be standing on building materials, and there are more materials scattered on the ground behind her. There is some snow layering the ground. This is a photograph of a photograph, taken by Tom Shaw of the Independent Press-Telegram. …
Cost per barracks--$2,848.55! (ddr-csujad-47-24)
img Cost per barracks--$2,848.55! (ddr-csujad-47-24)
Photograph of carpenters working to construct the barracks at Manzanar. A utility poles is connected to a primary connection point. Several stacks of cut and un-cut lumber are visible as is a ladder next to one of the utility poles. The Inyo Mountains are in the background. Caption reads: Cost per barracks -- $2848.55! Title from …
Building every half hour (ddr-csujad-47-22)
img Building every half hour (ddr-csujad-47-22)
Photograph of three men constructing the walls of a barracks. A sign in front reads: "BLK 1, BLDG 2." A truck is parked in the background, behind are the Alabama Hills and the Sierra Nevada. Caption reads: A Building Every Half Hour. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object …
Quarters for the carpenters (ddr-csujad-47-23)
img Quarters for the carpenters (ddr-csujad-47-23)
Photograph of two large tents at Manzanar with the Sierra Nevada in the background. A worker is standing on scaffolding in front of one tent. Equipment and materials are laid near the shelters with a water truck on the right side. Caption reads: Quarters for the carpenters. Title from caption, which was taken from the original …
Homes for 10,000 people (ddr-csujad-47-35)
img Homes for 10,000 people (ddr-csujad-47-35)
Photograph of men cutting and measuring lumber at a work table positioned below utility poles at Manzanar incarceration camp. There are scraps of wood near the workers on the ground, with empty pallets and a barrel. The Sierra Nevada are in the background. Caption reads: Homes for 10,000 people. Title from caption, which was taken from …
Photograph of blocks 6 and 12 under construction (ddr-csujad-47-38)
img Photograph of blocks 6 and 12 under construction (ddr-csujad-47-38)
Photograph taken at Manzanar Incarceration Camp, of the camp under construction. Cleared land with an open trench runing along the center of the picture, two pipes are laying in the foreground of the picture. Barracks are under construction in rows on either side of the open trench. In the background are the snow-covered Sierra Nevada. See …
Photograph of a construction crew standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-184)
img Photograph of a construction crew standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-184)
Photograph of a construction crew (twelve men) standing in front of a U.S. Army ambulance at Manzanar incarceration camp. Several barracks can be seen in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0320
Volunteers dig ditches (ddr-csujad-47-37)
img Volunteers dig ditches (ddr-csujad-47-37)
Photograph of men digging an irrigation channel at Manzanar incarceration camp. About 12-13 men with pickaxes and shovels digging and clearing brush. They are beside an irrigation ditch. The Sierra Nevada are to the left in the background with a little snow on their peaks. Car parked to the left with a man holding a camera …
First building (ddr-csujad-47-21)
img First building (ddr-csujad-47-21)
Photograph of the first buidling being constructed at Manzanar Incarceration camp. The outside framework and walls are up, roof is missing. Two men are working on the roofline, and four men are observing from the outside. Sign in front of barrack reads: Blk 1, Bldg 1. Caption reads: The First Building. Title from caption, which was …
Cots and mattress for 10,000 (ddr-csujad-47-36)
img Cots and mattress for 10,000 (ddr-csujad-47-36)
Photograph of seven men unloading matresses and spring frames from a truck at Manzanar incarceration camp. Another truck behind them is full of boxes. The Sierra Nevada are in the background. Caption reads: Cots and mattress for 10,000. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object in the California State …
Minidoka under construction (ddr-fom-1-900)
img Minidoka under construction (ddr-fom-1-900)
WRA caption on reverse: "A panorama view of the Minidoka War Relocation Authority center. This view, taken from the top of the water tower at the east end of the camp, shows partially completed barracks."
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