Security

World War II (215)
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Security (46)

46 items
Photograph of Cleo Merritt (ddr-csujad-47-293)
img Photograph of Cleo Merritt (ddr-csujad-47-293)
Photograph of Cleo Merritt sitting on the front bumper of an Army jeep with two men sitting in the front seats near the Manzanar incarceration camp. In the background are the Inyo mountains. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0442
Lone Pine depot, some arrived by train (ddr-csujad-47-40)
img Lone Pine depot, some arrived by train (ddr-csujad-47-40)
Photograph taken at the Lone Pine train depot of two train cars, one with open sliding doors and a pile of luggage in front of it. Several military police are standing in a group in the front of the photograph. A group of incarcerees are standing behind the military police. A photographer can be seen kneeling …
Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-5)
img Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon en Route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-5)
The photograph was taken in front of Police Department at Manzanar camp with a car parked in front, license plate M115. A number of people are gathered around each side of the vehicle as it gets ready to depart Manzanar incarceration camp en route to Reno, Nevada. Caption reads: Departure by WRA Escort in Station Wagon …
Photograph of a army soldier standing in front of trees (ddr-csujad-47-115)
img Photograph of a army soldier standing in front of trees (ddr-csujad-47-115)
Photograph of an army guard from the shoulders up standing in front of trees, presumed to be taken in Death Valley National Park. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0200
Photograph of a sentry guard at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-54)
img Photograph of a sentry guard at Manzanar incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-47-54)
Photograph of a sentry guard with a rifle looking over flat land covered with rocks at Manzanar. The Sierra Nevada are in the background with very little snow on them. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0089
First of the 10,000 that were to follow (ddr-csujad-47-34)
img First of the 10,000 that were to follow (ddr-csujad-47-34)
Photograph from the highway in front of Manzanar incarceration camp. A caravan of cars and trucks is arriving at Manzanar. The lead car is about to make the turn into the camp from the highway. The road disapears into the Alabama Hills, with a line of cars stretching the entire distance. Along the right side of …
Photograph of a departure by WRA escort en route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-7)
img Photograph of a departure by WRA escort en route to Reno (ddr-csujad-47-7)
Photograph of a "departure by WRA escort in station wagon en route to Reno." The license plate is M115 and there are at least five people in the car with luggage tied on to the tailgate. Barracks and utility poles can be seen in the background as well as the Sierra Nevada. Quoted description is from …
Photograph of two people standing at Zabriske Point in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-114)
img Photograph of two people standing at Zabriske Point in Death Valley (ddr-csujad-47-114)
Photograph of two people standing at the lookout at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park. One of the individuals is an army guard. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0199
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, November 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-309)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, November 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-309)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen and the Block Administrative Officers joint meeting. Includes discussion on camp security, law enforcement, and policing. Also includes minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0311
Project Director's bulletin, no. 33 (November 7, 1942) (ddr-csujad-48-135)
doc Project Director's bulletin, no. 33 (November 7, 1942) (ddr-csujad-48-135)
A bulletin from the acting project director, Solon T. Kimball, addressing the issue of fire arms within the "Manzanar Relocation Area." He indicates firearms will no longer be allowed within the boundaries of the area and that the 322nd Military Police Escort Guard Company will provide facilities for safely storing any guns and/or ammunition. Transcription is …
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, special meeting, May 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-569)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, special meeting, May 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-569)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting Special Session. Includes discussion on Social Security Act and fire department employees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0571
[New Officer
doc [New Officer "Onus Probandi"] with note from Fred J. Graves, Chief of Internal Security at Gila River (ddr-csujad-2-2)
Training manual for new police officers written by Fred J. Graves, Chief of Internal Security at the Gila River incarceration camp. Includes handwritten note from Graves to Schmidt. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0002
Tule Lake Camp group photograph (ddr-csujad-2-67)
img Tule Lake Camp group photograph (ddr-csujad-2-67)
Appears to be group photograph of internal security officers at Tule Lake Camp. Photograph includes Willard Schmidt, Chief of Internal Security at Tule Lake Camp. Includes list of members in photograph. Names from left to right: Seventh Row: Okino, Y., Kato, J., Taniguchi, S., Yoshihara, D., Asada, E., Yamakawa, M., Yoshihara, G., Iwawaki, H., Yokoyama, K., …
Memo from [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to [Raymond R.] Best, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-78)
doc Memo from [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to [Raymond R.] Best, [1944] (ddr-csujad-2-78)
Regards arming the Administrative Police Section, including reasons for using the sawed-off shotgun vs. the 45 automatic pistol for security purposes, and the potential for escalation of tensions in a "divided camp (anti and pro, status quo)." See also the related typewritten memo, Memorandum from Willard [E.] Schmidt, Chief, Administrative Police, to R. R. [Raymond R.] …
[Report of the informal meeting of the wardens, members of the Advisory Council and Co-ordinating Committee, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-35)
doc [Report of the informal meeting of the wardens, members of the Advisory Council and Co-ordinating Committee, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-35)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government, the Advisory Council, and the wardens. Discussion on police and security measures within the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0035
Officer's report on disorderly conduct from a U.S. Army employees (ddr-csujad-2-54)
doc Officer's report on disorderly conduct from a U.S. Army employees (ddr-csujad-2-54)
Report from U.S. Army Officer J.B. Cook on various U.S. Army employees being drunk on duty and other problems. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0054
Standard position description, guard (ddr-csujad-2-73)
doc Standard position description, guard (ddr-csujad-2-73)
Position description for Guard, CPC-5, position code: Q2aD65; date allocated: May 13, 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0073
[Statement to Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief, Internal Security, or to whomever it may concern, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-97)
doc [Statement to Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief, Internal Security, or to whomever it may concern, January 15, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-97)
Statement signed by 20 officers of the Internal Security Department requesting that Fenton Mahrt, "a man of long police experience" and employee of the WRA, be considered for the permanent position of Chief of Internal Security to head the Internal Security Division. The officers state that they do not consider this document to be a petition …
Soldiers and Incarcerees (ddr-csujad-13-2)
img Soldiers and Incarcerees (ddr-csujad-13-2)
In this photo, two soldiers holding guns are seen surrounding at least one incarceree as well as a man who appears to be addressed as a chef or kitchen worker. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Major [illegible] + social worker during disturbance in Jap area. [illegible]2 armed E.M.E. [illegible] standing by for possible difficulty." …
Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
img Three Men (ddr-csujad-13-27)
Three men dressed in what appear to be military uniforms are photographed together. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Rogers Beeson Ford." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_022
Soldier on Guard (ddr-csujad-13-18)
img Soldier on Guard (ddr-csujad-13-18)
A soldier stands with his back to the photographer. He is holding a gun and appears to be on guard. The caption on back of photograph reads, "Tulelake Calif. E.M.E.___ gun guarding Jap [disloyal] who threatened loyal family (his) ____ they left him." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Man in the Snow (ddr-csujad-13-30)
img Man in the Snow (ddr-csujad-13-30)
A man in military uniform is photographed in the now. It is unclear exactly which month this photograph was taken as the caption on front of photograph reads, "January 1943" and the caption on back of photograph reads, "Sgt. Mallman 2/1/43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_025
Soldiers under the Trees (ddr-csujad-13-25)
img Soldiers under the Trees (ddr-csujad-13-25)
A group of soldiers in uniform pose together under the cover of trees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_020
Large Crowd at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-14)
img Large Crowd at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp (ddr-csujad-13-14)
A photograph of a crowd of people. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Jap Trouble Tullelake," which indicates the crowd is a result of some sort of disturbance or issue. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_009
Men in Military Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-4)
img Men in Military Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-4)
Three men in military uniform are pictured in a military vehicle. The caption on back of photograph reads, "H.J.W. Manning 30 caliber gun on mounted car (armored) patrolling Jap streets during disturbance during Nov 43 at Tulelake Calif Capt. sitting in background." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_031
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