Food

The eating facilities in the camps were large mess halls with long lines and crowded tables. Group living tended to erode family solidarity, as teenagers escaped parental authority by eating with friends rather than family. The quality of the food was poor and milk and fresh meat were constantly in short supply. Inexpensive foods such as wieners, dried fish, pancakes, macaroni and pickled vegetables were served often. The diets of the camp inmates improved only after they began growing some of their own food.

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Citrus grove; Apiary in the citrus grove (ddr-csujad-55-1441)
img Citrus grove; Apiary in the citrus grove (ddr-csujad-55-1441)
Scrapbook page containing three black and white photographs of the citrus grove and apiary at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 92. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1443
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, August 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-437)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, August 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-437)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting. Includes discussion on food, relocation, and clothing allowances. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0439
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, November 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-319)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting, November 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-319)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Block Chairmen meeting. Includes discussion on Engei-bu Committee, facilities, food, and recreation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0321
Price of chickens and eggs, Heart Mountain (ddr-csujad-55-949)
doc Price of chickens and eggs, Heart Mountain (ddr-csujad-55-949)
Handwritten note listing the prices of chickens and eggs at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0951
Minutes from Heart Mountain Victory Gardeners' meeting, November 27, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-936)
doc Minutes from Heart Mountain Victory Gardeners' meeting, November 27, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-936)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Victory Gardeners' meeting. Includes comments about victory gardens at Heart Mountain incarceration camp including selling produce, criticisms, space, and other challenges. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0938
Notice to report to work on project, W.P.A. Form 402, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-169)
doc Notice to report to work on project, W.P.A. Form 402, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-169)
Notice for Masami Iwasa to report to work as a laborer in Mess Hall A-1 at Pinedale temporary detention center. W.P.A. Form 402. Federal Works Agency, See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0171
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, May 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-559)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, May 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-559)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on police uniforms and reports from the Food Committee and subcommittees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0561
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, August 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-465)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, August 26, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-465)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on request for Council investigation, shoyu, segregation, and camp operations, facilities, and services. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0467
Requisition for mess hall supplies, Form C-WRA-43 (ddr-csujad-55-683)
doc Requisition for mess hall supplies, Form C-WRA-43 (ddr-csujad-55-683)
Requisition form for food and baking supplies at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Form C-WRA-43. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0685
Mess card 3-A (ddr-csujad-55-1988)
doc Mess card 3-A (ddr-csujad-55-1988)
Mess hall tag belonging to Allan Minoru Hida. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1991
Food (ddr-csujad-55-881)
doc Food (ddr-csujad-55-881)
Petition in connection with food problems at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Covers problems and requests related to the quality, quantity, and price of food. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0883
Letter from Minejijro Hayashida, Chairman, Council of Temporary Block Chairman, to Mr. C.E. Rachford, Project Director, September 26, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-280)
doc Letter from Minejijro Hayashida, Chairman, Council of Temporary Block Chairman, to Mr. C.E. Rachford, Project Director, September 26, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-280)
Correspondence from Minejijro Hayashida to C.E. Rachford regarding the "food problem" at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0282
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, December 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-502)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, December 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-502)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes reports from Food Committee and Legal Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0504
Menu (ddr-csujad-55-1906)
doc Menu (ddr-csujad-55-1906)
Menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper at the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1909
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-517)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-517)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on food and report from the Resettlement Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0519
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, February 22, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-526)
doc Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting, February 22, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-526)
Minutes from the Heart Mountain Community Council meeting. Includes discussion on labor, food, and Fair Play Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0528
Menu (ddr-csujad-55-1904)
doc Menu (ddr-csujad-55-1904)
Menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper at the Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1907
[Report on Tule Lake disorders] (ddr-csujad-2-64)
doc [Report on Tule Lake disorders] (ddr-csujad-2-64)
A report written from the Community Analysis Section at Camp Granada regarding transfers to Amache Camp from Tule Lake Camp. The report describes the protests at Tule Lake Camp which led to martial law from November, 1943-January 1944. Highlights of the report include protests against the low quality and quantity of food present at Tule Lake …
O-OP canteen sale (ddr-csujad-7-22)
doc O-OP canteen sale (ddr-csujad-7-22)
Advertisement for sale at the camp's commisary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Canteen_Sale_P01
CO-OP canteen moving out sale (ddr-csujad-7-19)
doc CO-OP canteen moving out sale (ddr-csujad-7-19)
Advertisement for sale at the camp commissary at Amache. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Co-op Canteen Moving Out Sale
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kubota, John
Incarcerees having lunch at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-36)
img Incarcerees having lunch at Granada incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-36)
Incarcerees having lunch at Granada incarceration camp. August 20, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f01
Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
doc Manzanar From Inside Out (ddr-csujad-19-2)
Text of address by Roy Nash, Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Project, given to the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, on July 31, 1942 for the purpose of "interpret[ing] the actuality of a War Relocation Center housing 10,000 evacuees" in view of perceptions of mistreatment of incarcerees in California. Sections of the speech include …
[Cutting the cake] (ddr-csujad-56-211)
img [Cutting the cake] (ddr-csujad-56-211)
A group of incarcerees watch a woman cut a cake. Page 20 of Kawase Family Photo Album, Book One. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-020
[Mess hall] (ddr-csujad-56-156)
img [Mess hall] (ddr-csujad-56-156)
Incarcerees eating in the mess hall. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-023
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