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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Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mitsuko Nakamura (ddr-densho-356-387)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mitsuko Nakamura (ddr-densho-356-387)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mitsuko Nakamura in which Mitsuko tells about how her family is adjusting to life at Crystal City and asks about Yuri's relocation to Boston. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Yuri from Rosie Suyeyasu (ddr-densho-356-278)
doc Letter to Yuri from Rosie Suyeyasu (ddr-densho-356-278)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Rose "Rosie" Nakagawa Suyeyasu. In the letter she writes about the dust storms at Topaz, working as a typist, the approaching of her one year anniversary, a the upcoming wedding of their mutual friend Yo Ishida, the pregnancy of her sister-in-law, the possibility she may resettle in Colorado, and inquires …
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.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-223)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-223)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he recalls a month long recruitment trip to some of the WRA camps for qualified Niseis to join MIS. His writing includes a mention for being present to an incident at Poston (possibly the Poston Strike or the incidences that lead to the strike). He talks …
Yuriko Domoto's Mess Hall Pass (ddr-densho-356-863)
doc Yuriko Domoto's Mess Hall Pass (ddr-densho-356-863)
A Mess Hall Pass assigned to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada that was good in any mess hall.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mitsuko Nakamura (ddr-densho-356-381)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mitsuko Nakamura (ddr-densho-356-381)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mitsuko Nakamura in which Mistuko tells about her first days in Crystal City and how it differs from Amache. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
doc Comments by the War Relocation Authority on statements in the press allegedly made by witnesses before the Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-14)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements allegedly made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press between June 8 and June 17. Topics addressed include: questioned loyalty, conspiracies to sabotage local dams, and food quality.
Minidoka short order requisition (ddr-densho-381-44)
doc Minidoka short order requisition (ddr-densho-381-44)
A revised short order requisition for the Minidoka concentration camp's hospital kitchen.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-40)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-40)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-39)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-39)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-34)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-34)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-38)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-38)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-33)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-33)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
doc Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
A report submitted by John M. Costello to the House of Representatives discussing concerns with the War Relocation Authority's management of the concentration camps.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-31)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-31)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-37)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-37)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-32)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-32)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-36)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-36)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-35)
doc Camp Menu (ddr-densho-381-35)
A menu for breakfast, dinner, and supper with quantities per 100 persons.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (November 27, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-108)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (November 27, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-108)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Chiyeko Akahoshi (November 27, 1943). Envelope is postmarked November 29, 1943 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-30)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-30)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 4, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
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