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Camp pilgrimages

Annual pilgrimages to the sites of former camps have become important events in the Japanese American community. They are an opportunity for former camp inmates to visit places that dramatically affected their lives, as well as a way for younger generations to learn the history of the Japanese American incarceration. Often the pilgrimages last for a few days and include workshops, tours of the former campsites, and memorial services to honor those who died while incarcerated.

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Camp pilgrimages (285)

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Camp pilgrimages, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Warren Furutani


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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 11 (March 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 11 (March 21, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-11)
Selected article titles: "Sansei Give Behind-the-Scenes Account of U.S.-Japan Trade Talks" (pp. 1, 8), "From the Frying Pan: Return to Heart Mountain" (p. 5), and "442 Officer Promotes Redress" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 12 (September 19, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 12 (September 19, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-37)
Selected article titles: "Appeals Court Overturns Conviction in Chin Case" (pp. 1, 7), "Bun Vong and Vincent Chin: Similarities and Differences" (p. 3), and "East Wind: The Cross at Tule Lake" (p. 5).
Gila River 50th reunion and dedication (ddr-csujad-42-182)
doc Gila River 50th reunion and dedication (ddr-csujad-42-182)
An envelope for Yoneko Takano, who is an attendant of the Gila River 50th reunion and dedication events held at Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona, March 17-19, 1995. The envelope has presumably contained a booklet, bus tickets, and a T-shirt, handed to Yoneko Takano during the events. See this object in the California State Universities …
Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-2705)
doc Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-2705)
The pamphlet includes a brief description of Tule Lake camp and the program for Tule Lake plaque dedication ceremony held on May 27, 1979. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2869
Tule Lake pilgrimage July 4-7 1996: fifty years later ... (ddr-csujad-55-2692)
doc Tule Lake pilgrimage July 4-7 1996: fifty years later ... (ddr-csujad-55-2692)
A program pamphlet of 1996 Tule Lake pilgrimage. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2856
Gila River Relocation Center 1942-1945 monument dedication 50th reunion (ddr-csujad-42-181)
doc Gila River Relocation Center 1942-1945 monument dedication 50th reunion (ddr-csujad-42-181)
A booklet to commemorate the 50th reunion of the former incarcrees and families of the Gila River incarceration camp, which was held March 17-19, 1995. Another booklet, "Banquet program," is attached. The former incacerees' current addresses and phone numbers are removed from the digital surrogate. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Students eat lunch in front of a monument at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-12)
img Students eat lunch in front of a monument at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-12)
Six people sit on the ground eating from white bags in front of a monument. Snow covered mountains can be seen in the distance. The caption under the photo reads, "Manzanar, Ca.--(Slugged Manzanar)--Students from the University of California Riverside, all members of 'The Historian as Detective' class, eat lunch in front of a monument to the …
Crowd stands near a memorial monument at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-17)
img Crowd stands near a memorial monument at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-52-17)
A crowd of people stand near a memorial monument at Manzanar Cemetery. The caption below the image reads, "LONGE PINE, Calif. April 30, 1988 -- MANZANAR REUNION -- Rev. Pual Nakamura performs a flower offering to a memorial at the Manzanar Cemetery Saturday during the annual pilgrimage to the former internment camp." See this object in …
Hana Tada leading a group of Japanese Americans in singing
img Hana Tada leading a group of Japanese Americans in singing "God Bless America" at a service in 1984 (ddr-csujad-52-36)
Caption above image reads, "GOD BLESS AMERICA--Hana Tada, 93, (center) leads group of Japanese-Americans in singing 'God Bless America' at a service here 2/19 commemorating the internment of them & 3,600 other Japanese-Americans in camps here during WWII. Tada & her group do not speak English, saying they were too busy making livings as farmers to …
Poston II: 50 year reunion, October 5, 6, 7, 1992 (ddr-csujad-55-2690)
doc Poston II: 50 year reunion, October 5, 6, 7, 1992 (ddr-csujad-55-2690)
Pamphlet of Poston II reunion. Provides memories and photographs during incarceration at Poston camp. Dedicated the Poston memorial monument to reaffirm their conviction and to ensure that the constitutional right of all Americans is very sacred and the tragic events of 1942-1945 will never again be repeated. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Tule Lake Pilgrimage attendees from Sacramento (ddr-csujad-55-1591)
img Tule Lake Pilgrimage attendees from Sacramento (ddr-csujad-55-1591)
Color photograph depicting a group of attendees of a pilgrimage to Tule Lake camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1593
Official program Poston: memorial monument dedication (ddr-csujad-55-2703)
doc Official program Poston: memorial monument dedication (ddr-csujad-55-2703)
The program provides a history of the Poston incarceration camp. Includes photographs of the Poston camp and Poston memorial monument. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2867
Amache remembered 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2695)
doc Amache remembered 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2695)
Pamphlet listing Amache memorial dedication schedule and the program of Amache reunion banquet/dance at Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado, and historical photographs of the Granda (Amache) incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2859
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, December 07, 1978 (ddr-csujad-24-58)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, December 07, 1978 (ddr-csujad-24-58)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she discusses an incarceration camp pilgrimage and a JACL conference. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_03_001
Letter to Michi Weglyn from unknown author (ddr-csujad-24-48)
doc Letter to Michi Weglyn from unknown author (ddr-csujad-24-48)
A letter to Michi Weglyn possibly from Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga about the effect of Weglyn's book "Years of Infamy" on Jack Herzig, and Herzig's conversations with General Bendetsen about the Manzanar Pilgrimage. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_007
Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-394-47)
img Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-394-47)
Front and back of a photo album or scrapbook page.
Mountain south of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-1595)
img Mountain south of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-55-1595)
Color photograph depicting the mountains (most likely Castle Rock) south of Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1597
Tule Lake pilgrimage, July 2nd-5th, 1998, journey of remembrance and discovery (ddr-csujad-55-2719)
doc Tule Lake pilgrimage, July 2nd-5th, 1998, journey of remembrance and discovery (ddr-csujad-55-2719)
The pamphlet of 1998 Tule Lake reunion. It provides a history of Tule Lake. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2883
Official program Poston memorial monument kiosk dedication (ddr-csujad-55-2713)
doc Official program Poston memorial monument kiosk dedication (ddr-csujad-55-2713)
The pamphlet provides a brief life history of the 25 Poston Servicemen who gave their lives in service to their country. Includes photographs of the Poston memorial monument and Kiosk. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2877
[Incarceration camp as seen through a fence] (ddr-csujad-29-197)
img [Incarceration camp as seen through a fence] (ddr-csujad-29-197)
Photograph of an incarceration camp as seen through a chain-link fence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P139
Video Playland (ddr-csujad-29-132)
img Video Playland (ddr-csujad-29-132)
Photograph of Video Playland. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P073
[Manzanar monument] (ddr-csujad-29-213)
img [Manzanar monument] (ddr-csujad-29-213)
Photograph of the Manzanar monument. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P155
[Hannah Holmes with interpreters at Manzanar] (ddr-csujad-29-123)
img [Hannah Holmes with interpreters at Manzanar] (ddr-csujad-29-123)
Dwight, Hannah Holmes, and their interpreters at Manzanar incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P043
[House and visitors] (ddr-csujad-29-131)
img [House and visitors] (ddr-csujad-29-131)
Photograph of a large house and 9 individuals. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P072
[Manzanar mess hall] (ddr-csujad-29-139)
img [Manzanar mess hall] (ddr-csujad-29-139)
Photograph of the front of Manzanar mess hall. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P080
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