Department of Justice camps

More than 5,500 Japanese immigrants (Issei) were arrested by the FBI following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most were sent first to temporary Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detention stations and then transferred to Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camps, where they waited to appear before the Alien Enemy Hearing Board. These hearings determined whether the Issei would remain in the internment camps or be "released" to the War Relocation Authority (WRA) concentration camps. After the hearings, most of the Issei were sent to U.S. Army internment camps. The U.S. Army, charged with detaining military prisoners of war (POWs), then returned the Issei internees to DOJ control. The DOJ camps also interned Italian and German nationals and Japanese Latin Americans. Most of the DOJ internment camps held only men who had been separated from their families, but three camps housed single women and families. The camps were run by the INS, part of the Department of Justice.

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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Crystal City (detention facility), Fort Lincoln (Bismarck) (detention facility), Fort Missoula (detention facility), Fort Stanton (detention facility), J. Edgar Hoover, Kenedy (detention facility), Kooskia (detention facility), Old Raton (detention facility), Santa Fe (detention facility), Seagoville (detention facility), Sites of incarceration

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First large list of staple drugs, the most money I ever spent in one day which of course means nothing to anyone, except myself (ddr-csujad-55-1379)
doc First large list of staple drugs, the most money I ever spent in one day which of course means nothing to anyone, except myself (ddr-csujad-55-1379)
Order form including list of staple drugs for use at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Form includes name of drugs, quantity, unit, price, and amount. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 49. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
German recreation hall; Camp laundry (ddr-csujad-55-1447)
img German recreation hall; Camp laundry (ddr-csujad-55-1447)
Scrapbook page containing three black and white photographs of the German recreation hall and the camp laundry building at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 98. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Clothing store at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1434)
img Clothing store at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1434)
Scrapbook page containing five black and white photographs of the interior and exterior of the clothing store at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 85. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Medical certificate (concerning ability of alien to travel), Form I-142 (ddr-csujad-55-1487)
doc Medical certificate (concerning ability of alien to travel), Form I-142 (ddr-csujad-55-1487)
Blank form used for the purposes of providing a medical certificate for chronically ill internees preparing to be repatriated to their home country from the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Form I-149. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 129. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the …
Main gate (ddr-csujad-55-1362)
img Main gate (ddr-csujad-55-1362)
Scrapbook page containing a black and white photograph of the main gated entrance to Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Includes a brief description by Clark. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 33. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
doc Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
Two mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 15. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1346
Medical Division (ddr-csujad-55-1373)
doc Medical Division (ddr-csujad-55-1373)
Title page for the "Medical Division" section from the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 44. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1375
Buildings and sign near the entrance to Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1508)
img Buildings and sign near the entrance to Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1508)
Color photograph of the buildings and sign near the entrance to Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 140. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1510
Aerial photograph of Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1513)
img Aerial photograph of Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1513)
Aerial color photograph of the buildings and horizon line at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 142. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1515
Federal High School; Corner of Japanese school (ddr-csujad-55-1426)
img Federal High School; Corner of Japanese school (ddr-csujad-55-1426)
Scrapbook page containing three black and white photographs of the Federal High School and Japanese school at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 78. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Repatriation statistics and clipping (ddr-csujad-55-1494)
doc Repatriation statistics and clipping (ddr-csujad-55-1494)
Scrapbook page containing statistics on repatriation from Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp and a newspaper clipping including a photograph of a Japanese family as they returned to Japan. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 133. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
First class of nurses aides (ddr-csujad-55-1381)
img First class of nurses aides (ddr-csujad-55-1381)
Scrapbook page containing four mounted black and white photographs of groups of female nurses aides in uniform at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Two photographs show scrapbook compiler, Mary F. Clark, one sitting at a desk and the other with a group of nurses aides. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, …
Administration staff of Crystal City Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1330)
img Administration staff of Crystal City Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1330)
Black and white photograph of the administration staff at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1332
Recreational activities at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1479)
img Recreational activities at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1479)
Scrapbook page containing black and white photographs of Girl Scout activities, football and baseball fields, basketball court, and a German Christmas play at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 122. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Christmas in the American grammar school 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1428)
img Christmas in the American grammar school 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1428)
Scrapbook page containing five black and white photographs of groups of students and teachers during the Christmas season. Images taken at the American Grammar School at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 80. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this …
Commencement exercises, Federal High School (ddr-csujad-55-1430)
doc Commencement exercises, Federal High School (ddr-csujad-55-1430)
Scrapbook page containing an invitation for the Federal High School commencement ceremony at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 82. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1432
Girls' Day Hinamatsuri (ddr-csujad-55-1467)
doc Girls' Day Hinamatsuri (ddr-csujad-55-1467)
Program for Girls' Day Hinamatsuri at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 113. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1469
Educational Division (ddr-csujad-55-1411)
doc Educational Division (ddr-csujad-55-1411)
Scrapbook page with the header, "Educational Department." From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 71. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1413
Special, very special story (ddr-csujad-55-1480)
img Special, very special story (ddr-csujad-55-1480)
Scrapbook page containing black and white photographs and description of a German internee who constructed a liquor still inside his home. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 123. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1482
Commentary about hardships of working at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1392)
doc Commentary about hardships of working at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1392)
Scrapbook page containing commentary by Clark regarding hardships at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. See sac_jaac_1395 through sac_jaac_1401 for hardships referred to by the author. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 60. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
doc Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
Scrapbook page containing correspondence from Thomas Parran to Mary Clark regarding travel and expenses for her reassignment from Fort Missoula, Montana to Crystal City, Texas. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 21. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1352
Sewing project (ddr-csujad-55-1435)
img Sewing project (ddr-csujad-55-1435)
Scrapbook page containing five black and white photographs of internees in a sewing studio at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 86. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1437
Fire truck at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1523)
img Fire truck at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp (ddr-csujad-55-1523)
Color photograph depicting a group standing near a fire truck at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 145. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1525
Fritz Kuhn may get freedom in U.S. Army Zone (ddr-csujad-55-1491)
doc Fritz Kuhn may get freedom in U.S. Army Zone (ddr-csujad-55-1491)
Newspaper clipping about Fritz Kuhn. In scrapbook includes the caption: "An Old Friend of Ours." See sac_jaac_1490. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 130. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1493
Area on which the hospital was to be constructed, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1377)
img Area on which the hospital was to be constructed, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1377)
Scrapbook page containing a black and white photograph depicting the plot of land slated for the construction of a hospital at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 48. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities …
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