Segregation and Tule Lake

In July 1943, Tule Lake concentration camp was designated as a segregation center for those the camp authorities considered "disloyal" as a result of their answers on the mandatory "loyalty questionnaire." In September 1943, "loyal" Japanese Americans from Tule Lake began departing for other camps and "disloyal" Japanese Americans from other camps started arriving at Tule Lake. The number of guards increased from a few hundred to 930 and an eight-foot high double fence was erected. The camp's capacity was 15,000 but the peak population reached 18,789 as 6,249 original "loyal" Japaense Americans chose to stay rather than be uprooted again.

World War II (66)
Resistance and dissidence (73)
Segregation and Tule Lake (223)

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Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-71)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-71)
Excerpt: "All ok. Received your card yesterday and also saw Miss Ely day before yesterday." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-80)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-80)
Excerpt: "Ive been trying to get this letter off for about the last two weeks but everytime I start, something else turns up." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
doc "Japanese Americans Educated in Japan" (ddr-densho-155-24)
War Relocation Authority's Community Analysis Report No. 8.
Segregation of Loyal and Disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-156-180)
doc Segregation of Loyal and Disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-156-180)
Report on Senate Resolution No. 166 Relating to Segregation of Loyal and Disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers and Plans for Future Operation of Such Centers.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
Selected article titles: "Myer on Tule Lake: Assures Operation of Center Through 1945" (p. 1), "171 Internees Depart for Santa Fe Friday" (p. 1), and "Hectic Year for Mr. Stork Foreseen" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 2 (January 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-51)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 2 (January 11, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-51)
Selected article titles: "Burling Here to Resume Renunciation Hearings" (pp. 1-2), "70 'Resegregated' to Santa Fe Camp" (p. 2), and "Housing Plan Required for West Coast Return" (pp. 2, 5).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 14 (June 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-21)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 14 (June 1, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-21)
Selected article titles: "Residents Pay Solemn Tribute at Final Rites for Okamoto: Outdoor Funeral Attended by 9000" (pp. 1-2), "Further Group Movements to Tule Lake Discontinued" (p. 1), "Jail at 1808 for Drunks, Malfeasance" (p. 2), and "12 Buddhist Priests Added; Initial Sermons on Sunday" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 10 (May 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-15)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 10 (May 4, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-15)
Selected article titles: "Repatriates Should Notify WRA and Spanish Embassy" (p. 1), "Reopening of Leupp Not Confirmed Here; Best" (p. 2), and "Tule Hardball Season Opens; Nippons Dump Manzanar Nine, 12-6" (pp. 5-6).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 7 (April 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-12)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 7 (April 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-12)
Selected article titles: "82 in Center Receive Notices to Report for Physical Exams: Base Hospital to Be Utilized" (p. 1), "More Arrivals Expected as Segregation Plan Resumed" (p. 1), and "Red Cross Gifts Distributed to CA and Japanese Library" (p. 2).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
Selected article titles: "Segregation: 1000 from Jerome, Rohwer Expected Over Weekend" (pp. 1-2), "Spanish Delegate to Visit Japanese Nationals Here" (p. 1), and "CA Contacting Other Centers to Obtain Japanese Movies" (p. 4).
Relocation problems and policies (ddr-densho-381-24)
doc Relocation problems and policies (ddr-densho-381-24)
An address delivered by War Relocation Authority Director, Dillon S. Myer, to the Tuesday Evening Club. Myer discusses a variety of topics, including the creation of the War Relocation Authority, managing the camps, and plans for relocation.
Report from Mike Masaoka to Dillon Myer (ddr-densho-122-894)
doc Report from Mike Masaoka to Dillon Myer (ddr-densho-122-894)
Confidential statement on status of Kibei and Nisei in camps and problem of segregation of disloyal
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