Resistance and dissidence

Resistance to exclusion and incarceration took many different forms: non-compliance with exclusion orders and concomitant court cases challenging them, refusal to obey draft orders, labor strikes, and individual and group protests within the camps.

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WRA Tule Lake Center special project regulations (ddr-densho-284-60)
doc WRA Tule Lake Center special project regulations (ddr-densho-284-60)
A list of regulations regarding Japanese nationalism and "anti-American" activities deemed as punishable offenses by the camp administration.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
Selected article titles: "Stop List Interviews, Deportation Hearings Being Conducted Here" (pp. 1-2), "Center's End of Year Population Figures Given" (p. 1), "Four Violators Plead Guilty at Project Trials" (p. 2), and "Hana Matsuri: Center Buddhist Churches to Hold Gotanye Services" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 12 (March 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-61)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 12 (March 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-61)
Selected article titles: "Statement Given on Special Project Rules" (p. 1), "Relocators Get Kindly Welcome on Return Home" (p. 2), "Japanese School Damaged in Second Delano Fire" (p. 2), and "Two-Day 'Shibai and Buyo' Begins Tonight at Aud." (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
Selected article titles: "Spain Quits as Protecting Power: Vice Consul of Spain Leaves Center After Receiving Order" (p. 1), "Nisei Inducted into U.S. Army Now Total 17,600" (p. 1), "9 Sentenced on Charges of Violating Regulations" (pp. 1-2), and "Procedure Given for Those Planning Return to Hawaii" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
Selected article titles: "2 Society Leaders Sentenced 30 Days at Project Trial" (pp. 1-2), "Second Statement Made on Center Situation" (p. 2), and "Tule Lake: Funeral Parlor Opens Saturday" (p. 2 ).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
Selected article titles: "Dept. of Justice: Status of Renunciants Defined by Rothestein" (pp. 1-2), "WRA Closes Quarters of Hoshi, Hokoku Seinen Dan" (pp. 1-2), "Excludees Now Able to Relocated East and South" (p. 2), and "Contact with Japan Through Red Cross" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Supplement (July 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-27)
doc The Newell Star, Supplement (July 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-27)
This supplemental article discusses the resignation of the camp's entire colonial police staff.
View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
img View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
A photograph that appears to have been taken from inside a vehicle. A row of barracks or some other structures are in view as well as another vehicle and a group of incarcerees. According to the caption on back of photograph, this photo depicts, "Evacuating loyal Japs [500 of 16,000] whose lives were in danger. They …
Letter from C. Walter Borton and Homer L. Morris to Dear Friend, May 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-16-4)
doc Letter from C. Walter Borton and Homer L. Morris to Dear Friend, May 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-16-4)
Report to people who have contributed financial support for the Gordon Hirabayashi case on the hearing before the Supreme Court. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JAIC_1-07_02
Letter to Dear Friend from the Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-16-3)
doc Letter to Dear Friend from the Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee, January 1943 (ddr-csujad-16-3)
Fundraising letter requesting contributions for taking Gordon Hirabayashi's case to the Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. At the time of writing, Hirabayashi was imprisoned in King County, Washington. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JAIC_1-07_01
Relocation Communities for Wartime Evacuees, September 1942 (ddr-csujad-19-23)
doc Relocation Communities for Wartime Evacuees, September 1942 (ddr-csujad-19-23)
This paper describes the relocation communities for "the wartime evacuees" from the Pacific Coast. It also talks about the community life and the work opportunities for the incarceress in the different incarceration camps. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-15_01
Subject: separation of evacuees of doubtful loyalty from loyal evacuees [policy memo by Dillon S. Myer] (ddr-csujad-19-1)
doc Subject: separation of evacuees of doubtful loyalty from loyal evacuees [policy memo by Dillon S. Myer] (ddr-csujad-19-1)
Details the War Relocation Authority's policy to remove to a separate facility "those persons of Japanese ancestry residing in relocation centers who by their acts have indicated that their loyalties lie with Japan during the present hostilities." Along with Policy, headings include Designation of Center for Evacuees of Doubtful Loyalty, referring to Tule Lake; Persons to …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, June 24, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-31)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, June 24, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-31)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin discussing Frank Chin's work in a Stud's Terkel's book and Weglyn's recent television interview. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_031
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 24, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-32)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 24, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-32)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin discussing the controversy over an article that Chin recently published. Weglyn also writes about possible speakers for a seminar on Japanese American draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_032
Letter from Michi Weglyn to [Frank Chin], April 14, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-54)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to [Frank Chin], April 14, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-54)
A letter from Michi Weglyn, probably to Frank Chin. Weglyn writes that she is researching the "Santa Anita incident," presumably the disturbance at the Santa Anita Assembly Center on August 9, 1942. She also writes that the Chinese were the most welcoming to the Japanese returning to Los Angeles at the end of World War II. …
Letter from Eji Suyama, M.D., to Rafu Shimpo, October 1, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-5)
doc Letter from Eji Suyama, M.D., to Rafu Shimpo, October 1, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-5)
A letter from Eji Suyama to Rafu Shimpo criticizing an article about the Japanese American draft resisters in 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_005
Letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin, May 30, 1989 (ddr-csujad-24-12)
doc Letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin, May 30, 1989 (ddr-csujad-24-12)
A letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin praising him for his writings about Japanese Americans draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_012
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, July 6, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-46)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, July 6, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-46)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she states that James Omura "owes his extrication from a pariah status" to Chin. Weglyn states that she and Omura credit Frank Chin with getting Japanese American draft resisters to speak about their experiences. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, October 31, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-4)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, October 31, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-4)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin about a "resisters conference" and the LA Day of Remembrance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_004
31 Res.-13 Recognition of Draft Resisters (ddr-csujad-24-76)
doc 31 Res.-13 Recognition of Draft Resisters (ddr-csujad-24-76)
A resolution by the Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) recognizing the sacrifices and courage of Japanese American draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_002
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 29, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-1)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 29, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-1)
In this letter Michi Weglyn describes her conversation with "Walter" [Walter M. Weglyn?] at a "Resisters Conference"and praises Frank Chin for his work. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_001
Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
doc Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
Chronological account of an Office of War Information visit to Tule Lake to ask incarcerees to broadcast about the conditions of the incarceration camp in response to reported propaganda broadcasts on Tokyo radio. Report describes conditions under which the broadcast would have been made, details of meetings, and arguments for and against the broadcast. Report compiled …
Victim of the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) (ddr-csujad-26-31)
doc Victim of the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) (ddr-csujad-26-31)
An affidavit written to invalidate purported distortions and false accusations made against the author in two books published using research material collected by Rosalie Hankey Wax during de Cristoforo's incarceration at Tule Lake. The books are "Doing Fieldwork: Warnings and Advice" by Rosalie H. Wax and "The Spoilage" by Dorothy Swaine Thomas and Richard S. Nishimoto …
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
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