Firebreak gang

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ddr-csujad-26-25 (CSUJAD Local ID: mei_02_36-39, CSUJAD Project ID: ucsb_mei_0025)

UC Santa Barbara Robert Billigmeier Collection

Narrative account of the establishment, organization, and leadership of the "firebreak gang" who cleaned up scrap lumber, discarded building materials, and labored to clean up the construction debris around the Poston incarceration camp from June 27-September 14, 1942. The author discusses the background, education level, and describes workday situations that occurred during the period the group was employed. Collected during the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_02_36-39




Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

[Title of item], Robert Billigmeier Collection, CEMA 60, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

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