Takeharu Inouye Collection ddr-densho-365
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-1)
Takeharu Inouye's first diary documents his family's forced move to the Sacramento Assembly Center, followed by their move to the Tule Lake concentration camp. Since his mother, Miyoe Inouye, was a teacher, thirteen-year-old Takeharu's diary focuses on his classes in the Japanese and American schools at Tule Lake. His struggles with his schoolwork, as well as …
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-2)
In the second diary he kept in the camp at Tule Lake, Takeharu Inouye recounts his struggles with education and the boredom resulting from few recreational opportunities. Though he participated in several baseball games with his classmates, Takeharu spent the majority of his free time attending the movie showings that occurred daily or weekly throughout the …
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-3)
In the final diary that Takeharu Inouye kept during his internment at Tule Lake, he includes descriptions of the movies he went to see daily, which served as his primary form of recreation. Takeharu also describes his feelings over succeeding and failing in his high school classes, since his friends would cheat off of his work, …
doc Civil Service Commission Notice of Rating (ddr-densho-365-4)
Takeharu Inouye received this Notice of Rating from the United States Civil Service Commission, indicating that he was deemed eligible in his application for a position as a laborer. This was not an appointment to a position, merely a calculated rating of his writing skills and education. Takeharu hoped to find work when he moved with …
doc War Department Notification of Personnel Action (ddr-densho-365-5)
This Notification of Personnel Action from the War Department granted Takeharu Inouye a temporary appointment as a warehouse laborer in Ogden, Utah. Takeharu hoped to find work when he moved with his family to Utah after their internment in Tule Lake during WWII.
doc War Department Notification of Personnel Action (ddr-densho-365-6)
This Notification of Personnel Action from the War Department granted Takeharu Inouye a probational appointment as a warehouse laborer in Ogden, Utah. Takeharu hoped to find work when he moved with his family to Utah after their internment in Tule Lake during WWII.
doc Through the Windows at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-7)
Through the Windows at Tule Lake was an event consisting of performances and readings during the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage. Performers included Barbara Muramoto, the Shizen Youth Dance Theatre, Bill Marutani, Aya Ogawa, and David Hirota. The event focused on experiences at Tule Lake across generations, including for young people interned in the camp. The program …
doc Tule Lake Pilgrimage (ddr-densho-365-8)
This pamphlet briefly describes the circumstances leading to the creation of the Tule Lake Relocation and Segregation Center, and follows up with a statement concerning the importance of the Tule Lake Pilgrimage in the healing process for Japanese Americans. The right-hand fold out includes an itinerary for the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage.
doc Tule Lake Pilgrimage sign up form (ddr-densho-365-9)
This blank sign up form for the 1994 Tule Lake Pilgrimage lays out the price tiers for the trip, including handwritten notes on prices excluding the bus portion of the trip.
doc Kinenhi: Reflections on Tule Lake (ddr-densho-365-10)
This advertisement with an attached order form features the book entitled Kinenhi: Reflections on Tule Lake. The book was inspired by pilgrimages to Tule Lake and features interviews with internees.
img Peter Okamoto (ddr-densho-365-12)
Four boys wrestle on the ground. The label reads: "Toyota?, Yoshida, Okamoto, Himoto." The envelope housing the photograph is addressed to Takeharu Inouye from George Sugimoto. The caption on the envelope reads: "Old photo of Peter Okamoto."
doc Takeharu Inouye obituary (ddr-densho-365-17)
Takeharu Inouye's obituary in an Idaho newspaper. Inouye passed away in Glenn's Ferry, Idaho, where he had worked as a ranch hand until his retirement. After his release from Tule Lake, Inouye stayed close with his family, moving with them and primarily working in warehouses and on farms in Utah and Idaho.
doc W.R.A. Tule Lake Project nametag (ddr-densho-365-18)
Takeharu Inouye's nametag and number badge for work as a farm laborer at the Tule Lake concentration camp. Inouye worked in farm operations, primarily on a mechanical harvester, until the injuries and deaths of several laborers led to the strikes at Tule Lake, and the termination of their employment.