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Japanese Americans coping with dusty conditions (ddr-densho-37-475)
img Japanese Americans coping with dusty conditions (ddr-densho-37-475)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Jim Morikawa sprinkling in an attempt to settle the dust at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
img Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. View of partially developed site of War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (August 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-27)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (August 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-27)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (August 1, 1943). It is postmarked August 2, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 7, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-82)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-82)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (March 21, 1943). Envelope is postmarked March 22, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
Teruko Barbara Ujita (ddr-csujad-38-292)
img Teruko Barbara Ujita (ddr-csujad-38-292)
Photographed is Teruko Barbara Ujita born in the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Poston, Arizona, Sept. 9, 1943, Teruko Barbara Ujita. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_17_001
Weekly Press Review No. 9 (ddr-densho-156-321)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 9 (ddr-densho-156-321)
Original summary excerpt: The Phoenix hearing held on March 6 by Senator Chandler, chairman of the Senate subcommittee investigating the WRA, received little press attention outside of Arizona. Senator Chandler's public declaration, "There is no question in my mind but that thousands of these fellows were armed and prepared to help Japanese troops invade the West …
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-31)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-31)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 27, 1942). Envelope is postmarked July 27, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 25, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-32)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 25, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-32)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 25, 1942). Envelope is postmarked December 20, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-28)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 28, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 29, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-30)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-30)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (June 2, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 4, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-33)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-33)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 26, 1943). Envelope is postmarked February 27, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 54 (December 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-208)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 54 (December 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-208)
Selected article titles: "Thousands of Xmas Presents Flood Rivers" (p. 1), "Gifts from Unknown Friends" (p. 2), "Arizona Will Go Off Daylight Saving Time, Jan. 1" (p. 3).
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 52 (May 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-88)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 52 (May 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-88)
Selected article titles: "Emergency Telephones" (p. 1), "Arizona Resettlement" (p. 1), "Editorial: A Year Ago Yesterday" (p. 2), "Hoarding a Good Idea? Enter Fashion Design Contest" (p. 4).
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-99)
doc Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945) (ddr-janm-1-99)
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (1942 - 1945). The postcard is not postmarked but it is from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (August 9, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-96)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (August 9, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-96)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (August 9, 1943). Envelope is postmarked August 11, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (July 7, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-97)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (July 7, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-97)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (July 7, 1942). Envelope is postmarked July 9, 1942 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Hatsumi Barbara Ujita and her children (ddr-csujad-38-242)
img Hatsumi Barbara Ujita and her children (ddr-csujad-38-242)
Photographed are Hatsumi Barbara Ujita and her young children, Masako Joy and Teruko, incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Poston, Arizona, March 1944. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_11_007
Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-381-3)
vh Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-381-3)
Living in Phoenix, Arizona

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Poston concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-476)
img Poston concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-476)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Living quarters of evacuees of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center as seen from the top of water tower facing south west.
Japanese Americans unloading lumber for barrack construction (ddr-densho-37-858)
img Japanese Americans unloading lumber for barrack construction (ddr-densho-37-858)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Unloading lumber with bulldozer in the construction of barracks for evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will spend the duration in War Relocation Authority centers.
Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
img Harvest Festival dance (ddr-densho-37-791)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view at a dance given to celebrate the Harvest Festival, which was held on Thanksgiving day at Camp #2.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 114, No. 11 (March 20, 1992) (ddr-pc-64-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 114, No. 11 (March 20, 1992) (ddr-pc-64-11)
Select article titles: "Youth to stand trial for temple murders" (p. 1); "Arizona State plans Asian American conference" (p. 3); "San Diego on bashing: scapegoat or threat?" (p. 5).
Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-381-15)
vh Ike Hatchimonji Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-381-15)
Leaving camp and moving to Glendale, Arizona

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Jim Matsuoka Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-281-26)
vh Jim Matsuoka Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-281-26)
Being drafted and stationed in Arizona

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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