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Catherine Embree Harris Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-315-5)
vh Catherine Embree Harris Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-315-5)
Working at the Poston concentration camp, 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.

Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
img Japanese American feeding dairy calves (ddr-densho-37-602)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Y.T. Sakoda, former vegetable worker from Guadalupe, California, is now enrolled in the dairy school, here. He is shown feeding calves.
Goto family (ddr-densho-357-747)
img Goto family (ddr-densho-357-747)
The Goto family addresses this family portrait to Yukie's parents, "To Mom and Pop, Lovingly Yukie, Harry, Norma, and Doris." Hanako Terakawa's caption: "Goto Family, Poston Relocation Center, Arizona 1944."
Gila Co-op News, Vol. I No. 15 (September 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-160)
doc Gila Co-op News, Vol. I No. 15 (September 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-160)
Selected article titles: "Arizona Coffers Increased by $26,233.00" (p. 1), "Student Trainee Course in Co-op" (p. 1), "Refunds: Substantial Sums Represented" (p. 1), "Co-op Books at Libraries" (p. 1).
Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 3 (January 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-213)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. IX No. 3 (January 9, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-213)
Selected article titles: "Aliens to File 'Copyrightable' Work" (p. 1), "Poston-Born Babies Officially Recognized by State of Arizona" (p. 1), "Mess Hall Workers Should Register Grievances with F.P.B." (p. 6).
Testimony of Misayo Kumakuro (ddr-densho-67-263)
doc Testimony of Misayo Kumakuro (ddr-densho-67-263)
Written testimony of Misayo Kumakuro, born in Santa Anna, California. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
img Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Student Mary Sakai, former resident of Stockton, California, is shown putting sliced carrots in a double boiler in preparation for the drying process.
Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 50 (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-53)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 50 (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-53)
Selected article titles: "Final Movement Set for Gila. About 2000 Santa Anitans to be Relocated to Arizona People" (p. 1), "Orange Mess: Closes Today" (p. 1), "Seven Hundred to Remain" (p. 1).
Camp Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-826)
img Camp Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-826)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Children and their parents who once attended the Catholic Church of Father Clement, Maryknoll Priest, are now reestablished in homes back in California or throughout the Middle West and the East. Units II and III of the Colorado River Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona, meet their scheduled closings ahead of the deadline. …
Card from Parker Valley High School to Mitzi Naohara, August 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-366)
doc Card from Parker Valley High School to Mitzi Naohara, August 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-366)
An invitation card to the opening ceremony of the Parker Valley High School's new auditorium at the Poston III in Arizona. It was sent to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at Block 318-2-C in the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 12. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 38 (November 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-190)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 38 (November 18, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-190)
Selected article titles: "Council Forms Committee to Study Housing Problems" (p. 1), "Arizona: Anti-Japanese Law Goes to Supreme Court" (p. 1), "Editorial: Dubious Succor" (p. 2), "Church Sermon Attacks Racism" (p. 2).
Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
img Harvest Festival Parade (ddr-densho-37-399)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A view of some of the school children who participated in the Harvest Festival Parade held at the Gila River center on Thanksgiving Day.
Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
img Flower nursery (ddr-densho-37-607)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A sign at the flower nursery, where much experimentation is being done to develop strains of flowers which will thrive in hot dry climates.
Unloading beds (ddr-densho-37-474)
img Unloading beds (ddr-densho-37-474)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Apache Indians assist in the unloading of beds for evacuees of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center which is located on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (June 8, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-94)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (June 8, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-94)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sadae (Lillian) Nishioka (June 8, 1942). Envelope is postmarked June 11, 1942 and addressed from Lillian Nishioka from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Gila News-Courier Collection (ddr-densho-141)
Collection Gila News-Courier Collection (ddr-densho-141)
This collection consists of the Gila News-Courier, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.
Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
img Japanese American meeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-605)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
img Japanese American greeting Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-789)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Yamamoto, former P.T.A. president from San Francisco, and now hear of the Canal Women's Club, presents Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with a bouquet of flowers.
Teletype messages regarding changing the Western Defense Zone (ddr-densho-356-890)
doc Teletype messages regarding changing the Western Defense Zone (ddr-densho-356-890)
Two teletyped messages to J. G. Lindley from D.S. Myer regarding the change of the Western Defense Zone boarder in Arizona. Item stapled together with ddr-densho-356-887, 890, 902, 906 and 907.
Poston Information Bulletin Vol. II No. 3 (June 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-29)
doc Poston Information Bulletin Vol. II No. 3 (June 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-29)
Selected article titles: "Poston is Scheduled to be Largest of all Cities Established by War Relocation Authority. 'Hub' Metropolis of Arizona Will Exceed Manzanar, Rivers, Newell and Others" (p. 1), "New Problems" (p. 1).
Poston bird carving class (ddr-csujad-35-11)
img Poston bird carving class (ddr-csujad-35-11)
A group photograph of participants in a bird carving class in the Poston camp in Arizona. They are most likely Issei. A water tank is seen in the background. The handwritten note on the back side reads: April 1945, Poston bird carving class taken in front of barracks, Poston, Arizona. See this object in the California …
Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-435)
img Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-435)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. Henry Welsh, Mojave Indian and chairman of the tribal council for the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which is site of a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Laurie Sasaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-97)
vh Laurie Sasaki Interview (ddr-manz-1-97)
Nisei female. Born January 31, 1932, in Imperial, California. Grew up in Imperial, where family ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
img Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. Henry Welsh, Mojave Indian and Chairman of the tribal council on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which is the site of a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Vacant barracks (ddr-densho-37-827)
img Vacant barracks (ddr-densho-37-827)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Some of the "blocks" which were vacated earlier, are already dropping to pieces as shown here. The barracks were of cheap construction, rough lumber, and tar paper and few people thought that they would be occupied for three years. Units II and III of the Colorado River Relocation center, Poston, Arizona, …
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