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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).
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.
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.
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.
University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
doc University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as …
Certificate from the American National Red Cross to Taiko Ono in Poston, Arizona, for beginner in swimming (ddr-csujad-55-144)
doc Certificate from the American National Red Cross to Taiko Ono in Poston, Arizona, for beginner in swimming (ddr-csujad-55-144)
Card certifying that Taeko Ono is qualified as a Beginner in Swimming by the American Red Cross. Verso includes a description of two qualifying swimming tests and signatures of the chapter representative and instructor. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0146
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 …
Frank T. Sata Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-512)
vh Frank T. Sata Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-512)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
Frank T. Sata Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-499)
vh Frank T. Sata Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-499)
Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
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.

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.

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.

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, …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 27 (May 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-322)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 27 (May 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-322)
Selected article titles: "Net Fund to Be Distributed to Evacuees" (p. 1), "Resettlement in Arizona Cancelled" (p. 1), "No Adobe Bricks Available" (p. 1), "Milk Shortage Seen in Poston" (p. 1), "Pay Complaints and Adjustments" (p. 3).
Taeko Joanne Iritani Interview (ddr-manz-1-45)
vh Taeko Joanne Iritani Interview (ddr-manz-1-45)
Nisei female. Born September 21, 1929, in Bakersfield, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Bakersfield before eventually moving to Sacramento, California.
Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
doc Testimony of Rev. Dr. Paul Makoto Nagano (ddr-densho-67-159)
Written testimony of Rev. Paul Makoto Nagano. Incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Evacuation Impact and Redress."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 24 (December 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 24 (December 9, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-49)
Select article titles: "Justice of fair housing law cited by JACL at Calif. State hearing" (p. 1); "Southwest JACLer contribute valuable stamp collection to Jewish Nat'l. Fund" (p. 1); "Arizona Issei pioneers in tribute from chapter" (p. 4).
Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
img Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visit the Gila River Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees.
Nishida family 318 blk (ddr-csujad-38-220)
img Nishida family 318 blk (ddr-csujad-38-220)
Photographed are Nishida family members incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. They are friends of the Masukawa family, who used to live next door prior to the forced evacuation. The caption reads: Nishida family 318 blk. Title from caption. The handwritten notes on the back side reads: Aug. 1944, Poston, Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi …
Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
doc Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
A postcard from Lily in Chicago to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona. Lily writes from Chicago, Illinois, on her way to Denver, Colorado. She is planing to visit Geo and go to the Gila River camp in Arizona where her family was incarcerated. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page …
Maps of incarceration camps in the western United States (ddr-csujad-55-98)
img Maps of incarceration camps in the western United States (ddr-csujad-55-98)
Series of maps including incarceration camps in the western United States, temporary assembly centers in California, Manzanar camp in California, Gila River camp in Arizona, Topaz camp in Utah, Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, Poston camp in Arizona, Amache camp in Colorado, Tule Lake camp in California, Rohwer camp in Arkansas, Minidoka camp in Idaho, and …
Stockon El Joaquin Vol. III No. 2 (August 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-26)
doc Stockon El Joaquin Vol. III No. 2 (August 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-26)
Selected article titles: "Signup: Advance Crew for Relocation Register Today" (p. 1), "3 Centers to Relocate. Santa Anita Begins Exodus to Arizona, Wyoming Today & Thurs." (p. 1), "Rumors! Orders Postponed?" (p. 1), "New Mess Plan Effective Now" (p. 1).
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