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Gene Akutsu Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-210-7)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-210-7)
Considering moving to the Crystal City Department of Justice camp, Texas
Art Shibayama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-151-10)
vh Art Shibayama Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-151-10)
Memories of Crystal City internment camp, Texas: first impressions, getting a job delivering ice
Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1108)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1108)
The caption in the album is "Crystal City Texas 1943".
Autograph book (ddr-densho-64-6)
doc Autograph book (ddr-densho-64-6)
Mako Nakagawa collected signatures from classmates and teachers when preparing to leave Crystal City internment camp, Texas.
Letter from Issei man to wife (February 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-161)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-161)
Excerpt: "I sent you telegram & card this week about you will reunite me at Crystal City, Texas."
CSU Dominguez Hills Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection (ddr-csujad-10)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection (ddr-csujad-10)
The Crystal City Peruvian Letters Collection contains three letters written by Kiyoko and Yoshihiko Matsuura, Japanese Peruvians interned at the Crystal City Internment, Texas, to their mother/grandmother, Kiyoko Noda, who remains in Lima, Peru.
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-119-9)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-119-9)
Awaiting expatriation to Japan, but instead, reuniting with father in Crystal City, Texas

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-112-22)
vh Yasashi Ichikawa Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-112-22)
Joining husband in Crystal City, Texas, a Department of Justice Camp (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview.

Crystal City Map (ddr-densho-258-202)
doc Crystal City Map (ddr-densho-258-202)
A map was drawn and illustrated by Satoru Ichikawa of Crystal City Texas camp. Satoru Ichikawa's family was reunited at Crystal City after 2 years of being separated. His mother and six siblings had been at Minidoka Concentration Camp and his father at Santa Fe Department of Justice camp.
M. Nakagawa Collection (ddr-densho-64)
Collection M. Nakagawa Collection (ddr-densho-64)
The M. Nakagawa collection consists of photographs and documents from the personal collection of Mako Nakagawa, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998. Some of the materials depict life in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas.
Indonesians boarding a train in San Francisco for the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-7)
img Indonesians boarding a train in San Francisco for the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-7)
Caption found with the image reads, "Here are the Indonesians boarding the Southern Pacific train, San Francisco, bound for Crystal City, Texas." This image shows a line of men with suitcases waiting to get on the train. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_009
Topaz Times Vol. III No. 32 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-170)
doc Topaz Times Vol. III No. 32 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-170)
Selected article titles: "Both Amendments Approved. Issei May Now be Councilmen" (p. 1), "Segregation Not Soon, Ernst Says on Return" (p. 1), "Public Favors WRA Program" (p. 1), "Seven Families Leave for Crystal City, Texas, Camp" (p. 1), "Don't be Clannish" (p. 2).
Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
doc Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
Written testimony of Masao Takahashi. Incarcerated in Missoula internment camp, Montana, Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico, and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
Testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama (ddr-densho-67-283)
doc Testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama (ddr-densho-67-283)
Written testimony of Kazuko (Takahashi) Katayama, born in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and the Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 157 (August 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-313)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 157 (August 22, 1944) (ddr-densho-141-313)
Selected article titles: "Crystal City: Twenty Go to Texas Tonight" (p. 1), "Transfer: Lt. Gen. Emmons Heads Alaska" (p. 1), "Why Pick on Chicago?" (p. 2), "Heroism: Nisei Gets Army Cross" (p. 2), "Poston: Nine Youths Evade Draft" (p. 4), "Coast Return Up to Army" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 14 (April 11, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 80, No. 14 (April 11, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-14)
Selected article titles: "To the Point: Goals and Programs" (p. 1), "WW2 Internment Camp at Crystal City for Nikkei May Be Texas Landmark" (p. 1), "First Canadian Japanese History in English by Dr. Shimpo Due in Summer" (p. 1), and "National Dialogue: Developing Leaders" (pp. 1-2).

Narrator Maurice H. Yamasato

Nisei male. Born June 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. Parents had originally immigrated to Peru from Okinawa, Japan. During World War II, removed with family to Crystal City internment camp, Texas. After leaving Crystal City, moved to Kauai, Hawaii. Established a successful career as an architect.
A. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-91)
Collection A. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-91)
The A. Shibayama collection is comprised of photographs from the personal family collection of Art Shibayama, a Japanese Peruvian who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photos depict Art's life in prewar Peru, as well as his activities in Crystal City internment camp, Texas, and his military service in Europe.
Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-54-8)
vh Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-54-8)
Reuniting with family at Crystal City, Texas

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.

Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-56-9)
vh Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-56-9)
Reuniting with father at Crystal City internment camp, Texas

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 …

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