Collection Topaz Museum Collection (ddr-densho-1013)
This collection consists of interviews conducted in partnership with the Topaz Museum, a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the original site of the World War II Internment Camp near Delta, Utah, to interpret its impact on the internees, their families, and the citizens of Utah and to educate the public in order to …
doc Mr. Nakahara sleeping in his barracks in Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-392-48)
Caption written by Kenneth Iyeki: "Mr. Nakahara in slumber."
img High school students cleaning up outside of Topaz High School (ddr-densho-392-52)
Caption on reverse: "H.S. clean up week. / 3-5-43 # HS 36 / Billie Oshima and his crew in action on clean-up day at the Topaz High School."
doc Minoru Iyeki's recounting of an incident in camp (ddr-densho-392-55)
Minoru Iyeki discusses an incident where her son, Kenneth Iyeki was burned responding to a fire in camp. As a result of this fire he missed his high school graduation ceremony. She also discusses the poor hospital facilities.
doc Topaz concentration camp in snow (ddr-densho-392-51)
Caption on front: "First snow."
doc Sketch of Margaret Iyeki writing a letter in Topaz (ddr-densho-392-60)
Caption on front: "Margaret letter writing."
doc Final Report of the Topaz Postal Service Section (ddr-densho-392-82)
Page 4 is missing from this document.
img Boy Scout band at Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp (ddr-densho-22-463)
This Boy Scout band greets Japanese Americans arriving from Hawai'i.
img Sewing class at Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp (ddr-densho-22-464)
Women sewing stars onto a service flag during a sewing class in camp.
doc Topaz times (September 17, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-1296)
News bulletin published at the Topaz incarceration camp covering administrative announcements, orders, events, vital statistics, news from other camps, and other necessary information concerning daily life in the camps. Current issue includes a message from the Project Director, information about Topaz, a list of administrative staff, lumber, schools, facilities, and a map of the incarceration camp. …
doc Letter from Tom Yamamoto to Ma & Pa Waegell, November 28, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-56)
Typed correspondence from Tom Yamamoto to the Waegells describing conditions in Topaz incarceration camp and current events. Yamamoto comments on the situation in France during World War II, the position of the War Relocation Authority on jobs for incarcerees, and working conditions in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
img Setsuko Abe Hirano (left) and cousin, Edith Abey (right) dancing Japanese buyo dance at Topaz (ddr-csujad-55-2201)
Setsuko was sent from San Leandro to the Tule Lake camp and later transferred to the Topaz camp. Doris Abey Hrubant aka Sahomi Tachibana, was their dance teacher at Tule Lake and Topaz (Edith's older sister). The Abe family decided to change the spelling to "Abey" so most Americans would pronounce it correctly. See this object …
doc Supplementary paper on community government, no. 1 (March, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-986)
Transcript of Saiki Muneno's farewell address, given upon his retirement as the Community Council Chairman at Topaz incarceration camp. See also sac_jaac_0987. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0988