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 …
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.
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.
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.
doc Topaz concentration camp in snow (ddr-densho-392-51)
Caption on front: "First snow."
doc Mr. Nakahara sleeping in his barracks in Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-392-48)
Caption written by Kenneth Iyeki: "Mr. Nakahara in slumber."
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.
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 Monthly Report on Topaz Boy Scouts (ddr-densho-356-901)
Monthly Report on Topaz Boy Scouts for the month of March. Includes scout activities, and issues the troop faces due to circumstances.
doc Report on Juvenile Delinquency and the Social Problems Existing in Topaz (ddr-densho-356-899)
Report on causes of juvenile delinquency in Topaz and suggestions to end the problem.
doc Report on Juvenile Delinquency (ddr-densho-356-900)
Report on juvenile delinquency cases and how cases are processed and resolved by the community welfare section's youth guidance division in Topaz.
Narrator Paul Bannai
Nisei male. Born July 4, 1920 in Delta, Colorado. Grew up in small mining and farming towns in Colorado, Utah and Arizona, until his family moved to Boyle Heights in the Los Angeles, California area. After graduating from high school, he tested discrimination and employment practices and eventually succeeded in obtaining a job at a bank. …