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1941 items
Relief map depicting camp location (ddr-densho-37-411)
img Relief map depicting camp location (ddr-densho-37-411)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Picture of relief map showing location of Manzanar, War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry, in Owens Valley, California, which is flanked in background by the High Sierras and in foreground by Mount Whitney, loftiest peak in the United States.
Japanese Americans working in field (ddr-densho-151-445)
img Japanese Americans working in field (ddr-densho-151-445)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Ichiro Okumura, 22 (left), from Venice, California and Ben Iguchi, 20 from Sangus, California, thin young plants in a two-acre field of white radishes at the relocation center. High sierras are shown in the background.
Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
vh Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married and had a child in camp. Left Manzanar for Chicago, Illinois.
En route to Manzanar Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-8)
img En route to Manzanar Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-8)
Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, Washington are being transported to the Manzanar Assembly Center, California. Manzanar Assembly Center became a WRA incarceration camp on June 1, 1942.
Guayule plants (ddr-densho-151-383)
img Guayule plants (ddr-densho-151-383)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. View of one of the lath house where seedlings are grown under controlled conditions, for the guyaule rubber experiment project.
Japanese Americans playing go (ddr-densho-151-398)
img Japanese Americans playing go (ddr-densho-151-398)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Playing the Japanese game Goh in the Relocation Hall at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American getting a haircut (ddr-densho-151-404)
img Japanese American getting a haircut (ddr-densho-151-404)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Common sight during the long summer evenings after the day's work is done. As yet, there are no barber shops.
Martha Shoaf Interview (ddr-manz-1-9)
vh Martha Shoaf Interview (ddr-manz-1-9)
White female. Born June 28, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Fourth grade teacher at Manzanar concentration camp, California.
Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-228)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-228)
Letter written in Japanese. Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-222)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-222)
Letter written in Japanese. Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-225)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-225)
Letter written in Japanese. Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, possibly to Minneapolis.
Letter to Anne Margrave from Louis M. Hicks (ddr-densho-342-35)
doc Letter to Anne Margrave from Louis M. Hicks (ddr-densho-342-35)
Thank you letter from Louis M. Hicks, Assistant Project Director at Manzanar, to Librarian of the Inyo County Free Library of Independence, California, for books donated to Manzanar.
Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
img Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Lawns and flowers have been planted by some of the evacuees at their barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority center.
Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
img Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. The dental clinic in its temporary quarters at this War Relocation Authority center cares for an average of 100 evacuees daily.
Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
img Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. A complete record, by personal interview, is being made of every evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center.
Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-396)
img Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-396)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry rest in the cool of the eveing beside their barrack apartments at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Barracks with American flag (ddr-densho-151-57)
img Barracks with American flag (ddr-densho-151-57)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation center, Manzanar, California. Street scene of barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority Center. The windstorm has subsided and the dust has settled.
Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
vh Karlene Koketsu Interview (ddr-manz-1-95)
Nisei female. Born January 7, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving Manzanar, lived briefly with family in Utah before eventually returning to California.
Letter to Anne Margrave from Thomas M. Temple (ddr-densho-342-38)
doc Letter to Anne Margrave from Thomas M. Temple (ddr-densho-342-38)
Letter from Thomas M. Temple, Chief Community Services Division, Manzanar, to Anne Margrave, Librarian of the Inyo County Free Library of Independence, California, regarding planning a library for Manzanar.
Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
img Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Army military police go on duty to guard the boundaries of this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-165)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-165)
Excerpt: "Waiting for pictures today." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Boy playing (ddr-densho-359-1093)
img Boy playing (ddr-densho-359-1093)
Wayne Nakata plays in front of a barrack at Manzanar Concentration Camp in California.
Street scene in winter (ddr-densho-93-39)
img Street scene in winter (ddr-densho-93-39)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Winter storm, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Hog farm (ddr-densho-93-41)
img Hog farm (ddr-densho-93-41)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Hog farm, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Buddhist church service (ddr-densho-93-45)
img Buddhist church service (ddr-densho-93-45)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Buddhist service, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
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