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1925 items
Japanese American working in garden (ddr-densho-151-425)
img Japanese American working in garden (ddr-densho-151-425)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. William Katsuki, former professional landscape gardener for large estates in Southern California, demonstrates his skill and ingenuity in creating from materials close at hand, a desert garden alongside his home in the barracks at this War Relocation Authority center.
Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
vh Shirley Nagatomi Okabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-132)
Nisei female. Born February 7, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where father was a prominent Buddhist minister. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California. Father was instrumental in the planning and building of the cemetery …
Third-grade students (ddr-densho-151-32)
img Third-grade students (ddr-densho-151-32)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Third grade students working on their arithmetic lesson at this first volunteer elementary school. School equipment was not yet available at the time this photograph was taken.
Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-55)
img Japanese Americans making camouflage nets (ddr-densho-151-55)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making camouflage nets for the War Department. This is one of several War and Navy Department projects carried on by persons of Japanese ancestry in relocation centers.
Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-151-37)
img Japanese Americans clearing land (ddr-densho-151-37)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. More land is being cleared of sage brush at the southern end of the project to enlarge this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans playing in stream (ddr-densho-151-473)
img Japanese Americans playing in stream (ddr-densho-151-473)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry enjoying a hot summer afternoon at this War Relocation Authority center. This mountain stream flows through the desert on the border of the Center.
Manzanar Free Press office (ddr-densho-151-478)
img Manzanar Free Press office (ddr-densho-151-478)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Staff of the Manzanar Free Press at work. This is the local mimeographed paper of happenings at this War Relocation Authority center published by evacuees interested in this work. Most of the items are written in English, with but one page translated into Japanese.
Manzanar Free Press office (ddr-densho-151-431)
img Manzanar Free Press office (ddr-densho-151-431)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Staff of the Manzanar Free Press at work. This is the local mimeographed paper of happenings at this War Relocation Authority center published by evavuees interested in this work. Most of the items are written in English, with but one page translated into Japanese.
Camp Buddhist church (ddr-densho-93-44)
img Camp Buddhist church (ddr-densho-93-44)
Original Ansel Adams caption: People leaving Buddhist church, winter II, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
Man and boy at Manzanar (ddr-densho-359-1448)
img Man and boy at Manzanar (ddr-densho-359-1448)
A man and boy pose for a photograph next to a sprinkler at Manzanar Concentration Camp in California.
Man and boy (ddr-densho-359-1090)
img Man and boy (ddr-densho-359-1090)
A man and boy pose for a photograph next to a sprinkler at Manzanar Concentration Camp in California.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-152)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his mother (ddr-densho-153-152)
Excerpt: "How are you? OK? We are all well." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-110)
doc Letter to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-110)
Excerpt: "I received Towru's letter which waiting every day." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-182)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-182)
Excerpt: "We're going to L.A. on the 15th." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
Letter to two Nisei brothers from their sister (ddr-densho-153-111)
doc Letter to two Nisei brothers from their sister (ddr-densho-153-111)
Excerpt: "Thank you very much for the last letters." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-176)
doc Postcard to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-176)
Excerpt: "I thank you very much for your postcard." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-178)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-178)
Excerpt: "Arrived here in Ogden at 10:30 A.M." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-36)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-36)
Excerpt: "We received your letter of Kata Kana yesterday." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his father (ddr-densho-153-217)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his father (ddr-densho-153-217)
Excerpt: "We are allways happy we hear from you." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-171)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-171)
Excerpt: "Thank you for the beautiful book of postcards." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to two Nisei brothers from their father (ddr-densho-153-184)
doc Postcard to two Nisei brothers from their father (ddr-densho-153-184)
Excerpt: "I don't hear from you for a while." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-168)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-168)
Excerpt: "Here I am again with nothing to say." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-103)
doc Letter to two Nisei brothers from their mother (ddr-densho-153-103)
Excerpt: "I received Towru's present at few days ago." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Two orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-441)
img Two orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-441)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Orphan boys, two of a group of 65 who are now making their home in the Childrens' Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-422)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor Takahashi, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, lances sty on very young patient in the medical clinic at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
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