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Advance release (Office of War Information), OWI-2712 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1908)
doc Advance release (Office of War Information), OWI-2712 (November 1, 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1908)
Press release regarding the purpose and process of segregation at Tule Lake, movement of segregants between WRA Centers, security at Tule Lake, unrest among incarcerees, strike and violence, interventions by the administration, and international press. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1911
Tulelake reunion, May 24-27, 1985 (ddr-csujad-55-2707)
doc Tulelake reunion, May 24-27, 1985 (ddr-csujad-55-2707)
Pamphlet of the Tule Lake reunion, 1985 in Sacramento, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2871
Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
img Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-348)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers unload coal at Staley Junction, which is the rail head for this center. This coal is used by the residents during the extreamely [sic] cold winters which northern California offers.
Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-385)
img Japanese Americans unloading coal (ddr-densho-37-385)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuee workers unload coal at Staley Junction, which is the rail head for this center. This coal is used by the residents during the extremely cold winters which northern California offers.
Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
doc Testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi (ddr-densho-67-314)
Written testimony of Richard Akira Hayashi. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981. Personal information excised by Densho.
Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
vh Lois Yuki Interview (ddr-manz-1-85)
Nisei female. Born September 13, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1945, family repatriated to Japan. Grew up in Japan, attending school there, before returning with family in the 1950s. Eventually became a teacher and settled in California.
Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
vh Michiko Wada Interview (ddr-manz-1-162)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Watts, California, where parents ran a grocery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles.
Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
Collection Bain Collection (ddr-densho-2)
The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making …
Class of 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2679)
doc Class of 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2679)
Tule Lake memory book for Tri-State High class of 1945. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2843
Concentration camp site (ddr-densho-37-251)
img Concentration camp site (ddr-densho-37-251)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Site on which a War Relocation Authority center is to be constructed for the housing of 10,000 evacuees of Japanese ancestry for the duration.
Testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani (ddr-densho-67-321)
doc Testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani (ddr-densho-67-321)
Written testimony of Thomas Y. Kometani. Incarcerated in the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 1981.
Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
Collection Ishikawa Hayes Collection (ddr-densho-111)
The Ishikawa Hayes collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes, who was interviewed by Densho in 2004. Many of the photographs depict life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
vh Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville.
Volunteers leaving from Jerome camp to Tule Lake camp (ddr-csujad-38-297)
img Volunteers leaving from Jerome camp to Tule Lake camp (ddr-csujad-38-297)
Photographed are incarcerees seeing off the volunteers moving from the Jerome camp in Arkansas, to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. The caption reads: From Jerome Relocation Camp, volunteers to Tule Lake were transported by truck and later by train. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 18. See this object in the …
Japanese Americans distributing scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-360)
img Japanese Americans distributing scrap lumber (ddr-densho-37-360)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Evacuees distribute scrap lumber to each block. This scrap will be used by the residents to construct furniture for their apartments and also for firewood.
Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
vh Sachi Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-13)
Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small communities of Clarksburg and Courtland before the war. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area.
Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
vh Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
Nisei male. Born February 1, 1924, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where family operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and settled in Chicago, Illinois.
Letter from Mrs. Sakazaki to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp (ddr-csujad-2-12)
doc Letter from Mrs. Sakazaki to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp (ddr-csujad-2-12)
Letter from Mrs. Sakazaki to Raymond Best, Director of Tule Lake Camp, requesting for the release of her husband, Tokuraro Sakazaki ,from the army stockades at Tule Lake Camp. Includes her letter in Japanese and notes about her interpreter and situation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0012
[Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
doc [Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center] (ddr-csujad-2-55)
Report written from an unidentified Nisei on the difficulties of "never being able to become fully Japanese" and the hardships endured at Tule Lake Camp. Second report on the effects of communal living based on Japanese culture at Tule Lake Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0055
Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
vh Marianne West Interview (ddr-densho-1000-120)
Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

(This interview took …

Katayama Collection (ddr-densho-154)
Collection Katayama Collection (ddr-densho-154)
The Katayama collection contains photographs from the Katayama family. The photos include portraits taken in Japan in the early 20th century, as well as photographs depicting life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II.
Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
img Work-leave crew (ddr-densho-5-13)
These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when it …
Tule Lake reunion V, May 19-20, 1995 (ddr-csujad-55-2715)
doc Tule Lake reunion V, May 19-20, 1995 (ddr-csujad-55-2715)
Pamphlet of the Tule Lake reunion V held at Red Lion Hotel, Sacramento, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2879
Ayris Tsujikawa autograph memory book (ddr-csujad-55-2645)
doc Ayris Tsujikawa autograph memory book (ddr-csujad-55-2645)
Ayris Tsujikawa autograph memory book signed by her friends at Tule Lake, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2809
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