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Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
vh Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
White male. Born 1913 in Karuizawa, Japan, to missionary parents. Attended Canadian school in Kobe, Japan, before coming to the United States with his older brother. He attended the University of Chicago School of Social Work, then volunteered to work for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). He later worked as a relocation officer in the concentration …
Personal narrative of Pauline Bates Brown, Reports Officer at Colorado River Relocation Center, August 16, 1943 to August 4, 1945 and general outline and history of early war public relations in Arizona and the Poston Reports Division (ddr-csujad-55-1855)
doc Personal narrative of Pauline Bates Brown, Reports Officer at Colorado River Relocation Center, August 16, 1943 to August 4, 1945 and general outline and history of early war public relations in Arizona and the Poston Reports Division (ddr-csujad-55-1855)
Narrative describing public relations activities of the War Relocation Authority in Arizona and at Poston incarceration camp between August 1943 and August 1945. Includes mentions of press releases, news, history and activities of the WRA Reports Division at Poston, the Poston Chronicle, photo shop, official reports, and events. See this object in the California State Universities …
Children wearing
img Children wearing "evacuation tags" (ddr-densho-151-54)
Original WRA caption: Hayward, California. Two children of the Mochida family who, with their parents, are awaiting evacuation bus. The youngster on the right holds a sandwich given her by one of a group of women who where present from a local Church. The family unit is kept intact during evacuation and at War Relocation Authority …
Issei horticulturist prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-452)
img Issei horticulturist prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-452)
Original caption: Mountain View, California. Ryohitsu Shibuya, successful chrysanthemum grower, who arrived in this country in 1904, with $60 and a basket of clothes, is shown above on his farm in Santa Clara County, before evacuation. He grew prize chrysanthemums for select eastern markets. Horticulturists and other evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be given opportunities to …
Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
vh Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1918, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In Topaz, worked for the War Relocation Authority in the Central Statistics Division. Husband served in the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. Lived in Japan during the …
National Archives and Records Administration Collection (ddr-densho-37)
Collection National Archives and Records Administration Collection (ddr-densho-37)
The National Archives and Records Administration collection, 1940s, primarily focuses on the ten War Relocation Authority camps. The collection also documents the exploits of Nisei soldiers who served with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service.
Kaneko Collection (ddr-densho-7)
Collection Kaneko Collection (ddr-densho-7)
The Kaneko collection, 1944, consists of War Relocation Authority (WRA) resettlement photographs of the Kaneko and Isoda families. The two families relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during World War II, and the WRA photographed their home and daily activities. The pictures were accompanied by captions worded in a positive manner to encourage Japanese Americans to leave the …
War Ration book (ddr-densho-25-29)
doc War Ration book (ddr-densho-25-29)
Within the War Relocation Authority Camps, the Office of Price Administration set up a system of War Ration Books. Camp inmates could purchase the books, which contained war ration stamps. The stamps enabled them to purchase items in the army stores in the camps. The purpose of the ration books was to help the war effort …
Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
doc Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
Memo regarding Ward X. Discusses need for determining who is responsible for people in custody in the ward, used for "drunkenness, mental illness and violations of the law on various offenses;" of particular concern is responsibility for people who are believed to be mentally ill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Letter from Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief of Internal Security, to R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director, War Relocation Authority, November 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-90)
doc Letter from Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief of Internal Security, to R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director, War Relocation Authority, November 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-90)
Contains recommendations for future planning and functions of the Internal Security Section of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, including for a segregation area for "bachelor Kibei and recalcitrants" and detailing needs for personnel, equipment, and security procedures; letter calls for the camp to be considered "maximum type" given that it has become more of an isolation …
Granada, Colo (ddr-csujad-39-2)
doc Granada, Colo (ddr-csujad-39-2)
Directory of the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp created at or near the end of World War II. The table of contents in the book include: Forward by Proj. [Project] Dir. [Director] And Sec. [Secretary] Heads, Introduction, Community Council, Block Managers, Amache Co-Cop Pioneer Staff, Drs. Koen Kwai Red Cross Rec. Hosp. History of the Granada Relocation …
Takami Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-142)
doc Takami Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-142)
A reference letter from Frank H. Hattori to Dillon S. Myer about Takami Hibiya. Hattori mentions Takami's work in the housing division at Minidoka and states that he is "very much Americanized."
Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
doc Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
Captain John M. Hall writes to Dillon S. Myer in response to an earlier letter asking for clarification on Takami Hibiya's suspended leave clearance.
Yoshi Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-172)
doc Yoshi Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-172)
A letter from Hisashi Hagiya to Dillon S. Meyer attesting to Yoshi Hibiya's successful efforts to "Americanize" her daughter and herself.
Letter from Willis Hanson to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-129)
doc Letter from Willis Hanson to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-129)
Request for information about Ishikawa's experience with war relocation program
Committee report on school buildings and equipment (ddr-csujad-55-1729)
doc Committee report on school buildings and equipment (ddr-csujad-55-1729)
Report and recommendations on school buildings and equipment at Poston incarceration camp. Covers Junior-Senior high school, elementary school, and nursery schools. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1731
Two wooden chests, Henry Katsumi Fujita, 8305, Granada (Amache) incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-23-7)
img Two wooden chests, Henry Katsumi Fujita, 8305, Granada (Amache) incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-23-7)
Two wooden chests that Henry K. Fujita fabricated from wood "borrowed" from the Amache High School site in the block adjacent to the Fujita family barracks. The number "8305" was the label assigned to the family by the War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp028-08-006
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-50)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Apr 9, 1943. In red pencil below the return mailing address “April 19-43” is written. Where postage should be “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in black ink. Along the left side of the envelope is clear tape with …
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
Committee report on community recreation (ddr-csujad-55-1725)
doc Committee report on community recreation (ddr-csujad-55-1725)
Report and recommendations on community recreation at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1727
Committee report on adult education and retraining (ddr-csujad-55-1730)
doc Committee report on adult education and retraining (ddr-csujad-55-1730)
Report and recommendations on adult education and retraining including suggestions relative to vocational retraining and questions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1732
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-2)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-2)
Original WRA caption: Here is a picture of the large garage and auto repair shop where Mr. George Isoda is employed. He has worked there for almost one year and is a valued member of the mechanic crew. He says his relationship with customers and fellow employees is excellent. Beginning in summer 1942, the War Relocation …
Photograph of the rock pond at block 24 between barracks 5 and 6 (ddr-csujad-47-2)
img Photograph of the rock pond at block 24 between barracks 5 and 6 (ddr-csujad-47-2)
Photograph of rock pond, block 24, between barracks 5 and 6, circa 1940s, "a view of the garden strip arranged by William Katsuki, former landscape gardener from Southern California, alongside his home in the barracks at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
[Interview Minutes with D.S. Myer, WRA National Director, March 18, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-21)
doc [Interview Minutes with D.S. Myer, WRA National Director, March 18, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-21)
Meeting minutes between incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government and War Relocation Authority Director D.S. [Dillon Seymour] Myer. Question-answer session between Co-ordinating Committee and Myer. Includes questions about legitimacy and self-governance of Co-ordinating Committee, concerns about camp food, employment, and martial law in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
img Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
Original caption: San Jose, California. John W. Abbott, chief field investigator for the Tolan Congressional Defense Committee on Migration, is shown speaking to a young celery grower, on March 27, 1942, who has just completed arrangements for leasing his farm during evacuation. He holds the lease document in his hand. He and his sisters were evacuated …
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