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Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 13 (March 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-121)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 13 (March 27, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-121)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Farm Work Training Program Starts; Residents Move to Organize Labor Body. Seek Better Relations for Workers" (p. 1), "Residents Find Many Offers, Leave Center" (p. 1), "Dissolution of WCCA Told" (p. 1), "Meal Hours Changed to Boost Work Efficiently" (p. 1), "Plan Release of Kodaks, Radios" (p. 1), "Hiking Permit Procedure for …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 25 (December 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 53, No. 25 (December 22, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-51)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-24, B 1-16, and C 1-4. Selected article titles: "'Evacuation' JACL Statement and Command Decision" (pp. A-1, A-3-A-7), "Nisei Actors Come of Age" (p. A-8), "Chronology of War Relocation Authority Activities" (pp. A-22-A-23), and "JACL vs. Lechner" (pp. B-15-B-16). The holiday issue included advertisements bought by JACL members and …
Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
doc Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
A letter from R. S. Davidson, Acting Minidoka Project Director, to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave for seven detainees, including Takami Hibiya.
[Report on sabotage and espionage] (ddr-csujad-2-79)
doc [Report on sabotage and espionage] (ddr-csujad-2-79)
A report that lacks a title page or other identifying information and addresses sabotage and espionage regarding industrial plants and utilities; it references neither the War Relocation Authority, incarceration camps, nor any other aspect of the treatment of Japanese Americans specifically. Major section titles listed in the report's table of contents include "Methods of Sabotage;" "Industrial …
Reinstitution of selective service (ddr-csujad-55-758)
doc Reinstitution of selective service (ddr-csujad-55-758)
Booklet titled: Reinstitution of selective service: summary of the policies of the selective service system, War Department, and W. R. A. which affect Nisei. Contents include: Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Statement of principles; Selective service training and service act of 1940 as amended; Selective service policy; Induction of United States citizens …
Families leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-771)
img Families leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-771)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Shown here is a young miss, dressed in her Sunday best, waiting with the family possessions while her mother makes final arrangements for boarding the train. Scenes at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad depot, Granada, Colorado, as 170 evacuees from the Amache Center entrain for their …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-9)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-9)
Original WRA caption: It's suppertime for the kiddies and in their well-furnished, well-stocked kitchen Mrs. George Isoda, left, and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko, right, are preparing the evening meal for their children. With a pair of "ohashis", Mrs. Isoda is preparing a vegetable dish for her 2-1/2 -year-old son, Robin, on the left, while Mrs. Kaneko is …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1636)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 8 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1636)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes "Nisei America" by Riley O'Suga, "What Makes Peter Run?" by Frances Okomoto, "Haiku and Painting" by Ken Yasuda, "Tule in Rhyme" by Iku Wada, "Ramblings" by Eugene Okada, "It's the Little Things of Life" by Sachiko Higashi, "Looking Back" …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-12)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-12)
Original WRA caption: When Mrs. Masumi Kaneko goes shopping, she likes to take her young 2-1/2-year-old son, Wayne, to the store with her. Here Mrs. Kaneko, comfortably dressed in a sport coat and slacks, is leaving her Milwaukee home to visit the nearby shopping center. The Kanekos live at 4301 with another Nisei family, Mr. and …
Tad Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-82)
vh Tad Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-82)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Moved to Seattle with father after parents divorced. Grew up in Seattle's Nihonmachi where father ran a secondhand store. Disinterested in college after seeing a lack of employment opportunities for graduating Japanese Americans. Went to work for Great Northern Railway, laying and maintaining tracks on the West …
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-61)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-61)
Original WRA caption: Residents of Japanese ancestry appear for registration prior to evacuation. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Updated Library of Congress summary: "Photograph shows Shizuko Ina standing behind others waiting to be assigned a "family number" before being removed from their homes and incarcerated in a detention facility …
The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
doc The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
An essay describing the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, including a list a recommended further readings.
[Woman discussing Estelle Ishigo] (ddr-csujad-29-244)
img [Woman discussing Estelle Ishigo] (ddr-csujad-29-244)
Photograph of a former Heart Mountain incarceree and oral history narrator discussing Estelle Ishigo, a Caucasian woman and artist who went into camp with her Japanese American husband, Arthur Ishigo, when he was forcibly removed from Los Angeles. Ishigo also worked for the War Relocation Authority while at Heart Mountain. "Lone Heart Mountain" tells the story …
[Report on sabotage and espionage, table of contents and pages 27-50] (ddr-csujad-2-96)
doc [Report on sabotage and espionage, table of contents and pages 27-50] (ddr-csujad-2-96)
Second section of a report that lacks a title page or other identifying information; the report addresses sabotage and espionage regarding industrial plants and utilities, referencing neither the War Relocation Authority, incarceration camps, nor any other aspect of the treatment of Japanese Americans specifically. Major section titles listed in the report's table of contents include "Methods …
San Jose State Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers (ddr-csujad-2)
Collection San Jose State Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers (ddr-csujad-2)
The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 9 (April 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1637)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 9 (April 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1637)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes "Question 28" by Shuji Kimura, "Mandy's Dream" by Frank Hijikata, "Toppers in Camp" by Yuri Kobukata, Mary Harumi Sakai, and Lorraine Takayama, "Band Leader" by Bryan Mayeda, "Bachelor's Quarters" by George Nakamura, "Poultry Farm" by Makoto Kobukata and "Looking …
Cooperative Colonization (ddr-sbbt-2-27)
doc Cooperative Colonization (ddr-sbbt-2-27)
A proposal to incentivize incarcerees to leave the concentration camps by investing in land, farming equipment, and other materials for Japanese Americans to establish "colonies in fertile land suitable for agriculture."
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-6)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-6)
Original WRA caption: "Here is a corner view of the spacious living room in the home of the Kaneko and Isoda families who have resettled in Milwaukee. Mrs. Tei Kaneko is opening her knitting bag while on the floor (left to right) are Robin Isoda, 2-1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg[e] Isoda, and Wayne Kaneko, …
Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
Collection Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
The Sumida Family Collection contains material about Chimata and Masako Murakami Sumida and their six children, Alice Yuriko Endo, Grace Rayko Nagai, Emmy Ito, Marshall Masaru Sumida, Theodore Tetsuro Sumida, Marjorie Yohko Matsumoto, and their families. Before World War II, Chimata Sumida owned a music store located in Los Angeles’ Japanese Town that sold music, instruments, …
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 7 (February 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1635)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 7 (February 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1635)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes "Snow Blossom" by Ken Yasuda, "Barber's Wife' by Arthur Morimitsu, "In the Still of the Night" by Frank Tanabe, "Haiku and Painting" by Ken Yasuda, "Looking Back" by George Nakamura, "Expose of the Wolf" by Iroh Otoko, "Corn on …
Letter from Frank Herron Smith to President Harry S. Truman, May 4, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-2)
doc Letter from Frank Herron Smith to President Harry S. Truman, May 4, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-2)
Smith urges Truman to ask "Edgar J. Hoover and his organization" to help control "the arsonists and night-riders who are terrorizing the few Japanese Americans who have returned to the West Coast." Smith states that approximately 60,000 of the "110,000" people who were "evacuated" seek to return to their homes, under pressure from the War Relocation …
Looking ahead (ddr-csujad-48-8)
doc Looking ahead (ddr-csujad-48-8)
Term paper by Betty Hashimoto for period III Social Problems class taught by Mr. Harry Bentley Wells, a teacher at Manzanar High School. Before being sent to Manzanar, Betty had planned to attend Woodbury Business College and then get a job as a receptionist with solid accounting skills. Betty briefly mentions a need for the Nisei …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-11)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-11)
Original WRA caption: "One of the most imposing and beautiful buildings in the city of Milwaukee is the Milwaukee County Building which was built at a cost of $10,000,000. With its well-laid out street, its inviting parklanes, and orderly lawns, Milwaukee not only offers Nisei new homes and new jobs, but gives them the advantage of …
Information bulletin (ddr-densho-381-30)
doc Information bulletin (ddr-densho-381-30)
An information bulletin with articles about Minidoka's population, a train wreck, news from Seattle, bus fares, job offers, and three pages of Japanese text, possibly a translation.
Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
doc Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
A report submitted by John M. Costello to the House of Representatives discussing concerns with the War Relocation Authority's management of the concentration camps.
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