Arts and literature

Minidoka Coop Theater play list

Handwritten list of theatrical productions, including composers.
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Japanese American artist

Original Ansel Adams caption: C.T. Hibino, artist, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams.
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Dancers and instructors

Caption in album: "'Rec' #1908 Dance and be gay!' Tule Lake dance instructors and their proteges. Back row: Dollie Saito tap, Bill Kawada, Kay Uchihara ballet. Center: Lucy Tanaka, Jean Kawaguchi, Aiko Hirota, Molly Muranaka, Aki Saito. Front: Reiko Kumasaka, Keiko Onouye."
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 20 (May 22, 1987)

Selected article titles: "House Subcommittee Gives Its Approval to Redress Bill" (p. 1, 8), "Reagan Announces Heritage Week and Asian Nomination" (p. 1), "Authors Comb Country for Camp Artists" (p. 2), and "Department of Justice?" (pp. 4-5).
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Living conditions

Japanese Americans behind homemade pond

Shown here are Japanese Americans from Block 26 in front of their handcrafted fish pond.
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Laundry room

The Minidoka concentration camp was divided into thirty-six blocks, each with its own communal laundry facility, like the one shown here.
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Two Japanese Americans inside barracks

Mrs. Shioshi (left) and Mrs. Odoi inside camp barracks. Both had sons in the military.
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Social and recreational activities

Japanese American making shell jewelry

Peggie Yorita making jewelry from shells found within the confines of the Tule Lake concentration camp. Making jewelry was a popular pastime for the Japanese Americans. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old lake bed. As a result, shells were available for ...
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Shells used for jewelry making

Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake concentration camp enjoyed making jewelry from shells, such as the ones shown here, which were found within the confines of the camp. These shells have not yet been bleached. Tule Lake was drained in the early 1900s. The camp was located on the old ...
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Block 26 garden and pond

Japanese Americans from Block 26 fashioned this garden and pond.
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