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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Yosh Kuromiya Interview Segment 9

Camp sketches

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues ...


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Living conditions

Japanese Americans in front of barracks apartment

Tak Hori (left) and Hana Matsuo pose with her children.
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Japanese Americans washing dishes

Issei washing dishes inside the camp's warehouse kitchen.
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Muddy conditions at Manzanar


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Social and recreational activities

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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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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