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Community Analysis Section

Community analysis report, no. 5, June 1943

Titled as: Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration centers, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every one relocated before June 30, 1944." Provides statistics on numbers of people who left centers ...
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[Library department of the Tule Lake Seinen Dan]

A description of the library, numbering at around 5,000 volumes, at Tule Lake Camp. Describes staffing, rules, circulation, and membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0063
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Community Analysis Report, no. 10, October 28, 1944

In this paper dated October 28, 1944, the labor relations in the War Relocation Centers have been analyzed to show the following: what the dynamic factors are; how they create a pattern, the recurrent elements of which are traceable in several centers; how the growing manpower shortage has put a ...
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[Significant factors in requests for repatriation and expatriation]

Report on the influx of repatriation to Japan requests from Manzanar Incarceration Camp. Report describes camp life in Tule Lake compared to Manzanar, special concerns with Kibei and Issei individuals, the draft, and family dilemma related to repatriation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Administrative Highlights of the WRA Program

Description how the WRA's administration and their goals of managing "temporary living facilities for persons of Japanese ancestry" and also of helped them return to civilian life.
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 28 (July 13, 1945)

Selected article titles: "Action of Board of Directors Commended" (p. 1), "'Fiction' Spread Cozzens Claims" (p. 2), "To Give Reward for Information" (p. 2), and "Land Includes Commercial Property, Judge Rules" (p. 4).
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945)

Selected article titles: "WRA Reiterates Leave Eligibility of Evacuees" (p. 3), "Soldier's Kin to Receive Priority" (p. 4), and "Torment: A Pre-Evacuation Story" (p. 12).
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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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Interior of camp bathroom


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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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