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Lunch Break

Black and white photographic negative of a large group of Japanese Americans sitting around tables eating lunch out of small boxes on the table in front of them.
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Electrical tower

Color slide of what appears to be the inside of an electrical tower looking up towards a clear sky. According to donor processed on June 20, 1951.
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Frank in cabin window

Black and white photographic negative of Frank Hirahara leaning out a log cabin window.
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Color slide of a row of pink rose bushes. Other rows of red and pink rose bushes are visible in background. Image was most likely taken at the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. According to donor processed on June 14, 1964.
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Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified Nisei throwing a horseshoe at the beach in Oregon.
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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 8

The War Relocation Authority's shift in policy: attempt to resettle Japanese Americans outside of camp

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a ...

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Letter from Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief of Internal Security, to R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director, War Relocation Authority, November 22, 1943

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 ...
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Letter from W. [Willard] E. Schmidt, Head, Internal Security to John H. Provinse, Head, Community Management, War Relocation Authority, January 13, 1943

Summary of events in connection with Internal Security Division of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, including description of personnel and recruitment efforts; a vote of incarcerees to return to work; decisions about the function of wardens and who would select members of the Warden Division; and matters concerning case report ...
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Memo from [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to [Raymond R.] Best, [1944]

Regards arming the Administrative Police Section, including reasons for using the sawed-off shotgun vs. the 45 automatic pistol for security purposes, and the potential for escalation of tensions in a "divided camp (anti and pro, status quo)." See also the related typewritten memo, Memorandum from Willard [E.] Schmidt, Chief, Administrative ...
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Letter from children of Kihichi Sakamoto to Project Director [Raymond R. Best], February 14, 1944

Letter from three of his children, Tatsuo, Manabu, and Osamu Sakamoto, requests the release of their father, Kihichi Sakamoto, from the Army Stockade, for the sake of their mother's "health and mind" stating that she has been ill since their stay in Heart Mountain the previous year and has suffered ...
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