U.S. government propaganda

George Yoshida Interview Segment 20

Feeling self-conscious after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; hearing racist propaganda, rumors
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Prevent Forest Fires [bookmark]

A bookmark created by US Department of Agriculture Forest Services to promote the prevention of forest fires. The front of the bookmark depicts a Japanese solider, smiling as he lights a match. The logo in the backdrop reads: "Careless Matches Aid The Axis!" The backside of this bookmark contains tips …
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Relocation, your responsibility as a member of your community

Text, in English and Japanese of a speech by James G. Lindley regarding the "responsibilities" of incarcerated Japanese-Americans. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_Speech
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Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp

Four technicians and a blood-test patient in hospital laboratory at Granada incarceration camp. December 12, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f12
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Photography

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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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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