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Painting

Artist George Tsutakawa with painting

George Tsutakawa, a world reknowned sculptor and painter, is holding a painting made during a camping trip with the Tsutakawa Company.
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Painting done by a Japanese prisoner of war

Given to a Nisei soldier with the U.S. Military Intelligence Service who was interrogating Japanese prisoners in Okinawa.
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Sketch of scenes at Santa Fe Internment Camp


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Painting of a cooking class at Manzanar High School

"A cooking class. What vitamins do potatoes have? Miss Smith teaches her girls in what used to be the kitchen of mess hall 7."
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Hawai'i

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy to an unknown recipient regarding transfer of Hawaiian Kibei to Tule Lake. Author states that Kibei cannot be transferred due to lack of facilities and the fear that the Kibei will add to a growing militant section of internees. This would be ...
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Memo: "Evacuation of Japanese from Hawaii"

Memo from John McCloy to General Eisenhower giving reasons against incarcerating Hawaiian Japanese: lack of materials and shipping, labor shortage that would ensue, and possible tensions between mainland and Hawaiian Japanese. McCloy also worries about the legalities of evacuating Hawaiian Japanese. Suggests that General Emmons should be in charge of ...
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Testimony of Franklin Odo

Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Arts and literature

The Harmonaires

This document outlines the history of the musical group, "The Harmonaires," starting in 1939 and following them through the war. A complete list of musicians is included.
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Fashion art by Doris Saito

Fashion prints drawn by Doris Ota Saito during her time at Heart Mountain.
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Fashion art by Doris Saito

Fashion prints drawn by Doris Ota Saito during her time at Heart Mountain.
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