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Organized labor

Firebreak gang

Narrative account of the establishment, organization, and leadership of the "firebreak gang" who cleaned up scrap lumber, discarded building materials, and labored to clean up the construction debris around the Poston incarceration camp from June 27-September 14, 1942. The author discusses the background, education level, and describes workday situations that …
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Union Discusses Japanese Question (June 4, 1914)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 4, 1914, p. 4
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Japanese Workers Give Union Problem (December 28, 1917)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 28, 1917, p. 23
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Japanese Labor Lines Up in Support of Strike (February 4, 1919)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 4, 1919, p. 2
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Japanese on Strike. Four Hundred Mill Hands Object to Having Wages Cut. (January 19, 1905)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 19, 1905, p. 14
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Journalism

Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 10

First experience with Nisei journalism: editor of the New Japanese American News in Los Angeles, California

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 …


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Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 15

Involvement in a conflict over editor position and internal politics within the New World Daily newspaper

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 …


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An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu - Segment 1

An oral interview with Katsumi Kunitsugu, longtime volunteer and leader in Little Tokyo. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Audio is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0163. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_F01
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Newell Star printers

Group photograph, including Toshio Oku, of the publication printers in the print shop of the Newell Star weekly newspaper printed for the Tule Lake segregation camp. The group has printed stacks of Vol. III, no. 2 of the Newell Star next to them. See this object in the California State …
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Toshio Oku printing

Toshio Oku prints the weekly newspaper at Tule Lake using a mimeograph machine. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tos_01_001_022
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