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Arts and literature

Written piece: "Halloween Dance"

This piece was written by Kara Kondo, and is part of a series titled "Sketches from Evacuation."
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Arts and crafts fair


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Japanese Americans taking art classes

Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. In the Art School at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
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Japanese theater performance


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Original artwork

This artwork was drawn for the Rohwer newspaper and calendar
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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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The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 2 (March 16, 1944)

Selected article titles: "Mar. 20 Life Mag. to Have Center Story" (p. 1), "Farm Program Drafted-Jarret: Two Unit Farm Plan Covers 1252 Acres" (p. 2), "3 Day Event Slated: Centerwide Program to Be at Auditorium" (p. 3), and "Spain Counsul Does Not Act for Nisei" (p. 3).
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The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 9 (April 27, 1944)

Selected article titles: "20-25 Group Predominates in Tule Lake" (pp. 1-2), "Voluntary Terminations Aid Employment Policy" (pp. 1-2), and "Danjo Seinenkai Exhibit Attracts Large Crowds" (p. 2).
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Sketch of a dust storm at Manzanar

Caption: "First impression of Manzanar."
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Painting of the rubber extraction process

Caption: "A huge blender speedily stirring gallons of water mixed with chopped guayule, forces rubber out of the wood. This is a mechanical method which has been proved most efficient in extracting rubber from guayule shrubs."
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