Facilities, services, and camp administration

Dinner was served

Caption: "Dinner was served - and consumed standing up owing to lack of tables and chairs. Camp steward Arthur Hirano, former New York restauranteur. His first menu consisted of beef stew, steamed rice, string beans, peas, apricots, bread and jelly. His customers were appreciative."
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Interior of camp office

Yoneko Tanaka (seated, facing the camera) working in the camp's co-op office.
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Military police on watchtower

Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred to War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration.
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Construction workers with military police

Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Time out to talk over the construction of water pipes at this War Relocation Authority center.
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Impact of incarceration

The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 38 (May 1, 1948)

"2,300 Nisei Renunciants Regain "Lost' Citizenship; Judge Scores Government Handling of Cases" (p. 1), "Hearings on Evacuation Claims Legislation Due Early Part of This Month, JACL-ADC Reports" (p. 1),
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Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Koyama

Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked October 6, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Oct 11, 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp from ...
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Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough

Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Fort Missula from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. Postmarked Feb 15, 1942. In the lower left corner is an "EXAMINED" stamp. Inside is a letter folded like a card with an "EXAMINED" stamp over the crease; dated February 15 ...
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Living conditions

Japanese Americans in front of barracks apartment

Tak Hori (left) and Hana Matsuo pose with her children.
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Japanese Americans washing dishes

Issei washing dishes inside the camp's warehouse kitchen.
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Muddy conditions at Manzanar


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