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

Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (April 14, 1943)

Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (April 14, 1943). Envelope is postmarked April 20, 1943 from the Manzanar Incarceration Camp in Manzanar, California.
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Mitsue Matsui Segment 13

Food in Topaz concentration camp

Members of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) arranged for and conducted this interview in conjunction with Densho.
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Lillian Horita Interview Segment 7

Feelings upon first arriving in camp, and receiving a visit from a former teacher
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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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