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Arts and literature

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 9

Writing a serial murder mystery for the camp 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 a result, the interviews in this collection are ...


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Art class

Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Class is being held in the Art School at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Instruction is given in oil and water-color, life-drawing and sketching, lettering, poster-making and fashion drawing.
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Original artwork

This artwork was drawn for the Rohwer newspaper and calendar
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Original artwork

This artwork was drawn for the Rohwer newspaper and calendar
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Original artwork

This artwork was drawn for the Rohwer newspaper and calendar
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Social and recreational activities

Eiko Shibayama Interview Segment 11

Recreational activities in camp: swimming, movies, birthday parties
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Drum and bugle corps


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Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 18

Working for the recreation department, planning activities for kids

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect ...


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Japanese Americans creating a garden


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