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Temporary agricultural work leave

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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Work-leave crew

Japanese Americans harvesting sugar beets on the Lundeen farm. The Tom Matsuoka family relocated permanently to Montana. Other workers were from Tule Lake concentration camp who received permission to leave during the sugar beet harvest. Front (left to right): Ray Marks, Gus Lundeen, and John Matsuzawa. Back: Rulee Matsuoka (child ...
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Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida

Letter and envelope to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from George Kida. Describes work opportunities, conditions in the camp and surrounding area. Kenjiro is picking up potatoes and George is pitching bundles. Mentions someone named Satoshi (who he mentioned having bought a checker board with in a previous letter) who he is ...
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Harvesting beets

Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
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Work-leave crew

These workers received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets on this farm in Utah. Left to right: Ted Matsushita, Orly Garner (the farm's owner), and Joe Matsuzawa.
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Eden Internee Killed (October 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 23, 1942, p. 20
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Military Police and Japanese Clash in Denver (December 9, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1942, p. 5
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Harvesting beets

Caption in album: "Tiring of camp life, Stan succumbed to the seasonal leaves, left Tule for beet-topping in Idaho, 'where yawning canyons greet the sun.'"
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and ...
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Employment agreement for seasonal work


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