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Temporary agricultural work leave

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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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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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 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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Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 75

Answers to the so-called "loyalty questions"
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Japanese Sought For Beet Harvest (September 18, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 18, 1942, p. 3
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Jap Evacuees Sought For Work on Farms (April 16, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 16, 1942, p. 3
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Letter from George Kida to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt

Letter from George Kida, addressed to "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt). George writes that there had been a misunderstanding about his mother, writing that Mrs. Pyatt had wrote that his mother "was in the worst scrape of any of us" and so had assumed she was ill. He called the Krogmans ...
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Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida

Envelope is addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked August 3, 1942 from Nyssa, Oregon. Presumably from George Kida.
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Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama

The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED ...
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