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Population and ecology

Comparison of Tule Lake incarceree population statistics collected by the Division of Housing and Employment to the 1940 US Census statistics of Japanese Americans from California, Oregon and Washington. Examines how expelled communities disbursed at Tule Lake via housing records, age and gender distribution, religious affiliation, and the number of ...
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Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community

Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of ...
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Letter from Y. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 24, 1947 [in Japanese]

A letter from Yosokichi Fujii, a former incarceree in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming, to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He gives an update of his life after leaving the camp in September 1945 and resettling in Nyssa, Oregon until May 1946. He currently works in Penryn, California in fruit ...
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Soldier in the Snow

A soldier in uniform poses next to a vehicle in the snow. The caption on front of photograph reads, "11/15/42 Cresent [Crescent] Lake Oregon Conklin." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_021
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Recreation: dances

Report includes case-studies of dances, chronicles specific situations and observations of social interactions between men, women, and between incarcerees from California and the Northwest. Subject headings include: "significance of dances, group characteristics, group ways, sectionalism, the battle against stags, and block 25 dance." Report compiled as a portion of the ...
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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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Work-leave crew

These Japanese Americans received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to work on the Garner farm for the sugar beet harvest. They are standing in front of the bunkhouse. Front (left to right): Toshio Ito, Kenji Yoshino, and Kay Yamaguchi. Back: Joe Matsuzawa, Ted Matsushita, and ...
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Work-leave crew

Ted Matsushita (left) and Toshio Ito received permission to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp in California to harvest sugar beets for Orly Garner in Utah. They are doing their laundry.
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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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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated July 1, 1942. Asks what the work is like (in Eastern Oregon), or if they have to work at all. Warns George against working too hard in the heat for fear of sunstroke. Writes of general ...
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