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Young Buddhist League Convention Court and Queen

Black and white photographic print of the Fourth Annual Northwest Young Buddhist League's Convection Court and Queen. Left to Right: Mae (Okazaki) Sasaki of Tacoma, Washington; Margaret Tomoguchi of Seattle, Washington; Mary (Nakata) Fujii of Portland, Oregon (Queen); Sumi (Hashimoto) Kurokawa, and Takako Nitta of Spokane, Washington. This photograph ...
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Letters from Reeves family to Kida family

Two letters dated December 22, 1943, one from Miriam Reeves to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, the other from George Reeves to the Kida family. The letter from Miriam Reeves describes her new hobby of knitting. Mentions that she had just finished knitting a suit for a Japanese American girl who was ...
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Letter from Charlie and Flora Pyatt to George Kida

Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Charlie and Flora Pyatt, addressed to George, Kay, and Kida (meaning Kenjiro) dated March 28, 1943. Mentions that they hope that Sarah "Sade" Pyatt lives long enough for the Kidas to come back so that she can go back home ...
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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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Letter from Dan and Sarah Mosier to George Kida and parents

Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Dan and Sarah Mosier to George Kida and his parents, Kenjiro and Kay, dated June 20, 1943. Says it has been about 18 months since they have heard from the Kida family. Asks if they were allowed to return to ...
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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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