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Living conditions

Group of women

A photograph of a group of women, including Tazu Kawamoto. It is probably taken in the Gila River incarceration camp, Arizona. From page 79 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_79_001
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Housing Barracks

A distant view of housing barracks inside Tulelake with a handwritten caption at the bottom of the photograph that reads, "Jap quarters Tulelake." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_014
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View of Buildings at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp

A row of barracks or some other structures at the Tule Lake incarceration camp are photographed from inside a vehicle. Caption on back of photograph reads, "Cruising along streets of Camp Tulelake during Jap disturbance in Nov. 43." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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Landscaping done by incarcerees of Camp No. 1 at Colorado River incarceration camp

Landscaping done by incarcerees of Camp No. 1 at Colorado River incarceration camp. December 31, 1942. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f26
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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 8

The War Relocation Authority's shift in policy: attempt to resettle Japanese Americans outside of camp

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 …


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Press Release, 1943 March 4

Press Release following a conference between WRA and AFSC, March 4, 1943 where it was announced that the plans for using Scattergood as a relocation hostel for persons of Japanese ancestry to assist the WRA in its relocation program would be postponed. See this object in the California State Universities …
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Letter from George Rundquist to Friend, July 16, 1943

A letter sent by the executive secretary George Rundquist, which consists of the copies of a 'Statement of Testimony by Harold Townsend' and the 'Supplementary Comments made by the WRA on Newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American activities'. See this object in the California …
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Community Analysis Section

Community Analysis Report, no. 10, October 28, 1944

In this paper dated October 28, 1944, the labor relations in the War Relocation Centers have been analyzed to show the following: what the dynamic factors are; how they create a pattern, the recurrent elements of which are traceable in several centers; how the growing manpower shortage has put a …
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Community analysis report, no. 8, January 28, 1944

This issue is titled as Japanese Americans educated in Japan. The document describes about what happened to the children who grew up in California for a while, then went to school in Japan and finally returned back to California. It emphasizes on what effect did living and growing up in …
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Community analysis report, no. 5, June 1943

Titled as: Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration centers, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every one relocated before June 30, 1944." Provides statistics on numbers of people who left centers …
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