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Music

Paul Yamazaki Interview Segment 13

First being exposed to the music scene in Los Angeles
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Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 6

Continuing musical training in Japan teaching at a mission school
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Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview Segment 4

Seizing an opportunity to study music in Chicago for three years
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Minoru "Min" Tsubota Interview Segment 20

Performing with the Nisei Melodian band at dances, Japanese community activities
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Sue Takimoto Okabe Segment 9

"It hurts, but you don't show it," facing racist audiences while singing and traveling with USO
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Poetry

Scatterbrain masterpieces: short stories, poetry, jokes, cartoons, carnival editions

Student created magazine consisting of several drawings, poems, and short stories including: "Spectacular flight" by Mary Furuta, "Nisei learns to smile again" by Teiko Hamaguchi, "Small but solid" by Sam Himoto, "Terrific teens" by Rose Hiraoka, "Too young" by Toshi Iwasaki, "Glamour ain't hay" by Helen Kanemasu, "Alone with brother" …
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Tule Lake scrapbook

Scrapbook created in Tule Lake camp by Japanese American students. Contents include drawings, art, holiday greeting cards prints, poetry and signatures of student groups. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_03_20_001
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Tule Lake scrapbook illustrated page

Scrapbook page features a pastel drawing of women showering and in various states of undress in camp barracks. Illustration is accompanied by a poem "Barrack room ballads" about the lack of both privacy and comfort of women using camp barracks showers and toilets. Tule Lake scrapbook (ucsb_mei_0053), page 31. See …
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Wolf song

Lyrics from the poem , titled: "The Wolf Song." Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9074. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_wells_0074
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Cactus blossoms

Collection of poetry written by incarcerees. Includes illustrations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00052
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