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Impact of incarceration

[Ray R. Best had close call with detention camp mob], biographical news article on Tule Lake Camp Director Raymond Best

Biographical newspaper article about Tule Lake Camp Director Raymond R. Best and his role during the November 1943 protests at the camp, lead to martial law. Describes how his life was in danger during the protests and his diplomatic work after the camp closed. See this object in the California …
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Letter from residents requesting prisoner release, February 18, 1944

Letter from residents requesting the release of two incarerees: Wataru Obara, and Hiroichi Shimamura, detained in army stockades at Tule Lake Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0008
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[Minutes of the regular meeting of the divisional responsible men and the Co-ordinating committee of the Tule Lake Center, March 10, 1944]

Meeting minutes of incarceree-led Tule Lake Camp government. Described vandalism and profanity incidents within the schools and camp clean-up and fire protection. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0024
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Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to Chief of Police Schmidt [Willard E. Schmidt], February 3, 1944

Calls for special meeting of the Project Director, Advisory Council, and Co-ordinating Committee to discuss Committee recommendations, and refers to four attached memoranda, each from Co-ordinating Committee 1608-A to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, dated February 2, 1944 and written by Byron Akitsuki, Executive Secretary. Subjects of the memoranda …
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Translation of poster at Tule Lake Camp regarding repatriation and loyalty to Japan

Translation of a poster within washrooms at the Tule Lake Incarceration Camp. Describes inadequate treatment of incarcerees compared to other camps, loyalty and repatriation to Japan, and the need to quell "disgraceful behavior" such as violence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0043
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Fiction

Letter from Pat [Cummings] to Michi Weglyn, January 22, 1993

A letter from Pat Cummings to Michi Weglyn about a story of Frank Chin's that they both think should be published. The author of the letter is probably children's book author and illustrator Pat Cummings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_004
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Fragment of the story of Kaguya Hime

One typed page that tells a fragment of the story of Kaguya Hime, princess of the moon in Japanese folklore. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_74_02_017
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[Library department of the Tule Lake Seinen Dan]

A description of the library, numbering at around 5,000 volumes, at Tule Lake Camp. Describes staffing, rules, circulation, and membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0063
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Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 29, 1993

A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she discusses where Chin should publish his story "Kaguya Hime." Weglyn also writes about health problems she is having and how that affects her work. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_003
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Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, March 23, 1991

A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she praises Chin's book "Donald Duk" and orders 20 autographed copies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_08_015
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