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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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442nd Regimental Combat Team

Letter from Tak Hattori to Lt. Col. Lewis with copies of articles on Anti-Tank Company

Includes copies of articles and literature on the Anti-Tank Company compiled by Tak Hattori, which were sent to Lt. Col. Lewis as they relate to the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, along with a letter. In the letter, he includes his account of the 517th. Includes photocopied articles on the …
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Letter from Henry Y. Ikemoto, President, AT Chapter, to Anna Honeycutt, Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation, February 11, 1999

In the letter, Henry Y. Ikemoto wrote about a Chicago Tribune article, "The drop zone gives voice to oral histories of WWII" by Charles Leroux, which featured Toro Hirose, a member of the Anti-Tank Company, and offers further information on Anti-Tank Company members. See this object in the California State …
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Letter from Shirley Cobb, [volunteer], American Red Cross, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army, [March 5, 1945?]

Correspondence from Shirley Cobb, American Red Cross volunteer, to Kune Hisatomi, Pfc., U.S. Army. Shirley Cobb described her work and the weather in Italy. She also criticized the war and people's optimistic view. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_01_006
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[Two men in military uniform in military vehicle]

Two men in military uniform poses together in a military vehicle. On front of photograph, they are named:"S__" and "Deane." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_012
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[Man in military uniform sitting on railroad tracks]

A Japanese American man in military uniform poses sitting on railroad tracks. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_01_02_002
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