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  • Collection: Japanese American Incarceration

Photograph of students Hannah Hayano, Margaret Hiuga, and Hisako Takehara conducting a Girls League Representatives Hi-Y meeting in a Heart Mountain High School classroom, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.

Photograph of several students at a typing class at Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho. Each student is typing from a text resting next to the typewriter.

This is the program for the first Heart Mountain Reunion. It was held on April 2-3, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, nearly 40 years after the first internees arrived at Heart Mountain.

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This interview by Frank Emi was given on April 25, 1982 as part of a larger project by Frank Chin that includes several interviews by draft resisters at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Central to the draft resistance at Heart Mountain was…

This film contains footage of a sumo wrestling tournament at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. This includes the ritual preceding the matches, portions several matches, and a celebration at the end of the tournament.

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This letter is a notification from the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division infroming the individual to expect a check for redress related to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Included are several articles contained in the pamphlet and a letter with its English translation. The alternate title to this pamphlet is "What New England newspapers say about Japanese Americans." This work contains copies of newspaper articles and…

Photocopy of the Evacuazette, Volume 1, Number 6. This issue of the Evacuazette announces the arrival of hundreds of Japanese Americans from central and eastern Washington.

This pamphlet is focused on the relocation of Japanese Americans that started in 1942. It includes information of the Relocation Program, the distinction between the evacuated people and citizens of Japan, the relocation centers, student relocation,…

Photograph of the Bruins, the Boys Intramural Basketball Class E Champions, posing with a basketball outside of Heart Mountain High School for the yearbook, first row: Toshio Doi, John Murata, William Uiye; second row: Tak Okamoto, Earl Santo, Tom…

This excerpt includes the directory cover and a list of one of the carpentry crews, which were assigned according to block number. Notice that many in the crew arrived to the camp from the same region. The information listed includes the worker's…

A photograph of two men running a board through a table saw at Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho. The men are smoking and wearing hats. Three other men in the shop are wathing. Several boards are piled near the saw.

This article appearing in the December 22, 1941 issue of Life magazine was written in response to violence against Chinese Americans based on their mistaken identity as people of Japanese descent. This reflects both the acceptance of anger against…

Photograph of people, including Takematsu and Harry Suda, seated at a table with food at a farewell party for Julius Egashira in a mess hall, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Several tables are captured in this photograph. There is a stove…

The Evacuazette was the newsletter for the North Portland Assembly Center, which housed Japanese Americans removed from the West Coast. The assembly centers served to provide temporary shelter as the Relocation Centers were being built. Most who…

Crates and luggage stored in a warehouse at Minidoka Relocation Center, Idaho. Several men and women stand amongst the containers.

This poem printed in the 1944 Heart Mountain High School yearbook, the Tempo, describes the arrival to Heart Mountain in terms of the bleak landscape and living conditions. Also including are a number of photographs superimposed over a drawing of a…

This is an aerial photograph of Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

14 pages. Pages 52-65 from "United States-Japan and younger generation photos." The document is C.S. Miyazaki's reflection on the aspirations of the 'first' generation of Japanese American citizens (Issei), and what they charge the second generation…

Clipping of an Associated Press (AP) story printed in the Spokesman Review about a bill that would ban "Japanese and other alien fishing boats from American waters."

This photograph is of a Japanese American army unit trained that included Sam Okubara at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The unit is likely part of the Military Intelligence Service Language School, in which Okubara served after World War II.

These are instructions for the removal of Japanese Americans living in Seattle, Washington. In addition to these instructions, evacuation orders would have also been posted informing Japanese Americans of their imminent removal. These orders…

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14" long. This is a commemorative rice paddle from the Second Heart Mountain Reunion held in San Jose, California. The rice paddle belonged to Tom (Terumi) Hide, who was interned at Heart Mountain Relocation Center from 1942-1944. The face of the…

This is a scanned copy of Terry Takeda's authorization for indefinite leave from Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Takeda was detained with the rest of family at Heart Mountain until his father, Shiro, was hired to teach at the United States…

This letter is from Sakutsu Emi [?], a former internee at Minidoka Relocation Center, to George MacIntyre, who supervised the motor pool at Minidoka. In the letter, Emi describes his current life in Seattle.

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This suitcase was used by Tora Okubara when her family was removed from their home in Mill Valley, California to Granada Relocation Center, Colorado. The suitcase is monogrammed with Okubara's initials near the handle. There is also a number…

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Tom Hide's autograph book for his graduation from Heart Mountain High School in 1944. The cover of the book is carved with the image of Heart Mountain and the word "Memories."

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[get dimensions]. This postcard was sent from Masako Furuta to George and Koto Hirahara on July 31, 1945 from Salt Lake City, Utah when the Hirahara's were living in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. In the postcard, Furuta describes her…

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2 pages, 8.5x14. This letter addressed to 'The Veterans of the State of Washington' on December 28, 1920 asks for support of Initiative 37, which proposed to close loopholes that allowed Asian immigrants to own land by proxy in the name of children…

This canvas bag was used by Tom Hide at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Hide's name and family have been painted on the bag using a stencil.
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