Japanese Internment Camp Collection

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Contributors: Tomooka
Description: Informal photographs depicting camp life at Rivers Arizona from 1942-1945. Received from an unidentified source. Woman and child at barracks at Gila River Relocation Camp; Rivers, Arizona, March 1945 Cellar of unidentified building at Gila River Relocation Camp; Rivers, Arizona, n.d. Child on tricycle next to building 39-12-C, Gila River Relocation Camp; Rivers, Arizona, 1945 Table saw made by internee; Gila River Relocation Camp; Rivers, Arizona, n.d. Honor Roll of enlisted men from Gila River Relocation Camp; Rivers, Arizona, n.d. Two young boys at Gila River Relocation Camp, Rivers Arizona, n.d. Gila River Relocation Camp from hilltop; Rivers, Arizona, n.d. ...

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Description: Exquisite work by Japanese at Rivers Relocation Camp [garden], 1942 Barracks at Rivers Relocation Camp for Japanese, 1942 Unidentified Japanese American twins at Rivers Relocation Camp, 1942

Contributors: Miller, William A.
Description: Final Report of the Acting Superintendent of Education at the Gila River Relocation Center at Rivers, Arizona. A detailed description of the school programs and associated challenges at this camp.

Description: A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Rivers, Arizona, 1943-1945. Frequency varies, some issues are not available. • September 12, 1942 (Volume 1 #1) – October 31, 1942 • January 1, 1943 – December, 1943 • January 1944 – December, 1944 • January – September 1945

Description: A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Poston, Arizona, October 1943 - October 1945. Frequency varies, some issues are unavailable.

The internment of Japanese-American's during World War II continues to be a painful memory for many of our citizens, but now the stories available in this collection make vivid the daily life of this exiled community and their extraordinary patriotism and sacrifice. This collaboration between the ASU Library Arizona Collection and the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records started in 2005 and we thank them for their assistance in compiling and digitizing over 5,000 pages of bi-lingual camp newsletters, which are now text searchable in monthly cumulations. The collection includes bilingual internment camp newsletters and photographs of the Rivers camps in Arizona.