Exclusion Order for San Jose Japanese Internment, 1942
Creator / Contributor
Wartime Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration
Date Created and/or Issued
Poster issued by the Western Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration on May 23, 1942, ordering all persons of Japanese ancestry living in designate portions of Santa Clara County to report to the Civil Control Station at the Men's Gymnasium of San Jose State College no later than 5 PM , Monday, May 25, 1942 for evacuation.
Documents; Exclusion orders; Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945; Japanese Americans; People; Posters; San Jose (Calif.); Santa Clara County (Calif.)--History; United States--Army; World War II
Artist Estelle Ishigo, the European American wife of a Japanese American, was among the American citizens forced out of California during World War II. Ishigo and her husband, Arthur, were first sent to Pomona Assembly Center and later to Heart Mountain Relocation Center, in a remote area of Wyoming. There, Estelle Ishigo continued her work as a painter. Students reflect on Ishigo's personal letters, artwork, and official documents to relate the themes of tolerance and prejudice to the era, understand that media plays a part in propaganda, and learn how artists convey thoughts and emotions through art.
Grade Level Recommendation:
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12