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Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. H. A. Strong, Electrolux Corporation, August 9, 1942
Fujita, Henry Katsumi: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Letter from Henry K. Fujita to his boss Mr. H. A. Strong of the Electrolux Corporation in San Francisco dated August 9, 1942. Rich in details, the letter describes the physical layout of the Merced Assembly Center, the poor-quality construction of the barracks, the daily schedules, the camp organization and facilities, the hardships and illnesses and deaths, the jobs and wages, tentative plans for movement to a permanent inland camp, and hopes for the future.
The Gaye LeBaron Collection houses the research material of newspaper columnist Gaye LeBaron, relating to the North Bay region of California. Files hold support materials for more than 8,200 newspaper columns written for The Press Democrat newspaper in Santa Rosa, California. Included are research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, monographs, local documents, journal issues, photographs, oral histories, and ephemera.
3 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Aftermath
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Impacts of incarceration
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Medical care and health issues
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Social and recreational activities
Merced, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Merced
Sonoma State University Library, Rohnert Park, California;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Gaye LeBaron Collection

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