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Community analysis notes, no. 7 (December 20, 1944)
United States. War Relocation Authority. Community Analysis Section: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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An issue titled as: Nisei report on their adjustment to Tule Lake. The two reports presented here were prepared by Nisei on the Community Analysis staff at Tule Lake Segregation Center and tell of Nisei life there. They based their first report on discussions with several Nisei between 25 and 30 years of age. The second report is an interview with a 20-year old Nisei. Though independently obtained, the two reports are strikingly similar in content. Both tell of unfulfilled expectations of life at Tule Lake, the disillusioning impact of the Tule Lake incident of November, 1943, the barrier of language which symbolizes cultural differences, the emotional hazards of loneliness and lack of wholesome community activities, and the tormenting factional conflict among the residents. Nisei agree that only the weather is ideal at Tule Lake. The two reports reflect the difference, primarily one of emotional tone, in the adjustment of the older and younger Nisei at Tule Lake. The report of the older group shows more maturity and resignation to life in the segregation center.
The collection contains material used by Carey McWilliams in writing the book, Prejudice: Japanese Americans, symbol of racial intolerance (Little, Brown, 1944). It includes U.S. War Relocation Authority records, confidential reports, bibliographies, clippings and compilations of articles, legal papers, correspondence between McWilliams and Japanese American evacuees, relocation camp newspapers and other publications, two copies of his book, and five copies of the 1994 videocassette (40 min.), Something Strong Within.
8 pages, typescript, 11 x 8.5 inches
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
Identity and values--Nisei
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
War Relocation Authority Records

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