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Recreational organization
Miyamoto, Shotaro Frank, 1912-2012: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library.
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to tension within the department. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS).
The Robert Billigmeier collection is comprised of materials collected during his work and stay at the Tule Lake incarceration camp conducting research for the University of California’s Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). The collection includes: photographs taken during his time at Tule Lake; a scrapbook created by students at Tule Lake in 1942; camp publications; reports and manuscripts; and student writings. Several of the reports and manuscripts draw from the personality cards written by students in the Tule Lake incarceration camp.
Manuscripts; Reports; Ethnography
62 pages, typescript
Community activities--Recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
Community activities--Sports--Baseball
Community activities--Sports--Softball
Community activities--Sports--Judo
Community activities--Sports--Sumo
Community activities--Recreational activities--Go
Arts and literature--Performing arts
Arts and literature--Visual arts
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Social sciences
Social sciences--Fieldwork
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Robert Billigmeier Collection

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