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Undoing fieldwork: Rosalie Hankey Wax's Tule Lake fieldwork analyzed by her informant
De Cristoforo, Violet Kazue, 1917-2007: author
Date Created and/or Issued
approximately 1988
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Contact Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno.
Report in which de Cristoforo describes her role as "an informant for an anthropologist," Rosalie Hankey (Rosalie H. Wax), and de Cristoforo's contention that Hankey had gained de Cristoforo's and other people's trust by misrepresenting her research as being confidential and for purposes of her dissertation only. De Cristoforo states that Hankey was actually a "paid researcher for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS)," and that de Cristoforo has been "grievously damaged by Hankey's unethical behavior and by the lies and distortions she wrote about [her.]" In the course of the discussion, which focuses on her experience at the "Tule Lake Segregation Center," de Cristoforo provides a historical overview of her life and events leading up to and including the period of the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II, as well as her and her family's experience during forced removal to the Fresno Assembly Center and the Jerome incarceration camp prior to transfer to the Tule Lake incarceration camp. Document lists author as Violet Kazue de Cristoforo (formerly Violet Kazue Matsuda). Related to csufr_vkdc_0012, A Victim of the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS).
Personal experiences of a Japanese-American incarceree during World War II, and her poetry published about her experiences later in life.
50 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--Registration and 'loyalty questionnaire
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
Race and racism
World War II--Economic losses
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Medical care and health issues
World War II--Incarceration camps--The journey
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--The journey
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Medical care and health issues
Salinas, California
Incarceration Camps--Jerome
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Temporary Assembly Centers--Fresno
Department of Justice Internment Camps--Santa Fe
California State University, Fresno
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Violet Kazue de Cristoforo papers

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