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Photograph of a musical group at Manzanar posed in front of the Music Hall at Block 24
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Exterior photograph of the Manzanar High School band composed of 34 men and women in three rows in front of a building with signs of "MUSIC HALL" and "CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC." People in the photo are holding guitars, mandolins, a cello, with a drum set on the end. The Music Hall was in Block 24. The caption reads: Large picture: Uncle Jimmy Miyake, 3rd from left. Photo from: "Photographs donated by Ken Miyake" panel created by Shiro "Shi" Nomura (ecm_nom_1300). The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 1994.85.1a.
A collection of panel collages created by Shiro and Mary Nomura, both of whom were incarcerated at Manzanar from 1942-1945, for the Eastern California Museum's Manzanar Project. The panels are comprised of photographs, artifacts, documents, and stories collected by "Shi" starting in the 1970s. Over the following 20 years, the Nomuras assembled more than 75 panels depicting their personal interpretation of Manzanar 'camp' life, major events, history, and site preservation efforts. In each panel Shi and Mary provide valuable first-person documentation from their experiences. These panels have been displayed at various community events, annual Manzanar Pilgrimages, and the Eastern California Museum (the permanent home of the collection).
black and white, 7.750 x 9.750 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
Education--Secondary education
Arts and literature--Performing arts--Music
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Shiro and Mary Nomura Collection

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