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Remains of Manzanar, photographed and located on map
Nomura, Shiro: curator
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1985
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Exhibit panel titled "The remains of Manzanar, photographed and located on map." Panel includes 43 photographs of a variety of sites within Manzanar as they appeared in the 1980s, 40 years after the camp was dismantled. In the center of the panel is a map of the camp as it appeared 1942-1945. Each photograph is tied to its location on the camp map by connecting the two with strands of colored yarn attached with push pins. Sites located and photographed include Pleasure Park (Merritt Park), various garden and victory garden sites, orchards, foundations of watchtower #6, Children's Village orphanage, the hospital and hospital garden, and a variety of concrete walkways and apartment entrances. The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 1994.80.55.
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).
Physical objects
1 bulletin board, 48 x 24 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps
Reflections on the past
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Shiro and Mary Nomura Collection

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