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Atsushi Art Ishida's membership card no. 0553 reading, "This is to certify that Atsushi Ishida is an active member of the Denson Young Buddhists' Association Denson, Arkansas Unity through Gassho" The card notes his camp address 8-1-E. Verso of card reads, "Signed by the Chairman of the YBA Board if Directors, Kiyomi Nakamura." Four phone numbers and an address are handwritten beneath the director's signature. The Atsushi Art Ishida Collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, camp newspapers, WRA documents, memorabilia, and correspondence chronicling his time immediately after the exclusion order and during his incarceration in the Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, the Jerome camp in Arkansas, the Tule Lake camp in California, and the Minidoka camp in Idaho, as well as digital reproductions of photographs documenting his life in Japan and Artesia, California during the pre-war years and his time during the Korean War. The majority of the photographs in the collection were taken by Atsushi Art Ishida and he would often develop them in his room in the barracks where he had constructed a makeshift dark room in the camp. His photographs depict the life in the incarceration camps, capturing the buildings, such as barracks, guard towers, a hospital, fire station, and warehouse, the workers for farming, laundry, mess hall, and logging, and the sports games that the incarcerees played. Also photographed are the farewell scenes in which the incarcerees who were being transferred from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center.
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