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[Tule Lake monograph]
Billigmeier, Robert Henry: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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.
Unpublished manuscript includes a collection of diary entries, letters, and essays written by school students incarcerated at the Tule Lake camp and collected through the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). The writings include first-person descriptions of travel to the Tule Lake camp, adapting to camp, limitations of camp, day-to-day camp life, family life, community life, social institutions, recreation, education, terrain, weather conditions, and housing.
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.
iv, 531 pages, illustrations, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
Social sciences
Social sciences--Fieldwork
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social relations
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
Community activities--Recreational activities
Community activities--Sports
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Family
Identity and values--Youth
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Incarceration camps--The Journey
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
Arts and literature--Literary arts--Essays
Identity and values--Women
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

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