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University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona
Spencer, Robert F.: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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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.
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS).
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.
Reports; Manuscripts; Fieldnotes
14 pages, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps--Construction
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Medical care and health issues
World War II--Incarceration camps--Security
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and Jobs
Industry and employment--Agriculture
Community activities
Social sciences
Social sciences--Fieldwork
Rivers, Arizona
Incarceration Camps--Gila River
Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Robert Billigmeier Collection

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