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Strike at Tule Lake Camp
United States. War Relocation Authority. Information Service Division: publisher
Myer, Dillon S.: 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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Article explaining the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Tule Lake Strike occurring in November, 1943 which put the center under martial law for several months. Explains why approximately 9000 incarcerees were moved to Tule Lake Camp for segregation, the events leading to the strike including the overturning a truck with Tule Lake Camp farm workers, meetings with the self-governing Tule Lake representatives and Project Director Raymond Best and WRA director Dillon S. Myer, administrators calling in workers from other incarceration camps to work the fields during the strike, the beating of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Reece M. Pedicord, damage to automobiles and camp structures during the meeting, orders forbidding meetings or assemblies, the congregation of 400 incarcerees armed with weapons at the administrative building after several days of peace, and the subsequent call to the US army to assume full control of the camp. Myers concludes by recommending all reports of the incident to be factual to maintain order, prevent hysteria, and prevent the Japanese government from using the incident as propaganda to inflame the public.
The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Press releases
6 pages, typescript
Race and racism--Discrimination
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Segregation and Tule Lake
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence--Tule Lake strike
World War II--Military service
World War II--Administration--Registration and 'loyalty questionnaire
World War II--Propaganda--Media propaganda
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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