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Religious life in the Gila community
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
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.
Observations and descriptions of Buddhist, Christian, and Shinto practices by incarcerees including the establishment of Buddhist Church, funeral arrangements and ceremony, Bon festival, and events taking place in and around the churches established at Gila River. 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
40 pages, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps--Religion
World War II--Incarceration camps--Funerals
Religion and churches--Buddhism
Religion and churches--Christianity
Religion and churches--Shintoism
Community activities--Funerals
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays--Obon
Community activities--Associations and organizations
Social sciences
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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