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Evacuation and resettlement study, structural report, section II: the first six months at Tule Lake: social changes and a chronology of events
Shibutani, Tamotsu, 1920-: 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.
Report chronicling the first six months Tule Lake camp including the establishment of community activities, employment, schools, and barracks infrastructure. Describes challenges of adjusting to life in camp often using direct quotations from incarcerees to express struggles amid social and cultural groups as well as conflicts and strikes. Several events are also described including a description of the fourth of July holiday, a structure fire, thefts and rumors. 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.
Manuscripts; Reports
56 pages, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration Camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and Jobs
Industry and employment--Firefighting
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Japanese American Citizens League
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Construction
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Robert Billigmeier Collection

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