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Remembering Manzanar: music, sports, and the Manzanar pilgrimage
Nomura, Shiro: curator
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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Exhibit panel titled "Remembering Manzanar: music, sports, and the Manzanar Pilgrimage. Photographs related to music include images of Mary Kageyama (Nomura) singing, Music Director Louis Frizzell Jr., the Jive Bombers band, and a news clipping about the Sierra Stars, a hillbilly band. Also included is a photo of 3 women in traditional dress playing kotos. The center section of the panel shows sports including baseball, golf, basketball for men and women, and the judo hall. The bottom section of the panel features photos of some of the early 1980s Manzanar Pilgrimage events showing participants at the Manzanar cemetery where the pilgrimage takes place, as well as locations including the lobby and dining room of the Winnedumah Hotel in Independence, and the Willow Motel in Lone Pine which was constructed from buildings removed from the Manzanar Administrative Housing area. The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 1994.80.188.
A collection of panel collages created by Shiro and Mary Nomura, both of whom were incarcerated at Manzanar from 1942-1945, for the Eastern California Museum's Manzanar Project. The panels are comprised of photographs, artifacts, documents, and stories collected by "Shi" starting in the 1970s. Over the following 20 years, the Nomuras assembled more than 75 panels depicting their personal interpretation of Manzanar 'camp' life, major events, history, and site preservation efforts. In each panel Shi and Mary provide valuable first-person documentation from their experiences. These panels have been displayed at various community events, annual Manzanar Pilgrimages, and the Eastern California Museum (the permanent home of the collection).
Physical objects
1 bulletin board, 72 X 25.5 inches
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Sports
World War II--Incarceration camps--Arts and literature
Reflections on the past--Camp pilgrimages
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Shiro and Mary Nomura Collection

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