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Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center
Akitsuki, Byron: 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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Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. This item is available for educational, non-commercial purposes. Please contact San Jose State University for publication information.
Report provides minutes of meeting requested by stockade incarcerees, listing the incarcerees, Co-ordinating Committee members, and others in attendance and presenting paraphrased text, identifying speakers by name. Topics addressed include incarcerees' difficulties in talking honestly, especially when they are spoken with in groups rather than individually; incarcerees' understanding of conditions in the camp outside of the stockade; the work of the Co-ordinating Committee and of the Negotiating Committee; previous meetings; psychological impacts of long-time incarceration; and the unfairness of some individuals' incarceration in the stockade and pleas for those individuals' release. This document is the same as the other one sharing its title (sjs_sch_0067), except for the handwritten text "Mr. Mahart" at the top of the first page.
The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent history. In 1943, the camp was turned into a segregation center to house "disloyal" Japanese Americans relocated from other camps based on their answers to a confusing loyalty questionnaire. The camp endured martial law from November 1943- Jan 1944 after escalating protests and unrest. The hostile environment of the camp lead to many incarcerees renouncing their American citizenship upon the end of incarceration, a process which took 14 years to reverse if they did not wish to be deported to Japan.
Meeting minutes
5 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Resistance and dissidence
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers

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