Skip to main content

Image / Various identification cards and passes of the Harada family

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Various identification cards and passes of the Harada family
Nomura, Shiro: curator
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1986
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Materials held by the Eastern California Museum may be subject to copyright. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Eastern California Museum as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. For further information, please email the museum at Please include the Object ID from the "Description" in your email.
Exhibit panel titled "Various identification cards and passes of the Harada family." One black and white photograph (ecm_nom_1801) and twenty-six separate identification tags, passes and other ephemera from the Harada family (ecm_nom_1802-1827). The panel was designed and assembled by Shiro "Shi" Nomura. The newspaper clippings are excerpts from the Manzanar Free Press and have not been individually added to the archive. The Eastern California Museum Object ID for this item is 1994.80.18.
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, 36 x 24 inches
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Preparation
World War II--Incarceration camps--The journey
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
Community activities--Recreational activities--Picnics
Identity and values--Men
Identity and values--Women
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Shiro and Mary Nomura Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: