Guide to the Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection, 1942-1943

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California State Library
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Sacramento, California 94237-0001
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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection, 1942-1943



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1943
Box Number: 878
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Japanese--California
World War, 1939-1945--California
Concentration camps--California
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Tule Lake Relocation Center (Calif.)

Contents

Papers and records arranged in the following subject areas: Age distribution, Athletic teams, Buddhist Reverends and Christian Minister lists, Community Activities Directory, Educational Personnel, Enlistee classification list, equipment list, High school enrollment, project chart, recreational activities list, Rules and Regulations, War Relocation Authority Personnel List, Ward Councilmen List.

History

The Tule Lake Relocation Center, beginning in May 1942, was the second such center in California. Housing between 14,000 and 15,000 evacuees, Tule Lake was comprised of 7 wards each of which was divided into 9 blocks, with blocks being the basic unit of the project. For each block, an evacuee was selected as manager to look after the welfare of the block residents. However, this power of "self government" was contained by a highly centralized War Relocation Authority. Social and athletic activities were arranged to boost morale, especially during the first year.

Container List

Box Box 878

Arranged by subject.