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Guide to the Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1942-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tule Lake Relocation Center,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
    Box Number: 342
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Access Points

    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Tule Lake Relocation Center (Calif.).


    Personal papers of internees: alien registration i.d.s, housing assignments, work assignments, clothing allowance receipts, recreation passes, co-op memberships, travel permits.
    Yearbooks, cash advance to enlistees memo, audit of payroll, American Red Cross Receipts and Expenditures, "Ben Kiroki's Story," The American Observer, March 9, 1942 and May 4, 1942.


    The Tule Lake project, beginning in May 1942, was the second Japanese Relocation 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 by the administration. This power of "self-government" was contained by centralized War Relocation Authority. Social and athletic activities boosted morale, especially during the first year.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    Van Gelder, Robert. The Enemy in the House. New York: Dial Press, 1940.

    Related Collections

    Japanese Relocation Center: Tule Lake