Guide to the Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1942-1945

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1942-1945



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
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

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

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

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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.).

Contents

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.

History

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

Container List

Box Box 342

Personal papers, official documents issued at Tule Lake