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Photographs circa 1930-1959

Physical Description: 3 boxes(1 box album, 2 photo boxes, and 1 folder)
Physical Description: 7.37 Megabytes Megabytes(178 JPEG files)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Materials are mainly prints and negatives photographed by Atsushi Art Ishida during his incarceration in the Jerome and Tule Lake camps. He developed them in his room in the camp barracks. His photographs depict the life in the incarceration camps, capturing the buildings, such as barracks, guard towers, a hospital, fire station, and warehouse; the workers for farming, laundry, mess hall, and logging; and the sports games in which the incarcerees participated. Included are the farewell scenes which show the incarcerees who were being transferred from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Also included are digital reproductions of two photo albums containing photographs taken during the prewar years, the Korean War, and the postwar years. The photos document his life in prewar Japan and Artesia, California and his time during the Korean War.
box 3

World War II photographs (prints) 1943-1945

Physical Description: 1 box(1 box album)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken by Atsushi Art Ishida during his incarceration in the Jerome and Tule Lake camps. He developed them in his room in the camp barracks. His photographs depict the life in the incarceration camps, capturing the buildings, such as barracks, guard towers, a hospital, fire station, and warehouse; the workers for farming, laundry, mess hall, and logging; and the sports games that the incarcerees played. Included are the farewell scenes which show the incarcerees who were being transferred from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center.
box 1, folder 31, box 4, box 5

World War II photographs (negatives) 1943-1945

Physical Description: 2 boxes(2 photo boxes and 1 folder)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contain negatives photographed by Atsushi Art Ishida during his incarceration in the Jerome and Tule Lake camps. He developed them in his room in the camp barracks. His photographs depict the life in the incarceration camps, capturing the buildings, such as barracks, guard towers, a hospital, fire station, and warehouse; the workers for farming, laundry, mess hall, and logging; and the sports games that the incarcerees played. Included are the farewell scenes which show the incarcerees who were being transferred from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center.
folder Public Use Drive, folder Atsushi Art Ishida Collection, folder Box 6

Family photo album (digital reproductions) circa 1930-1950

Physical Description: 3.51 Megabytes(73 JPEG files)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Digital reproductions of a family photo album compiled by Atsushi Art Ishida. Contain photographs taken from prewar Japan through the end of World War II, documenting his life in Japan and Artesia, California during the prewar years and incarceration experiences during the War. The album was entirely digitized.
folder Public Use Drive, folder Atsushi Art Ishida Collection, folder Box 7

Korean War photo album (digital reproductions) circa 1947-1959

Physical Description: 3.86 Megabytes(105 JPEG files)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Digital reproductions of a photo album compiled by Atsushi Art Ishida. Included are photographs documenting his Korean War experiences and family photographs taken in postwar Japan. The album also contains lose negatives capturing his incarceration experiences during the war. The entire photo album was digitized.
 

Wartime materials 1943-1945

Physical Description: 2 boxes(1 document box and 1 box album)
Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials collected by Atsushi Art ishida while he was incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, Jerome incarceration camp, Tule Lake Segregation Center, and Minidoka incarceration camp, and also when he was released from the camp and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Materials were issued and distributed by War Relocation Authority, Western Defense Command, and Selective Service System, or created in the camps during the war. Included are booklets, forms, notices, permits, name tags, mess hall cards, time cards, newsletters, correspondence, Gila River 1943 calendar, earning statement and 1945 with holding receipts, bills of his moving expenses, and membership cards of Buddhist associations in Chicago. There are also his journals and narratives recording his experiences during the incarceration.

Arrangement

This series contains eight sub-series: WRA and WDC pamphlet, booklets, and others; Santa Anita Assembly Center; Jerome incarceration camp; Tule Lake Segregation Center; Minidoka incarceration camp; Reestablishment in Chicago; Journals and narratives; and Family correspondence.
box 1, folder 1-2, 25, box 2

WRA and WDC pamphlet, booklets, and others 1943-1945

Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Contained are a pamphlet, booklets, forms, and notices issued and distributed by War Relocation Authority and Western Defense Command during World War II. Included are:
  • Instructions to all persons of Japanese ancestry: a pamphlet issued by Western Defense Command, including the exclusion orders and instructions for persons of Japanese ancestry residing in Los Angeles County, California
  • 轉住計畫の全貌: 轉住所住民の心得: a Japanese translation of a booklet, " The relocation program", published by War Relocation Authority
  • Segregation of Persons of Japanese ancestry in relocation centers: a booklet published by War Relocation Authority
  • 轉住局長告示: a Japanese translation of an address delivered by Dillon S. Myer
  • Supplement to individual exclusion order: a supplemental document to Civilian Restrictive Order no. 32 issued by Western Defense Command on December 15, 1944
box 2

Santa Anita Assembly Center 1942 April-October

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contained are materials collected by Atsushi Ishida during the mass removal and incarceration in the Santa Anita Accembly Center in California. Included are:
  • Name tags, work notices, mess hall cards, worker's rotating cards, and others
  • Information bulletin (Arcadia, California): two issues of a camp newspaper distributed in the Santa Anita Assembly Center
  • Personal instructions on evacuation: release no. 1A: two copies of a form issued in the Santa Anita Assembly Center notifying of his transfer trip date and instructions. His trip was scheduled on October 10, 1942 to be transferred to the Jerome incarceration camp in Arkansas
box 1, folder 3-7, 9-15, box 2

Jerome incarceration camp 1942 October-1944 May; 1945

Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Contained are documents and various ephemera and memorabilia collected by Atsushi Art Ishida during his incarceration in the Jerome incarceration camp in Arkansas. Included are:
  • Statement of United States citizen of Japanese ancestry, DSS Form 204A: two sets of the form, that is known as the "loyalty questionnaire." The forms are filled by Atsushi Art Ishida.
  • ゼローム共同企業組合 = Jerome Cooperative Enterprise: Regulations made by Jerome Cooperative Enterprise
  • ゼローム轉住所市政参事會憲法 = Jerome Community Council bylaws: Regulations made by the Jerome Community Council
  • Denson tribune = デンソン時報: a camp newspaper published semiweekly in the Jerome camp; Japanese section only
  • Map of center: a clipping from Denson tribune issued on September 24, 1943, featuring the map of the Jerome camp
  • Broadsides: broadsides against WRA operation and resignation of Denson High School Principal in the Jerome camp
  • Opinionnaire on relocation: a form to collect opinions from incarcerees on the closure of the Jerome camp
  • Leave clearance application form, instructions, and notices: issued to Atsushi Art Ishida in the Jerome camp
  • Work assignment, payment, and termination notices: issued to Atsushi Art Ishida in the Jerome camp
  • Transfer notices and a temporary pass and permit: issued to Atsushi Art Ishida in the Jerome camp prior to his transfer to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. Also included is a memorandum form to notify him of a supplementary hearing which resulted from his answers to questions 27 and 28 of the "loyalty questionnaire"
  • Takashi Ishida's leave clearance: issued to Takashi Ishida, who is Atsushi Art Ishida's brother
  • Yuki Tabuchi's request form for transportation of property: a request form for transportation of property belonging to Yuki Tabuchi. She requests to transport her property from the Jerome camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center in California
  • Ephemera, memorabilia, and others: optometry clinic receipt, sewing record form, a notice for clothing allowance, and materials for social events and activities in the Jerome camp, such as announcements of holiday events and activities, and membership and event cards of "Octagonian Club," which was a young Nisei social club formed in barracks Block 8 of the camp
box 1, folder 8, 16, 18-23, 26-27

Tule Lake Segregation Center 1943-1945

Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Contained are materials issued and circulated in the Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. Included are:
  • Co-op news = 組合ニュース, extra
  • Information bulletin (Newell, California): three issues of " Information bulletin"
  • Newell star = 鶴嶺湖新報: issues of a camp newspaper. Japanese sections only
  • Tule Lake Relocation Project map = 鶴嶺湖一覧地圖: two maps of the Tule Lake camp in English and Japanese
  • Letter and announcement circulated in the Tule Lake camp: a letter from John L. Burling, Assistant Attorney General to Masao Sakamoto, Chairman, Sokuji Kikoku Hoshi Dan and Tsutomou Higashi, Chairman, Hokoku Seinendan; and an announcement from Paul A. Taylor, Project Director to incarcerees in the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Both documents were circulated among the incarcerees in the Tule Lake camp
  • Letter from B. Y. Read, Colonel, AGD Adjutant General Western Defense Command proclaiming the rescission of the exclusion order. It addressed Atsushi Art Ishida in the Tule Lake camp while he had been transferred to the Minidoka incarceration camp in Idaho
  • Ephemera: moving receipt, Tri-State High School student's daily schedule, concert program, a Christmas card which Atsushi Art Ishida printed and sold in the camp
box 2

Minidoka incarceration camp 1945 February 15-March 22

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contained are materials collected by Atsushi Art Ishida during his incarceration in the Minidoka camp in Idaho. Included are:
  • Transfer notice, gate slip, and receipt form issued when he was transferred to the Minidoka camp
  • Information for those entitled to travel grant: a travel grant information and authorization form issued by War Relocation Authority, giving step-by-step instructions to Atsushi Art Ishida when leaving Minidoka incarceration camp for Chicago, Illinois to reestablish his life outside the camp
box 1, folder 29

Gila WRA-Rivers Arizona 1943 calendar 1943 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Material is a January 1943 calendar printed by the Gila News Courier featuring illustrations of barracks from camp.
box 2

Reestablishment in Chicago 1945

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contained are materials collected by Atsushi Art Ishida while he was reestablishing his life in Chicago, Illinois after being released from the Minidoka incarceration camp in Idaho. Included are:
  • Notices and bills regarding leaving the camp for Chicago: notices, U.S. Government bills of lading and tally-out, freight bill and arrival notice issued by War Relocation Authority to Atsushi Art Ishida when he moved in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 withholding receipts and earning statement in Chicago: 1945 W-2 forms for Atsushi Art Ishida's jobs in Chicago and his earning statement
  • Membership cards of Buddhist organizations in Chicago: Midwest Buddhist Church, Eastern Young Buddhists' League, and Chicago Young Buddhist Association
  • Notices from Selective Service System issued by Selective Service System in Long Beach, California. The notices were mailed to Atsushi Art Ishida's address in Chicago, Illinois in 1945. SSS requested him to complete DSS Form 304A and it appears that he mailed back the incomplete form or did not comply them
box 2

Journals and narratives 1943 February 16-1944 December 30

Creator: Ishida, Atsushi Art, 1921-
Language of Material: Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Included are journals and narratives written by Atsushi Art Ishida in Japanese. Materials detail the mass removal after the attack on Pearl Harbor, trips to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and Jerome incarceration camp, life in the camp, transfer to the Tule Lake Segregation Center, and hearings held in the camp to follow up his answers to questions 27 and 28 of the form that is known as the "loyalty questionnaire" and his intention for U.S. citizenship renunciation.

Conditions Governing Use

Documents can be viewed for research. By the donor's request, public display of the documents is prohibited.
box 2

Family correspondence 1943 January 13; 1943 August 26

Language of Material: Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Included are two messages sent from Atsushi Art Ishida's mother, Saku Ishida, in Hiroshima, Japan to him and his brother, Takashi Ishida. The messages were initially sent to their address in Artesia, California where they resided prior to the forced evacuation, but later forwarded to the Jerome incarceration camp in Arkansas where they were incarcerated. Delivered with the assistance of the Red Cross, including Société de la Croix-Rouge du Japon, Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, and American Red Cross.
 

Magazines, clipping, and excerpt 1942 March-1946 March 1; 1995 March 4

Physical Description: 5 items
Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

This series contains a clipping and excerpt from Japanese newspaper and magazine, and issues of English magazines collected by Atsushi Art Ishida. The materials were published outside the incarceration camps or after the war ended. Materials feature the attack on Pearl Harbor, rescission of the exclusion order, Bussei (Young Buddhist Association), Tule Lake Segregation Center, and Atsushi Art Ishida's incarceration experiences during the war.
box 1, folder 24

ハワイ爆撃記 = Attack on Pearl Harbor 1942 March;

Language of Material: Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Material is an excerpt from a Japanese magazine reporting the attack on Pearl Harbor.
box 1, folder 30

Life, vol. 16, no. 12 1944 March 20

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Material is an issue of Life, vol. 16, no. 12 (March 20, 1944). It features the Tule Lake camp, California, titled as: Tule Lake: at this segregation center are 18,000 Japanese considered disloyal to U. S.
box 1, folder 17

Japanese newspaper clipping 1944 December

Language of Material: Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Contained is a Japanese newspaper clipping reporting rescission of the exclusion order.
box 1, folder 28

Midwest Dharma 1946 March 1

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Material is the section, The voice of a Bussei, written by Ishiro Okada published on pages 5-8 of The Midwest Dharma on March 1, 1946.
box 2

Japanese newspaper clipping 1995 March 4

Language of Material: Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Material is a Japanese newspaper clipping featuring Atsushi Art Ishida's incarceration experiences during the war.