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[Youki Imamura photograph album of Poston Relocation Center, Arizona].
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[Youki Imamura photograph album of Poston Relocation Center, Arizona]


Imamura, Youki, creator, creator.


Chiefly snapshot photographs of family and friends of Youki Imamura taken shortly before and during his internment in the Poston Relocation Center in Arizona during World War II. Most images are informal portraits taken during everyday leisure activities. Several viewa include buildings and grounds of the relocation center. Many captions refer to internees living in Block 3 of the camp, including the Imamura family. Other views include scenes of everyday life shortly before and/or after the subjects' internment. A small number of images include Japanese Americans in military uniforms, perhaps taken at Poston while on leave during their service. Also includes a group photograph of the 2nd annual I.C.Y.C. Conference held March 21, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah (sponsored by the YWCA) and 2 photocopies of architectural plans (PIC folder 2) pertaining to the camp buildings of Poston where the Imamura family was housed (Unit 1/Camp 1, Block 3, barracks 8C and 8D). Most individuals depicted throughout album are identified in captions with at least their first names.


1940 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-az
Imamura, Youki
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.) -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- California -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Arizona
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)
Evacuation of civilians
Japanese Americans


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed and compiled by Youki Imamura.
A few prints are inscribed to "Youki".
Most prints in album are described in hand-written captions on album leaves.
Prints laid into album were removed and housed separately (PIC folder 1).
Photograph album of Poston Relocation Center, Arizona, BANC PIC 2021.025, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from McBride Rare Books ; 2021.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximatey 100 photographs in 1 album and 2 folders : gelatin silver prints ; album 27 x 35 cm, prints various sizes