Title: Japanese Relocation Center, Tule Lake Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1943
Box Number: 878
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World War, 1939-1945--California
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Tule Lake Relocation Center (Calif.)
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.
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.