Conservation Treatment Job # 12410
Japanese American relocation centers records, 1935-1953Japanese American relocation centers records [watercolors]
Archives 3830 Box 29 Folder 3
Conservation Treatment Job # 12410 --- Electronic Access: Finding aid --- Summary: Poston Relocation Center records consist of National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and Poston Opinion Research Center (PORC) reports, autobiographies, observations, observer analyses, personality studies, transcripts of interviews, and other data documenting community government, education, employment, entertainment, food, health, housing, religion, social welfare, and camp organizations in Poston. Also included are WRA memoranda, camp administrative instructions, and administrators’ and evacuees’ notes and observations on various aspects of camp life, including evacuation and relocation. Many of the records analyze the interns’ day-to-day experiences as well as unusual occurrences such as a labor strike at Poston. There are numerous documents of a more personal nature, such as watercolor paintings by camp residents, depicting scenes of camp life and its landscape. In addition there are Japanese-American newspapers, camp newspapers, and pamphlets further depicting life at the Poston Relocation Center. There is also an extensive clipping file on Japanese-American relocation, an organization chart of Poston, a boundary map and blueprint of Manzanar, a scrapbook, yearbooks, and 137 watercolors, painted by Gene Sogioka. Statistical analyses and charts accompany many of the series within the collection.
Conservation; Book repair