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Title TREK
Subject Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945; Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation, 1942-1945
Description Newspaper published by the internees at Topaz Japanese Internment Camp.
Date 1943-02
Type Text
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Digitization Specifications Scanned and OCR'd by a colleague of Jane Beckwith. University of Utah received JPEG images approximately 700x900 pixels with associated text files.
Source Original journal: TREK
Contributing Institution Topaz Museum, PO Box 241, Delta, Utah 84624
Language eng
Rights Management Digital version, copyright 2004 Topaz Museum. All rights reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2004-09-03
ID 341494
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj

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Description us Report Wellesley, Mass. Go through the red tape of student relocation, then go to the nearest railroad station, and you're on your way to some midwestern or eastern college. Most likely, you won't encounter any trouble from the other passengers on the train. They'll either ignore you or go out of their way to make you comfortable, dents That's been the ex- i\v^v'- // | .'«\ perience of students \t\Xi,'./..I w who have already left assembly and relocation centers. I was one of the first to leave for college. Only one person inquired of my race. She was a middle-aged woman who had once taught, so she told me, at some university in China. She praised the Chinese people and I agreed with her. She then intimated that it was a good thing the "dangerous Japanese" in this country were "interned," referring to the evacuation of issei and nisei into assembly and relocation centers. Next, she queried, "What part of China did your parents come from?" When I the centers, you'll probably be invited to teas and dinners at the homes of friends of people that helped you get out to college. You won't remember all the persons you meet at the social affairs, but gradually you'll build up your own set of chums. You can almost count on being invited to the home of one of your fellow stu-for some weekend or holiday. I went to Connecticut to visit another student for the Christmas weekend. The train trip was dull and uneventful, except that an ensign who happened to sit across from me in the diner offered me a big piece of choose, which I politely refused since I don't care for replied that I was an American of Japanese descent, that I was on my way to Wellesley College, the alma mater of Ma-dame Chiang Kai-Shek, and that I was on a generous scholarship, she became even more pleasant towards me. A few weeks after I reached Wellesley, she sent me a nice traveling bag from Pittsburgh. During the first few days you'll be invited by the college to teas and receptions. Before long you'll lose the awkwardness you might first feel at such doings after the months of abnormal life in evacuation centers. If any Caucasian church groups, such as the Quakers, had anything to do witb, your release from cheese. The visit with my friend's family was delightful. To be able to got a glimpse of a typically "Average American" family was quite something after months of living in barracks and dormitories. Probably you'll be invited to join a Cosmopolitan club or some such "international" club on the campus. Aside from joining the "Cos" club, I haven't noticed that my being a "Jap" has made much difference on the campus itself. Oh yes, I had one nasty ''grilling.;? One student accused practically all the Japanese in this country of being in some way connected with the -''sabotage and espionage network." I argued against the misconception in the best way I could, but didn't finish my spiel as I had to return to my dormitory before lockout time. Later I sent her a copy of the Pacific Citizen. She then acknowledge she had been wrong. Several times I've been in Boston and the neighboring small towns. People m
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Source Original journal: TREK
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 341480
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj/341480