From the Blog
This blog post from Densho's Content Director Brian Niiya discusses Densho's recent terminology change from "incarceration camp" to "concentration camp" when referring to one of the ten WRA camps.
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Archie Miyatake: Father Avoids Photography Restriction in Camp
Toyo Miyatake, well-known Issei photographer, received permission to take photographs at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. However, because of War Relocation Authority rules, Toyo was allowed to set up the shot, but then only a white photographer could actually take the picture. In this clip, Toyo's son Archie tells the story of how his father managed to get around this restriction. Archie Miyatake's full interview is available in the Densho Digital Archive.
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Volunteer Handyman or Handywoman
Densho is in need of a handyman or handywoman to help us with small building maintenance issues. We would greatly appreciate having someone who could volunteer about 2-4 hours each month doing jobs like changing light bulbs that require a tall ladder, washing windows, minor groundskeeping and small repairs. If you are interested, please contact Ruth Huffman: [email protected] or (206) 320-0095.