Poster, "Lets Relocate to Illinois

This poster, made by Yoshio Makamura, was a school project in camp. "The second semester each student decided on the town in which he wished to resettle, and we set up a community survey of this locality and state. Using a Russell Sage publication, "Your Community" by Joanna Colcord, they sent for materials (writing model letters), did primary and secondary research, and wrote a term paper in college manuscript form summing up their results. At a recent reunion, there was amusement as alumni recounted that they had arrived at their chose resettlement destinations knowing more than the natives."-Eleanor Gerard Sekerak, a Teacher at Topaz
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Object Name
date made
Nakamura, Yoshio
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 18 in x 12 in; 45.72 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Poster, "Lets Relocate to Illinois
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel

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