Yearbook, Poston 2, 1944

Yearbook, Poston 2, 1944

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This yearbook is the 1944 edition of the El Chaparral, published by the Associated Students of Poston Two High School in Poston, Arizona. This yearbook's foreward states that the students have been looking forward to the time they could leave the prison camp and return to their towns, cities, farms, colleges, technical and trade schools, and the armed forces.
The students made the best of their life at the Poston, Arizona prison camp, joining recreational, sport, and other club teams to pass the time and better themselves.
Poston was located in Yuma Country in Arizona, and was composed of three separate camps arranged three miles from each other. Housing was inadequate and hard on the elderly and the ill; the lack of privacy was also a difficulty.
Prisoners who had jobs were only paid from $12 to $19 a month. The quality of education for chlidren was poor as there was a shortage of materials and qualified teachers.
Despite this struggle, the prisoners tried to make the best out of their situation and focused on bettering themselves and their community.
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Object Name
date made
circa 1944
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 8 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 22.225 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
gift of Fusae Kagimoto
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Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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