(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru. Haruo Imura.
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru
(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru

(A Substantial Run of a Japanese Internment Camp Newspaper) The Heart Mountain Sentinel [and] Hato Maunten Senchineru

Heart Mountain, WY: Heart Mountain Sentinel and Hato Maunten Senchineru, 1944.

1944-1945. A substantial run of 62 issues of this Japanese internment camp newspaper, consisting of 40 issues in English and 22 in Japanese spanning from July, 1944 to July, 1945. The English language issues of the Heart Mountain Sentinel include vol. III, numbers 31, 32-52 (July 29 to December 23, 1944); vol. IV, 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11, 13-15, 17-20, 22, 27, 29 (December 30, 1944 to July 14, 1945). Each are 8 pp., printed at the offices of the Cody Enterprise newspaper on tabloid size sheets measuring 11" x 15.5. Near Fine with toning and minor edge wear, several short edge-tears though on the whole very well preserved. The Japanese-language editions, Hato Maunten Senchineru, are a digest form of the English-language issues, and include vol. III, number 40-43,45-52 (September 30 to December 23, 1944); vol. IV, numbers 1, 2, 4-8, 10, 11, 13 (January 1 to March 24, 1945.) These were mimeographed at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center; Six stapled sheets each, Near Fine with toning to paper, rusting to staples and the top leaf of one issue is detached, though still very well preserved.

The paper produced at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center is considered to be the best among internment camp newspapers, written by a team of professional journalists from America's West Coast. At this time, the paper was edited by Haruo Imura, who prior to internment, worked as an editor for Japanese-language newspapers in San Francisco. These issues chronicle aspects of internment camp life, civic events, the actions of former internees and Nisei soldiers serving in the European theater of the war, programs sponsored by the War Relocation Authority, the progress of civil rights lawsuits, incidents of prejudice or support from the world outside of the camp, and the goings on of the Heart Mountain sports teams. Beginning with the X-Day cover story on December 23, 1944, when the United States military announced the end of internment, the subsequent issues are filled with stories of camp members returning home, and accounts of the sometimes hostile responses of white Americans to the returning of the Japanese Americans, as well as requirements and information about resettlement programs. A glimpse of internment life in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, as well as issues facing Japanese-Americans in the outside world during a time when the internment program was beginning to come to a close. Item #140941870

Price: $22,000.00