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Ikeda’s research led her deep into the archives as she pored over personal journals and studies written by incarcerated Japanese American researchers, confidential reports by War Relocation Authority administrators, community publications written behind barbed wire, and more. These headlines, published in the local newspapers of the Klamath Basin, represent a small portion of the articles she analyzed, and give a glimpse into the reactions and attitudes of the area’s white residents to the so-called “Japanese Problem” in their midst.
Below are some of the historical newspapers that provided the basis of Ikeda's research. Click on the image to zoom.
Other Archival Sources
The Indian History of the Modoc War
Publication Date: 2004-02-24
Jefferson C Davis Riddle was the son of Frank and Tobey Riddle, both of whom played prominent roles in the Modoc War. After the war, his parents renamed him for the Army colonel who ended the war and toured the East Coast, lecturing on the conflict. This book chronicles this episode of Western history.
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive and Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study
From The Bancroft Library: "JARDA is a digital "thematic collection" within the CDL's OAC documenting the experience of Japanese Americans in World War II internment camps. Curators from the eight participating OAC members selected a broad range of primary sources to be digitized, including: photographs, documents, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, letters, and oral histories. Over 10,000 digital images have been created complimented by 20,000 pages of electronic transcriptions of document and oral histories."
View the digital collection on Calisphere!