Bill Manbo papers

Bill Manbo Sr. (1908-1992) was a Riverside, California native and a Heart Mountain internee. His parents were Japanese immigrations from Hiroshima. Bill, along with his wife and son, were forced to leave their home on April 28, 1942. They were sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center before being interned at Heart Mountain. Manbo secretly documented life at Heart Mountain through photography, sending the film to Los Angeles for processing.

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Bon Odori Festival, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, July 15-16, 1944

Stage at traditional Japanese Bon Odori Festival held at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_003
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Bon Odori Festival, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, July 15-16, 1944

Traditional Japanese Bon Odori dance at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_007
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Sumo wrestling at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Sumo wrestling with attendees at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_013
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Ice skating at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Internees ice skating on a pond constructed and flooded at Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Resource Identifier
ah09982_014
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Group of child internees at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Six children pose in front of barracks building at Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_016
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Child climbing barbed wire fence enclosing Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Young boy holding on to barbed wire fence with Heart Mountain Relocation Buildings in campus.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_017
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Boy Scout parade at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Parade at Heart Mountain Relocation Center with internees in Boy Scout troop. 

Resource Identifier
ah09982_019
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Swimming hole at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

A giant pit near Heart Mountain Relocation Center's irrigation canal became a swimming hole and a favorite hangout.

Resource Identifier
ah09982_020
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Coal piles outside barracks at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

A fuel detail of internees at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center supplied coal for the stoves used to heat apartments. 

Resource Identifier
ah09982_023
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Structures at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, ca. 1944

Barracks and hospital heating plant at Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Resource Identifier
ah09982_024
Citation
Bill Manbo papers, Collection No. 9982, Folder 1, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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