We are actively working to preserve the physical artifacts as well as the stories and memories of life in one of America's concentration camps located at Poston, Arizona. It was named "Poston" or the "Colorado River Relocation Center", located on the Colorado River Indian Reservation during World War II. The Poston Community Alliance is a 501(c)(3)non-profit group.
Professor Heidi Kim, Assistant Professor
of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently wrote to us to report a very large and successful public event, which featured Taeko Joanne (Ono) Iritani,
(Poston 19-9-C ), was held to open an exhibit created by Professor Heidi Kim's Spring 2012 English 88 seminar students at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Each student wrote an essay around a particular historical document from
the World War II documents fromthe Sally Lucas Jean Collection in the southern
Historical Location of the University's Wilson Library.The papers focuses on the health care at
Poston, using documents from Sally Lucas Jean, a Health Education Consultant to
the Poston camp for 1.5 years.Professor Kim reported that her papers provided
" valuable insight into the public health issues and hazards of an overcrowded
camp, as well as the daily life and experience of incarcerees and government
"Saving Our Stories: Oral Histories and Digitization of Former Poston Detainees and Staff"
A total of 62 oral history interviews were conducted, videotaped and digitized and transcribed with partial funding by the National Park Service's Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant program.
Our Interviewers: Wayne & Heather Koga, Carolina Kondo, and Caitlin Hawks.
The locations: Albany, Alhambra, Arroyo Grande, Boise, IL, Bonita, Carmel, Chicago, IL, Dana Point, Davis, Dinuba, Fresno, Fullerton, Hacienda Heights, Jamul, La Mesa, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Montebello, Napa, Parlier, Pleasanton, Riverwoods,IL, Rosemead, Sacramento, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Spring Valley, Temecula, Torrance, Visalia, and Watsonville.
If you are thinking of making a charitable gift by
will, please think it through carefully.
Then when you are ready, meet with an attorney to discuss and make
changes to your will.
Be as clear as possible and describe exactly what
you want given to whom.
“I, (name), of (city,
state, ZIP), give, devise and bequeath to
the Poston Community Alliance, Inc, a non-profit organization and their Poston
Restoration Project (written amount or percentage of the estate or
description of property) to be used for the furtherance of its charitable
purposes in the discretion and at the direction of its Board of Directors for
its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Please let us know when you have named the Poston Community
Alliance, Inc. in your will.
We would like the opportunity to thank you for your