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Each student wrote an essay around a particular historical document from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