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Bill Manbo Sr. was a Japanese American internee in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming during World War II. During Manbo's internment, he surreptitiously took photographs of everyday life and events in the camp, including children at play, events, and buildings. The collection contains 30 color slides of scenes from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, dated 1942-1944.
The Estelle Ishigo photographs were gathered for use in her book Lone Heart Mountain and many of them were published there. The original drawings and sketches were created by Estelle Ishigo while she was interned with her Japanese-American husband at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp between Cody and Powell, Wyoming.
This collection contains the Heart Mountain charter, community minutes, notes on resettlement plans, transcripts of a trial, and documents in Japanese.
John A. Nelson was administrative officer and later assistant project director of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody, Wyoming, from July 1942-June 1943. Collection includes typed transcriptions plus a few handwritten pages of the diary John A. Nelson kept while at Heart Mountain, several speeches about the War Relocation Authority and Japanese internment, internee records, a chronology of evacuation and relocation, records from the War Relocation Authority, pamphlets related to Japanese Americans and their internment.
Milward L. Simpson was Governor of Wyoming from 1955-1959 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962. He was also a prominent lawyer in Wyoming. Box 146 of his law office files contain material related to Heart Mountain.
Lester Calloway Hunt was a Wyoming Governor and United States Senator. Hunt was elected governor of Wyoming in 1942 and 1946, and U. S. senator in 1948, a position he held until his death in 1954. Box 1 contains material related to Heart Mountain while he was Governor of Wyoming.
Nels H. Smith was governor of Wyoming from 1939 until 1943. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, notes, reports, bills, case files, invitations, bound materials, and clippings which primarily document Governor Smith's career from 1938 to 1943. Box 3, Folders 4-5 contain material related to Heart Mountain
Knights spent over thirty years with the United States Bureau of Reclamation as a civil engineer. The collection contains materials related to Knights's involvement in Bureau of Reclamation construction projects. Series 3 contains material related to Heart Mountain.