Tessaku [Barbed Wire].
Tule Lake, California: Tessakusha
Government transfer, 1953 (73)
Tessaku was a magazine mimeographed
in a relocation camp located in a remote and desolate part of
northern California, a few miles from the Oregon border. While
many of the camps had community newspapers, internees also published
magazines. Only nine issues of Tessaku, appearing
sporadically, were printed. Issue no. 5 is a rare surviving copy.
Such ephemera, intended for a short life-span, are valuable for
their ability to convey the texture of life in the camps and offer
unique evidence for researchers.