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Title Hasegawa Internment Locker
Object Name Trunk
Date c. 1943
Description Trunk was used by Grace Hasegawa who was interned at the Tule Lake, California Concentration Camp. Locker is black in color, made from pressed board with a sheet metal covering and metal reinforcements on edges and corners. Trunk has a key lock, two other latches and a carrying handle. The inside has a paper liner printed with a cream and medium blue geometric pattern. The name K. Hasegawa is painted in red on the front.

Tule Lake was the largest and most controversial of the ten War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps used to carry out the government's system of exclusion and detention of persons of Japanese descent, mandated by Executive Order 9066. Tule Lake opened May 26, 1942 and closed on March 28, 1946. At its peak it had a population of 18,700.
Credit line White River Valley Museum Collection, Gift of Dorothy Lenz.
Catalog Number 2013.0010.001