Letter from Ruth Watanabe to Elizabeth Page, September 26, 1942
This is the first letter from Ruth Watanabe to her friend and colleague Elizabeth Page written after her arrival at Granada. The two bonded while providing a music program at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Los Angeles, which served as the largest "assembly center" during 1942. Housing some 19,000 individuals, conditions were widely deplored. Watanabe contrasts her experiences at Santa Anita with her immediate impressions of Granada.
Elizabeth Page Harris Papers (MS 771),
Watanabe describes her arrival at Granada War Relocation Center and her immediate impressions of the camp.