Waypoint 7

Waypoint 7: Co-op

One of the ways we were able to get goods and products from outside into camp was through mail order catalogs like Sears & Roebuck, Montgomery Ward’s or Spiegel’s. We ordered everything from dress patterns and toys to plant seeds and hair tonic. Another way we were able to purchase goods was through the canteen operated by the Issei organized Amache Cooperative Enterprise. In early 1943 the co-op had several retail and service stores. One of these was the co-op canteen that opened in 1943 in the recreation hall of Block 6F…

Waypoint 7 Audio – Co-op