Japanese Relocation and Internment During World War II
Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II
A collection of NARA documents and photographs relating to the internment of Japanese in the United States. A lesson plan for educators that provides a correlation between the Great Depression and American attitudes toward the Japanese.
President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417, Confirming the Termination of the Executive Order Authorizing Japanese-American Internment During World War II
This proclamation by Gerald Ford removed the possibility of a reinstitution of Executive Order 9066. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library)
Return to Sender: U.S. Censorship of Enemy Alien Mail in World War II, Part 2
Prologue article that reviews the establishment of an internal U.S. censor for mail of "enemy aliens". This article provides insight into the recruitment of censors, their duties, and the strange bureaucracy of the censor's job. Includes information on the particular challenges of censoring Japanese-American citizens who wrote in Japanese.
The War Relocation Authority and The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans During World War II
The Truman Presidential Library's collection of photographs, oral history, chronologies, documents, and lesson plans regarding the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
"Abundant dreams diverted"
Seattle Times article recapping the history of Japanese in Washington State in the early 1900's and their subsequent evacuation to relocation camps in the 1940's.
The Decision to Evacuate the Japanese from the Pacific Coast
An extensive and detailed army analysis by Stetson Conn of the circumstances surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans.
Internment of San Francisco Japanese
Primary and secondary documents from San Francisco reflecting common public sentiments regarding the evacuation of Japanese. New including: the Museum of the City of San Francisco's 1942 San Francisco War Events timeline, the War Relocation Authority's 1943 publication "Relocation of Japanese Americans", and excerpts from General DeWitt's "Final Report on the Evacuation of the Japanese".
Japanese-American Archival Collection
A history of the Japanese experience in the San Joaquin Valley from 1900's to the 1940's. This award winning collection is comprised of over 5,000 documents, photographs, artifacts and exhibits materials housed in the California State University, Sacramento Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
Japanese-American Internment Camps During World War II
The photographs of Japanese-American internment camps in this exhibit represent a sampling of the resources in the Special Collections Department, J. Marriott Library, University of Utah, and other private collections.
Japanese-American National Resource Center
The museum's Hirasaki National Resource Center documents the Japanese-American experience. Many of its materials concern the Japanese internment during WWII.
Japanese-American Relocation Digital Archives
The Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA) provides access to the archival and manuscript holdings of numerous California archives and museums featuring online finding aids, digital images, electronic texts and oral histories. JARDA contains personal diaries, letters, photographs, and drawings, camp newsletters, reports, photographs, and WRA administrative documents.
Masumi Hayashi Photography
This Cleveland State University site focuses on Professor Masumi Hayashi's body of work that deals with the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Hayashi's panoramic photo collages show the remnants of sites of Japanese American Internment camps during World War II, an archeological memory. Hayashi also interviewed camp survivors in different areas of the United States and Canada.
A More Perfect Union
This moving Smithsonian website provides personal narrative, music, timelines, and photographs of the Japanese relocation during World War II.
"Suffering Under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
In "Suffering under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar, the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress presents for the first time side-by-side digital scans of both Adams's 242 original negatives and his 209 photographic prints.
War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946.
This University of Arizona photo documentary is also accompanied by brief explanations of the rationale behind the relocation effort, as well as reproductions of governmental decrees that set the effort to relocate in motion. The site also links to numerous points of interest and suggestions for further study.
War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945
A finding aid for photographs of Japanese_American relocation compiled by The Bancroft Library and the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff.