Internet Resources

A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution from the Smithsonian Institute

This web site includes over 800 objects and documents from the National Museum of American History’s collection, including images, music, documents, and oral narratives about the Japanese American concentration camps.

Clara Breed Collection

This collection contains over 300 letters between Japanese American children and young adults, and Miss Breed, the Children’s Librarian at the San Diego Public Library during the years of incarceration.

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

This is an extensive collection of images, oral histories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II, as well as educational materials.

Dorothea Lange Collection

In 1942, Lange was hired to photograph Japanese Americans during their removal. 700 images were taken and turned over to the WRA. To view her photos of Japanese American Incarceration, cilck on the link above and scroll down through the collection.

Japanese American Archival Collection of the University of California State University, Sacramento

p>This collection includes photographs and a catalog of Japanese American Incarceration-related materials.

Japanese American Internment and Relocation Records from the National Archives

The National Archives has a wealth of information about the Japanese Internment camps, including official records of families who were moved, military records, case files, and public testimonies and hearings.

Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II

Manzanar National Historic Site

The National Park Service administers the Manzanar National Historic Site. Their web site includes basic information about the camp, photographs, and a virtual tour of the camp. It also has links to oral histories from prisoners, historical documents, and incarceration records.

Manzanar National Historic Site: Historic Resource Study/Special History Study

This site represents the collection, presentation, and evaluation of historical research pertaining to the historic events that related to the historical significance of Manzanar.

“Photographs of Japanese American Internment at Manzanar” by Ansel Adams from the Library of Congresss

Ansel Adams was an American photographer best known for his black and white nature photography; however, he also took famous pictures at the Manzanar Internment Camp. The Library of Congress’ American Memory collection contains Adams’ photographs. The pictures depict leisure time, daily life, and portraits.

Virtual Museum of the Manzanar National Historic Site

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