Digital Collections

Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Online Archive

Digital collection. Firsthand accounts and primary sources of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements

japanese_american_evacuation_websiteThe Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Digital Archive project digitized nearly 100,000 original manuscript items and made them available on the Online Archive of California. The digital archive allows users to explore these primary source materials and connects them to related resources.

Website features:

  • Maps
  • Information on confinement sites
  • Timeline
  • Resources

The collection is comprised of daily journals, field reports, life histories, and secondary research materials collected and compiled by the research staff. There is also extensive correspondence between staff, evacuees, and others. [Website description.]

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