Guide to the Japanese-American Internment Camp
Special Collections & Archives
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Japanese-American Internment Camp
Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.42
Language of Materials:
Abstract: The Japanese-American internment camps
during World War II were administered by the War Relocation Authority. Camp inmates
independently wrote and distributed many of their own documents associated with the camp
newspapers, camp stores, school publications, and other camp activities. This group of
materials contains non-War Relocation Authority documents issued in the internment camps
or that are related to the internment.
The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
North American Cooperative
Poston Relocation Center
Santa Anita Assembly Center
Genre/Form of Material:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese
Conditions Governing Use:
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for research use.
[Identification of item], [date],
, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library,
California State University, Northridge.
Scope and Contents
The collection includes materials created at Japanese-American internment camps,
administered by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) during World War II. Collection
contents were independently written and distributed by inmates, and include information
about camp newspapers, camp stores, school publications, and other camp activities.
Documents may have been reviewed and censored by the WRA. Newspaper from outside the
camps, which regularly reported on the camps and internment during and after the war,
are also included.
Gila and Manzanar Newspaper Correspondence with Leonard
Gila River, Rivers Arizona, 13,000 Japanese, Leonard
Gila River, Citizens under Guard, Leonard Schulman,
Gila River, School on the Desert,
Legal Cases, Minori Yasui vs. United States of America, Supreme
Legal Cases, Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee,
Lilian Baker Documents in Response to the 1992 Library
ca. 1940-ca. 1949
ca. 1970-ca. 1979
ca. 1980-ca. 1989
ca. 1990-ca. 1999
Our Stakes in the Japanese Exodus, Paul S. Taylor, Survey