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Inventory of the Japanese American Relocation photograph collection, 1930-1958 (bulk 1941-1946)
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This collection of 222 photographs documents the relocation of Japanese Americans in Southern California during World War II and immediately thereafter, as captured by Los Angeles Examiner and wire service photographers. Much of the coverage documents scenes of:
  • The relocation process
  • Life in camps at Manzanar, Santa Anita, Tanforan, and Tule Lake
  • Post-war repatriation to Japan
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    222 photographs
    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be submitted in writing to the Regional History Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
    Collection is open for research. Advance notice required for access.