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George S. Iwanaga Papers
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A collection of 33 original photographs from the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. The black and white images depict the people of the camp, their living quarters, and daily life. The Heart Mountain War Relocation Center opened in June 1942 and closed on November 10, 1945. It was one of ten concentration camps used for the internment of Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast Exclusion Zone during World War II. The photographs were taken by George S. (Shinichi) Iwanaga (1921–2012), a 21-year-old Los Angeles resident of Japanese descent. Born in Fresno, he never visited Japan and had completed two years of college. He lived for two years at Heart Mountain before being released in August 1944.
3 linear feet (1 oversized flat box + 1 small document box)
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This collection is open for research.