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Terminal Island/Port of Los Angeles Collection
SPC.2018.042  
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Description
This collection contains of over 400 black-and-white negatives and photographic prints of Terminal Island, Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Port Hueneme, and Catalina Island, taken between 1938 and 1947. Photographs include businesses, residences, airports, warehouses, coastlines, railroads, and neighborhoods.
Background
About 3,500 Japanese Americans lived on Terminal Island before World War II, in a community called East San Pedro. In 1942, the island's residents were forcibly removed from their residences by the United States government and relocated to incarceration camps. Their neighborhoods on Terminal Island were destroyed. This was the first incarceration of a Japanese American community during World War II in the United States.
Extent
5 boxes 3 boxes of photographic negatives, 2 boxes of photographic prints
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
There are no access restrictions on this collection.