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Guide to the Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials, 1942-ca. 1999
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials
    Dates: 1942-ca. 1999
    Identification: SC/JAIC
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    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.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    North American Cooperative Rehabilitation Association
    Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)
    Santa Anita Assembly Center (Calif.)

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records

    Topical Term:

    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Tony Gardner

    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    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

    Electronic Format:

    Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project.  For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/.  

    Related Publications:

    This collection is a part of the Japanese-American Internment Camp Collection.  

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Scope and Contents

    The Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials includes documents 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.