Guide to the Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials

Special Collections & Archives
University Library
California State University, Northridge
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Northridge, CA 91330-8326


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Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Japanese-American Internment Camp Materials
Creator: California State University, Northridge. University Library
Identifier/Call Number: SC.JAIC
Extent: 0.42 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1942-ca. 1999
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.
Language of Material: English

Historical Note:

The library created this collection of materials for study and research.

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.

Electronic Format:

Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project.  

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Harold Muraoka and others.

Preferred Citation:

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

Processing Information:

Tony Gardner

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Box 1, Folder 1

Gila and Manzanar Newspaper Correspondence with Leonard Bloom, 1942

Box 1, Folder 2

Gila River, Rivers Arizona, 13,000 Japanese, Leonard Schulman, 1943

Box 1, Folder 3

Gila River, Citizens under Guard, Leonard Schulman, 1943

Box 1, Folder 4

Gila River, School on the Desert, 1943

Box 1, Folder 5

Hospital Clinic Schedule

Box 1, Folder 6

Legal Cases, Minori Yasui vs. United States of America, Supreme Court, 1943

Box 1, Folder 7

Legal Cases, Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee, 1943

Box 1, Folder 8

Lilian Baker Documents in Response to the 1992 Library Exhibition

Box 1, Folder 9

Newsclippings, ca. 1940-ca. 1949

Box 1, Folder 10

Newsclippings, ca. 1970-ca. 1979

Box 1, Folder 11

Newsclippings, ca. 1980-ca. 1989

Box 1, Folder 12

Newsclippings, ca. 1990-ca. 1999

Box 1, Folder 13

Our Stakes in the Japanese Exodus, Paul S. Taylor, Survey Graphic, September 1942