Guide to the Japanese-American Internment Camp
Materials, 1942-ca. 1999
Special Collections & Archives
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Japanese-American Internment Camp
Dates: 1942-ca. 1999
Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.42
Language of Materials:
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.
The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.
This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
North American Cooperative
Poston Relocation Center
Santa Anita Assembly Center
Genre/Form of Material:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.
For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style
manual, or see the
Citing Archival Materials
Scope and Contents
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.
Box 1, Folder 1
Gila and Manzanar Newspaper Correspondence with Leonard Bloom,
Box 1, Folder 2
Gila River, Rivers Arizona, 13,000 Japanese, Leonard Schulman,
Box 1, Folder 3
Gila River, Citizens under Guard, Leonard Schulman,
Box 1, Folder 4
Gila River, School on the Desert,
Box 1, Folder 6
Legal Cases, Minori Yasui vs. United States of America, Supreme
Box 1, Folder 7
Legal Cases, Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee,
Box 1, Folder 8
Lilian Baker Documents in Response to the 1992 Library
Box 1, Folder 9
ca. 1940-ca. 1949
Box 1, Folder 10
ca. 1970-ca. 1979
Box 1, Folder 11
ca. 1980-ca. 1989
Box 1, Folder 12
ca. 1990-ca. 1999
Box 1, Folder 13
Our Stakes in the Japanese Exodus, Paul S. Taylor, Survey