Finding Aid to the Japanese American relocation center views 1942

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Finding Aid to the Japanese American relocation center views 1942

Collection number: BANC PIC 1986.012--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Finding Aid Encoded By:
Copyright 2017 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Japanese American relocation center views
Date: 1942
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1986.012--PIC
Photographer: Parker, Tom
Photographer: Lange, Dorothea.
Author: Okubo, Miné.
Photographer: Stewart, Francis
Extent: 45 items
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: Photographed by Dorothea Lange, Francis Stewart, and Tom Parker. Drawings by Miné Okubo.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Japanese American relocation center views, BANC PIC 1986.012--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Pictorial works.


This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Scope and Content

Photographs document the Japanese American evacuation of World War II and its effects. Shown are children and adults at various relocation centers throughout the west. Includes one view of Eleanor Roosevelt visiting the Gila River camp.

Container Listing


San Francisco 1942 BANC PIC 1986.012:1


San Francisco Calif. 4/11/42 exclusion orders posted at First and Front Streets directing the removal of persons of Japanese ancestry. The order was issued April 1, 1942 by Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt (Photographer: Dorthea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:2


San Francisco store 1942 BANC PIC 1986.012:3--PIC


San Francisco 1942 BANC PIC 1986.012:4--PIC


1942 BANC PIC 1986.012:5--PIC


Woodland, Callif. 5/20/42 Families of Japanese ancestry awaiting train to the Merced Assembly Center. (photographer: Dorothea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:6--PIC


[Child with luggage] BANC PIC 1986.012:7--PIC


California 1942. Bird's eye view of quarters and baggage at Salinas (Calif.) Assembly Center. (Photographer: Clem Albers) BANC PIC 1986.012:8--PIC


Santa Anita BANC PIC 1986.012:9--PIC


Salinas, California 3/31/42 Evacuees enjoy a moment of relaxation before setting up housekeeping at this assembly center. They will be transferred ultimately to a war relocation center. (Photographer: Clem Albers) BANC PIC 1986.012:10--PIC


Colorado River BANC PIC 1986.012:11--PIC


Colorado River BANC PIC 1986.012:12--PIC


Colorado River WRA, Arizona BANC PIC 1986.012:13--PIC


Colorado River BANC PIC 1986.012:14--PIC


Poston Arizona (Colorado River Center) 6/14/42 Robert Neada, son of the first family to arrive at this center. His family are evacuees from El Centro Calif. BANC PIC 1986.012:15--PIC


Colorado River BANC PIC 1986.012:16--PIC


Gila River, Sgt. Komoto and brother BANC PIC 1986.012:17--PIC


D. Myer (director of War Relocation Authority) and Eleanor Roosevelt at Gila River WRA, Arizona BANC PIC 1986.012:18--PIC


Granada BANC PIC 1986.012:19--PIC


Granada. Painting by Takio Ueyama BANC PIC 1986.012:20--PIC


Granada Relocation Center (Amache, Colorado) 12/10/42 under direction of Takio Ueyama. (Photog. Tom Parker) BANC PIC 1986.012:21--PIC


Prof. Obata from Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley) at Topaz, Utah WRA. BANC PIC 1986.012:22--PIC


Central Utah BANC PIC 1986.012:23--PIC


Heart Mountain, Colorado BANC PIC 1986.012:24--PIC


Heart Mountain, Colorado BANC PIC 1986.012:25--PIC


Heart Mountain, Colorado BANC PIC 1986.012:26--PIC


An English class at Heart Mountain, Colorado BANC PIC 1986.012:27--PIC


Changing classes at Rohwer high school. 1942. (photographer: Tom Parker) BANC PIC 1986.012:28--PIC


Arkansas (Jerome or Rohwer) BANC PIC 1986.012:29--PIC


Jerome, Arkansas BANC PIC 1986.012:30--PIC


Jerome Reloc. Center, Denson, Arkansas. 3/12/43 Adult Education class. (Photographer: Tom Parker) BANC PIC 1986.012:31--PIC


Manzanar, Calif. (photographer: Dorthea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:32--PIC


Manzanar, Calif. (photographer: Dorthea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:33--PIC


[U.S. Post Office) BANC PIC 1986.012:34--PIC


Manzanar Relocation Center. Sixth grade boys enjoying a soft ball game at recess. 2/10/43 (Photographer: Francis Stewart) BANC PIC 1986.012:35--PIC


Manzanar BANC PIC 1986.012:36--PIC


Manzanar, Calif. (photographer: Dorthea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:37--PIC


3rd grade class, Manzanar. An "early" school. BANC PIC 1986.012:38--PIC


Manzanar Calif. (photographer: Dorthea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:39--PIC


Manzanar, Calif. (photographer: Dorothea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:40--PIC


Manzanar, Calif. (photographer: Dorothea Lange) BANC PIC 1986.012:41--PIC


"Go" players at an unspecified WRA camp BANC PIC 1986.012:42--PIC


[Xmas Illustration. Mine Okubo. Dec . 1942. Trek] BANC PIC 1986.012:43--PIC


[Illustration of child being bathed. June 1943. Trek.] BANC PIC 1986.012:44--PIC


[Illustration of people during a meal. Mine Okubo. Feb. 1943. Trek] BANC PIC 1986.012:45--PIC

Additional Note

Filename: cubanc_35_1_0266385a.tif