Title:[Russell Lee photographs of Japanese American evacuees]
Creator/Contributor:Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, creator, photographer.
Creator/Contributor:Lange, Dorothea, photographer.
Creator/Contributor:Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984, photographer.
Creator/Contributor:United States, Office of War Information,, creator.
Photographs documenting various aspects of the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II. California locations
include Los Angeles County (Little Tokyo, a train station, and Santa Anita reception center), San Francisco, San Benito County,
San Juan Bautista, and the relocation centers at Manzanar and Tule Lake. Also includes a view taken at a camp in Shelley,
Idaho. Oversize print: scene of Nakai family at Manzanar taken by Ansel Adams (shelved in AX).
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- California -- Photographs
Japanese -- United States -- History
Title devised by cataloger.
Most photographs by Russell Lee, as identified in catalog records for identical images owned by Library of Congress. Other
identified photographers include Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams.
Backs of some prints include stamp of United Press International, Inc.
Chiefly resin-coated (RC) prints made at unknown later date.
Another copy of image no. 12, attributed by Library of Congress to photographer Dorothea Lange, is available in War Relocation
Authority photographs of Japanese American evacuation and resettlement (BANC PIC 1967.014, WRA no. D-530), but is attributed
in WRA files of that collection to Francis Stewart.
Russell Lee photographs of Japanese American evacuees, BANC PIC 2020.027, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase ; from Heritage Auctions ; 2019.
While employed for the photography division of the U.S. Office of War Information, Russell Lee documented the forced evacuation
of Japanese Americans from their homes and places of employment between April and August of 1942.
Item list available in library.
15 photographs in 1 folder and 1 oversize folder : gelatin silver prints ; sheets chiefly 21 x 25 cm (8 x 10 format)
BANC PIC 2020.027--PIC
BANC PIC 2020.027--AX
BANC PIC 2020.027