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Japanese Americans -- History

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View Resource War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946

In this era of renewed concern over the potential impact of racial profiling, the University of Arizona Library's exhibit on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is a well-timed reminder of the inanity of such actions, to say nothing of their disruptiveness in the lives of (otherwise) ordinary American citizens. A splendid photo documentary, the exhibit captures arresting black...
View Resource Suffering Under a Great Injustice: Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar

In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984) documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California where Japanese Americans interned during World War II. Presented by the Library of Congress, Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar displays side-by-side digital scans of Adams's 242 original negatives and 209 photographic prints. Furthermore, viewers get the opportunity not...
View Resource Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WW II Arkansas

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the Secretary of War the authority to designate "military areas from which to exclude certain people." As a result, over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were removed to relocation camps all over the United States for much of World War II. This site, developed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's...
View Resource After 66 years, the University of Washington will confer honorary degrees upon Japanese Americans whose studies were interrupted by time in internment camps

Man who helped inspire ceremony may not attend Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project [Real Player, Quick Time] U.S. Office of War Information: Japanese...
View Resource From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students' wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can...