War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona 1942-1946

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Arizona Historical Foundation's "A Celebration of the Human Spirit: The Art and Artifacts of Arizona's World War II Relocation Camps."

Children of the Camps The Children of the Camps documentary captures the experiences of six Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined as innocent children to internment camps by the U.S. government during World War II. The film vividly portrays their personal journey to heal the deep wounds they suffered from this experience.

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project "Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. We offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all."

Exploring Japanese American Internment through Film & the Internet Produced by the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA), it utilizes a rich collection of video clips as a starting point for examining the many aspects and implications of the Japanese American internment.

Poston Restoration Project " ... Poston Restoration Project is actively working to preserve the physical artifacts as well as the stories and memories of life in the Poston camps and on the Colorado River Indian Reservation during World War II. We want to emphasize the significant links and relationships between the Japanese American detainees and the Colorado River Indian Tribes."

"Suffering under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar from American Memory by the Library of Congress.

War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945. The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. [TIP: Select "Container Listing" for a list of the various WRA sites with thumbnail images from those collections.

The Decision To Evacuate the Japanese From the Pacific Coast by Stetson Conn.

The Museum of the City of San Francisco's site dealing with removing the Japanese from "Little Tokio".

The Internment of the Ethnic Japanese in 1942: Was it Militarily Called For? By Unk. An anonymous essay questioning the military need for relocating ethnic Japanese.

An exhibit on Camp Harmony, which was located outside Seattle.

Japanese-Americans Internment Camps During World War II From the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah and Private Collections.

Abundant Dreams Diverted, by Sharon Boswell and Lorraine McConaghy, The Seattle Times on June 23, 1996.

[links last verified October 11, 2010]