Japanese American Documentary Collection, 1900s-1982
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Nitta, Eugene T
Tanaka, Peter Dr
Kamikawa, Kazu Mrs
Oliver, Floyd A
Vogel, Mabel Rose
Japanese Americans Citizens League
2 cu. ft.: 5 document boxes, and 1 oversize folder
Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Cartoons (humorous images)
Documents relate to the involuntary relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. Much of the collection was collected by the Division of Armed Forces History for the exhibit "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution" at NMAH.
Souvenirs and memorabilia from World War II, including Christmas cards, notes to friends, camp newsletters, Japanese passports, meal passes, a typescript of a taped interview with Mrs. Kamikawa, Feb. 1982; a panoramic photograph of Manzanar; ration books; photographic albums; etc. Names listed below indicate persons represented in collection.
2005 addendum : Printed materials from relocations camps, such as newsletters, newspapers, a yearbook, and a comic book.
Additional 2005 addendum : Photograph of a high school class in Amache, California.
2006 addendum : Book, "Minidoka Interlude", published by residents of the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Hunt, Idaho.
2010 addendum : One-third cubic foot of newsletters printed in an internment camp in Arkansas, 1940s.
2013 addendum: One third of one cubic foot of oral history interview tapes of Norman Ishimoto interviewing his parents, Paul and May Ishimoto; and transcriptions of the interviews.
2016 addendum: Two cubic feet of papers relating to the Japanese American Citizen's League's efforts to obtain redress for the involuntary relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Japanese American Documentary Collection, 1900s-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History