CSU Fresno's collection consists of "ecollections" as well as physical materials. The digitized collections consist of oral histories of citizens of the San Joaquin Valley, photographs, publications and documents relating to incarceration. It also includes the Violet Kazue de Cristoforo Papers relating to a Japanese American poet who was incarcerated at Tule Lake. The collection includes her haikus written at the segregation center as well as other writings and materials related to the Redress Movement. Much of the digitized materials needs further subject analysis.
Fresno Assembly Center Collection, 1940s.
Records, architectural drawings and other materials relating to the Fresno Assembly Center.
Violet Kazue de Cristoforo Papers, 1934-2007
The papers of a Japanese American poet who was an internee at the Tule Lake Segregation Center. The collection includes her haikus written at the segregation center as well as other writings such as "A Victim of a Tule Lake Anthropolgist." Documents related to the redress movement and de Cristoforo's activism in that movement are also available as are items related to her 2007 National Heritage Fellowship award from the National Endowment for the Arts in addition to some personal and family information.
JACL-CCDC Japanese American Oral History Collection, 1998-2005
A collection of 36 videotaped interviews with Japanese Americans (primarily Nisei) in the San Joaquin Valley. Funded by the Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL), the oral histories were initiated by the late Izumi Taniguchi, a retired professor of Economics at California State University, Fresno. The JACL-CCDC oral histories can be accessed online through the San Joaquin Valley Japanese Americans in World War II ecollection.
Japanese Americans in World War II Collection, 1920-1995
Newsletters produced in internment camps, pamphlets, newspapers, and photographs relating the experiences of Japanese American internees during World War II, especially in the San Joaquin Valley. Also includes official documents issued by the U.S. government declaring the official stance. The Japanese Americans in World War II photographs and some of the newsletters can be accessed online through the San Joaquin Valley Japanese Americans in World War II ecollection.
The Online Japanese American eCollection
collection includes materials from the Fresno County Library's Success Through Perseverance project, funded by the NEH, 1979-80. It contains 471 items, some of which are compound objects.
More information on the Special Collections Research Center at CSU Fresno can be found here.