• Japanese American Resources

    Below is a list of the key digital resources focused on the Japanese American experience developed to date. Web links to the primary War Relocation Authority camps are also listed for those who might want to visit the sites or obtain more information about them.

Digital Resources

A More Perfect Union – Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
Smithsonian, National Museum of American History

Densho - The Japanese American Legacy Project

Discover Nikkei - Japanese Migrants and their Descendants

Go For Broke National Education Center - Educating the public about the responsibilities, challenges, and rights of American citizenship by using the life stories of the Japanese American soldiers of World War II.

The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive
The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley

The Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project
Society and Culture Collection
University Libraries, University of Washington

Japanese American National Museum
Collections and Research

JARDA – Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives in Calisphere

War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945 in the Online Archive of California

National Archives – Japanese American Records

War Relocation Authority Centers

A number of the War Relocation Authority sites do not yet have visitor centers or much of a Web presence. The best source of online information about Gila River and Poston in Arizona and Jerome in Arkansas is Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of WWII Japanese American Relocation Sites

The other War Relocation Authority Centers have more established Web presences and many are National Historic Landmarks, Monuments, or Sites. They are listed below by State.

For information about the various other types of assembly, detention, internment, isolation camps or prisons, see the Densho Encyclopedia

Tule Lake
Granada (Camp Amache)
Minidoka (National Historic Site)
Heart Mountain