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The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Japanese American Incarceration Collection

Identifier: H-Mss-1111

  • Staff Only


This collection was created by Special Collections to house materials relating to the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Materials include correspondence, artifacts, photo albums, family papers, and materials relating to the running of the relocation centers. Items of note include a collection of war correspondence written by a Japanese-American soldier in the U.S. Army, camp governance papers from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, and a softball signed by Tule Lake internee team members.


  • 1941-1993

Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English, Japanese, German.


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.


2.5 Linear Feet (1 records box, 1 document box, 1 shoe box, 1 flat box)

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance / Source of Acquisition

Materials purchased by Special Collections, 2018; 2019.


Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Materials were housed in archival, acid-free folders and boxes. Staples and other metal fasteners were removed. Photographs were placed in protective mylar sleeves.
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States