The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Japanese American Incarceration Collection
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.
Language of Materials
Languages represented in the collection: English, Japanese, German.
Collection open for research.
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)
Please consult repository.
Provenance / Source of Acquisition
Materials purchased by Special Collections, 2018; 2019.
Additions to the collection are anticipated.
Materials were housed in archival, acid-free folders and boxes. Staples and other metal fasteners were removed. Photographs were placed in protective mylar sleeves.
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