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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers ebooks with the same high quality full-text information as that provided in print reference sets in our library. Particularly useful for research on the Japanese American Internment are the following:
- Dictionary of American History
- American Decades
- American Decades Primary Sources
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
- Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
- U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
- Encyclopedia of American Immigration
- Encyclopedia of World Biography
SIRS Reseacher provides full-text magazine, newspaper, and reference book articles, many on historical topics, as well as graphics and links to Internet resources which have been selected for quality.
eLibrary: The Japanese-American Internment
ELibrary indexes a wide range of magazines, journals, newspapers, and TV/radio transcripts and generally provides the articles in "full-text" so they can be read or printed in entirety.
World Book Advanced
An online offering of World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Advanced is designed specifically for high school and college students. In addition to encyclopedia articles, it provides related magazine articles, special reports, historical primary resources, ebook articles, images, maps, and links to selected web resources.
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American History Resource Collection
An excellent resource sponsored by King County Library, this site provides articles from a range of respected reference resources, journal and magazine articles, primary documents, and maps and multimedia. Search by subject or personal name or try the timeline search for a list of articles and topics pertaining to each year.
Sponsored by King County Library, Britannica Online provides in-depth articles from Britannica Encyclopoedias, relevant journal articles, and links to selected websites.
Japanese-American Internment Resources on the Free Web
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
Sponsored by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this site presents online materials which were included in a touring exhibit on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Includes a flash "Story Experience" overview, historical background notes, and an extensive timeline, along with photos, sketches, letters, and other primary source documents from the exhibit.
The War Relocation Authority and the Incarceration of Japanese-Americans During World War II
Part of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library's home page, this section includes primary source documents, oral histories, photos, and a chronology of the Japanese-American Internment.
The Japanese American Legacy Project : Causes of Incarceration
Sponsored by Densho, a non-profit educational organization, this excellent site provides an investigation into the complex factors which contributed to the internment of Japanese Americans by their government during World War II. In addition to such documentation as historical first-person accounts, video interviews, photographs and primary source documents, the page includes a timeline and glossary.
Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites
Sponsored by the National Park Service, this illustrated online book provides a brief history (with special attention to the causes) of the incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese-American citizens during World War II and describes the construction and operation each of the War Relocation Authority internment camps.
PBS: Children of the Camps
The companion website for the PBS documentary of the same name, this site explores the experiences of six Japanese Americans who as children were confined to internment camps during World War II. Includes an historical overview and timeline, details on the camps, information on the long-term health impact for internees, and a number of primary source documents.
PBS: Conscience and Constitution
The companion website for the PBS documentary of the same name, this site explores the civil disobedience of 63 Japanese Americans who stood trial for resisting the draft at the internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Includes an overview of the story, a timeline, information on Japanese American compliance and resistance to relocation, and additional resources.
PBS: Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story
The companion web page for the award-winning PBS Point of View (POV) documentary of the same name, this site explores the events that led a "quiet, unassuming man" to challenge President Roosevelt's executive order to inter Japanese Americans during World War II and the irony that 50 years later he would receive the greatest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from another American President.
Civil Rights and the Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II
Sponsored by the Washington State WWII Memorial Educational Foundation, this site provides transcripts of interviews with Washington state Japanese Americans interned during World War II, video clips, photos, and government documents(see "Research Info").
Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project
Sponsored by the University of Washington Libraries, this site offers a virtual exhibit on Camp Harmony (the Puyallup assembly center for the internment of Pacific Northwest Japanese Americans); information on the Japanese American students at UW at the time, on the lives of children in the Minidoka Camp (Idaho), and on Japanese Canadian evacuation; archival guides; and access to a database of Pacific Northwest historical images.
Suffering Under a Great Injustice: Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese American Internment at Manzanar
Part of the Library of Congress's American Memory Project, this section presents the photographs of Ansel Adams which were taken in 1943 at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California.
War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945
Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, this site provides access to a huge collection of photographs and slides which were taken by photographers of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) to document the internment of Japanese Americans from the West Coast.
Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Records, 1930-1974 (bulk 1942-1946)
Again sponsored by UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, this site provides access to "War Relocation Authority documents, including publications, staff papers, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and a few photographs. Also includes material collected and/or generated by the Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, University of California, Berkeley, including evacuee diaries and letters, and staff correspondence, reports, and studies."
Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA)
Published by University of California's Online Archive of California, this site provides an historical overview of Japanese American internment during World War II and access to a huge collection of photos, drawings, letters, oral histories, and other primary source documents.
World War II Homefront: Anti-Japanese
Select "Anti-Japanese" link. Part of The Authentic History Center, this page displays a collection of pop culture items; such as, postcards, posters, buttons, magazines, and magazine articles, which reveal the strong anti-Japanese sentiment popular in the United States following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
ARC Gallery: Japanese American Experiences during World War II
A publication of the National Archives, this gallery presents a collection of photographs which were taken "to document the daily life and treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Includes photos by Dorothea Lange.
Lange, Dorothea. Manzanar during Dust Storm. 1942. National Archives, Records of the War Relocation Authority, Washington, DC. National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults. Web. 18 May 2010. <http://www.digitalvaults.org/record/721.html>.
Page updated 7 May 2010.