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Japanese Internment Camp Collection


The internment of Japanese-American's during World War II continues to be a painful memory for many of our citizens, but now the stories available in this collection make vivid the daily life of this exiled community and their extraordinary patriotism and sacrifice. This collaboration between the ASU Library Arizona Collection and the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records started in 2005 and we thank them for their assistance in compiling and digitizing over 5,000 pages of bi-lingual camp newsletters, which are now text searchable in monthly cumulations. The collection includes bilingual internment camp newsletters and photographs of the Rivers camps in Arizona.


Final Report of the Acting Superintendent of Education at the Gila River Relocation Center at Rivers, Arizona. A detailed description of the school programs and associated challenges at this camp.

Contributors
Miller, William A.

Administrative memoranda and meeting minutes distributed to Ethel M. Manning, apparently a librarian at the Poston III schools. The memos describe policies and procedures and related staff meeting discussions regarding teachers, schools and children at the Poston Relocation Center.

Contributors
Manning, Ethel
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Three still, black and white, images taken in the Rivers Internment Center, Arizona, circa 1942. Garden outside barracks with annotation, "Exquisite work by Japanese at Rivers Relocation Camp Nov 1942" (CP SPC 326, Image 1 of 3). Barracks and unidentified man at Rivers Relocation Camp with annotation "Note the beautiful miniature garden, 'Rivers' camp for Japanese", Nov 1942 (CP SPC 326, Image 2 of 3). Unidentified Japanese American twins at Rivers Relocation Camp with annotation, "Japanese American Twins at Rivers Camp 2", circa 1942 (CP SPC 326, Image 3 of 3).

Created Date
1942

A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Rivers, Arizona, 1943-1945.

A newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Rivers, Arizona, 1943-1945. * June 17, 1943 - October 26, 1943 (Bi-lingual) * March 3, 1945 - July 31, 1945 (Japanese language pages only)

A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Rivers, Arizona, 1943-1945. Frequency varies, some issues are not available. • September 12, 1942 (Volume 1 #1) – October 31, 1942 • January 1, 1943 – December, 1943 • January 1944 – December, 1944 • January – September 1945

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Photographic prints depicting camp life at Rivers Center, Arizona, 1942-1945. Images are 5 inch x 7 inch, black and white, silver gelatin, positive prints. Received from an unidentified source. Woman and child outside barracks, Gila River Internment Camp; Rivers, Arizona, March 1945 (CP SPC 8, Image 1 of 18). Cellar of unidentified building at Gila River Internment Camp; Rivers, Arizona, undated (CP SPC 8, Image 2 of 18). Child on tricycle next to building 39-12-C, Gila River Internment Camp; Rivers, Arizona, 1945 (CP SPC 8, Image 3 of 18). Table saw made by internee; Gila River Internment Camp; Rivers, Arizona, ...

Created Date
1942/1945

A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Poston, Arizona, December 1942 - October 1945. Frequency varies, some issues are unavailable.

A bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Poston, Arizona, December 1942.

Created Date
1942

A weekly bi-lingual newspaper produced by internees at the internment camp located at Rivers, Arizona, 1943-1944. October 21, 1943 - January 13, 1944, some issues are not available.