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Japanese Internment Camp Collection

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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).

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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.