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Research Guides

Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest: World War II Era

A guide to select primary materials relating to the Japanese-American community in the Pacific Northwest available in Special Collections.

Image Collections

 

Image: Sketch of Camp Harmony by Eddie Sato, 1942

Some of the images in these collections have been digitized and are linked from the collection guide. Other digitized images relating to the Nikkei community can be found in the UW Digital Collections.

Oral Histories

The most extensive collection of oral history interviews dealing with the Nikkei experience during World War II are available online via Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

Other Material Available in the UW Libraries

The UW Libraries has an extensive collection of secondary sources and published primary sources dealing with the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II including camp newspapers, digitized, printed and microfilmed collections of WRA (War Relocation Authority) documents,  and memoirs. For additional material see the Japanese Americans During World War II quick guide.

Selected Archival Collections: Personal Papers

These collections of personal papers contain substanial material on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Additional collections can be found by searching the online collection guides database.

Selected Archival Collections: Organizational Records

These collections of organizational records contain substanial material on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Additional collections can be found by searching the online collection guides.