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The Minidoka National Historic Site offers an interpretive trail and exhibit panels, and artifacts which are on exhibit in the Minidoka Room at the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center. Their website's resources include photographs of and documents about the history of Minidoka. 

The Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club of Hawaii website offers a detailed view of the history of Japanese Americans who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II.

A listing of types and titles of research materials at the National Archives.

The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) seeks to share the Japanese American experience through public programs, exhibitions, oral history and research projects, and the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center.

Resources include a Wall of Honor dedicated to Japanese Americans who were killed in action during World War II, and the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II as part of the WW II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The National Veterans Network is a national coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to educating and enlightening the public about the experience and legacy of Japanese American World War II soldiers inspired by the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal.  The website offers the following:

  • A listing of Japanese American veterans, civic and cultural organizations
  • A historical overview of the Japanese American World War II soldier experience
  • Background on the Nisei Soldier Congressional Gold Medal bill and ceremony

Chronicles the establishment and achievements of U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service, the organization that trained and employed uniformed Japanese American linguists. Tells the story of second-generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) who served as interpreters and translators in World War II. Describes how the War Department recruited soldiers from an ethnic minority and trained them in a secret school to use the Japanese language.

The Nisei Veterans Committee and Foundation's (NVC) (NVCF) resources include links to video clips of Nisei veterans, and information about NVC's tours, programs and speaker series that preserve the history and legacy of Japanese Americans.

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is a Japanese American history museum in Portland, charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. The museum has both an onsite exhibit and online exhibit that highlight Issei immigration, early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), and life after Executive Order 9066, including the Portland Assembly Center and contemporary Nikkei life. The Center has an archive of historical artifacts and 74 oral histories at Densho.

The Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center site provides information on Japanese American history, photographs, a virtual tour and a museum located in McGehee, Arkansas. 

OAC Guide to the Stanley Hayami Diary, 1941-1944