This website explores a period of US history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate
A Tradition of Honor is an 82-minute documentary that follows the story of the legendary Japanese American World War II units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service. It provides first hand accounts from Takejiro Higa, Senator Daniel Inouye, Susumu Ito and Sakae Takahashi. Footage of the Medal of Honor ceremony and Sadao Munemori are featured.
The Amache Preservation Society's resources include a museum, tours of the site, and photographs.
Confinement and Ethnicity documents in detail the assembly centers, concentration camps, and penitentiaries that imprisoned Japanese Americans during World War II. Based on archival research, field visits, and interviews with former residents, Confinement and Ethnicity provides an overview of the architectural remnants, archeological features, and artifacts remaining at the various sites. Included are numerous maps, diagrams, charts, and photographs. Camps include: Gila River, Granada (Amache), Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rowher, Topaz and Tule Lake.
Densho offers the experiences of Japanese Americans through irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy, and promote equal justice for all.
- Digital archive of 825 interviews, including George Hara, Daniel K. Inouye, Susumu Ito and Kan Tagami.
- Digital repositories of images and documents
- Digital Encyclopedia
Discover Nikkei is a community website about Nikkei identity, history and experiences. Their goal is to provide an inviting space for the community to share, explore, and connect with each other through diverse Nikkei experiences, culture, and history. Resources include articles, interviews, military database, photographs and oral histories.
Confinement and Ethnicity's chapter on Gila River contains a detailed description of both Butte and Canal camps, archaelogical details, maps, and photographs.
The Heart Mountain Interpretive resources include a historical timeline, photos, and a virtual tour of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Featured content includes biography of Ted Teruo Fujioka, Stanley Hayami and Fair Play Committee.
Resources include a 30-minute video of "The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i", photographs, and a historical overview of the internment camps in Hawai'i.
The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The permanent collection consists of over 80,000 artifacts, including photographs, moving images, documents, artwork, oral histories and objects.
- Stanley Hayami's Diary
- Susumu Ito's artifacts
Resources include a library and archival database documenting the history of the Japanese American community in Chicago through photographs, correspondence, diaries, sketch books, objects, rare published materials, and electronic records, ca. 1890-present.
Confinement and Ethnicity's chapter on the Jerome Relocation Center includes a detailed description of the site, archaeological details, maps and photographs.