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.
The Center's collection focuses on wartime Japanese American experiences, with an emphasis on the Nisei soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service. Resources include books, periodicals, videos/DVDs, photographs, newspaper articles, personal papers and other reference material, including over 700 interviews.
Additional resources include:
- Interviews with George Hara, Takejiro Higa, Daniel K. Inouye, Susumu Ito, Kan Tagami and Sakae Takahashi
- Citations of 21 Japanese American World War II Medal of Honor recipients
The Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Historic Learning Center features exhibits, and educational and public programs dedicated to Japanese Americans who served in the MIS.
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 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.
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.
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 U.S. Army Center of Military History operates a Historical Resources Branch that offers a library and archive. In addition, their website offers a detailed view of the Army's role in U.S. military history.