Web sites devoted to specific prison camps:
Assembly Centers: Temporary Internment Camps
Pictures of the various assembly centers.
Camp Harmony Exhibit
Documents, letters and photographs from the Puyallup Assembly
Center, a Japanese-American internment camp.
Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Project
Features documents and photographs from the Heart Mountain Relocation
Center Collection at the Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.
Internment Camps at Tule Lake and Topaz
From the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott
Library, University of Utah, and Private Collections.
Manzanar National Historic Site
One of the best preserved internment camps is now a part of the
National Park Service and is open for self-guided tours.
site dedicated to improving the Manzanar Camp as a historic landmark.
Tule Lake Pilgrimage 2000
Tule Lake Pilgrmage Committee is gearing up for another one of
their fabulous Fourth of July pilgrimages. This year's theme
"Honoring Our Living Treasures, Forging New Links."
on four days, July 1-4, 2000, of stories and memories shared
by former internees, intergenerational discussion groups, workshops,
speakers, and tours of barrack, messhall, and stockade remnants
culminating in a rousing cultural program. This year the committee
would like to especially acknowledge our living treasures, the
elders who lived and witnessed the internment history. Internees
over 90 attend for free. Please contact the committee
for special needs arrangements as they would like to make this
possible for those able to travel.
of all races, ethnicities and walks of life are invited to come
join the pilgrimage and learn firsthand from primary sources
about the internment experience and its impact on our communities.
Tule Lake internment Camp was one of 10 concentration camps administered
by the War Relocation Authority during WWII. 120,000 people of
Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, were
rounded up and imprisoned in these camps for no crime except
ancestry. The Tule Lake camp, located near the Oregon border
in Northern California, was later designated a "Segregation
Center" and folks who answered a questionnaire "wrong"
were sent there as "disloyal" to the United States.
Many stories of resistance can be found in the Tule Lake Internment
Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee started taking people to the camp
site in the 70's as a way to unearth history and educate the
general public about this part of American History and as support
for the developing Redress Movement which sought an apology and
compensation from the U.S. government for the internees.
Pilgrimages have transformed over the years and now is a healing
journey where stories from the past are shared across generational
lines and connections are made to ongoing and current events.
Redress efforts are continuing and education, action and support
are still needed.
Tule Lake Pilgrimages are a major volunteer effort and the committee
could use lots of help in the form of volunteers and/or monetary
donations. Planning meetings are held the second Saturday of
the month at 10 am at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church
in Alameda, California. PLEASE JOIN US. Send checks/donations
to: Tule Lake Committee, PO Box 170141, San Francisco, California
94117. For more information, contact: Stephanie Miyashiro at
(510) 524-2624 or Hiroshi Shimizu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946
Features images from approximately 40 photographs taken for the
War Relocation Authority which depict life in Arizona's two camps:
Gila and Poston (Colorado River) .