All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        9-13+

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of Library of Congress
        60 Favorites
        2539 Views

        Library of Congress: Media Gallery | Japanese American Internment During World War II

        “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." In cities and towns up and down the West Coast, prominent Japanese Americans were arrested, while friends and neighbors of Japanese Americans viewed them with distrust. Within a short time, Japanese Americans were forced out of their jobs and many experienced public abuse, even attacks. When the president issued Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, he authorized the evacuation and relocation of “any and all persons” from “military areas.” Within months, all of California and much of Washington and Oregon had been declared military areas. The process of relocating thousands of Japanese Americans began. This set of primary resources includes photos depicting this time period, as well as a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

        http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/internment/

        A Store in Little Tokyo: Los Angeles, California

        This image is of the front of a store that is going out of business because the owner is being relocated.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Herbert Kondo, an AJA Volunteer

        This is a photograph of Herbert Kondo, an AJA volunteer, with his father and mother. The elder Kondo is a veteran of World War I. This photo is in the Kauai District, Territory of Hawaii.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Awaiting the Bus

        This photo shows residents of Japanese ancestry awaiting the bus at the Wartime Civil Control station in San Francisco in April 1942.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese-American Volunteers

        This image shows Japanese-American volunteers. There's quite a difference between sneakers and a pair of heavy GI boots, Mitsuru Doi, eighteen, of Kauai, finds out. He was the first to put on the uniform of an American soldier. Looking on is a fellow inductee, Shuichi "Pete" Sakamoto, thirty-four, who before his induction was surveyor and civil engineer for the Lihue Plantation Company. Sakamoto, married, is the father of a two-year-old son.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Tule Lake Relocation Center

        This photograph shows an overview of the Tule Lake emergency relocation camp for Japanese-Americans with Abalone Mountain in the distance.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Sumiko Shigematsu and Power Sewing Machine Girls

        This photo is of Sumiko Shigematsu, foreman of Power Sewing Machine Girls. . The photo was taken in the Manzanar Relocation Center in California.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Registering Japanese-Americans Upon Arrival

        This image is of the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. The photo shows the registration of Japanese-Americans as they arrive. This photo was taken in the Santa Anita reception center in Los Angeles, California.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Farm Security Administration Camp: Rupert, Idaho

        This image is of a former CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camp now under FSA (Farm Security Administration) management. Japanese-Americans take down their flag during the evening in Rupert, Idaho.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Roy Takeno Reading Paper in Front of Office

        This photo shows editor Roy Takeno reading a copy of the Manzanar Free Press in front of the newspaper office at the Manzanar War Relocation Center.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Oakland, California: Feburary 1942

        This image shows San Francisco newspaper headlines in February of 1942 indicating that the start of Japanese relocation is coming.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi and Patient Toyoko Ioki

        This image is of Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi adjusting a pillow for female patient, Toyoko Ioki. It was taken at the Manzanar Relocation Center in California.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Naval Dispatch Announcing Pearl Harbor Attack

        This is an image of the naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Entrance to Manzanar

        This is the wooden sign at entrance to the Manzanar War Relocation Center with a car at the gatehouse in the background.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese American Internment During World War II: Teacher's Guide

        “Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." In cities and towns up and down the West Coast, prominent Japanese Americans were arrested, while friends and neighbors of Japanese Americans viewed them with distrust. Within a short time, Japanese Americans were forced out of their jobs and many experienced public abuse, even attacks. When the president issued Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, he authorized the evacuation and relocation of “any and all persons” from “military areas.” Within months, all of California and much of Washington and Oregon had been declared military areas. The process of relocating thousands of Japanese Americans began. This set of primary resources includes photos depicting this time period, as well as a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Child Destined for Owens Valley

        This photo shows Japanese-American evacuation from West Coast areas under U.S. Army war emergency order. Japanese-American child who will go with his parents to Owens Valley, Los Angeles, California.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese Attend Easter Services Prior to Evacuation

        This photo shows members of the Japanese Independent congregational church attending Easter services prior to evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from certain West Coast areas, and housing in War relocation authority centers for the duration of the war. This photo was taken in Oakland, California in April 1942.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Tule Lake Relocation Center: Workers

        This photo shows Japanese-American evacuees transplanting celery. This was taken at Tule Lake Relocation Center in Newell, California.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese Evacuees Incoulated Prior to Evacuation

        This image is of evacuees of Japanese descent being inoculated as they registered for evacuation, and assignment, later, to war relocation authority centers for the duration of the war. This was taken in San Fransisco, California in April, 1942.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        President Roosevelt Declares War

        This image is of President Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese Enlistment: Waipahu, Hawaii

        These Americans of Japanese ancestry are about to enter their draft board at Waipahu, Territory of Hawaii, to apply for voluntary induction into the U.S. Army.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Civilian Exclusion Order #5

        Civilian exclusion order #5, posted at First and Front streets, directing removal by April 7 of persons of Japanese ancestry, from the first San Francisco section to be affected by evacuation.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Japanese Residents at Civil Control

        This photo is of Japanese residents at Civil Control station for registration in San Francisco.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        School Children at Manzanar

        This photograph is of three children waiting for school to start at the Manzanar relocation camp. The image was taken by Ansel Adams.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Baseball Game: Manzanar Relocation Ceter, California

        This photo shows Japanese Americans observing an amateur baseball game in progress; one-story buildings and mountains are in the background.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Major Charles V. McManus Administering the Oath to Four AJA volunteers

        This photo shows Major Charles V. McManus administering the oath to four AJA volunteers in the Kauai District, Territory of Hawaii.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream, Download and Share

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Download:

        Close

        Contributor:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now