Guide to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection, 1943-1945

Special Collections & Archives

Oviatt Library

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
URL: http://library.csun.edu/SCA
Email: oviattsca@csun.edu
Phone: (818) 677-2832
Fax: (818) 677-2589
© Copyright 2012 Special Collections & Archives. All rights reserved.


Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection
Dates: 1943-1945
Identification: SC/HMRC
Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: The Heart Mountain Relocation Center was built during the summer of 1942 and received its first contingent of Japanese-Americans August 12, 1942. It is located in Park County, northwestern Wyoming. The collection contains Community Camp Council meeting minutes, camp laws, correspondence, the case of People of Heart Mountain vs. Tom Yamada, and other documents.

Historical Note:

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Photographic material

Geographic Name:

Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)

Topical Term:

Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Tony Gardner

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

War Relocation Authority Collection
Relief and Support Groups for Japanese-Americans During World War II Collection
Internment Camp Newsletters

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Community Camp Council meeting minutes, camp laws, correspondence, the case of People of Heart Mountain vs. Tom Yamada, and other documents.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Community Council Meeting Minutes, 1944-45

Box 1, Folder 2

Community Government Documents, 1943-1944

Box 1, Folder 3

Study Committee for the Opening of the West Coast, 1944

Box 1, Folder 4

Community Council Documents, 1944

Box 1, Folder 5

Community Laws, Codes, Ordinances, and Instructions, 1943-1944

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1943

Box 1, Folder 7

People of Heart Mountain vs. Tom Yamada, Case 181, 1944

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs