Title: Japanese American Relocation photograph collection,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1958 (bulk 1941-1946)
Los Angeles Examiner newspaper
University of Southern California. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Regional History Collection.
Los Angeles, California 90089-0182
Collection is open for research. Advance notice required for access.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be
submitted in writing to the Regional History Curator. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Japanese American Relocation Photographs, Hearst Collection, Regional
History Center, Specialized Libraries and Archival Collections, University
of Southern California.
This collection of 222 photographs documents the relocation of Japanese
Americans in Southern California during World War II and immediately
thereafter, as captured by Los Angeles Examiner and wire service
photographers. Much of the coverage documents scenes of:
- The relocation process
- Life in camps at Manzanar, Santa Anita, Tanforan, and Tule Lake
- Post-war repatriation to Japan
The original captions from the photographs, many of which were published in
the Los Angeles Examiner, have been included to enhance subject-specific
retrieval; the cultural references reflect the 1940's terminology.