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Inventory of the Japanese American Relocation photograph collection, 1930-1958 (bulk 1941-1946)
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    Title: Japanese American Relocation photograph collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1958 (bulk 1941-1946)
    Creator: Los Angeles Examiner newspaper
    Extent: 222 photographs
    Repository: University of Southern California. Library. Dept. of Special Collections. Regional History Collection.
    Los Angeles, California 90089-0182
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research. Advance notice required for access.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    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.