ERIC Number: ED395852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Internment of Japanese Americans. Documents from the National Archives Series.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
This booklet provides samples of documents relating to the internment of some 122,000 Japanese Americans during World War II by Executive Order 9066. The documents cover the time span from the Executive Order in 1942 to 1988 when the U.S. government formally acknowledged the injustice of the internment and provided restitution to the victims. The documents include: (1) photograph of children reciting Pledge of Allegiance at Rafael Weill Elementary School, San Francisco, California, April 20, 1942; (2) photograph of drugstore closing in "Little Tokio," Los Angeles, California, April 11, 1942; (3) photograph of grandfather and grandchildren awaiting evacuation bus, Hayward, California, May 8, 1942; (4) photograph of Tule Lake internment camp, Newell, California, March 20, 1946; (5) galley proof, recommendation of Western Growers Protective Association, February 8, 1942, testimony before the Select Committee Investigating National Defense Migration, House of Representatives, 77th Congress, 2d session; (6) Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942; (7) Public Law 503, March 21, 1942; (8) Broadside, Civilian Exclusion Order No. 108, July 22, 1942; (9) report on Relocation and the Constitution, August 12, 1942; (10) interview with James Kajiwara, August 11, 1981, Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians; (11) Public Law 100-383, August 10, 1988; and (12) newspaper column, "The Fifth Column on the Coast," by Walter Lippman, February 12, 1942. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.