Friday, February 18, 2005

Japanese-American Internment

February 19, 2005, is the 63rd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing Executive Order 9066, 7 Fed. Reg. 1407 (Feb. 25, 1942), which led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans. The Librarians' Index to the Internet observes the anniversary by linking to websites documenting that time in our history.

The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear was Stronger than Justice is one of the National Park Service's Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plans. Includes maps, readings, images, activities and more.

"Suffering under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar is a collection of the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. It presents "side-by-side digital scans of both Adams's 242 original negatives and his 209 photographic prints, allowing viewers to see his darkroom technique and in particular how he cropped his prints."

More websites about Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

Archive of Research Tips.

1 comment:

John Reynolds said...

Request text of Executive Order 9066 and Civilian Evacuation Order 7