Source Information

Ancestry.com. World War II Japanese-American Internment Camp Documents, 1942-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Field Basic Documentation of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946; (National Archives Microfilm Publication C53, 115 rolls); Records of the War Relocation Authority, Record Group 210; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

About World War II Japanese-American Internment Camp Documents, 1942-1946

This database contains images of a collection of documents from 10 Japanese-American internment camps of World War II. These 10 camps are:
  • Topaz Internment Camp, Central Utah

  • Colorado River (Poston) Internment Camp, Arizona

  • Gila River Internment Camp, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Granada (Amache) Internment Camp, Colorado

  • Heart Mountain Internment Camp, Wyoming

  • Jerome Internment Camp, Arkansas

  • Manzanar Internment Camp, California

  • Minidoka Internment Camp, Idaho

  • Rohwer Internment Camp, Arkansas

  • Tule Lake Internment Camp, California

Types of records and documents contained in this collection includes:

  • Local newspapers

  • High school newspapers

  • Legal reports

  • Press bulletins

  • Church reports

  • Employment reports

  • Community activities

  • Financial reports

  • Meeting minutes

  • Education reports

  • Project reports