March Resource of the Month - Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
In honor of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21, 2023), we are spotlighting the collection Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life.
What is Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life?
This resource, published through Gale, consists of 25 individual newspapers published in Japanese-American internment camps. These newspapers "record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans," providing an important perspective from this dark chapter in American history.
There are over 24,000 images in the collection from papers published between 1942 - 1945. The images are reproductions of the originals from the Library of Congress. "A sampling of titles include: Rohwer Outpost, Poston Chronicle, Gila News Courier, Tulean Dispatch, Granada Pioneer, Minndoka Irrigator, Topaz Times, Manzanar Free Press, Denson Tribune, and Heart Mountain Sentinel." Most of the papers within the collection are in English or dual Japanese and English.
How do I access Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers?
You can access it from this link or by searching Database Finder.
How do I use Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers?
You can do a keyword search from the landing page, or you can browse all the documents in the collection. From there you can use different filters (e.g. "search within") and features of Gale (e.g. the Topic Finder) to search for papers of interest.
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