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National Archives and Records Administration. Japanese American internment. Japanese American internment was the World War II internment in "War Relocation Camps" of over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage who lived on the Pacific coast of the United States.

Japanese American internment

The U.S. government ordered the internment in 1942, shortly after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.[2][3] The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally as a geographic matter: all who lived on the West Coast were interned, while in Hawaii, where 150,000-plus Japanese Americans comprised over one-third of the population, only 1,200[4] to 1,800 were interned.

Sixty-two percent of the internees were American citizens.[5][6] President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942, which allowed local military commanders to designate "military areas" as "exclusion zones," from which "any or all persons may be excluded.

" After Pearl Harbor[edit] San Francisco Examiner, February 1942. Executive Order 9066 and related actions[edit] Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, digital archive of video oral histories of Japanese-Americans incarcerated or interned during World War II, Japanese-American internment stories. National Park Service: Digital Image Archive. Thomas Edison National Historical Park - Very Early Recorded Sound. The Third Millennium Online! Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page. Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) Their Own Words - Front Page.

Their Own Words is a digital collection of books, pamphlets, letters, and diaries, dating from the latter eighteenth through the early twentieth century, that reflects the history of the United States.

Their Own Words - Front Page

This collection currently contains more than 34,500 individual pages of text and corresponding transcriptions, covering a variety of topics, including: colonial American politics; U.S. politics, government, and foreign relations; historical biography and autobiography; slavery and abolition; the American Civil War; the temperance movement; foreign travel; economics; medicine; philosophy; and theology. This online resource is made freely available, and we believe that it will be of value to teachers, students, and researchers at all levels of instruction. Cornell Making of America Collection. Skip to main content Cornell University Cornell University Library Browse Making of America Browse The MOA Monographs Search The MOA Monographs ©2014 Cornell University Library | Contact.

Cornell Making of America Collection

Ohio History Central - An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History - Ohio Historical Society. Indiana State Digital Archives. Kentucky Digital Library. Massachusetts Historical Society, an Independent Research Library Founded in 1791. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Welcome to the Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) Welcome to the Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) The following archives are available online: Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 - {series #19.12} Arranged alphabetically by surname of soldier.

Welcome to the Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS)

These 3" x 5" cards were initially prepared to serve as an index to Samuel Penniman Bates' "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865," (Harrisburg, 1869-1871). The Office of the Adjutant General later expanded the scope of the cards by transcribing onto them data found on the original Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1861-1866 {series #19.11}.

The information generally includes the soldiers' names, military units, Bates' citations (volume and page), ages at enrollment, descriptions (complexion, height, color of hair and eyes), residences and birthplaces; the dates and places where enrolled; the dates and places where mustered in; and the dates of discharge. Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File - {series #19.110} Iowa GenWeb Project Welcome Page. ISL: Genealogy. The Genealogy Collection has developed over time to become one of the largest collections of family history information in the Midwest.

ISL: Genealogy

The collection includes 40,000 printed items (family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines, and more) as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information. The collection includes hundreds of CDs with family history information. The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states. There are numerous online resources to which the State Library subscribes that are only available within the State Library. Illinois State Archives.