One of the challenges of maintaining a website is making sure that all links are relevant, current, live. We welcome your input if you have additional resources to add to the list below or discover any broken links. Please contact Erica Swift and Kathleen Watt, Project Coordinators, with any updates.





  • A More Perfect Union – This site is the result of Mary Tsukamoto’s lifetime dedication to civil rights. Site explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this exhibit is a case study in decision- making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Japanese American Archival Collection – In the words of CSU, Sacramento, Special Collections & Manuscript Librarian Julie Thomas, “This is arguably the best collection in the world…representing so many points of view.” Here is the link to Julie’s presentation to a CSUS Political Science class. Former internee Reiko Nagumo joins Julie for the session.
  • Internment of German Americans – Site gives the statistics and information on the WWII internment camps in the U.S. for Germans, Italians and other Europeans. It calls for a thorough investigation and hearing by Congress on internment.
  • Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project – An outstanding resource for video clips with former internees, along with lessons for grades 5-12.
  • JARDA Collection – The Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA) contains thousands of primary sources documenting Japanese American internment.
  • Hiyami Diary – Part of the Online Archive of California, Stanley Hiyami’s diary provides a window into the life a young man who spent his high school years in Heart Mountain internment camp.