Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest Collection

Tacoma Japanese Language School Photo of Seattle Star Poster Tacoma Japanese Language School Photo of Treasury Department Sign Newspaper Clippings, 1940s Relocating Japanese Americans Relocating a People Brochure Exterior Photo of Camp 1 Exterior Photo of Camp 2

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Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest Collection


  • 1920 - 1982 (Creation)


2 boxes
1 flat storage drawer
(1.6 cubic feet)

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Includes publications by the California Joint Immigration Committee of San Francisco, newspaper clippings, government orders, proclamations, and other papers relating to a campaign in the 1920s and 1930s to bar Japanese people from West Coast states, a locally organized campaign to stop Japanese individuals from owning farmland, and the relocation and incarceration of Japanese citizens during World War II.

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This is a collection compiled by Tacoma Public Library staff from various sources. Some materials were received by gift from an unknown donor in 1937. Additional materials were removed from other collections assembled together. Some materials listed are photocopies from unknown original sources.

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