Start Looking  has a searchable database containing the names, birth year and place, educational achievement and other information about Japanese Americans who were in internment camps during WWII.

The database contains images of a collection of documents from 10 Japanese-American internment camps of World War II as follows: 

  • 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

Click on Press Release to read more about it.

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