Links: Densho Digital Repository. the story of the Japanese American incarceration experience WWII. D. Lange, Ansel Adams etc.

Hear the story of the Japanese American incarceration experience from those who lived it, and find thousands of historic photographs, documents, newspapers, letters and other primary source materials from immigration to the WWII incarceration and its aftermath.


Dorothea Lange Collection

The Dorothea Lange Collection, March-July 1942, features photographs taken by Dorothea Lange, who was hired by the government to visually record the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The photographs document the many different stages of mass removal and incarceration in California and contain original captions written by Dorothea Lange.

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Ansel Adams Collection

This collection is comprised of photographs from the Library of Congress's repository of photographs from the collection of photographer Ansel Adams. The photographs document life in the Manzanar concentration camp during 1943.