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World War II press photographs of Japanese Americans

Identifier: MSS 229 small
The press photos of Japanese Americans during World War II contains 14 photographs. The majority depict events related to the forced relocation of Japanese Americans during the war. Many were taken in San Francisco or Los Angeles, though locations in other parts of the United States are also represented.


  • 1942 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright laws. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

The press photographs in this collection were taken by photographers working for news photograph agencies or newspapers. The photos were intended for use in newspaper articles about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The only photographer credited by name is: Kimball.

The newspapers and news agencies named include:

Acme Newspictures, Central Press Association, the Detroit News, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased from Tomberg Rare Books (Greenwich, Connecticut) in August 2014.

Processing Information

This collection has been processed by Sarah McLusky, 2015.

Sources consulted during the creation of the biographical/historical note include:

“Edward Willis Scripps,” Encyclopaedia Britannica, September 5, 2013 (

Library of Congress, “Japanese American Internment Teacher’s Guide,” p. 1-2 (
Finding aid for World War II press photographs of Japanese Americans
Sarah McLusky
July 14, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA