Manzanar Free Press Index
Complete collections of the Manzanar Free Press and Minidoka Irrigator are now available online in the Densho Digital Archive. Densho is a non-profit website whose mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. Densho offers irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.
Densho's archive of camp newspapers features typed article titles, comprehensive indexing and a printable PDF of each issue. Densho is currently in the process of digitizing and making available to the public all ten War Relocation Authority (WRA) camp papers. This project will be completed in the summer of 2007. To access the Densho Digital Archive, please go to www.densho.org/archive.
Did You Know?
The city of Los Angeles gets much of its water from the Owens Valley, and it owns the majority of the land on the valley floor. The federal government leased the land for the camp from Los Angeles because it was vacant and had water.