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    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Manzanar Free Press Index

Online Editions

Vol. I, No. 1 — April 11, 1942
Vol. III, No. 23 — March 20, 1943
Vol. IV, No. 1 — September 10, 1943
Vol. XVI, No. 4 — September 28, 1945

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?

Manzanar Interpretive Center. NPS Photo.

The Manzanar Visitor Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.