Laws & Policies
Because Manzanar is a unit of the National Park Service, we are bound by Federal laws and the policies of the Department of Interior. We are largely funded by Federal tax dollars and take seriously our obligations to the American public.
Two important documents are featured here. The enabling legislation is the wording that Congress chose when designating Manzanar as a National Historic Site. Our General Management Plan is the document that guides what we do and how we spend our money. It is the result of years of dialogue between an appointed Advisory Commission, elected officials and many individuals and groups representing our constituent communities. The General Management Plan is revisited and renewed on a regular basis.
Stemming from the General Management Plan are more specific plans and reports designed to guide tangible activities at Manzanar:
Did You Know?
28,790,221 meals were served to internees at Manzanar from March, 1942, until November, 1945, at a cost of $3,384,749.02.