Laws & Policies
Manzanar a unit of the National Park Service, is guided by Federal laws and the policies of the Department of Interior. We are funded by Federal tax dollars and take seriously our obligations to the American public. The Superintendent's Compendium provides specific park regulations for Manzanar National Historic Site.
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.
Did You Know?
Hours after Pearl Harbor the Hawaiian territorial governor declared martial law. With the exception of about 2,000 people confined in Hawaii or on the mainland, Japanese Americans were not forcibly removed from the islands. They comprised one-third of the population and their labor was essential for the war effort.