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?
Ansel Adams photographed the camp and in 1944 published a book. It was poorly received and sparked protests at the time. The book, Born Free and Equal, has recently been republished.