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Remembering Pearl Harbor--Supplementary Resources

Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial examines the attack that led the U.S. to enter World War II and shows how that event has been remembered. Those interested in learning more about the ship, the memorial, and what happened on December 7, 1941 will a rich variety of materials on the Internet.

USS Arizona Resources
USS Arizona Memorial
The Memorial is one of the 378 units of the National Park Service. The park's web pages describe the history of the memorial and the events of December 7; it also provides a full Pearl Harbor casualty list and a list of the survivors on the Arizona.

University of Arizona's USS Arizona Exhibit
This web site presents papers, photographs, and memorabilia of the USS Arizona held by the University of Arizona Library Special Collections. It also includes a history of the Arizona and links to other Internet resources about the ship and the attack at Pearl Harbor.

The Arizona Revisited: Divers explore the legacy of Pearl Harbor
A member of the National Park Service's Submerged Cultural Resources Unit describes diving in the wreckage of the Arizona and other ships damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor. His article also includes drawings of the Arizona in its present resting place.

Pearl Harbor Resources
National Archives
The Archives has placed on its web site many items about Pearl Harbor. One way to find them is by visiting the NAIL Digital Copies search engine; entering "Pearl Harbor" returns more photographs of the destruction and of the attempts to salvage the Arizona, as well as propaganda posters inspired by the attack. The Archives' Digital Classroom offers materials such as the first typed draft of FDR's war address, links to later drafts, and additional suggestions for teaching activities.

Pearl Harbor Remembered
Don Schaaf's collection of resources provides photographs, oral histories of survivors, and an audio clip of President Roosevelt's "day that will live in infamy" speech.

WWII Resources
The Pearl Harbor Working Group offers primary sources about the attack, including a discussion of the some of the most controversial claims surrounding the event, the Congressional hearings that followed the attack, and links to other sites that consider Pearl Harbor.

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