“A Grave Injustice:” The Internment of Japanese-Americans, 1942-45

The latest post on Joyner Library’s Cold War & Internal Security (CWIS) Collection Blog notes the 75th anniversary of one of the gravest affronts to civil liberty in American history: the forcible internment of an estimated 117,000 Japanese-Americans living in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona in the spring of 1942:


 Previous posts can be found at: http://sites.ecu.edu/cwis/   

 The CWIS Collection includes over 1,000 volumes of congressional hearings, committee prints and committee reports published between 1918-1977, primarily covering congressional investigations of organizations deemed “subversive” or “un-American”. For more on the Cold War and Internal Security Collection, please visit our LibGuide: 


For more information please contact:
David Durant
Associate Professor/Federal Documents & Social Sciences Librarian
J.Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University

Image: “Exclusion Order posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry.” Taken by Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, April 11, 1942. Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942 – 1945, National Archives: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/536017