2008 National Conference » Events

Workshop and Research Opportunities in the National Archives Relating to the Japanese American Incarceration Experience

Eric Bittner, Certified Archivist, National Archives - Rocky Mountain Region

Topic: Passing It Forward
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: National Archives - Rocky Mountain Region, Denver

The workshop will be an introduction to records in the National Archives – Rocky Mountain Region, as well as those held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., that relate to the incarceration of Japanese Americans. Records covered will include those of the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, War Relocation Authority, and other record groups. The records will consist of case files for individuals and families that were relocated, court records for those individuals who resisted the Selective Service draft, military service records for those who served from the camps, records of the construction and dismantling of the camps, and other topics.

Due to limited space, rsvps are required to Eric Bittner, Certified Archivist, at (303) 407-5743.

Upon arrival at the National Archives, attendees must present a photo ID at the Federal Center gate, and ask for directions to the Archives, which is in Building 48, at North and 5th Streets in the Center.

Directions to the site from downtown Denver: Take Broadway south to Eighth Avenue; Eighth west to Kalamath; Kalamath south to West Sixth; West Sixth about 5 miles to Kipling Street; Kipling south to Gate 1 of the Federal Center. Free parking is available directly in front of the building, or in the lot to the west.

There is also a bus line that runs into the Denver Federal Center, and several that stop at the Cold Springs Park and Ride, which is on the edge of the Center, just a block or so from the National Archives (Building 48). Route numbers will vary, depending on the origination point. Visitors should call (303) 299-6000 for route planning assistance.

An article related to this archive and written by tour leader and archivist, Eric Bittner, is available on-line.