Project Resources » DiscoverNikkei.org
DiscoverNikkei.org is an award-winning Web project of the Japanese American National Museum that provides an interactive global space for Nikkei-related community and personal stories through a variety of mediums including video interviews, articles, and photographs.
Below is a listing of articles, Nikkei Album collections, and other resources from the site that directly relate to the Enduring Communities project. We will be adding more resources over time. Please check back.
ArticlesEnduring Communities Essays
- “Japanese Americans in the Interior West: A Regional Perspective on the Enduring Nikkei Historical Experience in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah (and Beyond)” by Arthur A. Hansen (posted in 6 parts)
- “Japanese Americans in Arizona: An Overview” by Karen J. Leong and Dan Killoren
- “The Nikkei in New Mexico” by Andrew B. Russell
- “Japanese Americans in Texas” by Thomas Walls
- “Japanese Americans in Utah” by Nancy J. Taniguchi
- “Japanese Americans in Colorado” by Daryl J. Maeda
- “Reclaiming California’s Japantowns” by Donna Graves and Jill Shiraki
- “Ralph L. Carr’s Legacy” by George N. Yoshida
- “The Assembly Centers: An Introduction” by Louis Fiset
- “Resisting Incarceration in Concentration Camps” by Hideo Yonenaka
- “Paper Cranes – History students make origami for peace” by Carly Gutzmann & Michelle Reed
- “Leupp, Arizona: A Shared Historic Space for the Navajo Nation and Japanese Americans” by Debra Redsteer
- “Dysentery, Dust, and Determination: Health Care in the World War II Japanese American Detention Camps” by Gwenn M. Jensen
- “Amache Remembered” by Rodger Hara
- “Little Tokyo’s Bronze Age” by Martha Nakagawa
- “Exodus—Clovis, New Mexico” by Roy Ebihara
- “CSI: Amache” by Gary T. Ono
- “Principled Protest” by Yosh Kuromiya
- “Records at the National Archives—Rocky Mountain Region Relating to the Japanese American Internment Experience” by Eric Bittner
- “Four Hirabayashi Cousins: A Question of Identity” by James Hirabayashi （posted in 5 parts)
- “An Issei’s Six Years of Internment: His Struggle for Justice” by Nobusuke Fukuda
- “Betrayal on Trial: Japanese American ‘Treason’ in World War II” by Eric L. Muller (posted in 4 parts)
- “‘Concentration Camp’ or ‘Relocation Center’ What’s in a Name?” by James Hirabayashi
- “Words at War: The Sensei of the US Navy Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado, 1942-1946” by David M. Hays
- “Words Do Matter: A Note on Inappropriate Terminology and the Incarceration of the Japanese Americans” by Roger Daniels (posted in 5 parts)
2008 National Conference Photo Guestbook
Participants at the “Whose America? Who’s American?” conference posed for a photo and left comments at the Discover Nikkei Community Marketplace booth.
From the Museum’s Collections
George Hoshida Collection
Issei artist from Hawaii who was sent to Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii; then to the Justice Department camps in Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Lordsburg, New Mexico; and Santa Fe, New Mexico; before finally being reunited with his family at the War Relocation Authority concentration camp in Jerome, Arkansas.
Dave Tatsuno Collection (91.74.1-8)
Home movie collection that includes footage from the Topaz concentration camp.
Issei artist who was incarcerated in Tanforan Assembly Center and then the Topaz concentration camp in Utah during World War II along with her husband and two children.
Incarceration Years: Amache Camp Photos and DOJ Documents
Homma Family Photos of Amache
Pictures of Topaz Relocation Camp from past and present day.
Gila River Relocation Center - National Archive Items
Images of the Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona, from the National Archives.
Real People Video Clips
Family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to join other family relatives during World War II. He worked and attended University of Utah.
Nisei from Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho; and Crystal City internment camp, Texas.