War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945
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The War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945 collection
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is a searchable
online archive which "contains approximately 7000 photographs and 317 Kodachrome slides which have been arranged into 18 series" (quoted from the Scope and Content page).
Links to photo series are under the Container Listing header. Alternatively, you can just browse through them all
Also from the Scope and Content page: "It is important to note that the photograph collection, as the official documentation of the WRA, reflects the point of view that the WRA wanted to present to the citizens of the United States during World War II. A number of photographs exist in 5 x 7 format and as enlargements that one assumes were made for public exhibition. The photographs, presumably created for public exhibition, and the captions accompanying them written by WRA staff, present an idealistic view of the relocation centers which clashes greatly with the harsh realities detailed by many survivors and historians in the decades following the internment."