The War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945 collection
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
. [more inside]
"Dear Miss Breed..."
the letters begin. Clara Estelle Breed
was the children's librarian at the San Diego Public Library from 1929 to 1945. When her young Japanese American patrons and their families were forced into relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, Miss Breed became their penpal and their lifeline, sending them books and supplies, assisting with various requests, and "serving as a reminder of the possibility for decency and justice in a troubled world." [more inside]