Note on Scholarship
There have been some people writing to me, wanting to know what book and what page of that book I found a particular quote or other piece of information in, and could I send that to them. In many parts of my pages I do, indeed, have specific sources listed, but in many I don't.
This is an informal site. I am not doing a thesis or anything like that. I examine literally hundreds of books (as is shown in my reviews) and thousands of pages of documents to find information for this site.
I don't record what exact book or page any particular section of information comes from. Nor do I write down what source and what page I have used photos from. My attempt is to examine lots of sources of information and then, holistically, boil these down to basic information that I then put on my website.
Below are some of the specific sources I consulted for my work on these web pages. Can I tell you where a specific image on a specific page came from? Probably not. As I noted above, this was just an informal research project for me and is not related to any specific academic purpose other than my own interest in the subject.
Densho Digital Archive: http://archive.densho.org/main.aspx. This place has everything you would want dealing with Japanese Americans, World War II, and the internment. It took me several years just to go through their material on the internment.
History House: http://www.historyhouse.com/
Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/movies
Japan Center for Asian Historical Records: http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/index.html
Manzanar National Historical Site: http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/manz/index.html.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: http://www.mofa.go.jp/
National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index.html. A source with a massive wealth of photos and other information from that time.
Project Gutenberg: http://www.thalasson.com/gtn/. A source of older works on the subject. Do not ignore these; often older works will have information not present in the newer ones, or at least will present a different slant on things.
There are numerous videos on You Tube that deal with the Pacific Theater and with the Japanese American Internment Camps.
Ebay is an excellent place to find useful books and videos. There are various collections available that deal with posters from the war, with the war itself, with propaganda, etc. Half.com is a decent place to find books and some movies on the subject, and Bonanzle also has materials relating to the topic.
A great deal of my information came from getting books from these sources and from the public library. Some information came from old American and Japanese magazines, both.
My war-related videos on You Tube
WWII Trading Card Set