February 22, 2019

Featured Source: Entrance to Manzanar

Manzanar War Relocation Center photographsWhere is your eye drawn to first in the photograph? Why do you think the photographer wanted you to focus on this portion of the photo? Zoom into this photograph (online | .pdf). Investigate other details you see in the photo. What do these details add to the overall story that the picture tells? What do you think the photographer wanted people to think or feel when looking at this image? Delve deeper into this topic by reviewing some of the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Japanese-American Internment

  Primary sources Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 Dorothea Lange Japanese American photos Veteran's oral histories mentioning Japanese-American internment Congressional documents related to Japanese-American internment Teaching resources "Suffering Under a Great Injustice": Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar primary source activity … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: California

California stories from America’s Library California primary source set Curated collections California maps Pictorial Americana: selected images of California California images from American Memory More California images California books & articles California correspondence, reports, printed ephemera & other texts California historic newspapers California sheet music California songs and oral histories California legislation California Guide to Law … [Read more...]