The Internment of Japanese Americans: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Black-and-white photo of Japanese-Americans at a station in Santa Fe, NM.

The Internment of Japanese Americans: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library is a microfilm collection now available at the New York State Library. This collection consists of six rolls of microfilm with documents relating to the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan during World War II.

This collection consists of documents from The Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, small collections, and "Japanese American Internment Collection" in the custody of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.  According to the collection guide, "This collection was assembled from a variety of collections at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, by Library staff.  All documents have been filmed as they are arranged at the Library and in their entirety."

Items in this collection are available for use on-site and can be borrowed:

  • directly by individuals with a New York State Library Borrower's Card, or
  • via interlibrary loan (through your local library).

The guide to this microform collection is located in the Reference Collection on the 7th floor of the New York State Library.  The guide to this collection is also available on the Gale websiteexternal link in PDF format .

An Index to the Microfilm Edition of The Internment of Japanese Americans: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Alissa D. Rosa, compiler.  Primary Source Media: 2009. 
NYSL Call Number: R 940.53177, I619, 211-621, Guide.
 

The microfilm rolls are housed in closed stacks. Materials located in closed stacks can be requested for on-site use by submitting a request slip or card at the 7th floor Paging Desk or by sending an email to circ@mail.nysed.gov.  The bibliographic information for the microfilm rolls is:

The Internment of Japanese Americans [microform]: records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.  Primary Source Media: 2008.
NYSL Call Number: MB/FM 940.5317, I619, 211-621.
Last Updated: April 27, 2011 /cj