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Remembering WWII in Asia: The National Archives

A carefully curated guide to Schaffer library resources, relevant websites, and other research-related content.

Introduction to the National Archives


The holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration are crucial to understanding the many facets of World War II: military and political; economic and technological; social and cultural. The military and civilian agencies involved directly or indirectly in World War II, and wartime Presidents Roosevelt and Truman (as well as future occupants of the White House), produced an enormous amount of historical records. Altogether they add up to tens of thousands of cubic feet.

These records include textual documents; maps and plans; photographs; posters and other graphic works; motion pictures and sound recordings; and electronic records.

Photographic Images

Japanese Relocation and Internment