Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the forced relocation of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast with Executive Order 9066. Over the spring of 1942, some 120,000 Japanese Americans were "evacuated" and placed into temporary "assembly centers" before being transferred to more permanent and isolated "relocation centers" like the Granada War Relocation Center in southeast Colorado, also known as Camp Amache.
The CU Boulder Archives hold a number of collections that document what are now referred to as the Japanese Internment Camps. Some of these collections are:
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Archives on June 6, 2018. This is story #78 in our series: 100 Stories for 100 Years from the Archives!