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Japanese-American Archival Collection

CSUS Special Collections & Archives - Manuscript Collections


Japanese-American Archival Collection


The Japanese American Archival Collection is comprised of approximately 2,100 original items, including letters and other textual documents, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, newsletters, art work, clothing and artifacts. The collection provides valuable insights into the history of Japanese American communities in northern California, particularly in the town of Florin, California from the late 19th century and into the 20th century.

The collection contains significant documentation related to the internment of Japanese born and Japanese American individuals during World War II.


Collection is open for research.  Some restrictions may apply.

Date Span: circa 1900-present

Extent: 180 Linear feet (ca. 2,100 items)

Finding Aids:
Directory of Special Collections of the California State University Libraries [link]
OneSearch - Sacramento State University Library catalog [link]

Japanese Americans
World War II