Women's Studies Section
Association of College & Research Libraries / American Library Association
JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives
|Primary Source Types for Women's Studies||TEXT
Diaries / Letters / Personal Papers
|Prints / Other Images|
|Subjects for Women's Studies||Art|
|Japanese American Women|
|World War, 1939-1945|
|Archive is Ongoing / Completed||Completed|
|Publisher||The Regents of the University of California|
|Date Searched||January 2007|
The JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives website provides a gateway to California archival repositories' source materials on the Japanese-American Relocation experience. These primary sources are from the holdings of the California Historical Society (CHS); California State Archive (CSA); California State University, Fullerton; the Japanese American National Museum (JANM); UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library; UCLA's Young Research Library Department of Special Collections; University of the Pacific (UOP); and University of Southern California. The rich array of resources available through JARDA includes over 10,000 digital images including photographs, prints, paintings, and drawings and over 20,000 pages of transcriptions of texts including personal narratives, oral histories, government documents, and other types of documents.
JARDA is organized into three categories: Images, Texts, and Finding Aids. Some of the images and texts from the finding aids have been digitized.
Women's Studies Content
Searching within the Text Collection is problematic, given nothing was retrieved with very basic search terms ("women" and "girl"). Through browsing, one can find oral history interviews of Japanese American women.
There are hundreds of images of women in the Images Collection.
Also, digitized resources that are useful for women's studies may be found in three of the collections from the Finding Aids:
Within the record for these finding aids, there are links to the digitized items.
Each of the three categories -- Images, Texts, Finding
Aids -- offers a keyword search option. The Images Collection
can be browsed by topic, photographer/artist, or internment camp. The
Collection and Finding Aids Collection are browseable by title.
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