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Japanese American Internment: La Guardia & Wagner Archives

A LaGuardia Community College library guide about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during 1941-1946.


The La Guardia and Wagner Archives blog posting on Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and his refusal to allow Japanese Americans to relocate to New York City after the closure of the internment camps provides a clear and direct summary of an important moment in Asian American history: "Mayor La Guardia, Japanese Internment and World War II: 70 Years Later."

Links are provided to resources such as:

  •  Correspondence between Mayor La Guardia, Interior Secretary Harold Ickes, and La Guardia confidante C.C. Burlingham
  • Webpage about Japanese American internee Mitusye Endo's struggle for freedom
  • Teacher's lesson plan on Japanese American internment

New York Times 27 April 1944

New York Times 01 May 1944


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