Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) records, 1943-1945

Overview of the Collection

Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)
Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) records
1943-1945 (inclusive)
1.25 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Collection Number
Records of this World War II Japanese-American internment camp located near Cody, Wyoming.
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

English and , Japanese

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Heart Mountain Relocation Center was one of ten camps mandated by the War Department in 1942 to detain Americans of Japanese ancestry. It was located between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. The first internees arrived in August 1942. The camp closed in November 1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains the Heart Mountain charter, community minutes, notes on resettlement plans, transcripts of a trial, and documents in Japanese. Editions of the "Heart Mountain Sentinel" and "Heart Mountain Sentinel Bulletin" are also included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item description, Box Number, Folder Number, Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) Records, Collection Number 09804, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Alternative Forms Available

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:8180/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~41~41.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Processing Information

Processed by Peter Hobson, February 1991. Revised by D. Claudia Thompson, June 2006.

Related Materials

Related Archival Material

A complete run of the Heart Mountain Sentinel, October 24, 1942-November 2, 1945, is available through Coe Library, University of Wyoming.

Related Materials

A complete run of the Heart Mountain Sentinel, October 24, 1942-November 2, 1945, as well as architectural drawings of the camp and oral histories concerning Heart Mountain, are kept by the Wyoming Department of Commerce, Division of Parks and Cultural Resources, Historical Research and Publications, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. :  Records, 1943-1945Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically. Contains council minutes, resolutions, relocation plans, a trial transcript, and documents written in Japanese.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Charter of Heart Mountain with Council Enactments,
1 2 1943-1945
1 3 1944
1 4 January - March, 1945
1 5 April - October, 1945
1 6 1944
1 7 1945
1 8
Trial of Tom Yamada
Juvenile Assault
1 9 1943-1945
1 10 1945

Series II. :  Newspapers, 1942-1945 Return to Top

Arranged chronologically. Editions of the "Heart Mountain Sentinel" and "Heart Mountain Sentinel Bulletin," including the Japanese language editions.

Container(s) Description Dates
Heart Mountain Sentinel
With Japanese Editions
Heart Mountain Sentinel
With Japanese Editions
Heart Mountain Sentinel
With Japanese Editions
Heart Mountain Sentinel Bulletin
Bound, with Japanese Editions, incomplete

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians
  • Wyoming -- History -- 1919-1945

Form or Genre Terms

  • Newspapers

Titles within the Collection

  • Heart Mountain sentinel