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Nabata Family Collection of Heart Mountain Photographs, 1942-1945
Overview of the Collection
- Nabata Family
- Nabata Family Collection of Heart Mountain Photographs
- 1942-1945 (inclusive)19421945
- .05 linear feet of shelf space, (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- SC 014.12 (collection)
- Photographs of the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Relocation Center, taken circa 1942-1945 (3 items). Black and white prints, including one group portrait.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
The Nabata family of Wapato, WA were farmers who were sent to Heart Mountain Relocation Center for incarceration during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Executive Order 9066:
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration from 1942 to 1946 of approximately 120,000 adults and children of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were United States citizens. They were expelled from their homes and placed in incarceration camps without due process and in violation of their civil rights. These camps were euphemistically referred to as “relocation centers” or “internment camps”. After decades of advocacy by the Japanese American community, in 1988 the United States issued a formal apology and began redress to survivors of Japanese incarceration during World War II.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of three photographs collected by the Nabata family, taken at Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II. They are black and white prints (4 inches by 10 inches). The other images are of the incarceration camp buildings with Heart Mountain in the background. One of these is stamped "Photo by Oku."
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Nabata Family Collection of Heart Mountain Photographs, circa 1942-1945 (SC 014.12)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Kazue Nabata Yamamoto donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2017 (MS.2017.16).
Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2017.
In 2021, in response to evolving societal understanding regarding the language used to describe the impact of Executive Order 9066, this finding aid was revised to more accurately provide context to the mass incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
George and Frank C. Hirahara Photograph Collection of Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1932-2016 (SC 014)
Tom T. Hide Collection, 1925-2012 (SC 014.1)
Okubara Family Collection, circa 1943-2008 (SC 014.2)
Takeda Family Collection, 1938-circa 2012 (SC 014.3)
Kenneth Nishiyori Collection, 1942-1944 (SC 014.4)
George and Doris McIntyre Papers, 1944-1945 (SC 014.5)
Mari Tsuruyama Okumura Collection, 1936-2014 (SC 014.6)
Patti Hirahara Collection, 1955-2020 (SC 014.7)
Terry Ishihara Collection, 1989-2012 (SC 014.8)
Mike Mackey Collection, 1940-2002 (SC 014.9)
Heart Mountain High School Tempo, 1945 (SC 014.10)
Fusataro Nakaya Photographs, circa 1944 (SC 014.11)
Frank Chin Oral History Collection, 1974-1986 (Cage 654)
Inez Puckett McEwen Collection on Japanese-American Incarceration, 1942-1943 (Cage 4923)
Japanese American Redress Collection, 1976-2000 (Cage 5126)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945.
- Nabata Family -- Archives
- Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) -- History -- Sources