Camp Harmony Exhibit
In the spring of 1942, just months after the bombing of Pearl
Harbor, more than 100,000 residents of Japanese ancestry were
forcefully evicted by the army from their homes in Washington,
Oregon, California, Arizona and Alaska, and sent to nearby
temporary assembly centers. From there they were sent by trains to
American-style concentration camps at remote inland sites where many
people spent the remainder of the war. This exhibit tells the story of
American community in the spring and summer of 1942 and their four month
sojourn at the Puyallup
Assembly Center known as "Camp Harmony."
The exhibit is based on materials located in the
University of Washington Libraries including newspapers,
photographs, correspondence, books, and documents.