Skip to main content

War Work, World War II, 1942-1945

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 149, microdex: 7
War Work, World War II, 1942-1945
War Work, World War II, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning internment centers for Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II including the organization and activities of YWCA associations within the detention centers, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations assisting work in the centers, living conditions, the needs of the interned people and assessments of the overall situation at each center. Centers documented include Topaz, Utah and Tule Lake, Newell, California. Also included are issues of camp magazines, newsletters and bulletins from the internment camps. 

Dates of Materials

  • 1942-1945

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


644 frames (1 partial reel)