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    Seeking movies shown in WRA camps & at Los Alamos

    Jennifer Jenkins Newbie

      I am trying to find newsletters  or government booking or shipping orders for any films sent to the WRA camps and to  Los Alamos for entertainment or education from 1942-1946. I know about the records held or linked by Densho to camp newsletters that list some movies. What about Los Alamos? Where might the newsletters for life on the post be? Thanks in advance for any insights!

        • Re: Seeking movies shown in WRA camps & at Los Alamos
          Holly Rivet Tracker

          Dear Ms. Jenkins,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 6 series in the Records of the War Relocation Authority (Record Group 210) that pertain to WRA camp newsletters. For access to and more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          We also located the Publications Concerning the Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942 - 1945 in the Records of U.S. Army Defense Commands (World War II) (Record Group 499) that includes newsletters of camps in the Western Defense area. For access to this series, please contact the National Archives at College Park  - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate newsletters of Los Alamos.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Lastly, we suggest that you visit the Library of Congress’ collection of Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946.  The vast majority of this collection has been digitized and is available online.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!



          Holly Rivet