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 Seattle's Japanese American community in the spring and summer of 1942 and their four month sojourn at the Puyallup Assembly Center known as "Camp Harmony."
- Bainbridge Island
- Round-Up to the Camp
- The Camp: Administration & Physical Layout
- Civil Liberties
- Children: Miss Evanson's Class
- Students: Mrs. Willis's Class
- The Essentials: Housing & Food
- The Rhythm of Life: Work, School and Play
- The Birth, Marriage & Death
- The Move to Minidoka
The exhibit is based on materials located in the University of Washington Libraries including newspapers, photographs, correspondence, books, and documents.