About the Archive

The Densho Digital Archive holds more than 825 visual histories (over 1,600 hours of recorded video interviews) and over 12,000 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. The archive is growing as Densho continues to record life histories and collect images and records. These primary sources document the Japanese American experience from immigration in the early 1900s through redress in the 1980s with a strong focus on the World War II mass incarceration.

Archive Spotlight

Yuri Kochiyama

We provide these resources to students, teachers, researchers, and the general public for educational purposes. The video interviews are fully transcribed and segmented for ease of viewing. The interviews and images are indexed by topic, location and chronology, and can be searched using keywords. Visit the Learning Center for contextual historical background, downloadable curriculum, and online exhibitions featuring interview clips, documents, and photos excerpted from the archive.

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