• The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, California State Library has hundreds of projects and resources available about the Japanese American experience in California. www.library.ca.gov/ (type CCLPEP in the search window)
  • The Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) http://www.njahs.org/ Founded in 1980 in San Francisco, this non-profit membership supported organization is dedicated to the collection, preservation, authentic interpretation, and sharing of historical information of the Japanese American experience for the diverse broader national community.





  • Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco www.chsa.org A scientific, literary, and educational organization which promotes the contributions that Chinese Americans living in this country have made to the United States of America.
  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose www.jamsj.org Preserves and disseminates the culture and history of Japanese Americans, with a special focus on the Santa Clara Valley.
  • Rosie the Riveter World War II/ Home Front National Historical Park www.rosietheriveter.org/ The first national monument to celebrate and interpret women's crucial contributions to the World War Two Home Front. Located in Richmond, CA, in Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park at the site of the former Kaiser Shipyards, which were the largest and most productive of World War II.
  • San Francisco National Maritime Park Association www.maritime.org/ For more than 50 years, San Francisco Maritime National Park Association has worked to bring maritime history to life for visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • "In the Shadow of the Tiger: The 407th Air Service Squadron, Fourteenth Air Force, World War II" by Lim, Christina M., and Sheldon H. Lim. Privately published, 1993.
  • "The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp" by Michael O. Tunnell and George W. Chilcoat (features Margaret Shimada, documentary interview subject) The third grade class at the Topaz Utah Internment Camp kept a daily diary of life in a relocation camp.
  • "Enemies: World War II Alien Internment" by John Christgau (Featured in The War: Bay Area Stories) The story of the Enemy Alien Act, with many of the folks arrested from the Bay Area.
  • "Fly Boy: Navy Wings and Willing Women - WWII" by George A. Eddy, Lt. USNR (fmr) Daly City resident George A Eddy's memoir of almost four years in WWII.
  • "Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era" by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts. The unknown story of San Francisco's Fillmore jazz scene during the 1940s and '50s.
  • "San Francisco In World War II" by John Garvey and the California Center for Military History. A photographic record of the war years in San Francisco
  • "Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride" by Evangeline Canonizado Buell (Bay Area Stories interview subject). Vangie Buell's memoir is the synopsis of the history of Filipino Americans on the West Coast in the last 75 years.
  • "Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment During World War II" by Lawrence DiStasi. All but forgotten in the post war years, obscured by the story of Japanese American Internment, officially denied, this secret history of wartime regulations of 600,000 Italian "resident aliens" living in the United States during WWII.
  • Americans First:  Chinese Americans and the Second World War, by K. Scott Wong, copyright 2005, Harvard University Press
  • An American Paper Son:  A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest by Wayne Hung Wong, and Benson Tong, copyright 2006, University of Illinois Press
  • "The Unknown Internment" by Stephen Fox gives the whole story of the Italians on the west coast during WWII. He also wrote a book about the German experience.
  • "The Port Chicago Mutiny” by Robert L. Allen The story of the explosion at the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot near Antioch, CA, which killed 320 Navy men, mainly African Americans who were in a segregated Naval division. After the blast, 258 who were still alive protested, resulting in many of them being courtmarshalled. The scandal created an uproar which lead to the eventual desegregation of the military.