Collection contains clippings, reports, and other material related to the Amache Japanese Relocation Center (also known as the Granada Relocation Center) located near the town of Granada in Prowers County, Colorado. One of ten relocation camps created by the Roosevelt administration after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Granada Relocation Center opened on August 27, 1942. Nearly all the residents of the camp were forcibly removed from the West Coast. At its peak, the camp held over 7,300 people. The camp closed on October 15, 1945. Today, portions of the camp, as well as the nine other relocation centers in the United States, are being restored as museums.
10.25 linear feet