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Japanese American Internment: Records of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

  • Coverage: 1933-1988
  • Access: University of Utah
  • Purchased By: Marriott Library
  • Maximum Users: unlimited
In an atmosphere of hysteria following U.S. entry into the Second World War, and with the support of officials at all levels of the federal government, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, dated February 19, 1942, gave the U.S. military broad powers to ban any citizen from a wide coastal area stretching from the state of Washington to California and extending inland into southern Arizona. The order also authorized transporting these citizens to assembly centers hastily set up and governed by the military in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. The same executive order, as well as other war-time orders and restrictions, were also applied to smaller numbers of residents of the United States of Italian or German descent. Yet while these individuals (and others from those groups) suffered grievous violations of their civil liberties, the war-time measures applied to Japanese Americans were harsher and more sweeping. Entire communities were uprooted by an executive order that targeted U.S. citizens and resident aliens. Content: 6,734 images

Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

  • Coverage: 1942-1945
  • Access: University of Utah
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The bombing of Pearl Harbor and the war that followed were well covered by the national press; however, little was known of the actions this nation took in regard to the Japanese-American minority population living on the West Coast. In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government was besieged with demands that action be taken against the Japanese in the form of removal from "sensitive areas" and incarceration in camps, preferably located in the interior of the U.S. These demands and subsequent actions were motivated by the fear that Japanese-Americans would become a fifth column for the Japanese military command and spy against the U.S. By April 1942, more than 100,000 Japanese persons - aliens and American citizens - were housed in what came to be known as relocation centers run by the War Relocation Authority. 24,838 images from the Library of Congress
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JapanKnowledge

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
  • Purchased By: Marriott Library
  • Maximum Users: 8 (UU + GWLA)

NOTE: This database will be canceled March 1, 2018.

JapanKnowledge provides access to various Japanese reference sources including the Encyclopedia Nipponica, Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, the Progressive Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Gendai Yogo No Kiso Chishiki, Nihon Jinmei Daijiten, recent issues of the Economist Japanese edition, and other full-text resources. Some materials are available in English, but most are in Japanese.
Jewish Studies Article Index (RAMBI)
- See: RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Coverage: Current
  • Access: University of Utah
  • Purchased By: Marriott Library
  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This database contains over 240 alphabetically-arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also includes information on figures who did not explicitly deal with but still affected literature, literary theory, or literary criticism, as well as figures and forms of inquiry from other fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory and criticism.
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JSTOR

  • Coverage: Varies
  • Access: UALC
  • Purchased By: UALC
  • Maximum Users: Unlimited
This listing provides full-text access to all content that the library subscribes to through JSTOR, including the Arts & Sciences 1-13 Collections and the Life Sciences Collection. The majority of the database is archival content, and new issues are added to the collection periodically. New content may not appear in JSTOR until months or years after its initial publication date, and update frequencies for journals vary by title and publisher.