The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive
The Bancroft Library - University of California, Berkeley. Starting in August 2011 and ending in March 2014, the project digitized nearly 100,000 original manuscript items and made them available on the Online Archive of California. A thematic website was designed and created to lead users to the data by various means, including textual searches using standardized vocabularies and visual mechanisms such as GIS tagging and interactive maps. The digital archive allows users to explore these primary source materials and connects them to related resources. As one of the Bancroft Library's most heavily used collections, this project ensures the long-term preservation of the original materials while providing unprecedented access through a central portal.