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Colorado River Relocation Center Scrapbook

Identifier: SC 00691

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Scope and Contents

Scrapbook believed to have been created by a female employee of the Colorado River Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. The collection includes photographs, a poem, programs, correspondence, and other material. The Colorado River Relocation Center is also known as the Poston Relocation Center and was one of the internment camps created for Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals by the U.S. government during World War II. Poston is located in present day La Paz County, Arizona. The woman who created this scrapbook, which has been disassembled, is presumed to have been a white federal employee. Any assistance in identifying the creator and individuals in the photographs would be welcomed. Contact the Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center at or 757-221-3090.

For images of the scrapbook see online link and for a more detailed description see folder link below.


  • Creation: 1943-1944

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.01 Linear Foot

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Physical Description

1 item

Processing Information:

The contents of the scrapbook were removed from the scrapbook for preservation reasons. The original order of the materials was maintained.

Guide to the Colorado River Relocation Center Scrapbook
Finding Aid Authors: Anne T. Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository