Segregated Japanese American Military Units of World War II: A Collaborative Online Repository of Oral Histories, Photos and Documents

Material Description


Go For Broke National Education Center proposes a collaborative two-year project to create an online repository of oral histories, photos and documents of the Japanese American (JA) men who served in segregated units during WWII. The collection will include1,300 oral histories and 1,500 photos and documents with powerful search capabilities that connect the user from a search result to the corresponding moment in an oral history and relevant still images. This collaborative collection from GFB and JA veteran organizations in Chicago, Seattle and Hawaii will be the largest collection of primary source materials about the men whose life stories deepen our understanding of the rights, responsibilities and challenges of American citizenship.


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Kristina Dy-Liacco

Collaborating Institution(s)

Japanese American Service Center, Chicago; Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation; Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, Kahului, Maui, HI; Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club, Honolulu, HI

Collection Size

2800 objects

Date Range

1920 - 2014

Geographic Scope



  • 1500 Audio (Including Speech And Music), Audiovisual, Image