Japanese American National Museum

Address: 
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
United States
Contact: 
Margaret Wetherbee
Phone: 
213-830-5620

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Japanese American National Museum holds a wide variety of materials documenting the Japanese American experience from a Japanese American perspective. Built around broad historical eras and themes of Japanese American experience, the holdings are used to fulfill the museum’s mission "to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience." The National Museum's general collection includes bibliographic materials, three-dimensional objects, fine art, photographs, oral history recordings, and moving images. The museum also maintains a public research library and archival collections.

Regions covered: 
California, with an emphasis on Southern California; Alaska, Hawaii; Utah; Washington

Management

Catalog System: 
ARGUS (automated collections management system) is used. For uncataloged holdings, accession files are used.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes