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Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region and California   Tags: california_history, history, japanese_americans, sacramento, world_war_ii  

Resources focusing on Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region and California, with emphasis on immigration and relocation camp experiences.
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Newspapers and Electronic Databases


In addition to the databases listed below you can search paper and microfilm copies of local history journals and newspapers, which include:

The Californians.  1983-1995

California History. 1978-current

California Historical Quarterly. 1971-1977

California Historical Society Quarterly. 1922-1970

Golden Notes. (Sacramento County Historical Society) 1954-2000

Japanese-American courier,  January 1, 1938 - April 24, 1942. [microform] Special Collections

Sacramento Bee. 1 South Lib Media Center 1857-current (Microfilm)

Sacramento Daily Record-Union. 1 South Lib Media Center 1875-1891 (Microfilm)

Sacramento Union. 1 South Lib Media Center 1851-1906, 1968-Jan 14, 1994 (Microfilm)  

Sacramento Union.  1 South Sp Coll 1903-1991 (Paper)  Can be viewed by appointment,  278-6144.

Sacramento Observer.  1 South Lib Media Center 1973-current (Microfilm)

Periodicals dated 1980-current are located on 3 SOUTH in alphabetical order by periodical title.    


Those dated prior to 1980 are on the lower level.


Please note:  Off Campus access to some of these databases is restricted to CSUS faculty, staff and students and requires a SacLink login. 

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) is a solid starting place for most research topics. The database indexes thousands of scholarly journals. To limit your search to academic journals, click the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Box before you enter your search terms.
  • America: History & Life (EBSCO)
    America: History & Life is the major database on American history from pre-history to the present. Covers many ethnic groups. You can limit by historical time period by entering a date range in your search. Follow the FIND IT to locate full text.
  • Ethnic Newswatch (Proquest)
    Browse through this online collection of newspapers. Utilize options like Ethnic Group to make your search more relevant.
  • NewsBank
    Choose from 101 California newspapers online including the Sacramento Bee, Contra Costa Times, Fresno Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, Modesto Bee, Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Some date from mid 1980's, others from 2001-.
  • Nichi Bei Weekly
    Nichi Bei Weekly is Northern California's Oldest Japanese American newspaper. Access is now restricted to members of the Nichi Bei Foundation.
  • Sacramento Bee
    Sacramento Bee was founded in 1857 and covers news for approximately 12,000 square miles; south to Stockton, north to the Oregon border, east to Reno and west to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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