Primary Sources and Original Source Documents

Primary Sources and Original Source Documents (OSD), and Secondary Source Material

Outline of Primary sources, secondary sources and original source material.

US Government Websites

Presidential Libraries & Informational Sites

  1. National Endowment for the Humanities, found at
  2. US Citizenship & Immigration Service archives, found at
  3. The FDR Library 75th Anniversary Special Exhibit “Images of Internment” found at

Federal Archives & Congressional Primary Source Documents

  1. National Defense Migration Investigation (1941 to 1943, spanning the 76th to 78th Congress). Housed at the National Archives on 65 feet of Microfilm. Summary is at Complete & Original print version digitized at
  2. HR 2442 – Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act (106th Congress). Congressional Bill Archive at  GovTrack:
  3. H.R. 3914 — To apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II (116th Congress) at

United States Department of Justice

“Report to the Congress of the United States – A Review of the Restrictions on Persons of Italian Ancestry During World War II”. Published November 2001. Available in digital & print format at the Tuna Canyon Detention Center:, and the US Government Bookstore:

State Government Source Documents

Texas Historical Commission – Japanese, German, and Italian American Enemy Alien Internment Project.

Civilian Newspapers

New York Times, April 27, 1942, Page 3. General Hugh A. Drum. “Text of General Drums Statement” within the NYT archives at