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Resources: Audio and Audiovisual Historical Material

This page features audio and audiovisual resources related to the history of Japan and its people that can be freely accessed in the public domain.

Densho Digital Repository

This Japanese American history archive is a rich online collection of oral histories, photographs, documents and other primary source materials that communicate the immigration and internment experiences of persons of Japanese descent who lived in the US during the time of World War II. The website is produced by Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, a US-based non-profit organisation. 

Densho Digital Repository

Hanashi Oral History Project Collection

This video archive is a collaborative project between the University of Southern California Library and the Go For Broke National Education Center in the US, which seeks to share knowledge about the experiences of American World War II veterans of Japanese ancestry.

Hanashi Oral History Project overview
Hanashi Project Digital Library Search page

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Historical Recordings Collection

Managed by Japan’s National Diet Library, this collection includes approximately 50,000 recordings sourced from 78rpm records that were produced and released in Japan, many of which are available online.

Historical Recordings Collection

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