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Heart Mountain Sentinel

Identifier: SPC-2019-041

Scope and Contents

The Heart Mountain Sentinel (1943) contains newspapers from the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. The weekly publications include event information, official announcements, news, and information about daily life at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp.


  • January 1 - March 31, 1945

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

The Heart Mountain incarceration camp opened August 12, 1942, in Cody, Wyoming, six months after President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. In October that same year, The Heart Mountain Sentinel published its first weekly tabloid. The newspaper focused on camp life and included official announcements, events, news from other camps, and additional information. The Heart Mountain Sentinel ran until July 28, 1945, after it was announced in July 1945 that the Heart Mountain incarceration camp would close November 15, 1945.


1 box

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials




This collection contains newspapers from the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Some of the newspapers have been digitized and are available online.


Arranged in one box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Library acquisition.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For more information: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Susmita Patange. Additional content was processed in 2021 by Jennifer Hill.

Heart Mountain Sentinel
Jennifer Hill. Container list by Susmita Patange.
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747