Another Look Back at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp

We’ve added video to our Heart Mountain Japanese-American Internment Camp digital exhibit, thanks to this great find from Wyoming PBS, “Aura Newlin – Japanese Americans in Wyoming,” on Wyoming Chronicle. Newlin provides a present day look back at the Japanese Internment Camp at Heart Mountain.

Aura (Matsumura) Newlin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Northwest College and the Board Secretary for the Heart Mountain Foundation. She is a fourth-generation Japanese-American and a fourth-generation Wyomingite. Her grandmother’s family was held against their will at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center on the basis of their race.

The Wyoming State Library also invites you to join us on Thursday, January 18, from 11:15 a.m. to noon MST for our free Database of the Month webinar, Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit and Wyoming Newspapers. The WSL’s Thomas Ivie and Chris Van Burgh will take a look at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers. They will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in Learn more and register.

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