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Kitsap Regional Library: Kitsap History

In 1942, Bainbridge Island was the first community to be impacted by President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, which incarcerated over 100,000 Japanese-American citizens in internment camps for the duration of WWII. Approximately 272 Japanese-American residents of the island were evacuated and interned. At this time, Millie and Walt Woodward edited and published the island community's newspaper, The Bainbridge Review. In contrast to the majority of U.S. press at the time, the Woodward's paper editorialized against internment and reported on the forced evacuation of Bainbridge citizens and their experiences in camps. Today, the Kitsap Regional Library on Bainbridge Island, in collaboration with the Bainbridge Historical Society and numerous volunteers, has digitized issues of this newspaper published between 1941-1946. Issues are organized by topics that may be of interest to contemporary readers (including "Exclusion," "Camp News," and "Letters to the Editor") and readers can also search the archives for select keywords. This archive provides excellent insights and primary sources regarding both Japanese-American internment and the history of the U.S. press.
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July 1st, 2016
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June 28th, 2016 at 12:45pm
Date Of Record Release
June 29th, 2016 at 9:30am
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