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Artifact and Archival Donations

We are actively seeking artifact donations related to the WRA Heart Mountain “Relocation Center” and Japanese American incarceration.

Display of artifact donations in recreation of barracks room, horizontal.
Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Display of artifact donations in recreation of barracks room, vertical.
Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Donations could include any of the following:

  • objects (artwork, furniture, personal effects, other)
  • archival material (photos, personal papers, correspondence, manuscripts, records, journals/diaries, recordings, etc.)
  • works (published or unpublished – including memoirs, fiction, and non-fiction)

Artifact donations should be reflective of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation mission:

  • Preserve and memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site and the stories that symbolize the fragility of democracy;
  • Educate the public about the history of the illegal imprisonment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain during World War II and its impact on the Big Horn Basin;
  • Support inquiry, research, and outreach to highlight the lessons of the Japanese American confinement and their relevance to the preservation of liberty and civil rights for all Americans today.

Contact the Registrar

Please get in touch with our registrar if you are interested in donating an artifact or archival material by any of the following methods:  

  • Email: archives@heartmountain.org
  • Postal mail: 
    Attn – Registrar
    Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
    1539 Road 19
    Powell, WY 82435
  • Phone: 307-754-8000 x105 (Archives/Research Room)
  • Visit the Interpretive Center (if bringing the donation with you, please provide advanced notice)

Donation Documents

Download the Donor Guide

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