“Uprooted” exhibit at the OMA!

uprooted-01It’s finally here! Three years ago, the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) booked the traveling exhibit “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps during World War II” to come to OSU, and the exhibit is now here and open to the public!

The exhibit showcases the history of the Japanese American farm labor camp near Nyssa, Oregon, through the stories of the people who lived and worked in the camp. The labor camp was the first of its kind organized during World War II. It became operational in May of 1942 and at its peak it held 350 people. Through the exhibit you learn about the camp, Oregon’s plan for the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during the war, and the national need for agricultural laborers, specifically in the sugar beet industry. For more information about the exhibit, photos, and links to more resources, be sure to view the exhibit website: Uprooted Exhibit

Exhibit Information


Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University
5th Floor of the Valley Library
201 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR

October 9, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Also, to learn about OSU’s story in relation to the forced removal and relocation of the Japanese Americans, check out the blog post OSU’s Japanese American Students During WWII

And lastly, here are some photos of the exhibit:





The last image is of a bonus exhibit on the main floor of the library, in the lobby area.


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