These assorted color photographs of the Japanese-American internment camp at Manzanar, California helped to illustrate this 1942 COLLIER'S MAGAZINE article by Jim Marshall as to what Manzanar was and was not, who was there and how it operated:
"In the past few months a dozen new war-born communities have risen almost magically in the open spaces of the Far West...Altogether, their population is about 115,000, but only a few hundred of theses are [for] Whites. The others are Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry. Although peopled and largely operated by members of an Asian race, these communities are as American as San Francisco or Topeka. They hold elections, have traffic problems, go to the movies, read newspapers, stage fund drives and proceed with life as much as any other town."
"All we can do here is prove that we are good sports and good Americans, and hope that people will respect us and our problems."
•Color Film Footage of Manzanar Internment Camp•