Photos from internment camp donated to WSU

Published:

 

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- The largest private collection of photographs taken during World War II at an internment camp for Japanese-Americans is being donated to Washington State University.

The more than 2,000 black and white photo negatives were taken by George Hirahara and his son Frank between 1943 and 1945 at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming.

The Hirahara family was relocated from their home in Yakima, Wash, at the start of the war to Heart Mountain. After the war Frank Hirahara attended Washington State, where he majored in electrical engineering and participated on the varsity track team.

His daughter is donating the collection.