|Catholic Church, Manzanar by Ansel Adams. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/aamsp.html|
For this Church Record Sunday, I am focusing on Manzanar because my book Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra has a chapter devoted to it, so I have a little more knowledge about it than the other camps. I had the opportunity to research the cemetery at Manzanar as well as meet several of the staff who work at the site.
To learn more about the churches at Manzanar you can search the finding aid for the Manzanar collection at UCLA available online at Online Archive of California. This finding aid also includes links to the Manzanar newspaper.
Celebrated photographer Ansel Adams in one of the photographers who took photos of Manzanar and those interned there. His collection is available online at the American Memory portion of the Library of Congress website. This collection includes a photo of the Catholic church house at Manzanar (shown above) and the Buddhist church house.
For another depiction of Christian religious life at Manzanar see this short 3 minute film clip . Books about Manzanar can be found on WorldCat.