Eric Bittner

Eric Bittner, a Certified Archivist of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)—Rocky Mountain Region in Denver, was raised in Colorado and Wyoming. He attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish SD and the University of Wyoming and holds a M.A. degree in American Studies.  Employed at the National Archives since 1988, his duties include reference, record description and inventory, outreach (including workshops for genealogists), and preservation. He is a member of the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, Wyoming State Historical Society, & the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

Updated May 2008

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Enduring Communities

Records at the National Archives—Rocky Mountain Region Relating to the Japanese American Internment Experience

The wartime removal of 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans living along the West Coast of the United States to internment camps situated in remote areas in the country’s interior, formally initiated when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, was a sweeping act that continues to have ramifications for individuals, families, communities and the national conscience. The relocation process carried out by the federal government resulted in the creation of many “official records” which can now be found among the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The NARA, as the nation’s record-keeper, is …

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