Asawa's Work | Japanese American History | Asawa's Arts Education
Japanese American Internment Memorial
A description of Ruth Asawa’s memorial in San Jose, California to Japanese Americans from the Santa Clara Valley interned during World War II, with many excellent photographs of the sculpture.
Ruth Asawa: The Armature of Family
An online magazine article about Asawa from the Museum of California magazine.
Tobey C. Moss Gallery
View some online examples of Asawa’s work at the Tobey C. Moss Gallery.
Ruth Asawa: On Form and Growth
This film offers an intimate look at Asawa's life made by filmmaker Robert Snyder. Running time is 30 minutes, grades 7 and up. ISBN: 1-55974-530-4.
Japanese American History
Densho — The Japanese American Legacy Project
Information about Japanese American history and the Internment, with many oral histories. In Japanese, densho means “to pass on to the next generation.” Free registration required to use the archive.
Five Views: A History of Japanese Americans in California
On this website maintained by the National Park Service, you can find a concise history of Japanese Americans in California.
An examination of Japanese immigration from the Library of Congress with many pictures and multimedia presentations.
A More Perfect Union — Japanese Americans & the US Constitution
The Smithsonian Institution’s online archive of Japanese American history, focusing on immigration and the Internment.
Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco — Internment of San Francisco Japanese
A very interesting collection of newspaper articles about the Japanese internment taken from March and April, 1942, editions of The San Francisco News, a daily newspaper. These articles show what people in 1942 thought of the internment.
Asawa’s Arts Education
Black Mountain College Project
A website devoted to Black Mountain College, which Asawa attended from 1945 to 1948.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Information about Buckminster Fuller, his ideas, and his inventions. Fuller was one of Asawa’s teachers at Black Mountain College.
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
A website devoted to Josef and Anni Albers, two of Asawa’s teachers at Black Mountain College, with many examples of their work.