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World War II History: Museums and Archives

Archives and Museums WWII

This page will list different archives and museums you can use to find resources and materials related to World War II. This is not a comprehensive list but rather and list of selected resources. 

National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is an excellent resource for WWII content. You can view information about exhibitions, articles, teaching resources, and more on their website. 

United States Holocaust Museum

The United States Holocaust Museum is an excellent resource for World War II resources. The website features excellent online exhibitions, resources to create awareness around topics surrounding holocausts, collections, holocaust and antisemitism resources, and more. 

WWII & The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian houses numerous collections and resources related to WWII. The WWII: The Smithsonian on the Home Front details resources related to the famous Monuments Men and other collections within the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum also houses resources and collections related to World War II. Lastly, the Smithsonian Archives also house collections and archival materials related to World War II. 

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

The Heart Mountain Relocation Center outside of Cody, Wyoming is an excellent resource for information related to Japanese Internment. To learn more about Heart Mountain check out our Research Guide: On the museum website you can access exhibits, collections, and articles. 

US National Archives

The US National Archives houses numerous collections and records related to World War II. These records include casualty listings, d-day, draft records, captured German records and more. 

National Archives of Australian

The National Archives of Australia houses a World War II collection containing services records from the war.