The 442nd Veterans Club in Honolulu sponsors an ongoing project in which volunteers copy documents located in the National Archives that relate to the activities of the 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. The copies are then sent to Hawaii, allowing researchers to access valuable historical materials on the 442nd RCT without having to travel to the National Archives. Copies of the National Archives documents are available at the 442nd Veterans Club Archives and at the Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawaii Library.
When the project began, volunteers made photocopies of the documents, but they switched to digitizing the documents in 2003. The photocopies are arranged according to the Record Group, box, and file number used at the National Archives, but the Record Group information is not available for the scanned documents.
The documents listed below include monthly reports by the 442nd RCT Headquarters, and general orders and memorandum issued by the United States Army. The monthly reports, dating from July 1944 through May 1946, provide a general overview of the 442nd RCT's activities. General orders and memorandums document troop movements, alerts, assumptions of command, inactivation, the awarding of medals, and parades. These documents provide a sampling of the types of materials that can be found in the National Archives records.