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Manzanar from the Inside (ddr-densho-156-99)
doc Manzanar from the Inside (ddr-densho-156-99)
Text of an address delivered before the Commonwealth Club of California by Roy Nash, Manzanar project director.
Evidences of Americanism Among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-171-208)
doc Evidences of Americanism Among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-171-208)
Statement by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority.
Memorandum:
doc Memorandum: "Newspaper Attack on Japanese Americans by Marjorie Young" (ddr-densho-156-103)
Memo forwarded to Reports Officers by John C. Baker, Chief, Office of Reports. The original memo was written by John F. Embree, Senior Archivist.
Memo from multiple incarcerees to the Co-ordinating Committee, February 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-89)
doc Memo from multiple incarcerees to the Co-ordinating Committee, February 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-89)
States that the incarcerees wish to see "normalcy re-established" and peace and cooperation preserved between the Administration and the "Colony" in the Tule Lake incarceration camp, pledging support for the Co-ordinating Committee's efforts to attain peace at the camp. A handwritten annotation next to one of the people's names provides his or her release date. Names ...
[New Officer
doc [New Officer "Onus Probandi"] with note from Fred J. Graves, Chief of Internal Security at Gila River (ddr-csujad-2-2)
Training manual for new police officers written by Fred J. Graves, Chief of Internal Security at the Gila River incarceration camp. Includes handwritten note from Graves to Schmidt. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0002
Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
doc Memorandum of agreement (ddr-csujad-2-82)
Draft of agreement, to be signed by the Project Director of the Tule Lake Segregation Center and the District Attorney of Modoc County, regarding their respective financial and legal responsibilities in investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of State law at the Tule Lake camp. The unsigned draft has handwritten editing, including strikeouts. See this object in ...
Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
doc Memo from Jack C. Sleath, M. D., Chief Medical Officer, War Relocation Authority, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Internal Security, May 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-101)
Memo regarding Ward X. Discusses need for determining who is responsible for people in custody in the ward, used for "drunkenness, mental illness and violations of the law on various offenses;" of particular concern is responsibility for people who are believed to be mentally ill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Correspondence regarding need for Internal Security staff, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-85)
doc Correspondence regarding need for Internal Security staff, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-85)
Teletype from John H. Provinse to Dillon S. Myer requesting additional staff for the police department in very of the "general upset conditions now existing here" (December 3, 1943); teletype from Earl D. Brooks of the WRA Personnel Division approving some positions and requesting additional information for others (December 6, 1943); and letter from Willard E. ...
Kuratomi, Toshio; Kumra, Mitsuho [intake photographs and information for two incarcerees] (ddr-csujad-2-86)
doc Kuratomi, Toshio; Kumra, Mitsuho [intake photographs and information for two incarcerees] (ddr-csujad-2-86)
Two photographs of incarceree Toshio Kuratomi and three of incarceree Mitsuho Kimura, presumably upon intake into the Tule Lake camp; an information card states that Kuratomi was admitted to Tulelake from Jerome, Arkansas on September 30, 1943. The information card for Kimura is mostly covered by a photograph. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Memo from Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Administrative Police, to R. R. [Raymond R.] Best, Project Director, February 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-95)
doc Memo from Willard E. Schmidt, Chief, Administrative Police, to R. R. [Raymond R.] Best, Project Director, February 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-95)
Memo regarding arming of Administrative Police Section with pro and con of the 45 automatic vs. shotgun. Enumerates reasons for preferring the shotgun over the 45 automatic rifle and describing conditions in the camp. See also the related handwritten document, Memorandum from Willard Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, to Best, [1944]. See this object in the ...
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to Mr. W. [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, April 7, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-74)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to Mr. W. [Willard E.] Schmidt, Chief of Administrative Police, April 7, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-74)
Memo regarding resignation. Stating that the Center has returned to a state of "normalcy" including the return of approximately 2,000 ex-employees to work, it declares the dissolution of the Co-ordinating Committee, in order to make way for the election by all incarcerees ("the entire colonists' vote") of a new responsible body. The memo is signed by ...
Standard position description, internal security officer (ddr-csujad-2-75)
doc Standard position description, internal security officer (ddr-csujad-2-75)
Description for Internal Security Officer (Organization Title), CAF - 7, Assistant Internal Security Officer (Class Title); duties include training and supervising incarceree patrolmen "in all phases of a positive program" that includes protection of people and property, enforcement of laws, and traffic control, among other duties. The second page contains only an official stamp. See this ...
Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
doc Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
Discusses imprisonment in the stockade of 12 incarcerees and tension concerning the Japanese Language Schools and the schools in the camps, detailing what it terms "terrorist tactics" on the part of the Japanese Language School's proponents and concluding that the Project Director is justified in using the stockade for disciplinary purposes. The document also includes the ...
War Relocation Authority (ddr-csujad-5-289)
doc War Relocation Authority (ddr-csujad-5-289)
An envelope from War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_22_001
War Relocation Authority Evacuation Property Office receipt (ddr-csujad-5-193)
doc War Relocation Authority Evacuation Property Office receipt (ddr-csujad-5-193)
A receipt issued by War Relocation Authority Evacuation Property Office for Seiichi Okine's belongings, listing "5 cartons, 3 trunks, 2 bundles." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_37_001
Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
doc Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
Oral history interview with Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hiraoka, Mr Harry Echiyu
Weekly press review, No. 27, for week ending July 18, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-5)
doc Weekly press review, No. 27, for week ending July 18, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-5)
Survey by the War Relocation Authority "for use of the WRA Staff" of press activity, including stories published; clippings received and the work of clipping services; reporting from visits to "relocation centers" summaries of editorial opinion and of "public attitudes" as reflected the work of columnists and in articles, letters to the editor, and reports during ...
Poston Camp hearing bares shameful facts (ddr-csujad-19-61)
doc Poston Camp hearing bares shameful facts (ddr-csujad-19-61)
An article from "Los Angeles examiner" published on June 20, 1943. It describes the training of a tactical unit, mob rule and open rebellion in the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. It also discusses the reasons for these shameful activities to be the lack of central authority to assume responsibility and the confusion among the administration. ...
Weekly Press Review, No. 26, July 11, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-69)
doc Weekly Press Review, No. 26, July 11, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-69)
Survey by the War Relocation Authority "for use of the WRA Staff" of press activity, including stories published; clippings received and the work of clipping services; reporting from visits to "relocation centers"; summaries of editorial opinion and of "public attitudes" as reflected the work of columnists and in articles, letters to the editor, and reports during ...
Letter from Mr. Myer, WRA Director, to the chairman of the special committee to investigate Un-American Activities, Mr. Martin Dies, June 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-68)
doc Letter from Mr. Myer, WRA Director, to the chairman of the special committee to investigate Un-American Activities, Mr. Martin Dies, June 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-68)
This is a letter from the WRA Director, Mr. Myer to the special committee to investigate Un-American Activities. He speaks about the serious effect of interference by the committee in the work of the WRA. He mentions that the statements made by the committee are fraught with errors, half truths and are completely misleading to the ...
Subject: separation of evacuees of doubtful loyalty from loyal evacuees [policy memo by Dillon S. Myer] (ddr-csujad-19-1)
doc Subject: separation of evacuees of doubtful loyalty from loyal evacuees [policy memo by Dillon S. Myer] (ddr-csujad-19-1)
Details the War Relocation Authority's policy to remove to a separate facility "those persons of Japanese ancestry residing in relocation centers who by their acts have indicated that their loyalties lie with Japan during the present hostilities." Along with Policy, headings include Designation of Center for Evacuees of Doubtful Loyalty, referring to Tule Lake; Persons to ...
Truth about Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-32)
doc Truth about Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-32)
This document titled as the Truth about Relocation is an address delivered by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War relocation Authority, before a luncheon meeting of the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-21_01
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