Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Project Directors, June 8, 1943; Community analysis report, no. 5 (June 1943)

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ddr-csujad-48-57 (CSUJAD Local ID: ecm_wells_0057, CSUJAD Project ID: ecm_wells_0057)

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Letter from Dillon S. Myer to Project Directors on June 8, 1943. Report on "Evacuee Resistances to Relocation" (or, leaving the incarceration camps). Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration camps, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every one relocated before June 30, 1944." Provides statistics on numbers of people who left camps on indefinite leave in April and May, 1943; discusses leave procedure; probes causes of resistance to relocation, including feelings of insecurity and fear; discusses Issei and Nisei; and concludes with a discussion of "administrative attitudes." Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9057. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_wells_0057


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