Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer
ddr-densho-151-216 (Legacy UID: denshopd-i151-00216)
Original caption: San Jose, California. John W. Abbott, chief field investigator for the Tolan Congressional Defense Committee on Migration, is shown speaking to a young celery grower, on March 27, 1942, who has just completed arrangements for leasing his farm during evacuation. He holds the lease document in his hand. He and his sisters were evacuated on May 9, 1942 to Tanforan Assembly center. Evacuees will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
- Abbott, John W.
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