Title: "Schools to Take Evacuated Japs," Seattle Times, 9/4/1942, (ddr-densho-56-844)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-844


WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.--(AP)--American-born Japanese students, evacuated from the West Coast when the war began, are getting a chance to continue their studies.

Officials of the War Relocation Board said today that scores of college and universities in the Middle West and East had agreed to accept some of the 1,900 evacuees.

The students, who will be sent to institutions selected by the War and Navy Departments, represent a small portion of the 10,000 Japanese removed from the West Coast after Pearl Harbor.

Only American-born students who were attending or about to enroll in colleges when war came are eligible. Even these will be subject to modified surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, officials said.

The program is being handled in cooperation with the Students' Relocation Council, a nongovernment agency.