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doc "WRA Interview Questions" (ddr-densho-67-31)
Questions asked by War Relocation Authority officials when evaluating applications for persons of Japanese ancestry to leave the concentration camps.
Transcript of Dillon S. Myer speech (ddr-densho-35-423)
doc Transcript of Dillon S. Myer speech (ddr-densho-35-423)
Transcript of a speech given by War Relocation Authority (WRA) Director, Dillon S. Myer about the WRA's history and programs.
Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
doc Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, lists twelve reasons why he believes detainees are reluctant to leave the camps.
Resolution proposed by Japanese American Council for Democracy (ddr-densho-122-420)
doc Resolution proposed by Japanese American Council for Democracy (ddr-densho-122-420)
Presented to the Post War World Council on June 18, 1942, urging support of the necessity of incarceration and cooperation with the War Relocation Authority (WRA)
Administrative instruction (United States. War Relocation Authority) (November 6, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-1638)
doc Administrative instruction (United States. War Relocation Authority) (November 6, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-1638)
Administrative instruction amendment to Order no. 7 from A. W. Empie, Chief Administrative Officer, Poston to "All Employees" regarding meals for employees children. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1640
Letter from E.M. Rowalt, Acting Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Joseph Smart, Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, September 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-620)
doc Letter from E.M. Rowalt, Acting Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Joseph Smart, Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, September 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-620)
Correspondence from E.M. Rowalt to Joseph Smart regarding the transportation and storage of incarcerees personal belongings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0622
Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
img Gardens and barracks (ddr-densho-151-426)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Lawns and flowers have been planted by some of the evacuees at their barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority center.
Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
img Dental clinic (ddr-densho-151-420)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. The dental clinic in its temporary quarters at this War Relocation Authority center cares for an average of 100 evacuees daily.
Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
img Japanese American being interviewed (ddr-densho-151-429)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. A complete record, by personal interview, is being made of every evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center.
Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-396)
img Japanese Americans relaxing in shade (ddr-densho-151-396)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry rest in the cool of the eveing beside their barrack apartments at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Barracks with American flag (ddr-densho-151-57)
img Barracks with American flag (ddr-densho-151-57)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation center, Manzanar, California. Street scene of barrack homes at this War Relocation Authority Center. The windstorm has subsided and the dust has settled.
Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
doc Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
A letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to the employer who is hiring Fumio Fred Takano. It confirms that Fumio has been granted indefinite leave from the camp and is eligible for work. It also includes the requirements in hiring/releasing him and describes the resettlement program. …
Final Accountability Rosters Collection (ddr-densho-305)
Collection Final Accountability Rosters Collection (ddr-densho-305)
This collection contains the Final Accountability Rosters from the 10 concentration camps. These reports were compiled during the closures of all camps and contains information about each person, including: name, family number, date of birth, marital status, citizenship status, alien registration number, method of original entry into the center, date of entry, pre-evacuation address, center address, …
Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-828)
img Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-828)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Interior view of barrack construction at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
img Camp street construction (ddr-densho-37-410)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar, California. A street is being constructed at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
doc Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to the War Relocation Authority. The letter is in regards to camp inmate Ruby Inouye's request for indefinite educational leave.
Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
img Military Police (ddr-densho-37-808)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Army military police go on duty to guard the boundaries of this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Relocation Problems and Policies (ddr-densho-356-1035)
doc Relocation Problems and Policies (ddr-densho-356-1035)
Speech given at the Tuesday Evening Club in Pasadena, California by War Relocation Authority Director Dillon S. Myer on the subject of relocation of Japanese American from WRA camps.
Guide to Relocation (ddr-densho-390-147)
doc Guide to Relocation (ddr-densho-390-147)
A guide for detainees "to supply essential information... in working out their relocation plans." Also included is a transcription of a speech by James G. Lindley, a list of relocation offices, and a map with detainee relocation destinations.
Administrative instruction (United States. War Relocation Authority), no. 26 (August 25, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-611)
doc Administrative instruction (United States. War Relocation Authority), no. 26 (August 25, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-611)
Instructions from the War Relocation Authority regarding consumer enterprises in incarceration camps. Covers permanent enterprises, private consumer enterprises, organization of consumers cooperative associations, cooperative principles, basic practices in consumer cooperation, audits, use of War Relocation Authority facilities for community enterprises, relation of the War Relocation Authority to consumer enterprises, financing consumer enterprises, employment, and establishment of …
Department of the Interior Information Service statement (ddr-densho-275-19)
doc Department of the Interior Information Service statement (ddr-densho-275-19)
A statement from Harold L. Ickes regarding transfer of the War Relocation Authority to the control of the Department of the Interior
Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-409)
img Camp construction (ddr-densho-37-409)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar, California. Construction of barrack apartments for evacuees of Japanese ancestry has commenced at this War Relocation Authority Center.
View of barracks (ddr-densho-151-414)
img View of barracks (ddr-densho-151-414)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. View of barracks at this War Relocation Authority center looking southwest across the wide fire-break which is used as a recreation field.
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