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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, …
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.
Orphan at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-444)
img Orphan at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-444)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. An evacuee orphan, one of 65 now housed in the Childrens' Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans resting near creek (ddr-densho-151-399)
img Japanese Americans resting near creek (ddr-densho-151-399)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Family groups enjoying the mountain creek which flows along the outer border of this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
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 …
Clothing vouchers (ddr-densho-469-2)
doc Clothing vouchers (ddr-densho-469-2)
Clothing vouchers for Hamaki, Hamako, and Kazuo Otani.
Kansas City Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-381-18)
doc Kansas City Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1 (ddr-densho-381-18)
The debut issue of the Kansas City News Letter [sic], written by the War Relocation Authority for areas served by the Kansas City Regional Relocation Office. Articles include upcoming events, employee recognition, an advertisement recommending the Midwest for permanent relocation, and more.
Statement on the testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee (ddr-densho-381-4)
doc Statement on the testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee (ddr-densho-381-4)
A rebuttal of statements made by Harold H. Townsend, former Chief Supply and Transportation Officer, before the House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities. The author, most likely the War Relocation Authority, argues that Townsend's testimony was almost entirely composed of false statements about events and living conditions at the Poston concentration …
WRA worker speaks with nisei woman (ddr-densho-151-175)
img WRA worker speaks with nisei woman (ddr-densho-151-175)
Original caption: Mountain View, California. John Bird, former Director of Information for the War Relocation Authority, speaks to a young woman who is weeding a garlic field in Santa Clara County. Farmers and other evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the …
Students walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-360)
img Students walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-360)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Pre-school children on the way to their barrack homes from morning class at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-256)
img Construction of barracks (ddr-densho-37-256)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Construction of this War Relocation Authority center has commenced. Approximately 10,000 evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed here for the duration.
Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
doc Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
This Policy of the War Relocation Authority discusses the different types of leaves, the procedures to obtain the permit for the leaves and other topics related to the application and securing of the leaves. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-04_01
Letter from John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War, to Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-67-22)
doc Letter from John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War, to Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-67-22)
Letter from John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War, to Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, regarding transfer of family members to join issei in Department of Justice internment camps. McCloy wary of such transfers, as he believes they would subject Nisei to "issei contamination." Favors instead paroling Issei out of internment camps …
Citizen's indefinite leave card (ddr-densho-126-4)
doc Citizen's indefinite leave card (ddr-densho-126-4)
A card given by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) to Nisei who were allowed to leave the camps indefinitely for work or school.
Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-403)
img Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-403)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry are filling straw ticks for mattresses upon arrival at this war Relocation Authority Center.
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