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Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1614)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1614)
A photograph The War Relocation Authority took of a Japanese American family in Denver, Colorado at Eleanor Apartments in the Spring of 1945.
Letter to chairman of social security board from War Relocation Authority (ddr-densho-356-894)
doc Letter to chairman of social security board from War Relocation Authority (ddr-densho-356-894)
Letter to Arthur J. Altmeyer, chairman of the Social Security Board from D.S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority regarding possible public assistance Japanese Americans will need and what departments are responsible for what.
Message from D.S. Myer, the Director of the War Relocation Authority (ddr-csujad-55-182)
doc Message from D.S. Myer, the Director of the War Relocation Authority (ddr-csujad-55-182)
Response by D.S. Meyer, director of the War Relocation Authority, to incarcerees discussing the implications and procedures following the lifting of the exclusion orders by the Western Defense Command in January 1945. Includes "Summary of WRA policies and procedures for the final phase of the relocation program" and information on relocation assistance, property assistance, welfare assistance, …
Notice from the War Relocation Authority to incarcerees, February 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-190)
doc Notice from the War Relocation Authority to incarcerees, February 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-190)
Notice from the War Relocation Authority to incarcerees regarding registration for service in the U.S. Army and procedures for forms DSS 304a and WRA 126. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0192
Bibliography on War Relocation Authority, Japanese and Japanese-Americans, Part III (ddr-csujad-55-1652)
doc Bibliography on War Relocation Authority, Japanese and Japanese-Americans, Part III (ddr-csujad-55-1652)
Bibliography of material published between October 1942 and July 1943 on the War Relocation Authority, the Japanese, and Japanese Americans in the United States and Hawaii. Includes articles, pamphlets, books, manuscripts, and published bibliographies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1654
CSU Northridge  War Relocation Authority Collection (ddr-csujad-19)
Collection CSU Northridge War Relocation Authority Collection (ddr-csujad-19)
The War Relocation Authority (WRA) was created on March 18, 1942, by Executive Order of the President, No. 9102. This new civilian agency was to be responsible for "the relocation (of evacuees) in appropriate places, providing for their needs in such manner as may be appropriate, and supervising their activities." The collection consists of reports, memoranda, …
Concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-151-68)
img Concentration camp firebreak (ddr-densho-151-68)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. General view of this War Relocation Authority center located in Owens Valley looking east across the wide fire-break which separates blocks of barracks.
Japanese Americans playing in creek (ddr-densho-151-401)
img Japanese Americans playing in creek (ddr-densho-151-401)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee children enjoying a hot summer afternoon in the mountain creek which flows through the desert on the border of this War Relocation Authority center.
Young Japanese Americans playing in creek (ddr-densho-151-400)
img Young Japanese Americans playing in creek (ddr-densho-151-400)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee children enjoying a hot summer afternoon in the mountain creek which flows through the desert on the border of this War Relocation Authority center.
Elementary school class (ddr-densho-151-361)
img Elementary school class (ddr-densho-151-361)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. These young evacuees are attending the first elementary school at this War Relocation Authority center. There are six grades with volunteer teachers and voluntary attendance.
Young Japanese American with baseball bat (ddr-densho-151-471)
img Young Japanese American with baseball bat (ddr-densho-151-471)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee boy waiting at the entrance of the Recreational Hall at this War Relocation Authority center. He is anxious for the baseball team to assemble.
Hiroko Nishi reading to her daughter in their barracks apartment (ddr-fom-1-862)
img Hiroko Nishi reading to her daughter in their barracks apartment (ddr-fom-1-862)
WRA caption on reverse: "Mrs. Nishi reads a bedtime story to little Eime at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry."
Nisei girls waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-184)
img Nisei girls waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-184)
Original caption: Centerville, California. School girls await evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Grandfather waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-197)
img Grandfather waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-197)
Original caption: Centerville, California. A grandfather awaits evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Memo from the State Department on Family Reunification (ddr-densho-356-984)
doc Memo from the State Department on Family Reunification (ddr-densho-356-984)
Memo from the State Department on the status of family reunification of internees held by other branches of government than the War Relocation Authority
Highway sign (ddr-densho-37-400)
img Highway sign (ddr-densho-37-400)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Highway leading to this war Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
img Camp visit by Eleanor Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-468)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by Dillon Myer, National Director of the War Relocation Authority, visit the Gila River Relocation Center, where they were greeted by crowds of enthusiastic evacuees.
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-84-23)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-84-23)
Working for the War Relocation Authority, helping people move before the mass removal: $50 for train fare to "wherever"

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Concentration camp street scene (ddr-densho-151-69)
img Concentration camp street scene (ddr-densho-151-69)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Street scene looking east toward the Inyo Mountains at this War Relocation Authority center. The children are coming to their barrack homes from play school.
Concentration camp site (ddr-densho-37-251)
img Concentration camp site (ddr-densho-37-251)
Original WRA caption: Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. Site on which a War Relocation Authority center is to be constructed for the housing of 10,000 evacuees of Japanese ancestry for the duration.
Japanese sandals (ddr-densho-37-816)
img Japanese sandals (ddr-densho-37-816)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Close-up of geta, stilt-like sandals, which are especially useful in dust. These are made by evacuee craftsmen in this War Relocation Authority center.
Notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-112)
doc Notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-112)
A notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has returned the work equipment which belongs to War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_61_001
Mimeographed copy of
doc Mimeographed copy of "Racism and Reason", published by the Department of the Interior, War Relocation Authority (October 2, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-45)
10-page mimeographed copy of a speech entitled "Racism and Reason," published by the Department of the Interior, War Relocation Authority, Washington, DC. Address was to be delivered by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation authority at an interfaith meeting sponsored by the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play, at Los Angeles, …
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