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Letter from G.D. Holmquist, Contract Housing Manager for Federal Public Housing Authority to Mr. Okine, March 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-116)
doc Letter from G.D. Holmquist, Contract Housing Manager for Federal Public Housing Authority to Mr. Okine, March 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-116)
A letter from G.D. Holmquist, Contract Housing Manager for Federal Public Housing Authority to notify Seiichi Okine of the closing of the Hawthorne Project's rental housing on April 30, 1946 and the further assistance provided after the program. Signed by G.D. Homquist, Contract Housing Manager, Stanley Abel, Federal Public Housing Authority, and James L. Shelly, Area …
Grayce Uyehara Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-99-4)
vh Grayce Uyehara Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-99-4)
Helping other Japanese Americans resettle in Philadelphia, working with the War Relocation Authority

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our …

Letter from Harry Bentley Wells, teacher, Manzanar High School, to Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, Marcy 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-48-76)
doc Letter from Harry Bentley Wells, teacher, Manzanar High School, to Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, Marcy 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-48-76)
Letter to the War Relocation Authority from Harry Bentley Wells conveying the good character of Masaye Nakahira with regards to her request to leave Manzanar. Wells discusses her participation and preparation for the class she was attended as well as her thorough "Americanization." Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9076. See this object in the California State …
Bigelow Collection (ddr-densho-156)
Collection Bigelow Collection (ddr-densho-156)
This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Documents include student essays as well as numerous reports and publications from the War Relocation Authority sent to all of the camps including Minidoka.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 20 (May 20, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-20)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 20 (May 20, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-20)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court Upholds Nisei Citizenship" (p. 1), "WRA Centers Recognized As Mistake, Says Myer; Relocation to be Speeded" (p. 1), "Nisei Soldier is Reported War Prisoner of Japanese" (p. 1), "No Race is 'Unassimilable' Says Vancouver Columnist" (p. 2), "Conference on Resettlement Convened in New York City" (p. 3), "Hawaii's Nisei May Volunteer …
Signed letter from B.R. Stauber, Relocation Planning Officer, to Mr. W.K. Kelly, Assistant Commissioner for Alien Control, on the transfer of Keizaburo Koyama to the Minidoka War Relocation Center (ddr-one-5-244)
doc Signed letter from B.R. Stauber, Relocation Planning Officer, to Mr. W.K. Kelly, Assistant Commissioner for Alien Control, on the transfer of Keizaburo Koyama to the Minidoka War Relocation Center (ddr-one-5-244)
Photocopy of a declassified typed letter from B.R. Stauber, Relocation Planning Officer, to Mr. W.K. Kelly, Assistant Commissioner for Alien Control on the transfer of Keizaburo Koyama to the Minidoka Relocation Center. The Project Director, Mr. Stafford, should expect notification from the Immigration and Naturalization Service two days prior to the transfer.
Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
doc Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_003
Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
img Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
Original caption: Byron, California. As families of Japanese ancestry evacuated from farms in Contra Costa County, they gathered at Wartime Civil Control Administration station and awaited buses for assembly center at Turlock Fairgrounds, 65 miles away. Evacuees will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration. Boy …
Labor replacements working in fields (ddr-densho-151-140)
img Labor replacements working in fields (ddr-densho-151-140)
Original caption: San Lorenzo, California. Evacuation of farmers of Japanese descent resulted in agricultural labor shortage on Pacific Coast acreage, such as the garlic field in Santa Clara County. High School boys were recruited to off-set the shortage. Farmers and other evacuees will be given opportunities to follow their callings at War Relocation Authority centers where …
img "Evacuation sale" at business run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-151-137)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. A study in contrast in Chinatown: The store on the right is operated by a proprietor of Japanese ancestry, and does a land office business as evacuation nears. Previously, many similar stores suffered losses of patronage because of boycott on Japanese products. Evacuees of Japanese descent will be housed in War …
Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-151-43)
img Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-151-43)
Original WRA caption: Oakland, California. Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the "I AM AMERICAN" sign on the store front on Dec. 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority …
Issei woman and children awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-113)
img Issei woman and children awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-113)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Japanese mother, wife of interned Shinto priest with youngest of her nine children who are American born. She has been in in the United States ten years and does not speak English. Within a few days residents of Japanese ancestry will be evacuated to assembly centers and later transferred to War …
Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 3 of 5. (ddr-one-5-215)
doc Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 3 of 5. (ddr-one-5-215)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Eva Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Eva said her mother used to work at the War Relocation Authority Center for a few dollars a month, but has been unable to do so recently due to health. Over the …
Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 4 of 5. (ddr-one-5-216)
doc Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 4 of 5. (ddr-one-5-216)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Eva Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Eva writes that she loves and misses her father greatly, but that she also thinks of the other girls her age whose fathers are currently serving in the military, so she can …
Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
doc Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
A visitors pass issued by E. B. Whitaker, Project Director, signed by Mary Merritt. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Brigham, Utah to visit Block 8-10-E at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_011
Takami Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-141)
doc Takami Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-141)
A reference letter from Lorne Huycke to Dillon S. Meyer for Takami Hibiya. Huycke speaks about his contact with Takami at the Minidoka Project, where they worked together in the Housing Department.
Report of visits and conferences with recommendations (ddr-csujad-55-1704)
doc Report of visits and conferences with recommendations (ddr-csujad-55-1704)
Report and recommendations by N. E. Viles, War Relocation Authority, Community Management Division, Education Section regarding schools at Poston incarceration camp. Covers personnel problems, school buildings, records and reports, financial control, property control, summer school program, elementary and high school, state school accreditation, nursery school, and adult education. See this object in the California State Universities …
Letter from N.E. Viles, Education Adviser, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Poston High School Principal, June 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1853)
doc Letter from N.E. Viles, Education Adviser, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Poston High School Principal, June 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1853)
Correspondence from N.E. Viles to Dallas McLaren regarding receipt of a copy of "El Curriente." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1856
Committee report on school and community libraries (ddr-csujad-55-1727)
doc Committee report on school and community libraries (ddr-csujad-55-1727)
Report and recommendations on school and community libraries at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1729
Tanforan totalizer, vol. 1, no. 19 (September 12, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-2325)
doc Tanforan totalizer, vol. 1, no. 19 (September 12, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-2325)
Tanforan totalizer, final issue, vol. 1, no. 19, whichi is a newsletter published at the Tanforan Temporary Assembly Center. Covers a background on WRA Director Dillon S. Myer, WRA policies on basic provisions, community enterprises, work and pay, order of merit, private employment, clothing allowances, self government, and an overview of events and happenings at the …
Letter from Tom Yamamoto to Ma & Pa Waegell, November 28, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-56)
doc Letter from Tom Yamamoto to Ma & Pa Waegell, November 28, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-56)
Typed correspondence from Tom Yamamoto to the Waegells describing conditions in Topaz incarceration camp and current events. Yamamoto comments on the situation in France during World War II, the position of the War Relocation Authority on jobs for incarcerees, and working conditions in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-1)
Original WRA caption: Mrs. George Isoda (left) and Mrs. Masumi Kaneko (right) are preparing supper for their husbands in the kitchen of their large Milwaukee home. The Isodas lived in Los Angeles and came to Milwaukee from the Granada Relocation Center. The Kanekos were from Seattle, and lived at the Hunt Relocation Center before coming to …
Inyo County Free Library Collection (ddr-densho-342)
Collection Inyo County Free Library Collection (ddr-densho-342)
The Inyo County Free Library Collection consists primarily of documents published by the War Relocation Authority. The collection also contains the transcripts of several speeches given by personnel from the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and correspondence regarding establishing a library at Manzanar.
Hibiya Family Collection (ddr-densho-381)
Collection Hibiya Family Collection (ddr-densho-381)
The Hibiya Family collection consists of War Relocation Authority administrative documents, a series of photographs from the Allied bombing of Tokyo, and personal documents and photographs from the Hibiya family. Disclaimer: this collection contains graphic materials from the aftermath of the Tokyo bombings.
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