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Western Defense Command Certificate of Exemption (ddr-densho-104-10)
doc Western Defense Command Certificate of Exemption (ddr-densho-104-10)
Certificate of exemption for Akiko Kato, issued by the Western Defense Command
Contraband articles: Western Defense Command (ddr-csujad-55-864)
doc Contraband articles: Western Defense Command (ddr-csujad-55-864)
List and description of items classified by the Western Defense Command as contraband. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0866
Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
doc Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
Molly Kageyama Maeda's change of residence notice and travel permit form for her journey from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 261 (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-476)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Supplement Series 261 (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-97-476)
Selected article titles: "Representatives of Western Defense Command Here" (p. 1), "Great Reduction Sale" (p. 3).
Leave permit identification card (ddr-csujad-42-109)
img Leave permit identification card (ddr-csujad-42-109)
A leave permit identification card issued for Mariko Mollie Hirashima on April 19, 1945. It certifies that she "may travel and reside within the areas of Western Defense Command heretofore prohibited to persons of Japanese ancestry." Mariko is one of the daughters of Itsuhei and Tomoye Takano and incarcerated in the Manzanar incarceration camp during the …
Instructions to Japanese passengers en route to War Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-55-119)
doc Instructions to Japanese passengers en route to War Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-55-119)
Rules and regulations for incarcerees being transported via train to incarceration camps. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0121
Permission for Teimei Tim Okimura to reside within the military zone (ddr-csujad-55-24)
doc Permission for Teimei Tim Okimura to reside within the military zone (ddr-csujad-55-24)
Card authorizing Teimei Tim Okimura to reside and travel within the military zone. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00027
Civilian exclusion order no. 43 (ddr-csujad-55-860)
doc Civilian exclusion order no. 43 (ddr-csujad-55-860)
Exclusion orders and evacuation instructions for persons of Japanese ancestry residing in the Los Angeles area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0862
Notice and general instructions to Japanese seeking repatriation (ddr-csujad-55-873)
doc Notice and general instructions to Japanese seeking repatriation (ddr-csujad-55-873)
Instructions regarding requests by Japanese citizens for repatriation to Japan. Covers procedures, forms, and requirements for requests. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0875
Notice and General Instructions to Japanese Seeking Repatriation (ddr-densho-356-976)
doc Notice and General Instructions to Japanese Seeking Repatriation (ddr-densho-356-976)
Information from the Western Defense Command and the Wartime Civil Control Administration on how to apply for repatriation to Japan.
Letter from Ray D. Johnston to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-237)
doc Letter from Ray D. Johnston to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-237)
This letter releases Chimata Sumida from Rohwer Concentration Camp and allows him to move and live anywhere outside the Western Defense Command.
Memo to Arthur Emi from Western Defense Command Hdqtrs (ddr-densho-122-443)
doc Memo to Arthur Emi from Western Defense Command Hdqtrs (ddr-densho-122-443)
Prohibiting Emi from the West Coast, Eastern Defense Command and Southern Defense Command, includes definition of exclusion zones
Letter from James Brell, CWO USA, Actg Asst Adj Gen, to Mr. Fumio Fred Takano, June 21, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-111)
doc Letter from James Brell, CWO USA, Actg Asst Adj Gen, to Mr. Fumio Fred Takano, June 21, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-111)
A letter from James Brell, Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Chief Warrant Officer, Western Defense Command, United States Army, to Fumio Fred Takano in the Gila River incarceration camp. The letter informs that Fumio's exclusion status has been changed and he is authorized to travel and reside within the West Coast exclusion zone. It also instructs him …
WRA Citizen's Indefinite Leave card (ddr-densho-383-475)
doc WRA Citizen's Indefinite Leave card (ddr-densho-383-475)
Issued to Tamako Inouye at Minidoka, April 26, 1943. Destination listed as Cincinnati, Ohio. Card back has fingerprint and restriction that holder is not permitted to enter the prohibited area of the Western Defense Command.
Letter from B.Y. Read, Colonel, AGD, Adjutant General, Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command, to George Naohara, September 4, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-568)
doc Letter from B.Y. Read, Colonel, AGD, Adjutant General, Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command, to George Naohara, September 4, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-568)
A letter from Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command, to George Nobuo Naohara incarcerated at the Tule Lake camp, California. It notifies him of Public Proclamation no. 24 and the rescission of exclusion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_021
Letter from B. Y. Read, Colonel, AGD, Adjutant General, Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command to Mr. Fumio Fred Takano, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-128)
doc Letter from B. Y. Read, Colonel, AGD, Adjutant General, Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command to Mr. Fumio Fred Takano, 1945 (ddr-csujad-42-128)
A letter from B. Y. Read, Colonel, AGD, Adjutant General, Office of the Commanding General, Headquarters Western Defense Command to Fumio Fred Takano. It informs that Public Proclamation no. 24 revokes all individual exclusion orders and certifies that his exclusion is terminated. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_68_001
WRA Citizen's Indefinite Leave card (ddr-densho-383-474)
doc WRA Citizen's Indefinite Leave card (ddr-densho-383-474)
Issued to George Tsuneyoshi Tokuda at Minidoka, May 13, 1943. Destination listed as Chicago, Illinois. Card back has fingerprint and restriction that holder is not permitted to enter the prohibited area of the Western Defense Command.
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 47 (April 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-83)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 47 (April 20, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-83)
Selected article titles: "Naturalization Campaign Opens" (p. 1), "Nisei Soldiers: Free Movement. Western Defense Command Open" (p. 1), "J.L. Dewitt Upsets Evacuee Return to West Coast Plan" (p. 1), "Editorial: Who Will Your Decision Hurt?" (p. 2).
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 30 (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-598)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXI No. 30 (December 19, 1944) (ddr-densho-145-598)
Selected article titles: "Mass Exclusion Terminated! Notice for All Residents of the Center by Headquarters Western Defense Command" (p. 1), "Center Will Remain Open for a Year" (p. 1), "Call Ambulance at P.D. After Office Hours..." (p. 4).
Letter to Anne Margrave from Tom C. Clark (ddr-densho-342-15)
doc Letter to Anne Margrave from Tom C. Clark (ddr-densho-342-15)
Letter from Tom C. Clark, Chief of Civilian Staff, Western Defense Command, asking Anne Margrave, Librarian of the Inyo County Free Library of Independence, Calfornia, to serve on an advisory committee about the development of the Manzanar camp.
Letter denying exemption addressed to Sarah E. Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. (ddr-one-3-14)
doc Letter denying exemption addressed to Sarah E. Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. (ddr-one-3-14)
Return letter and envelope to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. of the Western Defense Command and the Fourth Army informing her that her request for the Kidas to be exempted from Executive Order 9066 has been rejected.
Civilian Exclusion Order No. 79 (ddr-densho-25-45)
doc Civilian Exclusion Order No. 79 (ddr-densho-25-45)
Prior to mass removal, exclusion areas were described in civilian exclusion orders posted by Lieutenant General John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command. Civilian Exclusion Area No. 79 included a portion of South King County, Washington. Maps detailing the prohibited area were also posted.
Certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-542)
doc Certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-542)
A certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, for Tomosuke Masukawa issued by a postmaster in Reedley, California. Form PM-2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_08_001
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