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Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-78)
doc Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson (ddr-densho-67-78)
Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Myer summarizes DeWitt's reoprt, focusing on his justifications of military necessity: illicit communications and ship-to-shore signaling. Quotes parts of DeWitt's report where he discusses the threat of the Japanese on the West Coast. In summary, Myer suggests that the decision to evacuate …
Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-62)
doc Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-62)
Memo from Dillon S. Myer to John J. McCloy on Hawaiian-Japanese evacuees. Asks McCloy to inform General Emmons to stop evacuation to the mainland. Describes situation at Jerome where Hawaiian Japanese have been difficult -- unwilling to work, answering "no" on the loyalty questionnaire. Also, there are no additional resources to provide the evacuees. Myer suggests …
Message from the Director of the War Relocation Authority and Summery of WRA Policies and Procedures for the Final Phase of the Relocation Program (ddr-densho-356-923)
doc Message from the Director of the War Relocation Authority and Summery of WRA Policies and Procedures for the Final Phase of the Relocation Program (ddr-densho-356-923)
Written message from Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority to internees regarding the reopening of the West Coast to Japanese Americans. Attached to the message is policy guidelines for resettlement out of WRA camps.
One Thousandth of the Nation (ddr-densho-356-1034)
doc One Thousandth of the Nation (ddr-densho-356-1034)
Written copy of an address by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, presented March 23, 1944 before a joint meeting of civic organizations in Salt Lake City, titled "One Thousandth of the Nation". In his address he talks about the history of the WRA, it's purpose during the war, and the resettlement of …
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.
Letter to project directors about the
doc Letter to project directors about the "Kibei problem" (ddr-densho-381-23)
Myer describes Kibei as a "complex problem" in his letter to the project directors. He encloses a report from January 28, 1944, detailing differences between Kibei and Nisei, reasons Kibei were sent for education in Japan, and Kibei reactions to being detained in concentration camps.
War Relocation Authority notice on the relocation of unattached children and youth (ddr-densho-381-28)
doc War Relocation Authority notice on the relocation of unattached children and youth (ddr-densho-381-28)
Myer writes about the specifics of how children under the age of sixteen, who have been separated from their parents for various reasons, can navigate the process of relocating outside the camps.
Dillon S. Myer's National Broadcasting Company network address (ddr-densho-381-7)
doc Dillon S. Myer's National Broadcasting Company network address (ddr-densho-381-7)
An advance release copy of Dillon S. Myer's address over the National Broadcasting Company network about the loyalty of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in concentration camps and their living conditions.
Statement by Dillon S. Myer before the Costello Committee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-10)
doc Statement by Dillon S. Myer before the Costello Committee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-10)
Dillon S. Myer criticizes the Committee for conducting an investigation of the War Relocation Authority in "a manner as to achieve maximum publicity of sensational statements," potentially damaging war efforts and the American reputation.
Letter to Martin Dies from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-381-5)
doc Letter to Martin Dies from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-381-5)
A letter to Martin Dies, Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities, from Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, about misleading statements made by committee members and their affect on the War Relocation Authority.
Relocation problems and policies (ddr-densho-381-24)
doc Relocation problems and policies (ddr-densho-381-24)
An address delivered by War Relocation Authority Director, Dillon S. Myer, to the Tuesday Evening Club. Myer discusses a variety of topics, including the creation of the War Relocation Authority, managing the camps, and plans for relocation.
War Relocation Authority notice on evacuee requests for material from Chambers of Commerce and other local agencies (ddr-densho-381-21)
doc War Relocation Authority notice on evacuee requests for material from Chambers of Commerce and other local agencies (ddr-densho-381-21)
Myer addresses prejudiced responses to Japanese-American high school students' requests for statistical information about the New England area. Myer recommends that staff discourage direct correspondence between detainees and outside agencies.
War Relocation Authority staff letter (ddr-densho-381-29)
doc War Relocation Authority staff letter (ddr-densho-381-29)
Myer updates War Relocation Authority staff members on the organization's progress resettling detainees.
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.
Statement by Dillon S. Myer about constitutional principles involved in the relocation program (ddr-densho-381-15)
doc Statement by Dillon S. Myer about constitutional principles involved in the relocation program (ddr-densho-381-15)
A statement from Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, presented before the Costello Sub-committee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Myer discusses the benefits of leave regulations in relation to the constitutionality of the evacuation and relocation program.
Evidences of Americanism among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-381-9)
doc Evidences of Americanism among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-381-9)
A statement by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, presented before the Costello Subcommittee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities attempting to draw attention to the "Americanism" of Japanese-Americans.
The Relocation Program (ddr-densho-156-136)
doc The Relocation Program (ddr-densho-156-136)
Address by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, delivered before a meeting of State Commanders and State Adjutants of the American Legion in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Evidences of Americanism Among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-171-208)
doc Evidences of Americanism Among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-171-208)
Statement by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
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