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Guide to the War Relocation Authority Collection, 1942-1949
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: War Relocation Authority Collection
    Dates: 1942-1949
    Identification: SC/WRA
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Japanese
    Repository: Special Collections
    Abstract: 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, news clippings, news digests, statistics, and other documents issued by the War Relocation Authority leading up to, during, and following the period of Japanese internment.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Manzanar War Relocation Center
    United States. War Relocation Authority

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications

    Topical Term:

    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Tony Garnder

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], War Relocation Authority Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

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    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of reports, memoranda, news clippings, news digests, statistics, and other documents issued by the War Relocation Authority leading up to, during, and following the period of Japanese internment.