Guide to the War Relocation Authority Collection, 1942-1949

Special Collections & Archives

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California State University, Northridge
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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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Related Materials:

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.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Digest of West Coast Newspaper Items, 1945 September 24-1946 January 15

Folder 2

General Emmons has Settled Japanese Issue, Chester Rowell, San Francisco Chronicle, 1943

Folder 3

House Committee on Un-American Activities

Folder 4

Memoranda, 1942, 1949

Folder 5

News Highlights, 1945

Folder 6

News clippings, August 1943

Folder 7

News clippings, August 1943

Folder 8

News clippings, unpaged, September 1943

Folder 9

News clippings, September 1943

Folder 10

News clippings, September 1943

Folder 11

News clippings, September-October 1943

Folder 12

News clippings, October 1943

Folder 13

News clippings, Review of West Coast Newspaper Items, 1944 July 15-August 13

Folder 14

Quarterly Reports

Folder 15

Relocation Communities for Wartime Evacuees

Folder 16

Semi-annual Reports

Folder 17

Tabulation of News Clippings (Formerly News Digest )

Folder 18

Washington Daily News Digest, 1945

Folder 19

WRA Baltimore Relocation Office

Folder 20

WRA, Community Analysis Section, 1944

Folder 21

WRA Director

Folder 22

WRA Documents 6-

Folder 23

WRA. Senior Archivist

Folder 24

WRA. Statistics Section

 

Box 2

Folder 1a

War Relocation Authority publications; The Relocation Program [Japanese]; The Relocation Program [English], 1943

Folder 1b

War Relocation Authority publications: Segregation of Persons of Japanese Ancestry in Relocation Centers; Separation of Evacuees of Doubtful Loyalty from Loyal Evacuees, 1943

Folder 2

Trouble Among Japanese Americans. The "Jap-First" Block, 1943 February 1

Folder 3

Hawaii Shows Japan--and Asia, Charles S. Bouslog, February 1943

Folder 4

Typescripts of Four Published Articles, 1943

Folder 5

Manzanar From Inside Out: Nash, Roy, 1943 May 5

Folder 6

Congressional Record, Remarks of Honorable Jeannette Rankins, 1942 December 8

Folder 7

Three articles from the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 1942

Folder 8

Japanese in Our Midst: Taylor, George E., April 1943

Folder 9

Alien Enemy Program--So Far: Rowe, James, Summer 1942

Folder 10

Manzanar Relocation Center: Brown, Robert L., 1942 Autumn

Folder 11

"Japanese Evacuation: Policy and Perspectives," McWilliams, Carey, Summer 1942

Folder 12

Summary Notes on Segregation Conference of W.R.A. Officials; A Voice That Must Be Heard (2 articles), 1943, 1942

Folder 13

Japanese Americans Educated in Japan: The Kibei, Weekly Press Review, 1944, 1943

Folder 14

Jap Relocation Probe Begins, 1943

Folder 15

Colonel Kendall J. Fielder, Chief of Military Intelligence, Hawaii; Excerpts from speech given at University of Hawaii Forum, 1943

Folder 16

Weekly Press Review, 1944 January 12

Folder 17

Weekly Press Review, 1943

Folder 18

Statement of Testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, Los Angeles, California, 1943 May 26

Folder 19

Supplementary Comments by the War Relocation Authority on Newspaper Statements Allegedly Made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Folder 20

[Four documents]: Manzanar; Evacuee Resistance to Relocation; Description of a Relocation Center; Dies Bares Offer of Jap votes for Mass Settlement, 1943

Folder 21

Weekly Press Review, 1943 July 11

Folder 22

What Happened at Manzanar, 1943

Folder 23

Democracy begins at Home --II, 1943-1943

Folder 24

Treatment of Japanese in America, 1942

Folder 25

Farewell to Little Tokyo; Larry Tajiri. Democracy and Racial Minorities. Francis Biddle, 1944

Folder 26

Weekly Press Review, 1944 July 11

Folder 27

Weekly Press Review, 1943 July 18

Folder 28

"Race Tension: Second Phase," McWilliams, Carey, 1943

Folder 29

Japanese in our Midst. Colorado Council of Churches

Folder 30

What about Hugh Kiino? S. Burton Heath, 1943

Folder 31

California and the Japanese: McWilliams, Carey, 1942

 

Box 3

Item 1

Photo - Manzanar Internment Camp, California, women in sewing shop making clothes

Item 2

Photos - Manzanar Internment Camp, California, three men reading the LA Times outside the Office of Reports Free Press Building in the camp

Item 3

Photo - Overview of Manzanar Internment camp, California, American flag flying in the wind

Item 4

Photo - Manzanar Internment Camp, California, women and children in doorway of one of the living huts in the camp