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Fast (Emery) papers
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Emery Fast (ca. 1907-1997) worked for the War Relocation Authority during World War II. The collection is largely comprised of personal letters written to his wife, Ethel “Billie” Fast, as he worked in both Utah and California and she worked in Washington, D.C. but also includes a report, speech, staff directory, and WRA booklets that belonged to Emery Fast.
Emery Fast earned a political science degree from Stanford University in 1938 and went on to work for the War Relocation Authority throughout World War II. His wife, Ethel Fast, worked for Dillon Myer in Washington, D.C during the war. Myer served as the Director of the WRA from 1942-1946.
0.50 linear feet
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