This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling, a Community Analyst
for the War Relocation Authority, documenting the Amache Concentration Camp in Granada,
Colorado where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.
Joseph Ralph McFarling was a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority at
Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado during the war. He was born in Rock Port,
Missouri on May 11, 1901 attending the Univeristy of Missouri, Methodist College in Cameron,
the University of Chicago, Moody Bible Institute and University of Denver. He was the deputy Postmaster in Rock Port.
Later, he worked at
the boy’s reformatory in Jefferson City and a welfare worker for Atchison County. After the
war, he was transferred to Seattle, Washington to help establish communities for relocated
Japanese-Americans. He died in Seattle on October 9, 1977. While at Granada Relocation Center,
he reported to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, two noted anthropologists.
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