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  • Title: Albert Hubbard Moffitt papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1983
    Collection Number: 85029
    Creator: Moffitt, Albert Hubbard.
    Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes (2.8 linear feet)
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Abstract: Orders, reports, memoranda, proclamations, press releases, statistics, charts, and correspondence, relating to the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast of the United States during World War II, and to relocation of displaced persons in Europe at the end of the war.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert Hubbard Moffitt papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    A Lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, Moffitt was the executive officer of the Wartime Civil Control Administration from 1941 to 1943.
    The Wartime Civil Control Administration, which operated under the Western Defense Command of the United States Army, provided for the evacuation and temporary resettlement of Japanese and Japanese-Americans in areas of the Pacific coast during World War II. The department oversaw all aspects of the evacuation operations, including assembly centers, transportation, and the transfer of evacuees to the jurisdiction of the War Relocation Authority, which was responsible for the relocation, maintenance, and supervision of evacuees and operated the internment camps.
    Source: Federal Records of World War II, Vol. II: Military Agencies, Sec. 1096

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Albert Hubbard Moffitt papers contains printed material regarding Japanese-American evacuation, relocation, and internment during World War II. The collection contains personal material, publicity materials, and official memos and other materials that were circulated within divisions and organizations. The publicity materials consist of copies of civilian exclusion orders for the entirety of California, as well as other publications and notices regarding relocation orders. The official material, divided among the respective divisions and administrations, contains memos, maps and charts, statistical records of populations relocated, press releases, and reports on the process of the Japanese-American relocation from California, Oregon, and other states in the western United States.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army.
    United States. Wartime Civil Control Administration.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Alaska.
    World War, 1939-1945--Europe.
    World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.
    World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.