Inventory of the Albert Hubbard Moffitt papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff and Jennifer Leather
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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.
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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.


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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.

Box/Folder: 1 : 1-4

Personal materials, December 1941-December 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Western Defense Command Official internal orders, 1941-1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Western Defense Command and 4th Army Headquarters regulations, 1942-1943


Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) records, 1941-1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 7-8

Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) Operation Manual, June 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Wartime Civil Control Administration organization charts, March 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 10-11

Wartime Civil Control Administration office memoranda and administrative orders, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-3

Wartime Civil Control Administration administrative and office memoranda, 1942-1943


Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) press releases, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

March 1, 1942 - March 15, 1942,

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

March 24, 1942 - April 29, 1942,

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

April 30 - May 22, 1942,

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

May 23 - July 29, 1942,

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

August 3 - October 28, 1942,

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

November 2, 1942 - March 15, 1943,

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Wartime Civil Control Administration Index of Cities and Towns in Military Areas 1 and 2, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Wartime Civil Control Administration Bulletins regarding Japanese population and employment, March - April, 1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Wartime Civil Control Administration assembly centers and relocation projects, 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Wartime Civil Control Administration Daily Recapitulation, Population Changes in Assembly and Relocation Centers, July - November, 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Wartime Civil Control Administration Daily Recapitulation, Population Changes in Assembly and Relocation Centers, 1942


Civil Affairs Division records, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Publications, memoranda, directories, and reorganization memoranda, March - October, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Civil Affairs Division and Western Defense Command Fiscal and Procurement Division procedures, June - September, 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 9-10

Military files, directories and changes, memoranda, 1942-1943


Japanese Relocation orders and other materials, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Plan of Movement of Japanese to Relocation Centers, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 2-3

Military Area No. 1: Proposed Japanese Evacuation Operations Vol. 1, Exclusion Orders 1-50, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 4-5

Proposed Japanese Evacuation Operations, Military Area II, Volume II, Exclusion Orders No. 51-99, May 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Proposed Japanese Evacuation Operations, Military Area II, Volume III, June-July 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 7-8

Proclamations, executive orders, and miscellaneous data on evacuation, 1942


Alaska Travel Control records, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Data Regarding Alaska Travel Control, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 1-2

Alaska Travel Control Staff Memorandum Book, 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Correspondence regarding FBI investigations, April 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Newspaper clippings on the congressional commission on wartime relocation, 1981-1983

Box/Folder: 5

Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Statistical Division, Bulletin 12, March 15, 1943

Box/Folder: 5

Evacuation Operations, Pacific Coast Military Areas, report of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1942

Box/Folder: 5

Un-American Activities in California, Report of the Joint Fact-Finding Committee to the 55th California Legislature, Sacramento, 1943


Civilian orders, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Civilian restrictive orders, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 2-3

Civilian exclusion orders 1-99, March-May, 1942

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Civilian exclusion orders 1-99, 1942

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Committee of Center Managers, Report on the Study of Certain Aspects of Japanese Evacuation , November-December 1942

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

"The Japanese Question in the United States: A Compilation of Memoranda" by Lt. Com. K. D. Pringle,

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

"Records and Data for Captain Moffitt, Train Commander for Japanese Repatriates, Trip to New York," June 1942

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

Printed materials on displaced persons, European Theater, 1944-1950

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

"Allied Expeditionary Force: Displaced Persons Registration Instructions," June 1944

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

Repatriation forms and memoranda, 1942

Box: 7

Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Wartime Civil Control Administration: "Proclamations, Exclusion, Restrictive Orders and Collateral Documents," 1942

Box: 7

Final Report: Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast, 1942