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W. C. C. A. operation manual
Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Wartime Civil Control Administration: publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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The operation manual is a large document with instructions and guidelines on how to organize and operate assembly and reception centers. It goes into detail about the staff, facilities, rights and restrictions of the evacuees, and security of the site. This document was intended to be the comprehensive guide to every aspect of an assembly center. Abstracts were taken and distributed to evacuees so they knew their rights and and restrictions.
The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Official documents
115 pages, typescript
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Funerals
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Medical care and health issues
San Francisco, California
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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