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W. C. C. A. Interior Security Manual
Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Wartime Civil Control Administration, Interior Security Branch: 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 Interior Security Branch was established by the Wartime Civil Control Administration to provide law enforcement within the assembly centers. The Interior Security Branch claimed to be established for the investigation of subversive activity, law enforcement, detection and apprehension of offenders, preservation of peace and order, prevention of crime and the protection of persons and property within the designated area. The manual discusses the organization of the department, the duties and requirements from personnel, and procedures for arrests and prisoners within the assembly centers.
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
148 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs--Police
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Security
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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