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Title
Information Section
Creator
United States. Army. Signal Corps (photographer)
Contributor
Flaherty, John Melvin (collector)
Date Created and/or Issued
1942-1945
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
Flaherty Collection - Japanese Internment Records
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows the Information Section at Portland, Oregon Assembly Center with a sign that reads "Interpreters and General Information" in English and its equivalent in Japanese characters. The Information Section is staffed by evacuees helping other evacuees. The Portland Assembly Center was formerly known as the North Portland International Livestock Exposition Center.
Caption on album page: "An important phase of the administrative facilities at each assembly center was the information unit, staffed by evacuees under Caucasian direction, where information of all types was available, as well as interpreters if needed. Photo shows the information section at Portland (Oregon) Assembly Center." SIGNAL CORPS PHOTO 9CA-42-2819-PSF
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Scanned with Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL Pro; as a 600 dpi TIFF image in 8-bit Grayscale. Auto Level image processing applied and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS3.
8 x 10 in.
Extent
8 x 10 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/fla/id/199
Language
English
Subject
Clerks
Communication
Office workers
Relocation camps
Forced migration
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
World War II, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans
North Portland International Livestock Exposition Center
Portland Assembly Center
Place
Portland
Oregon
Source
Flaherty Collection: Japanese Internment Records
Relation
Flaherty Collection: Japanese Internment Photograph Album

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