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Calls for special meeting of the Project Director, Advisory Council, and Co-ordinating Committee to discuss Committee recommendations, and refers to four attached memoranda, each from Co-ordinating Committee 1608-A to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, dated February 2, 1944 and written by Byron Akitsuki, Executive Secretary. Subjects of the memoranda are: Receipt of Red Cross Gift [of soy sauce]; Nomination of Temporary Police Commissioners; Creation of New Employment Opportunities; and Preparation for Referendum Votes prior to the Replacement of this Committee. The latter memo states that a referendum, which would give incarcerees a voice in the Center's management, would help to overcome negative feelings. 5 pages, typescript The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent history. In 1943, the camp was turned into a segregation center to house "disloyal" Japanese Americans relocated from other camps based on their answers to a confusing loyalty questionnaire. The camp endured martial law from November 1943- Jan 1944 after escalating protests and unrest. The hostile environment of the camp lead to many incarcerees renouncing their American citizenship upon the end of incarceration, a process which took 14 years to reverse if they did not wish to be deported to Japan. Batch4_20171108rev; grant_004
Activism and involvement Industry and employment World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs Geographic communities--California
Newell, California Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
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