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A press release from Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt announcing the establishment of the Wartime Civil Control Administration. The W. C. C. A. was established to handle all phases of the forced removal of Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals to incarceration centers. The W.C.C.A. comprises military and civilian personnel. 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.