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Cover letter from Richard M. Neustadt, Regional Director, Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services, to Colonel Karl R. Bendetsen, Assistant Chief, Wartime Civil Control Administration, June 5, 1942; Report of the participation of the Federal Security Agency in the activities of the Wartime Civil Control Administration, June 5, 1942; U. S. Public Health Service District No. 5: Report of activities in the Japanese evacuation from the West Coast, June 2, 1942
Neustadt, Richard M
United States. Public Health Service
DeWitt, John L., 1880-1962
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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All request for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to California State University, Sacramento, University Library, Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. Further information available online:
Cover page identifying the attached confidential report of the forced evacuation of Japanese Nationals and Japanese Americans from Military Area No. 1 into assembly camps beginning February 1st, 1942. Cover letter from Richard M. Neustadt regarding Colonel Bendetsen's request for a report on the activities of various divisions of the Federal Security Agency during the forced evacuation of Japanese Nationals and Japanese Americans from prohibited areas of the West Coast during World War II. Detailed report of the Federal Security Agency's participation in the final, forced evacuation of Japanese Nationals and Japanese American citizens from the West Coast military zone, 1942. Additional chapters include: reports from the U. S. Public Health Service, the United States Employment Service, and the Bureau of Public Assistance. Addendums: manuals of instruction, statistical, and fiscal reports. Handwritten annotation at the top of first page reads: Please Return To: Dr. Charles F. Blankenship.
In 1942, Charles Blankenship, a physician with the U. S. Public Health Service and medical consultant for the Service Command, United States Army in the San Francisco Regional Office, was given the assignment to inspect all Japanese American incarcerees from the Southern California sector for medical conditions before or as they entered the Santa Anita Racetrack Assembly Center, and later Manzanar, Gila River, and Rohwer incarceration camps.
Reports; Correspondence; Statistics; Ledgers
31 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript
Executive orders--United States
World War II--'Enemy Alien' Classification
World War II--Mass Removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--'Evacuation Day
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Exclusion orders
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Japanese American community responses
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Preparation
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration
World War II--Administration--Western Defense Command
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Medical care and health issues
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--The journey
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Education
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Food
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs
World War II--Economic losses
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
Geographic communities--California--Fresno
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
Industry and employment--Labor brokering
Industry and employment--Medicine
Community activities--Recreational activities
Identity and values--Japanese American identity
Identity and values--Children
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Women
Identity and values--Old people
San Francisco, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
Temporary Assembly Centers--Owens Valley
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Temporary Assembly Centers--Fresno
Temporary Assembly Centers--Pomona
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Charles Blankenship Collection

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