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A press release encouraging communities to direct the Japanese population to W. C. C. A. service centers to prepare for forced removal. The service centers were established in the western parts of Washington, Oregon, California, and southern Arizona and staffed with social workers, employment advisers, Farm Security agents, and representatives from the Federal Reserve bank to organize affairs prior to the forced removal of people of Japanese ancestry. 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.