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[Project Analysis Series No. 24: Stresses and strains of center life]
War Relocation Authority, Community Analysis Section: publisher
McFarling, Ralph J.: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A report written by Community Analyst at Granada Relocation Center, Ralph McFarling primarily highlighting the inner-politics of Camp Granada (Amache). In the report McFarling discusses the status-quo at the camp and the small minority of individuals fighting it. Describes the aggravation of Selective Service among the community, especially Issei and being asked to pledge allegiance to a country which incarcerated them and would not grant them citizenship. Also discusses preferred employment at the camp and reticence of incarcerees to accept jobs at the farm or slaughter house, conflicting views on incarceration, demographics, and the different roles in community government adopted by Issei and Nisei: for a time only Issei could be block managers, and Nisei could be community council member, resulting in rivalry between the two groups.
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.
13 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Identity and values--Parents
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--The journey
Community activities--Associations and organizations
Amache, Colorado
Incarceration Camps--Granada (Amache)
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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