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Title
Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority to Project Directors, June 8, 1943; Community analysis report, no. 5 (June 1943)
Creator
Myer, Dillon S. (Dillon Seymour), 1891-1982: author
United States. War Relocation Authority: publisher
Date Created and/or Issued
1943-06-08
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
Letter from Dillon S. Myer to Project Directors on June 8, 1943. Report on "Evacuee Resistances to Relocation" (or, leaving the incarceration camps). Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration camps, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every one relocated before June 30, 1944." Provides statistics on numbers of people who left camps on indefinite leave in April and May, 1943; discusses leave procedure; probes causes of resistance to relocation, including feelings of insecurity and fear; discusses Issei and Nisei; and concludes with a discussion of "administrative attitudes." Original item is found in item: ecm_wells_0057.
Collection of documents and ephemera from Harry Bentley Wells, teacher at Manzanar War Relocation Center High School and Shirley Elizabeth Wells, registered nurse (R.N.) at Manzanar War Relocation Center. This collection includes correspondence, memos, reports, student papers, grade book, commencement program, prom invitation, and other memorabilia from the eleven months H. Bentley Wells was employed at Manzanar.
Type
text
Format
Periodicals; Correspondence
8 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript
application/pdf
Identifier
ecm_wells_0057_transcription
ecm_wells_9057
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/36364
Language
English
Subject
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority--Community Analysis Section
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Aftermath
World War II--Propaganda--U.S. Government Propaganda
Place
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Source
Eastern California Museum
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Harry Bentley Wells and Shirley Elizabeth Wells Collection

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