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War Relocation Authority Circular Letters
War Relocation Authority: publisher
Myer, D. S [Dillon Seymour]: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Collection of "Circular Letters," administrative notices published by the War Relocation Authority. Letters detail much of the planning and early execution phases of the relocation program directed towards WRA employees. Subjects include: "Procurement and Property Control Procedures"; "Description of Items on Requisitions"; "Funerals"; "Conservation Programs"; "Daily Telegraphic Report of Census"; "Permits for Visitors"; "Standard Word Week"; "Telephone Installations"; "Negotiation of Transfers"; "Standards and Details--Construction of Japanese Evacuee Reception Centers"; "Insurance for Cooperatives"; "Confirmation of Telegrams"; "Relations with United States Engineers"; "Subsistence Requisition Procedure"; "Visits to Projects by Soldiers of Japanese Ancestry"; "Evacuation Operations"; "Transfer of Japanese from Wartime Civil Control Administration Assembly Centers for War Relocation Authority Relocation Centers"; "Fiscal Procedures"; "Civilian Restrictive Order No. 1"; "Acceptance of Buildings"; "Requisitions"; "Stenographic and Mail Room Assistance for Saturday Afternoons, Sundays, and Holidays"; "Address File"; "Security"; "Air Mail Schedules"; "Extinguishing Lights and Closing Offices"; "Hours of Duty"; "Retirement Deduction"; "Economics in Travel Expenditures"; "Personal Transactions with Evacuees"; "Certification of Expense Accounts"; "Memoranda addressed to the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Wartime Civil Control Administration"; "Outgoing Mail"; "War Savings Bonds"; "Land Grant Railroad Rates"; "Regional Office and Relocation Center Directory"; "Discontinuance of Central Regional Issuances"; "Appropriation Limitations and Code Symbols"; "Appraisal and Offer to Sell- Used Equipment"; "Fire Prevention Regulations"; "Policy on Special Transfers to and Between Relocation Centers"; "Administrative Responsibility of Persons assigned to projects for training or for any other purpose"; "Repatriation of Japanese Evacuees"; "Induction of Parolees from Immigration Service"; "Living Quarters for Administrative Personnel"; "Clarification of Work"; "Assistant Project Steward"; "Employment of Irregular Caucasian Personnel"; "Medical Certificates- New Appointees"; "Recommendations to Appointing Officers regarding physical defects..."; "...Appointment of Skilled and Unskilled Laborers and Temporary Employees"; "Bus and Train Reservations"; "Automobile Pool"; "Annual Leave of Temporary Employees"; "Procurement of Perishable Sustenance Supplies"; "War Ration books"; "Public Proclamation No. 8"; "Disposition of Tin Cans at Relocation Centers"; "Emergency Harvest Employment of Evacuees Continuing to Reside within Relocation Centers"; "Applications for Leave"; "Acting Project Director at Manzanar"; "Distribution of Wartime Civil Control Administration Worker' Checks"; "Report of Leave Taken by Regional Office Employees"; "Disposition of Kitchen Grease"; "Suspension of Official Travel"; "Designation of Officers to Sign Regional Office Correspondence"; "Identification Cards"
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.
160 pages, typescript
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Military service
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
Community activities
Industry and employment--Agriculture
Education--Higher education
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation
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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