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Title
Standard position description, internal security officer
Creator
United States. War Relocation Authority
Date Created and/or Issued
1943-05-13
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Item in public domain. No restriction on use.
Description
Description for Internal Security Officer (Organization Title), CAF - 7, Assistant Internal Security Officer (Class Title); duties include training and supervising incarceree patrolmen "in all phases of a positive program" that includes protection of people and property, enforcement of laws, and traffic control, among other duties. The second page contains only an official stamp.
2 pages, typescript
The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent history. In 1943, the camp was turned into a segregation center to house "disloyal" Japanese Americans relocated from other camps based on their answers to a confusing loyalty questionnaire. The camp endured martial law from November 1943- Jan 1944 after escalating protests and unrest. The hostile environment of the camp lead to many incarcerees renouncing their American citizenship upon the end of incarceration, a process which took 14 years to reverse if they did not wish to be deported to Japan.
Batch4_20171108rev; grant_031
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
sjs_sch_0075
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6117
Language
English
Subject
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs--Police
Place
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Source
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives;
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt0j49q761/
Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers

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