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Manzanar from the inside
Nash, Roy: 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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Text of address by Roy Nash, Director of the Manzanar War Relocation Project, given to the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, on July 31, 1942 for the purpose of "interpret[ing] the actuality of a War Relocation Center housing 10,000 evacuees" in view of perceptions of mistreatment of incarcerees in California. Sections of the speech include Housing, with discussion of "aliens and citizens," jobs and skills, health care, food, water, and sanitation; Education; Block Leaders; Law and Order; Military Police; What Freedom at Manzanar, describing incarcerees' rights to publish their own newspaper, to receive news and to send and receive mail, to worship (except for "Shinyoism," which is "barred"), and to engage in community cooperatives; and Manzanar Rumors, in which Nash mentions reports of discontent and distress before stating that incarcerees' morale is generally excellent, as evidenced by displays of American pride and offers of military service. Transcription is available in item: ecm_wells_9062.
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.
13 pages, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps--Arts and literature
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Food
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Medical care and health issues
World War II--Incarceration camps--Publications
World War II--Incarceration camps--Religion
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Propaganda--U.S. Government Propaganda
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Harry Bentley Wells and Shirley Elizabeth Wells Collection

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