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Title
Public law 503
Creator
United States Congress: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1942-03-21
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Materials in public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
The text of Public Law 503 issued by Congress to enforce and Executive Order made by the President in 1942. The law states the penalty for anyone who interfered with military areas or procedures, which includes a fine up to $5,000, a prison sentence of a year, or both. The Executive Order and Public Law were enacted to give authority to the military for the evacuation and removal of Japanese Americans.
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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.
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Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
sjs_fla_0508
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/6333
Language
English
Subject
World War II
World War II--Administration
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
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/kt987024h5/
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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