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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Edgar C. McVoy</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">April 8 1914</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">April 5 2002</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Birmingham, Alabama</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Edgar C.;\nLastName:McVoy;\nDisplayName:Edgar C. McVoy;\nBirthDate:1914-04-08;\nDeathDate:2002-04-05;\nBirthLocation:Birmingham, Alabama;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:White;\nGenerationIdentifier:;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Sociologist and labor economist, <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Community_analysts\" title=\"Community analysts\">community analyst</a> at <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Jerome\" title=\"Jerome\">Jerome</a>. \n</p><p>Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Edgar C. McVoy Jr. went to the University of Florida where he graduated with B.A. (education) and M.A. (sociology) degrees. He went on to a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Minnesota in 1942, authoring a dissertation titled \"A Study of Wants and Their Satisfaction among a Sample of Rural People in Minnesota.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-1\">[1]</a></sup> Subsequently hired by the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/War_Relocation_Authority\" title=\"War Relocation Authority\">War Relocation Authority</a>'s Community Analysis Section (CAS), McVoy was assigned to the Jerome, Arkansas, camp, arriving on April 23, 1943, where he worked out of an office in Block 36, presiding over a staff that included four <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> fieldworkers and two Nisei clerical workers. McVoy instigated projects that included an analysis of population demographics by block as well as a survey of inmate attitudes toward \"relocation\" (WRA terminology for leaving the camp). WRA critic Peter T. Suzuki cites McVoy as one of the social scientists who effectively performed intelligence work, identifying inmates at Jerome whom he felt should be removed from the camp. Dispatched to Washington, DC after five months, inmate Kiyoshi Hamanaka took over as acting head of the Jerome CAS before resigning two months later. The Jerome CAS office subsequently shut down. Later, in April 1944, another analyst, anthropologist <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Rachel_Reese_Sady\" title=\"Rachel Reese Sady\">Rachel Reese Sady</a>, spent three months in Jerome studying the closing of the camp.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-2\">[2]</a></sup> After the war, McVoy held a wide variety of posts in academia and for the federal government, the United Nations, the International Manpower Institute and the Ford Foundation in the U.S., South America, the Middle East, and Asia.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-3\">[3]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>[Final Report, Community Analysis Section, Rohwer]. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk000404m5q/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk000404m5q/</a>.\n</p><p>McVoy, Edgar C. \"Social Process in the War Relocation Center.\" <i>Social Forces</i> 22 (Dec. 1943): 188–90. [Brief description of camp society at Jerome in the early summer of 1943.]\n</p><p>\"Obituary, McVoy, Edgar C., Jr.\" <i>Roanoke Times</i>, Apr. 7, 2002, B2.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-1\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Obituary, McVoy, Edgar C., Jr.,\" <i>Roanoke Times</i>, Apr. 7, 2002, B2; Edgar Cornelius McVoy, \"A Study of Wants and Their Satisfaction among a Sample of Rural People in Minnesota,\" Ph.D dissertation, University of Minesota, 1942.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-2\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">[Final Report, Community Analysis Section, Rohwer], Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, accessed on May 20, 2014 at <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk000404m5q/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk000404m5q/</a>; Peter T. Suzuki, \"Anthropologists in the Wartime Camps for Japanese Americans: A Documentary Study,\" <i>Dialectical Anthropology</i> 6.1 (Aug. 1981), 30.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-3\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Obituary, McVoy, Edgar C., Jr.\"</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.072 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.074 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 208/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1242/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 1808/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 245/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1682-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20180116204539 and revision id 19074\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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