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Preparation

JACL mass removal registration

The Seattle chapter of the JACL conducted emergency "evacuation" registration on or about March 14, 1942.
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Nihonmachi during mass removal

This is a window front in Seattle's Nihonmachi during the mass removal. Once the incarceration became inevitable, "evacuation" sales were commonplace. Japanese Americans, unsure of the future and knowing they could take into the camps only what they could carry, were forced to sell their real and personal property ...
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Packing items for the mass removal

This mother and daughter pack their belongings in preparation for mass removal.
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Dye works closing sale


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Japanese Good-Natured As They Register (April 26, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 26, 1942, p. 3
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Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding

Letter and envelope to George Kida from Major E. A. Steuding, the acting Provost Marshal for the State of the Oregon, informing George that his request for more information about the date of evacuation and the possibility of re-settlement in his letter written on May 19, 1942 could not be ...
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Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI

Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VI, April 22, 1942. Written by the J.A.C.L. (Japanese American Citizens League). Covers preparations for the incarceration of the Japanese American community, including packing, property sales, personal documents (e.g. wills, letters of recommendations, etc.), financial concerns, and other information regarding the evacuation ...
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Document from scrapbook page

Document titled "Pertinent Facts About Relocation Centers and Americans of Japanese Ancestry," from page of scrabook titled "Scrapbook: 1943-45."
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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula

Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing life on the farm and going to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center.
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Japanese Americans receiving inoculations

Original caption: San Francisco, California. As a safeguard for health, evacuees of Japanese descent were inoculated as they registered for evacuation at 2031 Bush Street. Nurses and doctors also of Japanese ancestry, administered inoculations. Children were given special attention. Evacuees were later transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the ...
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