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WRA resettlement image

Original WRA caption: The large Milwaukee auditorium, the biggest of its kind in the State of Wisconsin, is a scene for some of the largest community group activities and civic events in the city. The auditorium is used for athletic contests, industrial exhibits, entertainment, and for many other kinds of ...
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Application for relocation assistance

This application for relocation assistance was filled out on February 15, 1946, by Mae Iseri, under her married name of Mae Yamada. The application lists herself and her two sons. They wished to relocate to Kent, Washington, and were granted $25.
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Resettlement publication

Publication titled: "The Philadelphia Hostel - Resettlement Gateway To Pennsylvania And Southern New Jersey." Provides information about the Philadelphia Hostel, a short-term housing option for Japanese Americans resettling to the East Coast.
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Leaving camp

Original WRA caption: Closing of the Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas. Jerome residents who are to be sent to the Granada Center wait in trucks to entrain.
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Worthy Japs Should Be Given Jobs -- And Soon, Says Mrs. F.R. (April 27, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 27, 1943, p. 1
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W.R.A. Stirs New Tempest In Jap Bulletin (December 6, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, December 6, 1943, p. 8
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Booklet: "New Neighbors Among Us"

Booklet published by the War Relocation Authority (WRA) about Japanese American "resettlement."
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How to Handle Japs Discussed By Governors (April 10, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 10, 1943, p. 2
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Letter to Harold Ickes from the Mayor of New York

Letter to Harold Ickes from the Mayor of New York regarding resettlement. The mayor is protesting the resettlement of Japanese Americans to New York. Suggests that there aren't enough police to monitor them and wants every Japanese American in New York to declare their loyalty.
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Memo from President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memo to the Acting Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt on resettlement. Roosevelt suggests gradual resettlement by seeing how many people would be opposed to the Japanese returning to the West Coast as well as other parts of the country. He also wants to ...
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