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Leaving camp

Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta Interview Segment 24

Being "evicted" from camp
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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1

Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during …
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Roger Daniels Interview Segment 11

The role of the War Relocation Authority in dispersing Japanese Americans after camp (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, …


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Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers

This Policy of the War Relocation Authority discusses the different types of leaves, the procedures to obtain the permit for the leaves and other topics related to the application and securing of the leaves. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-04_01
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Issuance of Leave for Departure from a Relocation Area

This document describes about the Issuance of Leave from a "Relocation Area" and explains in details about the procedures for obtaining different types of leaves like short term leaves, indefinite leaves and few others. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_03
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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 8

The War Relocation Authority's shift in policy: attempt to resettle Japanese Americans outside of camp

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a …


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Press Release, 1943 March 4

Press Release following a conference between WRA and AFSC, March 4, 1943 where it was announced that the plans for using Scattergood as a relocation hostel for persons of Japanese ancestry to assist the WRA in its relocation program would be postponed. See this object in the California State Universities …
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Letter from George Rundquist to Friend, July 16, 1943

A letter sent by the executive secretary George Rundquist, which consists of the copies of a 'Statement of Testimony by Harold Townsend' and the 'Supplementary Comments made by the WRA on Newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American activities'. See this object in the California …
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Invitation to freedom - A proposal for a program of liberal adult education

Detailed proposal for an "adult education system for the Japanese relocation project at Poston, Arizona"; the author credits the American Friends Service Committee for financial support for research and a trial of the plan. Sections of the report include "Background at Poston"; "Foreground of the Problem"; "The Great Books"; "The …
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To all those oncern with securing private employment for the Japanese

Administrative Instructions which outlining the conditions under which the Japanese American citizens will be released from "the relocation centers" for the purpose of accepting private employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_04
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