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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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U.S. government freight waybill, WRA4-144-46-BL

A U.S. government freight waybill which documents the shipment of Fumio Fred Takano's belongings. The shipment is ordered by the War Relocation Authority and two boxes are transported by Universal Carloading Co. from the Gila River incarceration camp in Arkansas to Chicago, Illinois, where Fumio is going to reestablish his …
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Consignee memo

A consignee memo issued by Universal Carloading and Distributing Co., Inc. on July 19, 1945. It documents the shipper, "WRA Gila River Relocation Center," Arizona, and the consignee, Fumio Fred Takano, Chicago, Illinois. The handwritten notes read: Deliver Monday 8-20 only. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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Notice of decision on application for leave

A notice of decision on application for leave signed by L. H. Bennett, Project Director on February 6, 1943. It approves Fumio Fred Takano's application for indefinite leave from the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_44_001
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Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944

A letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to the employer who is hiring Fumio Fred Takano. It confirms that Fumio has been granted indefinite leave from the camp and is eligible for work. It also includes the requirements in hiring/releasing …
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Notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 7, 1945

A notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has returned the work equipment which belongs to War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_61_001
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Advice of personnel action, Form OEM-1, Fumio F. Takano

A personnel action form issued by War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It records Fumio Fred Takano's temporary appointment as a freight handler in Southern California area, effective from February 13, 1946. The remarks note: "Not to exceed May 12, 1946, close of business." See this object …
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Letter from John D. Seater, Chief Project Steward, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, July 30, 1945

A letter from John D. Seater, Chief Project Steward, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It itemizes the Itsuhei Takano's belongings in his unit in the barracks, 31-2-D, in the Gila River incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
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Advice of personnel action, Form OEM-1, Fumio F. Takano

A personnel action form issued by War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It records Fumio Fred Takano's termination of his temporary appointment position as a freight handler due to his acceptance of other employment. The backside includes handwritten notes. See this object in the California State Universities …
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Letter from Henry C. Freeland, Leave Officer for L. H. Bennett, Project Director, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, August 6, 1945

A letter from Henry C. Freeland, Leave Officer for L. H. Bennett, Project Director, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, Untied States Department of the Interior. It certifies that Itsuhei Takano is permitted to travel to Los Angeles, California by the Department of Justice. See this object in the California …
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