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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Administrative Highlights of the WRA Program

Description how the WRA's administration and their goals of managing "temporary living facilities for persons of Japanese ancestry" and also of helped them return to civilian life.
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 28 (July 13, 1945)

Selected article titles: "Action of Board of Directors Commended" (p. 1), "'Fiction' Spread Cozzens Claims" (p. 2), "To Give Reward for Information" (p. 2), and "Land Includes Commercial Property, Judge Rules" (p. 4).
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945)

Selected article titles: "WRA Reiterates Leave Eligibility of Evacuees" (p. 3), "Soldier's Kin to Receive Priority" (p. 4), and "Torment: A Pre-Evacuation Story" (p. 12).
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The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945)

Selected article titles: "Myer Sets Dates for Closing of 8 Centers" (pp. 1-2), "Discrimination Hit in Seattle Boycott Case" (p. 2), "2 Army Officers to Fight Racial Discrimination" (p. 2), and "5422 Evacuees on WRA Payroll on June 30" (p. 4).
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Exclusion orders

Civilian Exclusion Order No. 79

Prior to mass removal, exclusion areas were described in civilian exclusion orders posted by Lieutenant General John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command. Civilian Exclusion Area No. 79 included a portion of South King County, Washington. Maps detailing the prohibited area were also posted.
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Three Kinds of Japanese (January 20, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 20, 1943, p. 6
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U.S. Lists Jobs for Evacuees (April 3, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 3, 1942, p. 3
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Decision to incarcerate

Army Selects Centers for Alien Evacuees (March 6, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 6, 1942, p. 18
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Intelligence memo: "Individuals Blacklisted by Nisei"

Intelligence memo on individuals in the Japanese American community reported to be "suspicious" by other Japanese Americans. Information was provided by a handful of nisei informants, whose opinions were "possibly...colored by personal feelings or desire for gain."
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Mass Ouster of Japanese is Demanded by Atty.-Gen. Feelings of Residents in Eastern Washington 'Not Important at This Time,' Congressmen Are Told (March 2, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 2, 1942, p. 1
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