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Santa Anita Pacemaker, May 1, 1942 .
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Assembly Center and Camp Publications

In The Relocation Program: A Guidebook for the Residents of Relocation Centers, it is stated that "At all centers, the WRA [War Relocation Authority] encourages the evacuee residents to assume the fullest possible responsibility for publishing a newspaper that meets the community needs..." Indeed, residents of relocation centers produced numerous publications, describing and documenting their experience. 

In an article published in the CLA Bulletin of the California Library Association in 1946, College Librarian Elizabeth McCloy wrote, "Each of the ten WRA centers published its own newspaper, which we received regularly with a few gaps. The assembly centers also published papers, some of which we have, the Santa Anita Pacemaker being the most nearly complete." 

The collection contains 22 publications from seven relocation centers (Gila River, Tule Lake, Poston, Rohwer, Jerome, Granada, and Manzanar) as well as the Santa Anita Assembly Center. They include high school yearbooks, newsletters, magazines, and others. Relocation center residents contributed personal essays, poems, editorials, and short stories.
  • For more information, consult the 

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    Series III: Assembly and relocation center publications

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