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War Relocation Authority Publications

The collection contains publications from various government agencies, primarily the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Created by Franklin Roosevelt on March 18, 1942, the civilian agency was responsible for the relocation and internment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Milton Eisenhower served as WRA's Director for the first three months; after his resignation, Roosevelt appointed Dillon Myer to the post on June 17, 1942. With the end of the war, WRA ceased to exist in June 1946.

In its relatively brief existence, the War Relocation Authority authored studies, issued statements, and sponsored reprints of articles. Taken together, these publications aim to dispel misconceptions about Japanese Americans, raise public awareness of the bravery of Nisei soldiers, address issues concerning returnees to the West Coast, and state as well as explain the agency's policies in relocation centers. The collection also contains records of some of the speeches and statements Myer made as the Director of WRA.

The collection also contains a small amount of documents originated from the United States Senate, the Interior Department, California State Senate, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and other government agencies.

  • For more information, consult the 
    Research Guide
    Series IV: War Relocation Authority and other U.S. government publications

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