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