An informational pamphlet published
by the War Relocation Authority.
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U.S. Government and
| 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.