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Fast (Emery) papers
95.132  
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Description
Emery Fast (ca. 1907-1997) worked for the War Relocation Authority during World War II. The collection is largely comprised of personal letters written to his wife, Ethel “Billie” Fast, as he worked in both Utah and California and she worked in Washington, D.C. but also includes a report, speech, staff directory, and WRA booklets that belonged to Emery Fast.
Background
Emery Fast earned a political science degree from Stanford University in 1938 and went on to work for the War Relocation Authority throughout World War II. His wife, Ethel Fast, worked for Dillon Myer in Washington, D.C during the war. Myer served as the Director of the WRA from 1942-1946.
Extent
0.50 linear feet
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management and Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (collections@janm.org).
Availability
By appointment only. Please Contact the Collections Management and Access Unit by email (collections@janm.org) or telephone (213-830-5615).