Materials relating to the forced relocation to Manzanar, California, of Miriko Nagahama and Honey Mitsuye Toda, including
correspondence, photographs, and newspapers, donated in 1981 and 1995.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed military commanders to designate
"military areas" as "exclusion zones," from which "any or all persons may be excluded." The order affected approximately 120,000
Americans of Japanese descent living on the West Coast to one of ten internment camps — officially known as "relocation centers"
— in California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arkansas. It is estimated that 62 percent of those interned
in the camps were American citizens.
2 boxes. 1.55 linear feet
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