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Guide to the Flaherty Collection: Japanese Internment Records
MSS-2006-02  
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Box 1

Series I War Relocation Authority 1942

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically and is deliniated by division name, document type and date. This series documents the formation of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) and the internal workings of the agency including administrative memos and reports concerning the operation of the internment camps for the year 1942. In addition, bibliographies and reports compiled by the WRA examining the cultural background of Japanese Americans as well as an interview between the Director of the Colorado River Relocation Project and its Supply and Transportation Officer following a camp protest are included.
Folder 1-4

Administrative instructions 1942

Folder 1

Administrative manual 1942

Folder 2

Administrative notices 1942

Folder 3

Circulars 1942

Folder 4

Memoranda/Miscellaneous 1942

Folder 5

Legal authorizations 1942

Folder 6

Press briefings releases and statements 1942

Folder 7

Miscellaneous studies and center collected information 1942

Box 2

Series II Wartime Civilian Control Administration 1942

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically and is deliniated by division name, document type and date. Folders 16 and 17 are organized by their "transfer order number". This series is comprised of bulletins, circulars, memoranda, administrative notices, general, evacuation and transfer orders as well as public proclamations and exclusion orders issued by the Wartime Civilian Control Administration (WCCA) in 1942.
Folder 8

ATD/administrative instructions/memoranda/miscellaneous 1942

Folder 9

EOD/reports and statistics/operations progress chart 1942

Folder 10-13

Instructions and regulations 1942

Folder 10

Miscellaneous/ March-June 1942

Folder 11

Miscellaneous/ July-October 1942

Folder 12

Operations manual 1942

Folder 13

Security manual 1942

Folder 14

Legal authorizations 1942

Folder 15-17

Orders 1942

Folder 15

Administrative 1942

Folder 16

Transfer 1-19 1942

Folder 17

Transfer 20-29 1942

Folder 18

Personnel/ Administrative instructions/Memoranda/Miscellaneous 1942

Folder 19

Reports and statistics/Japanese surname master list 1942

Folder 20-22

SSB/reports and statistics 1942

Folder 20

Daily recapitulation report.June 15 - August 2 1942

Folder 21

Daily recapitulation report. August 3 - September 27 1942

Folder 22

Daily recapitulation report. September 28 - November 3 1942

Folder 23-25

Statistical Division/ Reports and statistics 1942

Folder 23

Bulletins and reports 1942

Folder 24

Exclusion orders and camp locations 1942

Folder 25

Index of cities and towns in military areas 1942

Box 3

Series III Western Defense Command 1942

Physical Description: 13 folders and 2 oversized boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically and is deliniated by division name, document type and date. This series is comprised of bulletins, circulars, memoranda, administrative notices, instructions and regulations (for camps and centers), reports and statistics, public notices, legal authorizations, press releases, evacuation proposals, exclusion orders and evacuation instructions, proclamations and blank camp forms. In addition, boxes 4 and 5 contain oversized materials which include exclusion orders, evacuation instructions, exclusion area maps and a population graph. The documents in folders 29 and 30 were put together by the WCCA Statistical Division for Lieutenant Colonel Ira K. Evans.
Folder 26-31

CADCAD 1942

Folder 26

Administrative instructions/Memoranda/Exclusions and evacuations/ March -April 1942

Folder 27

Administrative instructions/Memoranda/Exclusions and evacuations/ May - September 1942

Folder 28

Administrative instructions/Memoranda/Miscellaneous 1942

Folder 29

Proclamations, forms, statistical bulletins, press releases 1942

Folder 30

Exclusion orders and instructions 1942

Folder 31

Photographs 1942

Folder 32-38

OCG 1942

Folder 32

Administrative instructions/memoranda/Evacuation and transfer orders 1942

Folder 33

Administrative instructions/memoranda/Miscellaneous 1942

Folder 34

Correspondence 1942

Folder 35

Orders/General 1942

Folder 36

Civilian restrictive orders 1942

Folder 37

Public proclamations and exclusion orders 1 of 2 1942

Folder 38

Public proclamations and exclusion orders 2 of 2 1942

Box 4

Oversized/Civilian exclusion orders 1942

Box 5

Oversized/ Evacuation instructions, exclusion area maps, population graph 1942

Box 6

Series VI Printed Matter 1935-1945 1921 1947 1948 1966

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged alphabetically and is deliniated by division name, document type and date. This series is comprised of senate bills and reports, press releases, speeches and excerpts of speeches from a variety of government representatives and private individuals as well as publications advocating for and against Japanese Americans and their civil rights. Of note, is a hand written letter concerning naturalization of Japanese Americans (in Miscellaneous) and the publications produced in the internment camps.
Folder 39-40

Bills and reports 1942

Folder 39

National Defense Migration 4th Interim Report 1942

Folder 40

U.S. and CA. senates’ reports 1942 1944 1945 1947

Folder 41

Government and private publications 1921 1938-1945 1966

Folder 42

Miscellaneous 1942 1943 1948

Folder 43-44

Speeches, official statements, press releases 1935 1936 1939 1942-1945

Folder 43

California Joint Immigration Committee 1935 1936 1939

Folder 44

Miscellaneous 1942-1945 1935

Folder 45

Relocation Center Publications 1942 1943

Box 7

Series V Japanese Internment Photograph Album 1942-1945

Physical Description: 1 photo album (149 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs, taken from multiple sources, depicting a variety of activities undertaken by the Japanese evacuees from their initial registration at Civilian Control Centers, to their lives at the assembly centers and finally their evacuation to the internment camps (Relocation Centers). Of note is a photograph of a soldier posting exclusion order #1 that affected the Japanese living on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, Washington. The compiler of the album is not stated.

Assembly Centers pictured
Santa Anita

Pomona,

Fresno

Stockton

Sacramento

Turlock

Puyallup

Long Beach

Salinas

Civilians Control Stations/ Reception centers pictured
Visala

Sanger

San Francisco

Los Angeles

Manzanar

War Relocation Centers pictured
Heart Mountain

Granada