The War Relocation Authority (WRA) records represent the official documentation of the United States agency created to assume
jurisdiction over the Japanese and Japanese Americans evacuated from California, Oregon, and Washington by the Western Defense
Command, the Fourth Army, and the Wartime Civilian Control Administration (WCCA) during January/February of 1942. During its
existence from March 1942 to 1946, the WRA controlled the administration of the relocation centers, administered an extensive
resettlement program, and oversaw the details of the registration and segregation programs. Included in their records are
administrative files, official publications, reports and surveys, legal papers, correspondence, and photographs and scrapbooks.
All of the records except the photographs have been cataloged as BANC MSS 67/14 c.
88 volumes and 8 boxes (ca. 7000 photographic prints) : black and white; various sizes
317 Kodachrome slides : black and white and color
57 negatives : film, black and white
6834 digital objects
The photographs in this collection were taken by photographers working for the U.S. Government. Generally speaking, works
created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. However the photographs
may be under copyright in some foreign countries, and privacy and publicity rights may apply.
Collection stored, in part, off-site. Advance notice required for use. Restricted negatives. Use of negatives only by permission
of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.