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War Relocation Authority Photographs of Japanese-American Evacuation and Resettlement, 1942-1945
BANC PIC 1967.014--PIC  
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Description
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.
Extent
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
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.