The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive
Title: Pearl Harbor Attack Guided by Arrows, Pre-evacuation newspaper clippings, Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 318, Folder W 2.50:3

December 1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor

Title: Magazine articles by evacuees, Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 317, Folder W 2.47

February 1942
Executive Order 9066

Title: Magazine articles by evacuees, Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 317, Folder W 2.47

March 1942
Removal

Title: Grant proposals and outlines, progress reports and budgets, Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 299, Folder W 1.51

May 1942
The Study

Title: Topaz Volunteers for the U.S. Army, Creator: United States. War Relocation Authority, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 95, Folder H 8.10

September 1943
The "Disloyal"

Title: Topaz Times, Creator: Central Utah Relocation Center, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 95, Folder H 11.01

December 1944
9066 Rescinded

Title: Newspaper clippings, Northern California (primarily), Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 326, Folder W 2.54:2

March 1946
Resettlement

December 1944
9066 Rescinded

In December 1944, the War Department rescinded exclusion orders and announced that confinement sites would be closed within one year. Most of the population remained by summer 1945, having lost their homes, businesses, and savings while incarcerated. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A second atomic bomb was dropped three days later on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered on August 14, ending World War II.

Title: Newspaper clippings, Northern California (primarily), Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 325, Folder W 2.53:4
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Title: Newspaper clippings, Northern California (primarily)
Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study
Role: Compiler
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 325, Folder W 2.53:4
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In the decision on Ex parte Mitsuye Endo, 323 U.S. 283, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the War Relocation Authority had acted beyond its power and could not detain citizens against whom no charges had been made, leading to the closure of all internment camps.

Title: Topaz Times, Creator: Central Utah Relocation Center, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 95, Folder H 11.01
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Title: Topaz Times
Creator: Central Utah Relocation Center
Role: Compiler
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 95, Folder H 11.01
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Many evacuees were dealing with the hardship of resettlement when the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II were announced.

Title: Initial Impact of...Rescission...and...Liquidation of Relocation Centers, Creator: Nishimoto, Richard S. (Richard Shigeaki), 1904-1956, Role: Author, Call Number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 132, Folder J 6.11
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Title: Initial Impact of...Rescission...and...Liquidation of Relocation Centers
Creator: Nishimoto, Richard S. (Richard Shigeaki), 1904-1956
Role: Author
Call Number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 132, Folder J 6.11
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Richard S. Nishimoto wrote a firsthand account and detailed summary of the impact of the rescinded exclusion orders while working as a staff member for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study.

 
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