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9066 Rescinded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

February 1942
Executive Order 9066

President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, authorizing the Secretary of War to establish military areas and exclude enemy aliens from these zones. In the same month, the United States Navy ordered all Japanese Americans living on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles to leave. This community was the first to be removed en masse. Executive Order 9066 eventually led to the forced removal and incarceration of nearly 122,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry on the west coast of the United States.

Title: Newspaper clippings, Northern California (primarily), Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 320, Folder W 2.51:06
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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 320, Folder W 2.51:06
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The text of Executive Order 9066 was reprinted in newspapers across the United States the day after it was signed.

Title: Field notes, Tule Lake, Creator: Rosalie Hankey, Role: Author, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 300, Folder W 1.61:09
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Title: Field notes, Tule Lake
Creator: Rosalie Hankey
Role: Author
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 300, Folder W 1.61:09
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An evacuee describes the removal from Terminal Island to Rosalie Hankey, a fieldworker at Tule Lake for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study.

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
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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
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Mary Oyama was an established journalist living in Los Angeles, California before being forcibly removed to Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. In this article, she gives a firsthand account of the evacuation experience and illustrates the injustice of incarceration.

 
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