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9066 Rescinded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

March 1942
Removal

On March 2, 1942, General DeWitt issued Public Proclamation No. 1, which established the coastal regions of California, Oregon, and Washington, and part of Arizona as Military Area No. 1. DeWitt soon instituted an evening curfew for persons of Japanese ancestry living in these zones. On March 18, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9102, which established the War Relocation Authority, the agency responsible for evacuating and interning Japanese Americans. On March 24, the Army issued the first Civilian Exclusion Order to Japanese American residents of the Bainbridge Island area near Seattle. By October 1942, 108 exclusion orders were issued along the West Coast. Residents were ordered to report to assembly centers within a week and pack only what could be carried.

Title: Memorandum of understanding and agreements, Creator: United States. War Relocation Authority, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 25, Folder C 1.01:2
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Title: Memorandum of understanding and agreements
Creator: United States. War Relocation Authority
Role: Compiler
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 25, Folder C 1.01:2
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Procedures and responsibilities of the War Relocation Authority were quickly established following Executive Order 9102.

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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Miné Okubo was an artist and writer incarcerated at the Topaz Relocation Center. Her illustrations depicted the experience of removal and incarceration.

Title: Correspondence from Charles Kikuchi, Creator: Charles Kikuchi, Role: Author, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 311, Folder W 1.82:01
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Title: Correspondence from Charles Kikuchi
Creator: Charles Kikuchi
Role: Author
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 311, Folder W 1.82:01
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Charles Kikuchi worked as a participant observer at the Tanforan Assembly Center and Gila River Relocation Center for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study. This diary entry describes his last day in Berkeley before joining his family at Tanforan.

 
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