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9066 Rescinded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

September 1943
The "Disloyal"

In 1943, the War Relocation Authority distributed a questionnaire to incarcerated Japanese American adults in order to determine their loyalty to the United States. The non-objectively worded questionnaire intended to separate the "loyal" from the "disloyal" internees received mixed responses as many found the questions confusing and suspect. Ultimately, 16 percent of all internees were labeled "disloyal" and segregated at Tule Lake. The "loyalty questionnaire" aggravated existing tensions amongst internees and resulted in resistance and protest at Tule Lake, which was converted into a maximum security segregation facility in September 1943.

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
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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
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The questionnaire was also intended to identify "loyal" Nisei young men for combat after the Selective Service draft was reinstated for Japanese Americans.

Title: Registration, Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, Role: Compiler, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 317, Folder W 2.44
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Title: Registration
Creator: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study
Role: Compiler
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 317, Folder W 2.44
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Dorothy Swaine Thomas made Tule Lake the principal focus of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study and intensively studied and analyzed the segregated population.

Title: Segregation, drafts, Creator: Morton Grodzins, Role: Author, Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 299, Folder W 1.56
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Title: Segregation, drafts
Creator: Morton Grodzins
Role: Author
Call number: BANC MSS 67/14 c, Box 299, Folder W 1.56
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Morton Grodzins wrote a detailed summary and evaluation of segregation while working as a staff member for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study.

 
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