State of Washington, [Instructions to all persons of Japanese ancestry living in the following area:] Pierce County and King County, between Tacoma and Seattle
Western Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration: author
DeWitt, J.L, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army: author
Type of Resource
Broadside instructs Japanese American residents in Pierce County and King County, between Tacoma and Seattle, state of Washington, to convene at a nearby Civil Control Station by May 16, 1942 to prepare for evacuation. Instructions describe recommended items to bring for evacuation, services offered at Civil Control Stations, and information for a "responsible family member" to arrive to a Civil Control Station prior to evacuation on May 13 or May 14 for further instruction.
The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
Subjects and keywords
Geographic Communities--Washington
World War II--Administration--Western Defense Command
Race and racism--Discrimination
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Preparation
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Exclusion orders
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--'Evacuation Day
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
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