War Relocation Authority

 

These materials, published between 1942 and 1946 by the War Relocation Authority, Department of the Interior, document the removal of Japanese and Japanese Americans as ordered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1942. Nearly 120,000 individuals would eventually be moved to ten isolated centers in remote parts of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.

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A comprehensive list of WRA resources is hosted by Bowling Green State University's University Libraries.

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We now have thirty items in this collection, which represents holdings of WRA documents from around the State of Ohio. This does not represent a complete collection of WRA documents; we hope to add more items to this collection as we locate or create digital surrogates for additional WRA publications.

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    United States. War Relocation Authority. (War Relocation Authority; Denison University; Government Documents Round Table of Ohio; Date: 1943)
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    United States. War Relocation Authority. (U.S. Government Printing Office; Denison University; Government Documents Round Table of Ohio; Date: 1943)
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    United States. War Relocation Authority. (Department of the Interior; War Relocation Authority; Denison University; Government Documents Round Table of Ohio; Date: 1946)
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    United States. War Relocation Authority. (War Relocation Authority; Denison University; Government Documents Round Table of Ohio; Date: 1943)
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    United States. War Agency Liquidation Unit.; Cullum, Robert M. (U.S. Government Printing Office; Denison University; Government Documents Round Table of Ohio; Date: 1947)