Drawings, Maps, and Artifacts of Japanese American Confinement Sites

The digital collection featured here includes three types of images relating to the War Relocation (WRA) Centers: 1) architectural drawings, 2) objects, and 3) engineering plans or maps made or related to the WRA Centers. These images are provided as a research resource of primary graphic documentation of the built environments of the WRA Centers for students, teachers, researchers, and the general public. To browse by WRA Center on the map, click on a red dot.
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Relocation Project Sites Location Map, 12/31/1942, Deptartment of War, Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Wartime Civil Control Administration,
From the National Archives Records and Administration

During World War II, the United States government removed approximately 117,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast of the United States, Alaska and parts of Arizona, under the authorization of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Executive Order 9066 (E.O. 9066) on February 19, 1942. The United States government first imprisoned Japanese and Japanese Americans living on the West Coast, in Alaska and in parts of Arizona in "Assembly" Centers. By October of 1942, the U.S. government had moved 110,000 people to ten semi-permanent new cities that the government named War Relocation Authority (WRA) “relocation centers,” as shown in red on the map above. The WRA Centers represent ten of the sites that collectively are known as Japanese American confinement sites.

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Tule Lake Cooperator Vol. 3 No. 79. Newell, California. Contains general assembly meeting report with a detailed breakdown of the future plan of the co-op and multiple segments about finances such as check cashing and refunding goods. 4 pages, double sided. Paper, ink. [...]
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Tule Lake Cooperator Vol 4. No. 81. Newell, California. Includes a piece on how the co-op must prepare for inevitable liquidation. Additionally contains a detailed balance sheet on assets and liabilities, including comments. 5 pages, double sided. Paper, ink. [...]
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Tule Lake Cooperator Vol. 4 No. 83. Newell, California. Includes the plan for the distribution of the community fund to each block. Multiple pieces relating to money and finances, inluding the new finance committee selection, schedule of rebate payment, and cash orders. Additionally contains the inventory budget adopted for the [...]
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Tule Lake Cooperator Vol. 3 No. 74. Newell, California. Reports on general assembly meeting, the financial condition of the co-op with detailed balance sheet breakdown and lists of key employees of the finance deparment. 4 pages, double sided. Paper, ink. [...]
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Tule Lake Cooperator Vol. 3 No. 69. Tule Lake, California. Contains details of rebates and payments and an overview of the most recent general-assembly meeting. 2 pages, double sided. Paper, ink. [...]
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