• Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II

    Updated: Sep 10, 2014

    This series contains personal descriptive data about Japanese Americans evacuated from the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to ten relocation centers operated by the War Relocation Authority during World War II in the states of California (Tule Lake and Manzanar Centers), Idaho (Minidoka Center), Utah (Central Utah Center), Colorado (Granada Center), Arizona (Colorado River and Gila River Centers), Wyoming (Heart Mountain Center), and Arkansas (Rohwer and Jerome Centers). Each record represents an individual and includes the name; relocation project and assembly center to which assigned; previous address; birthplace of parents; occupation of father; education; foreign residence; indication of military service, public assistance, pensions, and physical defects; sex and marital status; race of evacuee and spouse; year of birth; age; birthplace; indication of the holding of an alien registration number and/or Social Security number, and whether the evacuee attended Japanese language school; highest grade completed; language proficiency; occupations; and religion.

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    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date 1991
    Metadata Created Date Jun 15, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Sep 10, 2014
    Reference Date(s) 1942-1946
    Responsible Party Unknown
    Contact Email
    Access Level public
    Data Dictionary http://research.archives.gov/description/1264228
    Data Quality TRUE
    Frequency Of Update one-time
    Issued 1991
    Metadata Source dms
    References http://research.archives.gov/description/1264228
    Spatial Text United States
    Theme Other

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