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Records about Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, compiled 1988 - 1989, documenting the period 1942 - 1946

ARC Identifier 574045

Series from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 - 1989

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Creator(s):Department of Justice. Civil Rights Division. (12/09/1957 - )
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Data Files
Textual Records

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Inclusive Dates:1988 - 1989
Coverage Dates:1942 - 1946
Date Note:The Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, obtained these records in 1988 and transferred a copy to NARA in 1989.
Part Of:Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 - 1989
Includes: 1 file unit described in ARCSearch within this Series
Function and Use:The War Relocation Authority (WRA) collected information on individual evacuees on WRA Form 26. The WRA used the data to support the management of individuals and the relocation centers, in general. The series also served as a locator index to the separate series of individual evacuee case files created and maintained by the WRA. After conversion of the punch cards to an electronic form by the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, used a copy of the data file to support distribution of reparations to former evacuees.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
This series consists of one partially restricted file. NARA created a public use version of the restricted file that masks selected values in the Military and Naval Service, Public Assistance and Pensions, Physical Defects field and all values in the Religion field to protect the privacy of individuals named in the file.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):The punch card records in the series "Evacuee Summary Data Cards, 1942-1946" (ARC Identifier 1055737) contain some corrections and additional information that are not in the data file.
In general, the file does not contain records for persons born in the relocation camps. However, there are some records of persons born in 1942.
The data file contains some obvious typographical and data entry errors, such as misspellings of names.
Finding Aid Type:Doc. Package
Online Resource:Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system
Online Resource URL:
Online Resource Note:The electronic records in this series can be searched online via the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system.
Variant Control Number(s):Search Identifier: siJapanese American Internment
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Disposition Authority Number(s):N1-60-91-1
Accession Number(s):NN3-060-91-012
Custodial History Note:The data file is a digital version of one of two sets of punch card records created by the War Relocation Authority (WRA). One set of punch cards was transferred to NARA and is the series "Evacuee Summary Data Cards ("Locator Index"), 1942-46." The WRA deposited another set in the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley following the termination of the agency at the end of World War II. During the 1960s, staff of a research project at the University of California at Berkeley migrated the data on the set of punch cards on deposit at the Bancroft Library to a digital format and provided the Bancroft Library with the digital file on magnetic tape. Following the decision to distribute reparations to former evacuees during the 1980s, the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice acquired a copy of the digital file from the Bancroft Library. The Department of Justice subsequently transferred that copy of the records to NARA.



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