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Title Fujita Family Papers
Date 9 May 1941 - 1 Aug 1945
Document Type Leaflet; Newspaper; Report; Ephemera
Reference SC 209 Folder 2
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Fujita Family Papers, 1942-1944
Description Various personal papers belonging to the Fujita family, most of which pertains to the period in which Japanese citizens in the United States were being evacuated into internment or rehoming camps. Documents include a 'Questions and Answers for Evacuees' pamphlet, papers discussing Japanese-American identity, reports from Amache High School, orders from the Wartime Civil Control Administration, details about living quarters and supplies and copies of newspapers created by residents.
Series Description The collection contains a variety of papers from Amache, including publications from the War Relocation Authority (WRA), the Colorado Council of Churches and the Japanese American Citizens' League, programs from school ceremonies, handouts from the WRA regarding camp regulations, camp newsletters, and a community directory. Gift of June Fujita.
Biographical Note / History The Fujita family was evacuated under Executive Order 9066 from their home in Los Angeles to the nearby Santa Anita Assembly Centre, California, in 1942 and later relocated to the Amache Relocation Centre in Prowers County, Colorado, where they spent the duration of World War II.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Prowers County, Colorado, San Francisco, California, Washington D.C., United States
Nationality Japanese
Keywords internment camp, relocation camp, First World WarI, racism, citizenship, evacuation, War Relocation Authority, national identity, education, rations, supplies
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; Japanese
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania