Records About Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II
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.
Series from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority. The data file contains some obvious typographical and data entry errors, such as misspellings of names. At least ten records are either blank or have information that is unintelligible. At least six records contain information that is apparently part of a data copying routine used at some point in the history of the file and accidentally included in the file. The 16 records were removed in the AAD version of the file. The punch card records in the series "Evacuee Summary Data Cards ("Locator Index"), 1942-46" (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.