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"Service with the War Relocation Authority"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-092

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume memoir by George L. Townsend, entitled "Service of the War Relocation Authority." The manuscript describes Townsend's recruitment by and work with the War Relocation Authority, a civilian agency established to provide care and services for Japanese Americans moved to Army Relocation Centers. Included is a map of Relocation Centers in the Western United States.

Dates

  • 1942-1946

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

George Townsend (ca. 1896-?) was born circa 1896 in Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas R. and Ella Townsend. He married Frances D. Townsend, and the couple had one daughter, Mary Ellen Townsend (1929-1996). Auring the 1930s, Townsend was engaged in relief work as Director of the Bureau of Transient and Homeless in Pennsylvania, and served on the Pennsylvania State Emergency Relief Board. He also worked as the Director of Personnel, National Youth Administration for Pennsylvania leading up to World War II. In 1942, Townsend was recruited for the War Relocation Authority.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

George L. Townsend's memoir, entitled "Service of the War Relocation Authority," describes his recruitment by and work with the War Relocation Authority, a civilian agency established to provide care and services for Japanese Americans moved to Army Relocation Centers. Included is a map of Relocation Centers in the Western United States.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.950.138 Herbert Nicholson papers
  • HC.MC.1153 Esther B. Rhoads papers
  • HC.MC.1161 Bowles family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Title
"Service with the War Relocation Authority," 1942-1946
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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