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Title TREK
Subject Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945; Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation, 1942-1945
Description Newspaper published by the internees at Topaz Japanese Internment Camp.
Date 1943-02
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Scanned and OCR'd by a colleague of Jane Beckwith. University of Utah received JPEG images approximately 700x900 pixels with associated text files.
Source Original journal: TREK
Contributing Institution Topaz Museum, PO Box 241, Delta, Utah 84624
Language eng
Rights Management Digital version, copyright 2004 Topaz Museum. All rights reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2004-09-03
ID 341494
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj

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Description vast majority who are yet in the centers still remains to be accomplished. Machinery for facilitating this undertaking has recently been set up by the WRA in the form of field offices and stations in the Rocky.Mountain area and the Middle West, and the current WRA registration in all .the centers is a step designed to expedite clearance procedures and to provide an occupational register of all evacuees qualified for work. Also contributing to this effort are the United States Employment Service and various citizen committees and organizations interested in the matter, notably the Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans, sponsored by Christian church and mission councils in this country. The employment picture at the present time is thus only in the stage/ of preliminary preparations, and until the program begins to bear fruit in a sizable volume of evacuees being satisfactorily placed, no definite conclusion as to the possibility or probability of envisioned aims being fully attained can be reached. Meanwhile, the only available evidence upon which any sort of appraisal of future prospects can be based is that offered by the experiences of the relative few who have already been relocated or who have had some taste of outside em-pi oyment. Topaz, like the other centers, has its quota of this vanguard group. The main bulk of this group consists .of the sugar beet and other agricultural workers who last fall went outside to help alleviate the farm labor shortage in -'-The five principal relocation of-fflees are in Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, Chicago and Cleveland. Each of these offices will be responsible for the setting up of eight to 12 field stations. The purpose of the setup is to explore employment possibilities and to assist those placed in adjusting themselves to conditions in the communities tn which they are employed. •neighboring states and most of whom have since returned to the center. Making up the balance of the group are those resi- "'•' dents who have left to take various, non- ':' agricultural jobs and most 'of whom are ;'' still on the outside. ".'./ ".,• In the middle of January of this year, «V the Project Reports Division of Topaz prepared and sent out questionnaires to some 450 of these workers, covering both the agricultural and the non-agrie,ultur-al classifications. The survey was designed to obtain, a sampling of worker opinions and reactions on outside em- . pi oyment, particularly with respect to public and employer attitudes encountered. The focal .question was worded thus: "As you look back on your experience, what impressions remain strongest in your mind of your reception in the community and your association with your employer?" '•
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Resource Identifier 008_pg6.jpg
Source Original journal: TREK
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 341453
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj/341453