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National Japanese American Student Relocation Council From Camp to College, the Story of Japanese Student Relocation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09691 Author/Creator: National Japanese American Student Relocation Council Place Written: Philadelphia, PA Type: Pamphlet Date: 17 April 1945 Pagination: 11 p. ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm

One pamphlet entitled, "From Camp to College: The Story of Japanese American Student Relocation," dated April 17, 1945. Printed by the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. Details the history of the council's inception and success rate in relocating students to unversities. Also mentions the financial aid offered and reintegration of people of Japanese ancestry after the camps closed.

Executive Order 9066 was issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 forcing the relocation of 110,000 to 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into war zones after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

National Japanese American Student Relocation Council was created to assist relocated students to find school to continue their college education.

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