"Service with the War Relocation Authority"
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.
- Townsend, George (Person)
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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.
0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)
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.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
- "Service with the War Relocation Authority," 1942-1946
- Kara Flynn
- October, 2015
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