Dear Ms. Mollard,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Evacuee Case Files, 1942-1946 in the Records of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) (Record Group 210) that consists of case files of Japanese aliens and Japanese American residents on the West Coast who were interned in relocation centers maintained by the WRA during World War II and that may contain some information about your father. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about these records.
Next, we located several additional series in Record Group 210 that may be of interest to you, including the series Lists of Evacuees Transferred from, Remaining at, and Transferred to Tule Lake Segregation Center, 1943 - 1944; the series Evacuee Summary Data Cards, 1942-1946; and the series Final Accountability Rosters of Evacuees, 1944 - 1946, which contains the file Tule Lake, March 1946, Volumes I and II (California). Depending on your father’s age at the time of his internment, you may find some relevant information in the series War Relocation Authority Yearbooks, 1943-1945. These records have not been digitized. Please contact RDT1 for assistance with these records.
Plus, we located the series Records about Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II in Record Group 210 that contains personal descriptive data about Japanese Americans evacuated from the states of Washington, Oregon, and California to ten relocation centers operated by the WRA during World War II. These records have been digitized and are available online via Access to Archival Databases (AAD).
We also located the series Central Photographic File of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1945 in Record Group 210 that contains images related to Tule Lake. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online via the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at email@example.com with any questions you have about these records.
Additionally, we located the series Tule Lake Relocation Center, 1944-1946 and the series Local Photographic Files of Relocation Centers, 1942-1946 in Record Group 210 that contain images of Tule Lake. These records have not been digitized. Please contact RDSS for information about these records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Finally, several blog posts related to Tule Lake and Japanese internment are available on the National Archives’ website, including Halloween at the Tule Lake Relocation Center – The Text Message, Japanese American Evacuee Property Letters – The Text Message,
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!