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Title:
Emily Brown Reports and Memoranda for the War Relocation Authority and the Federal Security Agency
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcks65hr05r
Dates:
1871-1988 (mostly 1944-1946)
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-002064
Language:
English

Abstract

Primarily consists of reports, memoranda, and drafts of speeches and press releases created in the course of Emily Brown's work for various government agencies during and following World War II, in particular, the War Relocation Authority, where she worked in the Reports Division, and the Federal Security Agency.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Primarily consists of reports, memoranda, and drafts of speeches and press releases created in the course of Emily Brown's work for various government agencies during and following World War II, in particular, the War Relocation Authority, where she worked in the Reports Division, and the Federal Security Agency. To a lesser extent, the collection also contains personal tax records belonging to her father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Brown, and some newsletters from the Society of Daughters of the U. S. Army.

The bulk of the materials are reports regarding the closure of the Fort George Refugee Camp in Oswego, New York. The memoranda and report drafts contain instructions to each of the administrative heads of the camp on how to construct the termination report regarding the closure of the facility. Among these wartime records are a couple reports and records regarding the closure of various U. S. concentration camps at which Japanese Americans were incarcerated.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Collection Creator Biography:

Brown

During World War II, Emily Brown worked for various government agencies, in particular, the War Relocation Authority, where she worked in the Reports Division, and the Federal Security Agency.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Kevin Jackson in September 2022 (AM 2023-100).

Appraisal

No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in December 2023. Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in December 2023, incorporating some description provided by the dealer.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Emily Brown Reports and Memoranda for the War Relocation Authority and the Federal Security Agency; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcks65hr05r
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-002064