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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.
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.
Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.
Purchased from Kevin Jackson in September 2022 (AM 2023-100).
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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.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing.
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