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Selective Service Proclamation Certificate for Seisaku Aoyagi

Selective Service Proclamation Certificate for Seisaku Aoyagi

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This is a Registration Certificate (D.S.S. Form 2) in accordance with the Selective Service Proclamation for Seisaku Aoyagi. The Selective Service Proclamation required all male citizens and non-citizen immigrants over the age of 18 to register to be eligible for potential military conscription. Today, it is only for men between the ages of 18-25.
Seisaku Aoyagi registered on April 25, 1942. The physical description for Seisaku Aoyagi said he was “oriental”, was 5’2” and 132 lbs, with black hair, a light brown complexion, and had a scar on the back of his head. Seisaku Aoyagi also registered as an Alien under the Alien Registration Act of 1940.
Seisaku Aoyagi was sent to the Lordsburg Internment Camp in New Mexico. It opened on June 15, 1942, and closed in 1944. Lordsburg held the largest number of Issei prisoners with a peak population of Issei at 1,500. Seisaku and Kin Aoyagi were both Issei. Lordsburg was an enemy alien camp managed by the Department of Justice, and its first prisoners consisted of a group of Japanese men deemed dangerous by the FBI.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card
date made
mid 20th century
maker
unknown
place made
World
Associated Place
United States: Hawaii, Hilo
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2015.0252.30
catalog number
2015.0252.30
accession number
2015.0252
Credit Line
Gift of Seiji Aoyagi
World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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