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Citizens Leave pass

Citizens Leave pass

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Description
This is the Citizen’s Indefinite Leave Pass awarded to Roy Nakano by the War Relocation Authority. Awarded May 4, 1943, it allowed Nakano to leave the camp indefinitely, with his first destination being Bremen, Indiana from Tule Lake Concentration Camp, California. Printed on anti-forgery paper, it shows a black and white photo of Nakano in a white shirt holding a board with his name on it. On the reverse side is a fingerprint of Nakano’s right index finger and a section for listing pass restrictions. Roy had to carry this at all times, but it allowed him to travel semi-freely instead of being confined in a prison camp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
id card
date made
May 4, 1943
maker
War Relocation Authority
place made
World
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/16 in x 3 1/2 in; 5.87502 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2016.0037.23
catalog number
2016.0037.23
accession number
2016.0037
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Faden
Japanese American Internment
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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