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Fort Ontario records, 1944-1946 

Creator: 
United States. War Relocation Authority Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter (Oswego, N.Y.)
Phys. Desc: 
7.5 linear feet (7.5 linear feet 16 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0444
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

The shelter was established in accordance with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's memorandum dated June 8, 1944.

Scope and Contents

Records consisting of official reports, manuals, correspondence, various processed releases, clippings, photographs, and other printed materials. The files document the origin, development, operation, and closure of the shelter.