George and Doris McIntyre Papers, 1944-1945

Overview of the Collection

McIntyre, George
George and Doris McIntyre Papers
1944-1945 (inclusive)
.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
Collection Number
SC 014.5 (collection)
This collection consists of papers and photographs related to the experiences of George and Doris McIntyre as workers at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

English, Japanese

Historical NoteReturn to Top

George and Doris McIntyre of Ephrata, Washington, were workers at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. George McIntyre supervised the camp motor pool, and later served as Acting Assistant Project Director in charge of operations. Doris McIntyre taught secretarial skills to individuals imprisoned at the center.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Executive Order 9066:

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration from 1942 to 1946 of approximately 120,000 adults and children of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were United States citizens. They were expelled from their homes and placed in incarceration camps without due process and in violation of their civil rights. These camps were euphemistically referred to as “relocation centers” or “internment camps”. After decades of advocacy by the Japanese American community, in 1988 the United States issued a formal apology and began redress to survivors of Japanese incarceration during World War II.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of papers and photographs related to the experiences of George and Doris McIntyre as workers at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho during World War II. Most of the documents relate to George McIntyre's work. The collection includes incarceration camp correspondence, photographs, and printed ephemera (office forms, camp newspaper).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Some items in this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of the Japanese American Incarceration Collection.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]

George and Doris McIntyre papers, 1944-1945

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is arranged in a single series.

Acquisition Information

Michelle Shields donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2011 (MS 2011-45)

Processing Note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman in 2012.

In 2021, in response to evolving societal understanding regarding the language used to describe the impact of Executive Order 9066, this finding aid was revised to more accurately provide context to the mass incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, reports, official forms, ephemera
1 2 Correspondence, organizational chart, newspaper (The Minidoka Irrigator, 1945 July 28)
1 3 Correspondence, reports, motor pool logs, pamphlet ("When You Leave a Relocation Center")
1 4-7 Photographs
1 8 War Relocation Authority messenger envelope

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945

Personal Names

  • McIntyre, Doris -- Archives
  • McIntyre, George -- Archives

Corporate Names

  • Minidoka Relocation Center -- History -- Sources

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • McIntyre, Doris (creator)