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[RACISM - WORLD WAR II]. Typed Army memorandum to the Commanding General of the Army Service Forces regarding racism at Fort Dix. Washington, DC, 30 November 1944. 8pp, 8 x 10 1/2 in.

(Stapled upper left corner, with surface soil and light creasing at fold.) Handstamped "Copy" and "Confidential" on each page. 

Memorandum subject reads "Inspection of Facilities for an [sic] Problems Relating to Negro Personnel, Army Service Forces, at Fort Dix, New Jersey." Subsequent sections of memo provide a list members of the inspecting party, a racial breakdown of the military population at Fort Dix, observations made of personnel, military training, facilities, and transportation, and a conclusion that "Racial conditions at Fort Dix are excellent." Despite this conclusion, several recommendations are listed at the end of the memo, including that "More emphasis be placed on the training of Negro non-commissioned officers," "Special films and orientation materials exclusively for Negro use be avoided...and other information and orientation materials represent a proportional amount of Negro participation," and "The Bus Transportation Officer study leading and operating conditions on all routes...in order to prevent congestion and to eliminate the possibility of racial friction due to such conditions." Signed in print by Colonel J.S. Leonard. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
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$544
02/18/2021

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