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Hawai'i

Series of responses to a letter

A series of responses to a letter written by Congressman Charles F. Ayer to John W. McCormack regarding the "Jap menace" in Hawaii. Urges the evacuation of all Japanese from Hawaii to the mainland to protect from invasion. McCormack forwards this letter to Henry L. Stimson. Thos. T. Handy, assistant ...
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Message to John J. McCloy

Message from unknown source to John J. McCloy on Kibei in Hawaii. Discusses the professed loyalty or disloyalty to the U.S. of the Kibei - author states that all Kibei are probably disloyal. Requests transfer of interned, "loyal" Hawaiian Kibei to mainland camps because if those loyal Kibei filed a ...
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Transcript of conversation between Col. Bendetsen and Lt. Hall

Conversation between Col. Bendetsen and Lt. Hall on General Emmons and his powers regarding evacuation to the mainland. They discuss how Emmons does not wish to evacuate more than 3,000 Japanese. References to his relationship to the Hawaiian economy are made. They also discuss legal technicalities of Hawaiian evacuation ...
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Testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa

Written testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa, born in Japan, immigrated to Hawaii at an early age. Incarcerated in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
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Japanese American identity

Seattle Japanese Ask Harry Whitney Treat to Lead Them. Offer to Raise and Equip Regiment of 1,000 Men for Service Against Germans. Sons of Nippon Show Loyalty to Uncle Sam. Thomas Y. Nabatame, Veteran of U.S. Navy, Is Originator of Idea. (April 8, 1917)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 8, 1917, p. 5
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957)

Select article titles: "'Family hardship' immigration bill OK" (p. 1); "85th Congress in Historic Passage of Civiil Rights Measure" (p. 2); "Formal complaint alleging 200 L.A. frims discriminate in employement lodged by ADL" (p. 6); "White House official Max Rabb to address Tokyo Nisei parley" (p. 8); "Ex.-Oregon ...
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 1 (January 4, 1957)

Selected article titles: "Best kept secret from Mike Masaoka was his appearence on 'This Is Your Life as a background recalled by George Inagaki" (p. 1), "Personal Sago of Mike Masaoka Unfolds on TV" (p. 1), "Nisei Organization Play Key Role in Developing Leadership" (p. 1), "Nisei reputation in Japan ...
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Military service

Departures

"Men and women waving goodbye to military men loading up on buses"
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Family picture

"Family posing together, Aug 11 1944" l8 f4.5 1/25, SuperpanPress D76-40' G3
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Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (December 16, 1942)

Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Miyeko Imamura (December 16, 1942). Envelope is postmarked February 20, 1943 from the Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp in Cody, Wyoming.
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