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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Quakers Paint Out Insults, Mow Grass for Japanese (May 17, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1945, p. 5
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Are Japanese Evacuees Getting a Fair Break? (November 14, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 14, 1943, p. 3
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Rev. U. G. Murphy Aiding in Return of Loyal Japanese (September 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 12, 1945, p. 5
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Petition Asks Fair Deal For Jap Evacuees (April 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1942, p. 15
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Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates

Letter from the Morishitas telling about their Christmas in Minidoka.
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Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates


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Letter from Bertha Wylder to Kida family

Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, postmarked December 30, 1943. Letter from Bertha Wylder to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family dated Wednesday. Mr. Hedley (Mary Hedley's husband) passed away. Bertha writes with news about the plans for the funeral and let them know she had bought ...
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Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida

Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center, letter from Mary Hedley to "friends" meaning Kida family. Three clippings from the newspaper covering food rationing, the possibility of fuel rationing, and the possibility of incarcerated Japanese Americans working in sugar beet fields and other crops in the ...
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Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family

Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Farm Labor Camp. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) at the Farm Labor Camp in Nyssa, Oregon dated October 25, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt mentions that timber prices were high and wishes that George and Kenjiro could ...
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