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Hawai'i

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy to an unknown recipient regarding transfer of Hawaiian Kibei to Tule Lake. Author states that Kibei cannot be transferred due to lack of facilities and the fear that the Kibei will add to a growing militant section of internees. This would be ...
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Memo: "Evacuation of Japanese from Hawaii"

Memo from John McCloy to General Eisenhower giving reasons against incarcerating Hawaiian Japanese: lack of materials and shipping, labor shortage that would ensue, and possible tensions between mainland and Hawaiian Japanese. McCloy also worries about the legalities of evacuating Hawaiian Japanese. Suggests that General Emmons should be in charge of ...
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Testimony of Franklin Odo

Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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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Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy

Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy officially rescinding the previous order to evacuate Hawaiian Japanese to the mainland. This new order states that any person of Japanese ancestry "considered as potentially dangerous to national security" will be interned in Hawaii.
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Memo to John J. McCloy from Dwight Eisenhower

Memo to John J. McCloy from Dwight Eisenhower on Hawaiian-Japanese evacuation plans. States that evacuation and detention "in a concentration camp" has been approved, including "enemy aliens" and U.S. citizens.
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Decision to incarcerate

Enemy Alien Evacuation Order Held Imminent. Appointment of Property Custodian Asked; Blow to Produce Markets Foreseen; U.S. to Pay Costs (March 1, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 1, 1942, pp. 1, 5
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Evacuation May Cover Area West of Cascades. Government to Help Locate New Homes but Evacuees Must Provide Own Transportation; Dates Unset (February 16, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 16, 1942, pp. 1, 10
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State C.I.O. Asks Jap Evacuation (March 9, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 9, 1942, p. 15
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Army Order Reveals Eventual Ouster of All Coast Japanese (March 3, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 3, 1942, p. 1
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Korean Urges Interning Of All Japanese (February 19, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 19, 1942, p. 8
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