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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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Memo from Lt. Hall to John McCloy

Memo from Lt. Hall to John McCloy on possible consequences of evacuating and repatriating Hawaiian Japanese. Namely that they will either come into contact with enemy spies on the mainland or they will go back to Japan with crucial information. Suggests waiting four months before evacuating and repatriating and after ...
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Decision to incarcerate

Army Selects Centers for Alien Evacuees (March 6, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 6, 1942, p. 18
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Intelligence memo: "Individuals Blacklisted by Nisei"

Intelligence memo on individuals in the Japanese American community reported to be "suspicious" by other Japanese Americans. Information was provided by a handful of nisei informants, whose opinions were "possibly...colored by personal feelings or desire for gain."
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Mass Ouster of Japanese is Demanded by Atty.-Gen. Feelings of Residents in Eastern Washington 'Not Important at This Time,' Congressmen Are Told (March 2, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 2, 1942, p. 1
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Wartime Removal Hits All Coast Aliens, Good or Bad (February 3, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 3, 1942, p. 15
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2056 (August 17, 1979)

Selected article titles: "Issei Naturalization Class Reactivating" (p. 1), "Job Bias Cases by Japanese Firms in U.S. Viewed" (p. 1), "Assemblyman Mori's Day of Remembrance Bill Signed" (p. 1), and "Question and Answer Fact Sheet: Didn't Pearl Harbor Justify Your Detention?" (pp. 5, 7).
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