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Gordon Hirabayashi

Outside of the courthouse during Gordon Hirabayashi's hearing

The hearing was held in Seattle, Washington in front of Judge Donald S. Voorhees.
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Sentence Too Short, Convicted Jap Tells Court (October 22, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, October 22, 1942, p. 38
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Solon to Test Jap Evacuation (May 22, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 22, 1942, p. 8
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Jap-Evacuation Verdict Waits (July 19, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 19, 1942, p. 8
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Letter from Justice Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Harlan Stone

Letter from Justice Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Harlan Stone about the Hirabayashi decision. Frankfurter informs Stone that there is a debate surrounding the use of language in the decision -- warns that many more habeas corpus suits could be filed if the court does not accurately state their opinion.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 10 (October 2, 1987)

Selected article titles: "AAJA Convention Has 'Write' Stuff" (pp. 1, 3, 8), "Coram Nobis Case: Court Overturns Wartime Convictions" (pp. 1, 6), "Reese Article Calls Redress Issue a Second Attack on Pearl Harbor" (p. 4), and "The Mountainous Ordeal of Passing Redress" (pp. 5-7).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 7 (February 21, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Hirabayashi Celebrates Victory" (pp. 1, 5), "Noted Architect Yamasaki Dies" (p. 1), "East Wind: The Canadian Nisei" (p. 4), and "From the Frying Pan: Overseas Japanese" (p. 5).
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Gordon Hirabayashi Interview Segment 9

Thoughts on initial trial: expecting a guilty verdict (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding ...


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Mary Schroeder Interview Segment 6

Thoughts on Gordon Hirabayashi himself
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Gordon Hirabayashi Interview III Segment 1

Prominent visitors while in jail: Floyd Schmoe and Arthur Barnett
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