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Music

Japanese American woman with koto

Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Mrs. Chiyo Nagamine, friend of Hatchimonji. Her and her husband helped to establish the Japanese orphanage in Los Angeles."
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Boy Scout band at Topaz (Central Utah) concentration camp

This Boy Scout band greets Japanese Americans arriving from Hawai'i.
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Opera singer Toshiko Sekiya

Portrait of opera singer Toshiko Sekiya. Inscription on front of photograph: "To Mr. + Mrs. Yasui from Toshiko Sekiya September 22 1931 Hood River."
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Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Orchestra

Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Hood River Japanese Methodist Church orchestra. This was not the same organization as the band. Here LeRoy (?) Burns was the orchestra organizer, leader and instructor. I think that Rev. [Isaac] Inouye just lent moral support. Notice that on the bass drum...it reads, 'H.R ...
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Big Parade of Popular Music & Song Played By Victor's 4 Bands and Victor Artists

A program for the Big Parade show.
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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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