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Immigration and citizenship

Jap 'Slavers' Held (September 7, 1910)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 7, 1910, p. 8
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Japanese Tender a Memorial to Straus (July 29, 1907)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 29, 1907, p. 8
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Citizenship of Nisei Opposed -- By A.F. of L. (July 21, 1944)

The Seattle Daily Times, July 21, 1944, p. 15
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Bring Jap Labor for Railroad. Commissioner of Immigration Says Large Numbers Are Taken to Hawaii, Thence to Northwestern States. Many Devices Employed by Chinese to Evade Exclusion Law -- They Also Aid Importation of Immoral Women. (January 7, 1907)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 1, 1907, p. 3
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Japanese passport

English and French translations of the Japanese passport belonging to Bunshiro Tazuma. The Issei, mostly young Japanese males, began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s. Many were farmers or students with dreams of returning to Japan after making their fortunes in America. The vast majority never realized ...
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Many Japs Arrested. Number Smuggled In Landed Near Ballard Today. (February 27, 1900)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 27, 1900, p. 3
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Home for Japanese Girls Ready. Woman's Baptist Missionary Union Meets in Dunlap Church and Arranges for Dedication on August 18. (August 11, 1909)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 11, 1909, p. 3
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Life in Japan and reasons for leaving

Roger Shimomura Interview Segment 2

Family background: grandmother a nurse in Japan
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Roger Daniels Interview Segment 2

Discussion of the Japanese American immigrant experience (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, and ...

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Helen Harano Christ Interview Segment 3

Grandparents' immigration to Hawaii, eventually settling in Berkeley
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