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Hawai'i

Hawaii Facing New Problem. (March 29, 1926)

The Seattle Daily Times, March 29, 1926, p. 6
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Report: "The Hawaiian Groups"

Report written for the WRA on Hawaiian evacuees in the U.S. Describes the status of Hawaiian evacuees based upon the observations by the author at a "swank dinner party." The author concludes that evacuation to the mainland was not voluntary and the conditions at Jerome were harsh for the ...
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Two messages to General Emmons from John McCloy

Two messages to General Emmons from John McCloy requesting information on the 400 evacuated Japanese. Very concerned with whether Hawaiian Japanese should be isolated or permitted contact with mainland Japanese. Indicates a belief that Hawaiian Japanese will infect mainland Japanese. McCloy also asks Emmons if he can stop evacuation without ...
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Testimony of Patsy Saiki

Written testimony of Patsy Saiki of Honolulu, Hawaii. 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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Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii

Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii. He warns about the infiltration of "disloyals" and stresses the failure of the FBI and military in controlling the situation. Also mentions the Big Five's dependence on skilled Japanese labor. Knox forwards this to President Roosevelt ...
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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Quakers Paint Out Insults, Mow Grass for Japanese (May 17, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1945, p. 5
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Are Japanese Evacuees Getting a Fair Break? (November 14, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 14, 1943, p. 3
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Rev. U. G. Murphy Aiding in Return of Loyal Japanese (September 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 12, 1945, p. 5
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Petition Asks Fair Deal For Jap Evacuees (April 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1942, p. 15
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