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Memo from the office of John J. McCloy

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy to an unknown recipient regarding transfer of Hawaiian Kibei to Tule Lake. Author states that Kibei cannot be transferred due to lack of facilities and the fear that the Kibei will add to a growing militant section of internees. This would be ...
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Memo: "Evacuation of Japanese from Hawaii"

Memo from John McCloy to General Eisenhower giving reasons against incarcerating Hawaiian Japanese: lack of materials and shipping, labor shortage that would ensue, and possible tensions between mainland and Hawaiian Japanese. McCloy also worries about the legalities of evacuating Hawaiian Japanese. Suggests that General Emmons should be in charge of ...
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Testimony of Franklin Odo

Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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 J.R. Deane to John McCloy

Memo from J.R. Deane to John McCloy officially rescinding the previous order to evacuate Hawaiian Japanese to the mainland. This new order states that any person of Japanese ancestry "considered as potentially dangerous to national security" will be interned in Hawaii.
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Secondary education

"The Water Boy Says:"

"Broadway Whims" article that touches on the Broadway Bengals' basketball, baseball, and fishing teams.
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"Kittrell Picks Forty-Six Study Hall Attendants"

"Broadway Whims" article about the try-out process to become a study hall attendant. Successful students were listed in the article.
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Instructions to Seniors and Assisting Teachers Regarding Commencement

Instructions telling graduating seniors what to expect at their upcoming graduation.
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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Peace activist and internees

Floyd Schmoe, a pacifist and supporter of the Japanese American community, with Yoshi Asaba and Father Joe Kitagawa at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Father Kitagawa was the Episcopal minister at Minidoka. Floyd Schmoe was born in 1895 and is a peace activist and Quaker from Seattle, Washington. Schmoe was ...
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Times Readers Have Their Say (August 20, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 20, 1945, p. 6
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Internment of Japs Criticized (April 16, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 16, 1943, p. 4
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