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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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Report: "A War-Time Problem: The Japanese in Hawaii"

Extensive report based mainly on observations and U.S. census materials. Argues that Japanese are a threat to military security in Hawaii and something must be done to handle the situation. Presents a number of facts that he thinks support this, analyzes these facts, and suggests possible plans. These include ...
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 20 (December 23-30, 1988)

Special holiday issue divided into sections A 1-12, B 1-12, C 1-16, D 1-12, E 1-24, D 13-24, C 17-32, B 13-24, and A 13-24. Selected article titles: "The President Signs the Redress Bill" (pp. B-1-B-2), "Decision to Cooperate" (pp. C-4-C-5), "Despite Wishes of Some: Comparatively Few Internees Came from ...
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 26 (June 28, 1957)

Select article titles: "Administration Civil Rights Bill On Senate Calendar; Fight Looms" (p. 1); "Congress Sends Claims Pay Bill To White House" (p. 1); "Supreme Court asks for new arguments in expatriation case" (p. 1); "Gakuen dissolved, set up scholarship" (p. 1); "Protest Use Of Vested Funds For School Purposes ...
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Plantations

Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal

Black and white photographic negative of small audience watching the Obon dance rehearsal inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
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Two children holding pineapples


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