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Redress and reparations

Spark M. Matsunaga Interview Segment 4

Facing challenges finding sponsors for a redress bill

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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part II - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview ...
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An Oral History with Sumiye Takeno, Part I - Segment 1

An oral history with Sumiye Takeno, a current resident of Denver, Colorado. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview was to gather information regarding Takeno's incarceration and resettlement experience during World War II. Specifically, the interview ...
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Daniel Inouye Interview Segment 1

First hearing about the idea of redress
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Daniel Inouye Interview Segment 2

Personal role in the redress movement
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Exclusion orders

Letter to Dear Friend from the Gordon Hirabayashi Defense Committee, January 1943

Fundraising letter requesting contributions for taking Gordon Hirabayashi's case to the Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. At the time of writing, Hirabayashi was imprisoned in King County, Washington. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JAIC_1-07_01
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Letter from C. Walter Borton and Homer L. Morris to Dear Friend, May 21, 1943

Report to people who have contributed financial support for the Gordon Hirabayashi case on the hearing before the Supreme Court. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JAIC_1-07_02
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Civilian Exclusion Order No. 79

Prior to mass removal, exclusion areas were described in civilian exclusion orders posted by Lieutenant General John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command. Civilian Exclusion Area No. 79 included a portion of South King County, Washington. Maps detailing the prohibited area were also posted.
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"Evacuation" instructions

Instructions for persons of Japanese ancestry preparing for mass removal.
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"Evacuation" instructions


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