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Returning home

Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Trophies

Black and white photographic negative of Bruce Fukuda holding two trophies at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
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Leave permit identification card

A leave permit identification card issued for Mariko Mollie Hirashima on April 19, 1945. It certifies that she "may travel and reside within the areas of Western Defense Command heretofore prohibited to persons of Japanese ancestry." Mariko is one of the daughters of Itsuhei and Tomoye Takano and incarcerated in …
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Uniform express receipt

A receipt issued by Railway Express Agency on December 14, 1945. It details the shipment that Fumio Fred Takano shipped from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, including three boxes, one tool box, one footlocker, and one carton. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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Notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 7, 1945

A notice from Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has returned the work equipment which belongs to War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_61_001
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Discriminatory laws

Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 4

Discussion of family's legal case involving the alien land law

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this …


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An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda - Segment 1

Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal …
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Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 6

Discussion of prewar legal cases involving Issei

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …


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Alien land laws

America's Japanese problem

Pamphlet written in response to the proposed revisions to the California Alien Land Law of 1913 (Webb-Haney Act). Includes sections on immigration, California statistics, "picture brides", Japanese-owned land in California, and discrimination in California land laws. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0358
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Opinion (War Relocation Authority), no. 82 (September 8, 1944)

Report and analysis from Philip M. Glick, Solicitor, War Relocation Authority of Oregon alien land laws and individuals of Japanese ancestry. Covers a summary and discussion of the Oregon alien land laws. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1675
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Appeal to justice

Pamphlet by George Shima (Kinji Ushijima) on the proposed revisions to the California Alien Land Law of 1913 (Webb-Haney Act). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0363
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