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Japanese American identity

Scrapbook of Eddie Muraoka

Fourth of four scrapbooks of clippings about Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Compiled by Eddie Muraoka. Other three scrapbooks are fond in items: csun_ems_001, csun_ems_002, and csun_ems_003. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: EMS_04
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Scrapbook of Eddie Muraoka

Second of four scrapbooks of clippings about Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Compiled by Eddie Muraoka. Other three scrapbooks are fond in items: csun_ems_001, csun_ems_003, and csun_ems_004. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: EMS_02
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Scrapbook of Eddie Muraoka

Third of four scrapbooks of clippings about Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Compiled by Eddie Muraoka. Other three scrapbooks are fond in items: csun_ems_001, csun_ems_002, and csun_ems_004. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: EMS_03
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Japanese American News clippings, October 1943

This document consists of several new clippings regarding the Japanese Americans from various tabloids during the period from September to October 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-12_01
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Japanese in Our Midst

This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this …
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Japanese in our Midst

This document, "prepared and published under the auspices of the Colorado Council of Churches," describes the background of the situation when the Japanese first started to come to the United States in considerable numbers, evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans and the concentration of Japanese Americans on the West Coast. …
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Descriptions of religions practiced by Japanese

Descriptions of four religions practiced by Japanese people: Buddhism, Shintoism, Sodoshu, and Shinshu. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0060
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[Interview on problem of the Nisei] and [Emotional repression in a War Relocation Authority Center]

Report written from an unidentified Nisei on the difficulties of "never being able to become fully Japanese" and the hardships endured at Tule Lake Camp. Second report on the effects of communal living based on Japanese culture at Tule Lake Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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[Significant factors in requests for repatriation and expatriation]

Report on the influx of repatriation to Japan requests from Manzanar Incarceration Camp. Report describes camp life in Tule Lake compared to Manzanar, special concerns with Kibei and Issei individuals, the draft, and family dilemma related to repatriation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
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[Japanese folklore about birth]

Report on Japanese folklore and superstitions regarding the birth of a newborn. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0059
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