Cross-racial relations

Hatsu Mochizuki

Oral history interview with Hatsu Mochizuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Mochizuki, Hatsu
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Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943

Excerpts from speech given at the University of Hawaii Forum, March 1943. The document presents three quoted passages from the speech, one concerning the role of people of "the Japanese race" in serving as liaisons who can provide the most reliable check on the morale, needs, and activities of "the …
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Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945

Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 24 (December 12, 1986)

Selected article titles: "Family, Friends Remember: Yasui Services Held in Oregon Birthplace" (pp. 1-2), "Gov't Seeks Dismissal: Rights Groups Pledge Support for Yasui Case" (pp. 1, 6), and "Black-Asian Dispute: No Agreement Reached After D.C. 'Summit'" (pp. 1, 5).
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Elementary school class


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Responses of non-Japanese Americans

Sign on a barbershop door in Parker, Arizona, "Japs keep out you rats"

Barbershop in Parker, Arizona, with sign "Japs keep out your rats." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f02
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G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington

G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington, who opposed the return of the incarcerees to their homes after the war, March 2, 1944. Photo shows him pointing to a sign "We don't want any Japs back here -- ever!" See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
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Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A. "Al" Johnson

Copy of a letter sent to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt by J. A. "Al" Johnson. Asks for an exemption for the Kida family from Executive Order 9066 and attests to their loyalty to the United States.
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Petition

Typed petition asking for an exemption from Executive Order 9066 on behalf of Kenjiro, Kay, and George Kida living in White Salmon, Washington. Signed by 67 members of the White Salmon community.
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Letter denying exemption addressed to Sarah E. Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr.

Return letter and envelope to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Captain Herman P. Goebel, Jr. of the Western Defense Command and the Fourth Army informing her that her request for the Kidas to be exempted from Executive Order 9066 has been rejected.
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