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Anti-immigration sentiment

Treatment of Japanese in America; Churches and Enemy Aliens; Japanese- Americans to be resettled

Contains three articles from "Federal Council bulletin," published in vol. 25, no. 1 (January 1942), no. 3 (March 1942), and no. 8 (October 1943). Titles include "Treatment of Japanese in America," "Churches and Enemy Aliens," and "Japanese- Americans to be resettled." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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Immigrants and Citizens of Japanese Origin

This article by Shotaro Frank Miyamoto explains in detail about the concentration of the Japanese Americans on the West Coast, the history of anti-Japanese activities in this region and the racial antagonism expressed by American people against the Japanese in their midst. See this object in the California State Universities …
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On Tolerance, newspaper editorial, The Press Democrat, May 27, 1942

Newspaper editorial dated May 27, 1942, on Sonoma County, California's Japanese evacuation and incarceration. Author offers stance of tolerance and "true democracy." Author is anonymously named "Miss Nineteen." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: lp041-01-004
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Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 17, 1940

Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of the JACL-sponsored carnival, the New Years dance, the appointment of a new chairman to the dance class, and the suggestion that the chapter discuss how the Nisei should conduct themselves during times of unrest. See this …
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Social plan for minority groups (an excerpt from letter of O.D. Richardson)

An excerpt from a letter by O.D. Richardson, "A Social Plan for Minority Groups." Richardson provides a list of fourteen activities to avoid in order for social minorities to integrate culturally with Americans. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9046. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
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"Yellow Peril"

Roger Daniels Interview Segment 1

Description of the "yellow peril" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions …

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California and the Japanese

This article from a periodical, "The new republic" vol. 106, no. 9, number 1422 (March 1942), by Cary McWilliams talks about the few instances of violence towards resident Japanese in California after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also addresses the riot between Filipino and Japanese people that occurred …
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California and her less favored minorities: a study in the background of the evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast

Historical narrative by Ruth E. McKee, WRA Historian discussing California statehood, early immigration to California, race and racism, Chinese immigration to California, Japanese immigration to California, attitudes towards Japanese, laws and legislation, and a chronology of events related to California immigration. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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Yellow Peril' Enters Chicago School Rooms. Division of Opinion Arises Among Board Members on Question of Admitting Adult Celestials. (August 30, 1910)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 30, 1910, p. 9
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Jap Wrestlers Plan Invasion. Promoter Would Bring Sixty Brown Men to Seattle and Put Them in Big Tournament at Baseball Park. He Will Select Best Men From Many Countries and Let Them Fight It Out for the Championship Here. (February 13, 1908)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 13, 1908, p. 12
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