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Race Mingling Not Solution, Says Dr. Starr. Japanese of Pacific Coast Should Not Be Made Over Into Americans, Asserts Chicago Anthropologist. (January 3, 1917)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 3, 1917, p. 7
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"Careless Matches Aid the Axis - Prevent Forest Fires!"


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Military publication: "Pocket Guide to China"

Government publication used to train soldiers stationed in China. Uses many stereotypical references and drawings about Chinese people and culture. Also includes a section on Japanese people titled: "How to Spot a Jap" (see pages 69-79).
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Brochure proposal from Asians on the Alert

Proposed content for a brochure directed at advertising agencies and the media. Outlines the various stereotypes about Asian Americans and calls upon the media to resist perpetuating them. Proposal put out by a group called Asians on the Alert.
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Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community

Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of …
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Dealing with Japanese-Americans by John F. Embree, Documents Section, Office of Reports

Short report from WRA Documents Section leader John F. Embree on recommended attitudes, suggestions, and practices while interacting with incarcerated Japanese Americans. According to Embree, race is hereditary while culture is acquired, and Caucasians should refrain from making stereotypical images of "Japanese types." Embree describes the differences in culture and …
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American Concentration Camps VOLUME 6 June, 1942- December, 1942

Volume 6 divides into six sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 presents archival documents from June 1942 that show the first major modifications of relocation policies and depict the resistance by Western Defense Command to any amelioration of the condition of the …
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 63, No. 8 (August 19, 1966)

Select article titles: "Loss of civil rights can be costly to youth" (p. 1); "JACL protest anti-Nisei film" (p. 1); "Congressmen learn proper use of 'Chinaman'"(p. 1); "Crown Prince Akijito impresses visiting Scouts" (p. 3).
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Pacific Citizen, The Fall Supplement (September 2, 1966)

Select article titles: "An Assimilated Generation" (p. 1); "They're Too Good to Be True" (p. 1); "Racial Stereotypes Dulled" (p. 3).
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 2 (July 12, 1957)

Select article titles: "House group recommends temp'y farm labor plan be continued: 'No ill effects' on domestic labor market recorded" (p. 1); "JACL Campaign Against Anti-Nisei Films on TV Circularized by NARBT" (p. 1); "Small Claims Court Hears Civil Right Cases" (p. 1); "$86,550 damage suit filed in traffic death …
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