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Support from the non-Japanese American community

College summer service in a relocation center

Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the …
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Suggestions for resolutions about evacuees of Japanese ancestry

Presents arguments and supporting "data" to assert that the claim that "America is a white man's country" is "un-American"; that the Government must make a greater effort to supply housing and financial aid for people who are resettling; that those opposing resettlement are "making a mockery of our war aim …
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Invitation to freedom - A proposal for a program of liberal adult education

Detailed proposal for an "adult education system for the Japanese relocation project at Poston, Arizona"; the author credits the American Friends Service Committee for financial support for research and a trial of the plan. Sections of the report include "Background at Poston"; "Foreground of the Problem"; "The Great Books"; "The …
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Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council

A report regarding closing operations of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. The report covers from May 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946, and regards "the Council's operations during the closing two month period." Topics addressed include financial statements and various aspects of closing operations, including Council staff; treatment …
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Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. Miller, 1942 May 10

Vociferous indictment of the Ladies aid of the Methodist Church for holding a luncheon picnic for "Japanese leaving Santa Anita," and similar efforts, stating that such overtures to "entertain enemies of their native land" are "traitor[ous]" and "disgrace the good sense of American woman hood." See this object in the …
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War Relocation Authority (WRA)

Frank Miyamoto Interview Segment 8

The War Relocation Authority's shift in policy: attempt to resettle Japanese Americans outside of camp

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 …


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Press Release, 1943 March 4

Press Release following a conference between WRA and AFSC, March 4, 1943 where it was announced that the plans for using Scattergood as a relocation hostel for persons of Japanese ancestry to assist the WRA in its relocation program would be postponed. See this object in the California State Universities …
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Letter from George Rundquist to Friend, July 16, 1943

A letter sent by the executive secretary George Rundquist, which consists of the copies of a 'Statement of Testimony by Harold Townsend' and the 'Supplementary Comments made by the WRA on Newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American activities'. See this object in the California …
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Invitation to freedom - A proposal for a program of liberal adult education

Detailed proposal for an "adult education system for the Japanese relocation project at Poston, Arizona"; the author credits the American Friends Service Committee for financial support for research and a trial of the plan. Sections of the report include "Background at Poston"; "Foreground of the Problem"; "The Great Books"; "The …
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To all those oncern with securing private employment for the Japanese

Administrative Instructions which outlining the conditions under which the Japanese American citizens will be released from "the relocation centers" for the purpose of accepting private employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_04
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