Events prior to Pearl Harbor

Proceedings and Debates of the 77th Congress, Second Session

This document contains the proceedings and debates of the 77th Congress. Miss Rankins of Montana raises a few questions about some of the activities which led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. She also debates on whether any responsible American source foresaw the Japanese attack. She goes on to present …
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Hawaiian Paper Raps Loyalty Slur by Japan (August 3, 1939)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 3, 1939, p. 11
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Whatever Tokyo Does, They Are Good Americans (August 28, 1941)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 28, 1941, p. 6
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Japanese Asks Understanding In Asian War (January 17, 1939)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 17, 1939, p. 4
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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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Hawai'i

Grace Tanabe

A photograph of Grace Tanabe taken in Hawaii. Addressed to "Tazuko" [Tazu Kawamoto]. From page 63 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_63_001
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Anti-Japanese Feeling Briaks [Breaks] out in Hawaii

An issue of a newspaper, "The Christian Science monitor," vol. 35, no. 225 (August 29, 1943) describes the upsurge of anti-Japanese sentiment, and discusses rising racism and criticism towards Japanese people in Hawaii. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-31_07
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Minority Groups in Hawaii

This article from "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," published in September 1942, by William C. Smith describes about the minority groups in Hawaii, the labor problems and immigration. It also describes in brief about the race relations in Hawaii. See this object in the California …
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