Community publications

The Japanese American press provided a vital sense of community. Numerous newspapers were published in cities and towns up and down the West Coast. Seattle alone boasted two Japanese-language dailies and an English-language weekly for the community. The Japanese American Courier, which appeared in Seattle in 1928, was the first English-language Japanese American newspaper in the nation.

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Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-10-3)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1002-10-3)
Early interest in writing: getting published in the Japanese American press

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 result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life ...

Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
doc Japanese American News Clippings, August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-16)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from different tabloids describing significant events like the "first Mass Evacuation" which took place in the United States and how the Japanese people adjusted to the new way of life in the War Relocation Centers during the period of August 1943. See this object in the ...
Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
doc Social groups: creative writers, Caucasian-Japanese relationship, Mr. Cook, leadership (ddr-csujad-26-12)
Report on a creative writers group including establishment, membership, meetings, purpose, and leadership. The group gathered weekly to critique each other's work for submittal to the Tulean Dispatch and outside publications. Describes the involvement, influence, and eventual tension with Mr. Cook and the writers group as an example of a "Caucasian-Japanese relationship" in the camp. Report ...
Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-19-10)
doc Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-19-10)
This document features comments made by the War Relocation Authority on the Newspaper Statements allegedly made by the representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-03_01
Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
doc Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
A article published in the Japanese American newspaper "Hokubei Mainichi"about Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Mount Holyoke College. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_012
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VI, April 22, 1942. Written by the J.A.C.L. (Japanese American Citizens League). Covers preparations for the incarceration of the Japanese American community, including packing, property sales, personal documents (e.g. wills, letters of recommendations, etc.), financial concerns, and other information regarding the evacuation order. Includes a description about what life at the Assembly ...
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VII, April 30, 1942. First page in English, gives information about what the Assembly Centers are like and what items may be brought to the Center. Mentions the sale of rice and a typhoid inoculation clinic. The remaining 5 pages are in Japanese.
doc "Community Renews Loyal Pledge at Rousing Americanism Rally" (ddr-densho-96-8)
Full headline: "Community Renews Loyal Pledge at Rousing Americanism Rally. Greatest Display Of Patriotism Ever Manifest Here Shown At Gathering; Mayor Millikin Expresses His Confidence, But Warns Of Danger. Young Leaders Vow to Scotch Subversion"
doc "League Presents Evacuation Plan" (ddr-densho-96-20)
Full headline: "League Presents Evacuation Plan. National Secretary Before Solons With Ideas About Dealing With Aliens."
doc "Young Americans in City Schools Resign Positions" (ddr-densho-96-23)
Full headline: "Young Americans in City Schools Resign Positions. Large Group Educated Here Hope to Build Up Unity By Their Example. Praise From Fleming."
doc "Certificates Can Identify Members" (ddr-densho-96-19)
Full headline: "Certificates Can Identify Members. National JACL Officers Devise Plan For Protection Of All; Should Act Soon; Chapters To Conduct Program. May Renounce Dual Citizenship."
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