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Report:
doc Report: "The Hawaiian Groups" (ddr-densho-67-66)
Report written for the WRA on Hawaiian evacuees in the U.S. Describes the status of Hawaiian evacuees based upon the observations by the author at a "swank dinner party." The author concludes that evacuation to the mainland was not voluntary and the conditions at Jerome were harsh for the Hawaiian evacuees. Also noted tensions between ...
Two messages to General Emmons from John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-52)
doc Two messages to General Emmons from John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-52)
Two messages to General Emmons from John McCloy requesting information on the 400 evacuated Japanese. Very concerned with whether Hawaiian Japanese should be isolated or permitted contact with mainland Japanese. Indicates a belief that Hawaiian Japanese will infect mainland Japanese. McCloy also asks Emmons if he can stop evacuation without compromising security. Evacuated Japanese prove to ...
Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
doc Testimony of Patsy Saiki (ddr-densho-67-141)
Written testimony of Patsy Saiki of Honolulu, Hawaii. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-densho-67-47)
doc Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-densho-67-47)
Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii. He warns about the infiltration of "disloyals" and stresses the failure of the FBI and military in controlling the situation. Also mentions the Big Five's dependence on skilled Japanese labor. Knox forwards this to President Roosevelt urging him to consider evacuating all ...
Letter from Col. William Scobey to Gen. Delos Emmons (ddr-densho-67-55)
doc Letter from Col. William Scobey to Gen. Delos Emmons (ddr-densho-67-55)
Letter from Col. William Scobey to Gen. Delos Emmons on the status of Japanese Americans on mainland. Discusses failure of voluntary induction in the army due to "resentment" and "anti-American" kibei and issei. Mentions segregation of loyals and disloyals as not happening because of lack of space. Suggests to Emmons that these complications have prevented evacuation ...
Letter from Col. William Scobey to Dillon Myer (ddr-densho-67-56)
doc Letter from Col. William Scobey to Dillon Myer (ddr-densho-67-56)
Letter from Col. William Scobey to Dillon Myer regarding Gen. Emmons' response to halting evacuation of Hawaiian Japanese to the mainland. Emmons agreed to suspend evacuation except for those who "would be considered safe" in the mainland. Emmons also states that the response to the all-nisei team was favorable and projects 10,000 nisei volunteers. He ...
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 5 (January 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-172)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 5 (January 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-172)
"Hawaii Pushes ENI Measure" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 1), "They'll Consider Equality Bill" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 45, No. 10 (September 6, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-36)
Select article titles: "'Family hardship' immigration bill OK" (p. 1); "85th Congress in Historic Passage of Civiil Rights Measure" (p. 2); "Formal complaint alleging 200 L.A. frims discriminate in employement lodged by ADL" (p. 6); "White House official Max Rabb to address Tokyo Nisei parley" (p. 8); "Ex.-Oregon Governor Scores Evacuation as 'Unconstitutional'" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 1 (July 1, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 1 (July 1, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-27)
Select article titles: "League plans definitive Issei history" (p.1); "Visiting novelist from Japan compares 'children of setting sun' with U.S. beatniks" (p.6); "78-year-old Issei among few survivors of first shipload of Japanese to Hawaii" (p.7); "'Japanese go home' incidents reported by Nisei newspaperman in wake of Eisenhower's visit to Japan being ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 16 (October 14, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 16 (October 14, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-42)
Select article titles: "Major civil rights case added for review by high tribunal" (p. 1); "32 of 38 AJAs Succeed in Hawaii Primary" (p.1); "Three generations of single Japanese American family work together to harvest lettuce crop for Seattle market" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 10 (September 2, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 10 (September 2, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-36)
Select article titles: "Japanese in Hawaii celebrate 75th anniv. Of 1st emigration; recall roll of Ben Franklin's descendant in Japan in 1860-70s" (p.1); "Washington State Congressional Group Endorses Repeal Anti-Alien Land Law" (p. 6)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 26 (December 23, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-52)
Christmas/Holiday edition of Pacific Citizen. Select article titles: "Watch the Sansei Generation" (p. A4); "Hawaii's Great Japanese Strike" (p. B1); "JACL Convention in World's Fair Atmosphere" (p. B18)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 12 (Sepetember 16, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 51, No. 12 (Sepetember 16, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-38)
Select article titles: "38 AJAs Named for Hawaiian State Primaries" (p. 3); "Tommy Kono 2nd in Olympic Weightlifting" (p. 6); "Congress passes bill to give Nisei postal, civil service employees evacuation credit" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 15 (October 11, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 79, No. 15 (October 11, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-40)
Selected article titles: "Hawaii Politics: Ariyoshi Nominated" (p. 1), "Japanese Firms in U.S. Out-Do U.S. Counterparts" (p. 3), and "Integrating the Ivies: EEC on Harlem Heights" (p. 3).
Ben Tamashiro Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1007-5-3)
vh Ben Tamashiro Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1007-5-3)
Recreational activities as a child (audio only)

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Masamizu Kitajima Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-287-16)
vh Masamizu Kitajima Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-287-16)
Receiving aid from teacher; family decides to move to Crystal City internment camp on the mainland

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily ...

Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-319-20)
vh Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-319-20)
Memories of Hawaii during martial law

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-319-21)
vh Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-319-21)
Fighting for redress for Japanese Hawaiians who lost their homes during the war

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views ...

Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-319-17)
vh Helene J. Minehira Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-319-17)
Losing home and being forced to live in a language school

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Bill Thompson Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-90-12)
vh Bill Thompson Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-90-12)
Hawaiian Japanese Americans rush to volunteer for service after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews and concentrated on a single topic ...

Fred Matsumura Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-46-3)
vh Fred Matsumura Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-46-3)
Fond memories of growing up on Molokai, Hawaii

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Given the full conference schedule, interviews conducted at the reunion were shorter in length than typical Densho interviews. Beverly Kashino, one of the interviewers, is Shiro and Louise Kashino's ...

Memo from the office of John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-58)
doc Memo from the office of John J. McCloy (ddr-densho-67-58)
Memo from the office of John J. McCloy to an unknown recipient regarding transfer of Hawaiian Kibei to Tule Lake. Author states that Kibei cannot be transferred due to lack of facilities and the fear that the Kibei will add to a growing militant section of internees. This would be problematic because the Japanese military might ...
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