Support from the non-Japanese American community

During mass removal and incarceration, Japanese Americans received outside support and assistance from religious organizations, civil rights groups, and other concerned individuals. The American Friends Service Committee was one of the most active groups to help the Japanese American community during World War II. Committee members donated educational materials to the camp schools and libraries and were influential in persuading the government to allow Nisei to leave the camps for colleges in the interior of the country. Ministers, peace activists and other supporters of the Japanese American community often visited the camps and spoke out publicly against the incarceration. Church groups across the country also organized clothing and food drives for the camp inmates.

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Envelope to K. Domoto with letters to Wakako Domoto from Toichi Domoto and Peter Milan (ddr-densho-356-208)
doc Envelope to K. Domoto with letters to Wakako Domoto from Toichi Domoto and Peter Milan (ddr-densho-356-208)
Envelope addressed to Mr. K. Domoto (Kanetaro) postmarked Osaka, Japan 24.12.15 on the front and postmarked Oakland, California 1/14/1916 on the back. Stored inside the envelope were two letters to Wakako "Wak" Domoto. The first letter is from Peter Milan dated 1/28/1944, and discusses locating Domoto family items, Kaneji's hunt on the East Coast for a …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-284)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-284)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Lorenne Pitts. In the letter she discusses a he work, forced removal around California, the appearance of Manzanar, and general news about mutual friends. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alma Folda (ddr-densho-356-366)
doc Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alma Folda (ddr-densho-356-366)
Christmas card with handwritten note to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Alma Folda in which Alma provides condolences for the death of Kanetaro Domoto (Yuriko's father), and inquires about Yuri's plans to leave camp. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Written statement by Mike Masoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ddr-densho-356-762)
doc Written statement by Mike Masoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ddr-densho-356-762)
A written statement by Mike Masaoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies. Issues include: decrees in patronage to Japanese owned business, cancelation of insurance polices for Japanese Americans, increased violence towards Japanese Americans, conflicting information regarding state and federal orders being provided to the community, inability to travel, and inability …
Booklet
doc Booklet "Outcast!: The Story of America's Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority" (ddr-densho-356-1021)
Booklet titled "Outcast!: The Story of America's Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority" by Caleb Foote. Detailing Japanese American treatment during the war.
Newsletter
doc Newsletter "Minidoka Sanctuary" (ddr-densho-356-1019)
Newsletter titled "Minidoka Sanctuary" by Leopold H. Tibesar sharing news of the Catholic community within Minidoka
Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-161)
doc Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-161)
Letter and envelope from Ralph Carr (former Governor of Colorado) to Wakako Domoto (his former housekeeper) thanking Wakako for her Christmas greeting on behalf of the family, and telling of his granddaughter's growth and Christmas experience. Ralph Carr inquires about Wakako's life in Boston and offers to host her if she ever wants to visit or …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Sadame Nomi in which she describes her bosses, provides both sides to an argument about telling Yoshito Shibata that Yuri is dating Richard "Dick" Tsukada, tells about living arrangements for herself and other Japanese American girls in Denver, Sadame's recent breakup, tells a long story about meeting another Japanese American …
Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-369)
doc Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-369)
Christmas card with a handwritten note to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Lorenne Pitts in which Lorenne provide information about mutual friends. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Thelma Chandler (ddr-densho-356-380)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Thelma Chandler (ddr-densho-356-380)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Thelma Chandler in which Thelma tells Yuri about her life in Ogden and gossip about some mutual friends. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Alice (ddr-densho-356-341)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Alice (ddr-densho-356-341)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Alice in which Alice writes about her feeling on being away from Amache, and the various reactions she gets from people outside the camp, including Japanese-Americans who fled to the East Coast before mass removal. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-766)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-766)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942. Topics covered in the meeting include: reading correspondence regarding Japanese Americans, discussion about forming an office for gathering information about evacuation, and various types of social assistance to Japanese Americans.
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
doc Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen stored in the same envelope. The first letter is dated April 28, 1942 and the second June 1, 1942. The first letter details a conference she attended on Child Welfare, inquires about the Domoto family business, and her next work assignment. The second letter describes her involvement in …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he describes a visit to the Domoto Family's nursery in Hayward which was under the care of Pete Milan.
Case Notes (ddr-densho-356-757)
doc Case Notes (ddr-densho-356-757)
Handwritten notes about reaching out to local business owner.
Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alice Hoyt (ddr-densho-356-377)
doc Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alice Hoyt (ddr-densho-356-377)
Christmas card with handwritten note to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Alice Hoyt in which Alice tries to provide emotional support and asks in Yuri is staying up to date on local California news. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-765)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 6, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-765)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 6, 1942. Topics covered in the meeting include: public support for German immigrants, and updates to restrictions on Japanese Americans in California, plans to help effected Japanese Americans.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-542)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-542)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mildred Allen. Mildred provides a list of contacts in New York City that may be able to help Yuri find a job on the East Coast. Additionally she writes about press about the war, her thoughts about Japanese Americans being released from camps and her observations of others reactions to …
Collection of letters and notes to Yuri Domoto regarding Domoto Bros Nursery (ddr-densho-356-175)
doc Collection of letters and notes to Yuri Domoto regarding Domoto Bros Nursery (ddr-densho-356-175)
Collection of letters and notes to Domoto family members all stored in an envelope to Yuriko "Yuri" Domoto Tsukada from her sister Wakako "Wak" Domoto. Letter 1: To Wakako Domoto from Peter Milan who ran Toichi Domoto's (eldest brother to Domoto sisters) nursery in Hayward, California while the family was incarcerated. Letter 1 inquires about items …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-291)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-291)
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito in which she details life in Tanforan, asks Yuri to keep in touch once she is moved from Merced, and describes her desire to move East and find a job in which she is getting help from a former boss. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and …
Christmas card to Yuri Tsukada from Claire Lapine (ddr-densho-356-393)
doc Christmas card to Yuri Tsukada from Claire Lapine (ddr-densho-356-393)
Christmas card to Yuriko Domoto from Claire Lapine with a personal note written inside wishing her happy holidays and providing details about her own holiday plans. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-315 and ddr-densho-356-407, stored inside object ddr-densho-369.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Irene Games (ddr-densho-356-282)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Irene Games (ddr-densho-356-282)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Irene Games in which she tells about the marriage plans for several mutual friend and the news around the office. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies  meeting on December 17, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-759)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 17, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-759)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 17, 1941. Topics covered in the meeting include: Japanese travel restrictions, public school reactions, summary of conference with State Employment Department on employment of Japanese Americans, financial issues facing Japanese nationals due to the war, situation facing Italian and German immigrants, and community responses to …
Brief Analysis of Problems of Enemy Aliens with particular reference to San Francisco (ddr-densho-356-764)
doc Brief Analysis of Problems of Enemy Aliens with particular reference to San Francisco (ddr-densho-356-764)
A report from February 4, 1942 on immigrants of German, Italian, and Japanese descent living in California, the issues these communities are facing due to the war, xenophobia, and racism, and what the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies Family Welfare Council can do to support them.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-283)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-283)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Margaret in which she discuses the prospect of Yuri getting a job as a social worker at an assembly center or Minidoka, and discusses the feelings of Idahoans towards Japanese Americans. The letter continued with a discussion of the sender's work in Idaho and likelihood of moving to Chicago. Included …
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