"Enemy alien" classification
"Enemy alien" classification
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-90)
Excerpt: "How are you. I don't hear you five days."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-157)
Excerpt: "Received your two English letters of Jan. 25 with joy. Glad you are well."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-132)
Excerpt: "We saw the golden clouds that looked like a flame in the eastern sky. We Japanese who love nature could enjoy life where we go."
doc Alien permit for seasonal work leave (ddr-densho-25-18)
In 1943, the Iseri family lived in Weiser, Idaho, under the seasonal work leave program. This program enabled Japanese Americans to apply for permits to live and work on nearby farms. Kisa Iseri, an Issei, had to apply for a special permit in order to join the rest of her family in Idaho. A list of ...
doc Jap and Italian Internees Refuse to Mingle at Camp (April 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-829)
The Seattle Daily Times, August 3, 1942, p. 9
doc Jap's Plea Accepted In Registration Case (April 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-765)
The Seattle Daily Times, April 22, 1942, p. 28
doc 3,000 Confiscated Articles Returned to Seattle Aliens (July 29, 1945) (ddr-densho-56-1132)
The Seattle Daily Times, July 29, 1945, p. 8
doc Martial Law On West Coast is Foreseen (February 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-617)
The Seattle Daily Times, February 11, 1942, p. 2
doc Kent Japanese Is Arrested On Travel Charge (April 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-742)
The Seattle Daily Times, April 3, 1942, p. 3
doc Enemy Aliens Sought in City (March 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-682)
The Seattle Daily Times, March 11, 1942, p. 3
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 16 (April 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-65)
Selected article titles: "Myer Speaks to Representative Groups During 4-Day Visit Here: Explains Policies of the WRA" (pp. 1, 6), "Doi Describes Arson Attacks at Court Trial" (p. 2), and "Hospital Opens Japanese School" (p. 5). Page 7 is mislabeled as page 6.
doc Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-126-6)
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Issei were required to carry identification documents because of their alien status. (Issei were barred from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952.) This document belonged to George Mitsutaro Yoshihara, a permanent U.S. resident since 1902. The identification certificate was the same size as an American passport ...
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-139)
Excerpt: "How is the small fish which you brought home with water? Roy changing the water every day, alive yet? Ten months today."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-80)
Excerpt: "I watch articles of your evacuation in newspaper every day. I feel very sorry for you and young second generations who born this great God country."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-138)
Excerpt: "Thanks for your 26th loving letter on Friday, just after the funeral. You know how much I love your letter to have."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-70)
Excerpt: "Thanks you and Roy worked very hard to run the business until the last day and so busy moved house that same time."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-91)
Excerpt: "Acknowledge your loving letter today. Happy to know you are well and met many friends at Area D."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-51)
Excerpt: "Received teleglam [telegram], wish you better after tonsils took out."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-135)
Excerpt: "I wish you will get private apt. sooner. Did you meet Mr. Hara? He will help you [with] the housing."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-105)
Excerpt: "I am very busy at office, newsman."