CSU Dominguez Hills Indonesian Sailors Deportation Photograph Collection

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This collection of nine images documents the detention of a group of Indonesian seamen in 1947 as they await the outcome of deportation proceedings in the federal courts. The images show these roughly 200 men at an immigration detention center in downtown San Francisco, at the Southern Pacific depot in San Francisco, and on ship called the "Marine Lynx" in the San Francisco Bay.

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1947

1947

1 folder 9 photographs

CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], Indonesian Sailors Deportation Photograph Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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9 Objects

Sleeping quarters of Indonesians aboard the
img Sleeping quarters of Indonesians aboard the "Marine Lynx" (ddr-csujad-27-1)
Caption found with the image reads, "Sleeping quarters of Indonesians aboard the "Marine Lynx" with deportees standing beside bunks assigned to them." This is a group of approximately 200 Indonesian seamen who are being deported from San Francisco, California to Batavia, Dutch East Indies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
The ship
img The ship "Marine Lynx" in San Francisco Bay awaiting the arrival of more than 200 Indonesian seamen for deportation to Dutch East Indies (ddr-csujad-27-2)
Caption found with the image reads, "'Marine Lynx' resting peacefully at anchor in San Francisco Bay awaiting arrival of more than 200 Indonesian seamen, for deportation to Dutch East Indies. Most of them had been in custody at New York awaiting the sailing of some vessel from the West Coast. They had arrived in Atlantic Ports ...
Indonesian seamen at an immigration detention center in downtown San Francisco (ddr-csujad-27-3)
img Indonesian seamen at an immigration detention center in downtown San Francisco (ddr-csujad-27-3)
Caption found with the image reads, "Just before sailing time, the Immigration Service and the ship's captain were served with an order from the U.S. District Court to the effect that petition for a writ of habeas corpus had been filed on behalf of the Indonesians, claiming they would receive 'certain imprisonment and probable death' upon ...
Approximately 200 Indonesians in San Francisco being placed aboard the
img Approximately 200 Indonesians in San Francisco being placed aboard the "Marine Lynx" for deportation to Batavia, Dutch East Indies (ddr-csujad-27-4)
Caption found with the image reads, "Approximately 200 Indonesians being placed aboard the "Marine Lynx" for deportation to Batavia, Dutch East Indies." The ship is anchored in the San Francisco Bay. This image shows men walking up a gangplank onto the boat. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_002
Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
img Indonesian deportees changing currency (ddr-csujad-27-5)
Caption found with the image reads, "Indonesian deportees having their United States money changed to currency they could use when they arrived 'home'." These Indonesian seamen were being deported by ship from San Francisco, California to Batavia, Dutch East Indies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_003
Indonesians leaving buses at the Southern Pacific depot in San Francisco, to board a train to take them to the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-6)
img Indonesians leaving buses at the Southern Pacific depot in San Francisco, to board a train to take them to the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-6)
Caption found with the image reads, "Showing Indonesians leaving buses, at Southern Pacific depot, San Francisco, to board railroad coaches waiting for them." This train was to take them to the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_008
Indonesians boarding a train in San Francisco for the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-7)
img Indonesians boarding a train in San Francisco for the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-7)
Caption found with the image reads, "Here are the Indonesians boarding the Southern Pacific train, San Francisco, bound for Crystal City, Texas." This image shows a line of men with suitcases waiting to get on the train. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_009
Indonesian men at the immigration detention facility in San Francisco waiting to be transported to the immigration detention facility in Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-8)
img Indonesian men at the immigration detention facility in San Francisco waiting to be transported to the immigration detention facility in Crystal City, Texas (ddr-csujad-27-8)
Caption found with the image reads, "After several weeks of action in the U.S. District Court, and an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court, an order was obtained for removal of the Indonesians from the immigration detention quarters, San Francisco, to the immigration Detention Facility at Crystal City, Texas. Here ...
Indonesians boarding buses in San Francisco to be taken to a waiting train (ddr-csujad-27-9)
img Indonesians boarding buses in San Francisco to be taken to a waiting train (ddr-csujad-27-9)
Caption found with the image reads, "Another view of Indonesians boarding buses at Immigration Station, San Francisco, to be taken to a waiting train." The train was to take them to the immigration detention facility at Crystal City, Texas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ind_01_01_007
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