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doc Excerpt from a naval counter-intelligence report (ddr-densho-67-115)
Excerpt from a naval counter-intelligence report on "minority groups' reactions to returning Japanese." Discusses the reactions of the Chinese, Filipino, Korean and African American communities to Japanese resettlement. The report cites efforts by each group in welcoming back the Japanese, but possible tension, especially with the African American community.
doc Letter to Harold Ickes from the Mayor of New York (ddr-densho-67-106)
Letter to Harold Ickes from the Mayor of New York regarding resettlement. The mayor is protesting the resettlement of Japanese Americans to New York. Suggests that there aren't enough police to monitor them and wants every Japanese American in New York to declare their loyalty.
doc Memo from President Franklin D. Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-86)
Memo to the Acting Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt on resettlement. Roosevelt suggests gradual resettlement by seeing how many people would be opposed to the Japanese returning to the West Coast as well as other parts of the country. He also wants to try distributing a few families to …
doc Memo, John L. DeWitt to John McCloy (ddr-densho-67-2)
Memo, John L. DeWitt to John McCloy, regarding mixed marriages and resettlement of Japanese Americans upon release from concentration camps. Includes McCloy's previous memo to DeWitt suggesting reexamination of DeWitt's policy denying return of mixed-marriage couples to the West Coast. Suggests considering requests on the basis of loyalty. In DeWitt's response, he objects to proposed changes, …
doc Letter to President Roosevelt from M.S. Eisenhower (ddr-densho-67-89)
Letter to President Roosevelt from M.S. Eisenhower on resettlement. Eisenhower is concerned with the entire evacuation program and its effect on Japanese American youth. Discusses negative impact of life in the camps on evacuees. Also suggests that the evacuees know that racism was a motivating factor behind internment. Strongly suggests helping the loyal evacuees "become reabsorbed" …
doc Letter to the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-90)
Letter to the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt regarding resettlement. Roosevelt speculates that the Japanese Americans have become embittered about internment and suggests that they continue the individual resettlement program, which employs Japanese Americans in the war industry and in the armed services. Suggests relocating as many loyal Japanese Americans as possible and turning …
doc Evacuation claims settlement sheet (ddr-densho-25-65)
Under the Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act, Matahichi Iseri claimed $246 in damages from losses due to World War II. In 1952, the Justice Department awarded him a compromise settlement of $226. He was fortunate to receive an amount so close to his original claim, since many Japanese Americans received much less.
doc Application for relocation assistance (ddr-densho-25-58)
This application for relocation assistance was filled out on February 15, 1946, by Mae Iseri, under her married name of Mae Yamada. The application lists herself and her two sons. They wished to relocate to Kent, Washington, and were granted $25.
doc Resettlement booklet on East Coast schools (ddr-densho-35-421)
Resettlement booklet titled: "Schools For Your Children in the East Coast Area." Provides information about schools to Japanese American families resettling to the East Coast from the camps.
doc War Relocation Authority publication: "Philadelphia" (ddr-densho-35-419)
Pamphlet produced by the Philadelphia District Office of the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Provides testimonials by Japanese Americans who had recently resettled to Philadelphia from the camps. Many WRA publications, such as this one, portrayed the resettlement experience in a positive light to attract Japanese Americans to the Midwest and East Coast.
doc Pacific Parade Magazine article (ddr-densho-35-356)
Article from Pacific Parade Magazine titled: "Some Japanese Are Happier Where They Are."
doc Resettlement publication (ddr-densho-35-422)
Publication titled: "The Philadelphia Hostel - Resettlement Gateway To Pennsylvania And Southern New Jersey." Provides information about the Philadelphia Hostel, a short-term housing option for Japanese Americans resettling to the East Coast.
doc Publication: "Resettlement Hand-Book" (ddr-densho-35-426)
Handbook on resettlement written by The Committee on Resettlement of Japanese Americans.
doc Resettlement booklet: "Philadelphia" (ddr-densho-35-412)
Booklet written by the Philadelphia Nisei Council. Provides budget, housing, employment, and recreational information to Japanese Americans resettling to Philadelphia from the camps.
doc War Relocation Authority publication (ddr-densho-35-420)
Pamphlet published by the Philadelphia District Office of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) titled: "Invitation to Philadelphia." Provides testimonials by recently resettled Japanese Americans as well as education and employment information about the city. Many WRA publications, such as this one, portrayed the resettlement experience in a positive light to attract Japanese Americans to the Midwest …
doc Resettlement booklet: "Facts About Philadelphia" (ddr-densho-35-411)
A booklet given to Japanese Americans resettling to Philadelphia from the camps. Includes information on housing, employment and schools.
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-93-16)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Relocation departure, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams.
img Japanese Americans loading a bus (ddr-densho-93-17)
Original Ansel Adams caption: Loading bus, leaving Manzanar for relocation, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Tule Lake concentration camp (ddr-densho-324-15)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter regarding a job offer in Philadelphia.
img Tadaichi Yoshioka (ddr-densho-357-787)
Tadaichi Yoshioka stands on the front steps of the new family residence at 216 E. 27th St. in Minneapolis.The Terakawa and Yoshioka families eventually relocated to Minneapolis after they were released from the Topaz concentration camp.
img Yoshioka residence (ddr-densho-357-782)
Caption: "Our house, Minneapolis Minn. 216 E. 27th St." The Terakawa and Yoshioka families eventually relocated to Minneapolis after they were released from the Topaz concentration camp.