Race and racism

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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
doc "The Race Problem in America" (ddr-densho-122-435)
Report written by T. Blake Kennedy, Judge at Heart Mountain resisters' trial
Guyo Tajiri's response to a critique of her column (ddr-densho-338-135)
doc Guyo Tajiri's response to a critique of her column (ddr-densho-338-135)
Discussion of racist accents regarding Judge Ito and Alfonse D'Amato.
Letter from Larry Tajiri to Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-430)
doc Letter from Larry Tajiri to Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-430)
Larry Tajiri discusses his travels to Camp Shelby, New Orleans, and Jerome concentration camp. He is disturbed by "the sight of Jim Crow cars and the white-colored segretation." Also sends a list of books he would like to receive from the Common Council.
Letter from Larry Tajiri to Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-439)
doc Letter from Larry Tajiri to Margaret Anderson, editor of Common Ground (ddr-densho-338-439)
Larry Tajiri responding to Margaret Anderson's proposal to write a new piece on the Japanese American situation at the end of 1943. He also discusses the work of Elmer R. Smith and Barron B. Beshoar.
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 6 June, 1942- December, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-6)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 6 June, 1942- December, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-6)
Volume 6 divides into six sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 presents archival documents from June 1942 that show the first major modifications of relocation policies and depict the resistance by Western Defense Command to any amelioration of the condition of the Japanese Americans. Section 2 contains selected …
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 5 May, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-5)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 5 May, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-5)
Volume 5 divides into two sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first half of volume 5 includes archival documents from May 1942 which show the Army making California and the other West Coast areas "free" of Japanese, as first the Assembly Centers and then the Relocation Centers began to …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mary
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mary "Kelly" Ziegler (ddr-densho-356-379)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mary "Kelly" Katherine Ziegler in which Kelly give her opinions on resettling and details about her life in Los Angeles. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-439)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-439)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her future husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about his time in Boston, perparing for an interview, and news on possible jobs for Yuri and her sister Wakako. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-492 and ddr-densho-356-534.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-345)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-345)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Sadame Nomi in which she details a stressful week at work, apartment hunting and details about some of her friend moving to Amache. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-234)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-234)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he thanks Yuri for her gift of sweets, and how it was shared with many members of his class. He continues on and explains the current schedule at Camp Savage, and an offer to buy items for the Domotos in Minneapolis. He also inquires about her …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-416)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-416)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her future husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick describes racism fellow Japanese Americans faced when visiting town and a plan to try and experience it himself. He follows up in a second letter that he did not follow through with his plan and instead visited the library, and continues on to …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-243)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-243)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he describes plans to visit areas around the San Francisco Bay while he is temporarily station there, a concern locals will report his unit to the FBI, and a desire to be transferred to the front soon.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-363)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-363)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Minoru Yonekura in which Min provides condolences for the death of Kanetaro Domoto (Yuriko's father), details a trip to visitor Toichi Domoto (Yuriko's brother), talks about the conditions at his work, and how he spent Thanksgiving day. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
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 …
Letter to Yuri from Yoshito (ddr-densho-356-219)
doc Letter to Yuri from Yoshito (ddr-densho-356-219)
Envelope and letter addressed to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata. In the letter Yoshito writes about the descriptions of the Assembly centers he's heard so far and how positive Yuri's description was, pending deployment to Japan, his friendship with fellow Nisei soldier Stg. Harry Fujita, his recent promotion to Tech Sgt. He also describes a USO …
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.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-414)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-414)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her future husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about his travels to Kimball Nebraska and how the locals reacted to the group of Japanese American arriving in town. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-492 and ddr-densho-356-534.
Belated Birthday Card to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-218)
doc Belated Birthday Card to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-218)
Envelope and belated birthday card to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata. The card unfolds several times revealing a large inner message. On the back of the card when completed folded is a message from Yoshito in which he tells Yuri about his transfer to Camp Crowder on Easter Sunday, including a quote from another Nisei …
The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 19 (May 2, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-3)
doc The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 19 (May 2, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-3)
Selected article titles: "Claims Commission Proposed" (p.1, 4), "Community to Be Mobilized to Supply Relief to Japan" (p.1), "Kuroki to Represent JACL Veterans in Protest Against Discriminatory Acts" (p.1), "Nisei March in First May 1 Parade in 5 Years" (p.3).
The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 20 (May 9, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-4)
doc The Nisei Weekender, Vol. 1, No. 20 (May 9, 1946) (ddr-densho-358-4)
Selected article titles: "Kuroki Protests Treatment of Minority Vets in Parley with Gen. Omar Bradley" (p.1, 4), "Amemiya Billed for Ball Show" (p.1), "Hasty Deportation: 2 Days Given to Prepare" (p.1), "Greater N.Y. Group Seeks Coordination of Agencies Against Alien Deportation" (p.1), "Home Is the Soldier" (p.2).
The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
doc The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
An essay describing the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, including a list a recommended further readings.
Guide to Relocation (ddr-densho-390-147)
doc Guide to Relocation (ddr-densho-390-147)
A guide for detainees "to supply essential information... in working out their relocation plans." Also included is a transcription of a speech by James G. Lindley, a list of relocation offices, and a map with detainee relocation destinations.
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