Race and racism
Race and racism
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 …
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 …
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).
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).
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
doc American-made refugees (ddr-densho-381-3)
A report compiling reasons why the forced evacuation of Japanese-Americans from the West Coast was unnecessary and motivated by war hysteria. The report also brings up questions about the constitutionality of the evacuation, in addition to spelling out the effects the evacuation has had in terms of human suffering and economic losses. The report concludes with …
doc Schools at the Granada Relocation Center (ddr-densho-381-42)
A paper debating if schools should be built at the Granada concentration camp.
doc Statement by Dillon S. Myer before the Costello Committee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-10)
Dillon S. Myer criticizes the Committee for conducting an investigation of the War Relocation Authority in "a manner as to achieve maximum publicity of sensational statements," potentially damaging war efforts and the American reputation.
doc Report and minority views of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities on Japanese War Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-381-55)
A report submitted by John M. Costello to the House of Representatives discussing concerns with the War Relocation Authority's management of the concentration camps.
doc Relocation problems and policies (ddr-densho-381-24)
An address delivered by War Relocation Authority Director, Dillon S. Myer, to the Tuesday Evening Club. Myer discusses a variety of topics, including the creation of the War Relocation Authority, managing the camps, and plans for relocation.
doc War Relocation Authority notice on evacuee requests for material from Chambers of Commerce and other local agencies (ddr-densho-381-21)
Myer addresses prejudiced responses to Japanese-American high school students' requests for statistical information about the New England area. Myer recommends that staff discourage direct correspondence between detainees and outside agencies.
doc Conversation between W. Wade Head and Harold H. Townsend (ddr-densho-381-2)
An investigative interview conducted by W. Wade Head, Project Director, of Harold H. Townsend, Supply and Transportation Officer, who abandoned his post during the Poston Strike claiming he feared for his life.
doc Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, lists twelve reasons why he believes detainees are reluctant to leave the camps.
doc Aliens in Our Midst (ddr-densho-381-197)
Transcript of a radio broadcast hosted by the University of Chicago Round Table Broadcast with additional footnotes and illustrations. Ernest Colwell (Dean of the Divinity School, University of Chicago), Carey McWilliams (California Commissioner of Immigration and Housing), and Louis Wirth (Department of Sociology, University of Chicago) discuss immigration and barriers to obtaining citizenship, logistics of the …
doc Supplementary comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-12)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press about living conditions in the camps, rumors of violence and protest, and criticisms of how the camps are being managed.