Race and racism
doc Letter from Harrison A. Gerhardt, Lt. Col., General Staff Corp, Office of the Assistant Secretary of War, to Mr. Saburo Nakashima, Chairman, Heart Mountain Community Council, March 13, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-757)
Correspondence from Harrison Gerhardt to Saburo Nakashima in response to Nakashima's questions regarding the draft and racial discrimination, exclusion from the west coast military zone, and discrimination against Japanese American soldiers. Also includes a letter dated March 4, 1944 regarding racial discrimination against Japanese Americans by the military. See this object in the California State Universities …
doc News clippings regarding the incarceration of Japanese Americans, F.C. 19, December, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-761)
Collection of newspaper clippings covering Japanese Americans during World War II. Topics include incarceration camps, Japanese American soldiers, race, prejudice, work, and other commentary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0763
doc Explanation of non-union membership (ddr-csujad-55-2182)
Statement explaining George Hideo Nakamura's exclusion from the Meat Cutter's Union membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2284
doc Sociology essay (ddr-csujad-55-1925)
Sociology essay by George Okamoto for a class assignment at Tri-State High School at Tule Lake incarceration camp. Covers democracy and racial prejudice. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1928
doc Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including weather, social interactions, barracks noise, the desire to leave camp, prospect of discrimination, reflections on "one year since 'evacuation,'" and the journey to camp. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of …
doc Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including movies, dances, dissatisfaction with recreation, family dynamics, desire to leave camp, cultural and generational differences, and weather. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the …
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social …
av Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
Oral history Interview of Morris and Cherry Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0005
av An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
Nisei district manager of an educational corporation discusses samurai ancestry; childhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and makeup of Bainbridge Japanese community; incarceration at the Manzanar camp, California, including circumstances as to why Bainbridge Islanders were transferred to the Minidoka camp in Idaho; wartime resettlement to Chicago; and postwar years in California, with particular attention to discriminatory …
av An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
An interview with Margaret Masuoka, a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), conducted for the Japanese American Project at California State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview provides insight to Masuoka's personal history dealing with the prejudice that she and her family faced due their Japanese ancestry; her family's settlement …
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-17)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers the Anglo reverends and ministers who helped her while she was incarcerated at Amache, how …
img Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
Photo of Lillie McCabe. Oral history audio and transcript are found in csufccop_jaoh_0030, csufccop_jaoh_0031, and csufccop_jaoh_0032. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_P03
img [Photograph of Mrs. Lillian Baker, S.I. Hayakawa, and Virginia McCurdy] (ddr-csujad-29-110)
Mrs. Lillian Baker with S.I. Hayakawa and Virginia McCurdy. Mrs. Baker was South Bay Chair for Senator Hayakawa's primary campaign in 1977. Miss McCurdy was another campaign worker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P030
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
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 …
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral …
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part I (ddr-csujad-29-16)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers her childhood in Hollister, California, her family background; moving to Los Angeles, California in 1920 …
doc Scrapbook page: "The Gresham Area" (ddr-densho-35-363)
Various newspaper clippings on the group, Oregon Anti-Japanese, Inc. One of the articles is titled "Gresham Group Organizes to Oppose Return of Japs."
doc Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-35-375)
Newspaper clippings from a scrapbook page, one of which is titled: "Farm Returned To Japanese By Jury Order." Newspapers include the Oregonian, Oregon Journal, and Pacific Citizen.
doc Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-35-366)
Three newspaper clippings from the Gresham Outlook, Oregonian, and Oregon Journal, one of which is titled "Anti-Japanese Group Founding Gets Go-Ahead."
doc Scrapbook page: "Hood River Area" (ddr-densho-35-378)
Newspaper clippings from scrapbook page, one of which is titled: "Hood River Legion Act Draws Caustic Replies."
doc Scrapbook page (ddr-densho-35-370)
Newspaper clippings from the Oregonian and Oregon Journal, one of which is titled "Gresham Antis Get Censure."
doc Scrapbook page: "Racial Discrimination - It's History" (ddr-densho-35-336)
This scrapbook page includes various articles from unknown newspapers, one of which is titled "Past Racial Agitation."
doc Notes from Oregon Property Owners' Protective League meeting (ddr-densho-35-367)
The subject of this meeting is titled: "League to deport citizens of Japanese ancestry." The notes consist of exerpts taken from speeches made at the meeting.
doc Scrapbook page: "Opposition in Other Areas" (ddr-densho-35-384)
Newspaper clippings from the Minidoka Irrigator and Pacific Citizen, one of which is titled: "Anti-Japanese Acts Deplored." This page also includes a leaflet distributed outside an anti-Japanese meeting in Tigard, Oregon.