Non-incarcerated Japanese Americans

A small percentage of Japanese Americans were not incarcerated during World War II: those who lived or worked outside the West Coast exclusion area and those who participated in "voluntary evacuation." During the war years, many of the non-incarcerated Japanese Americans faced hardship and discrimination, and were viewed with suspicion and even hostility by the greater public.

World War II (215)
Non-incarcerated Japanese Americans (16)

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[Newspaper clipping titled:] My family's wartime experience (ddr-csujad-55-2008)
doc [Newspaper clipping titled:] My family's wartime experience (ddr-csujad-55-2008)
Commentary published in "Nichi Bei times" regarding Otani's reflections on her experience during World War II and her father's experience being fired from his job as a railroad worker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2111
Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Paul Igasaki, September 30, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2057)
doc Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Paul Igasaki, September 30, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2057)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Paul Igasaki regarding Tanihara's views on the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, her advocacy for an amendment, and her requests for names and addresses of Japanese American Citizens League members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2160
Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Daniel Inouye, Senator, December 10, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2058)
doc Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Daniel Inouye, Senator, December 10, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2058)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Senator Daniel Inouye regarding Tanihara's views on the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and her opinions on restitution payments for individuals previously excluded from that bill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2161
Letter from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl, JACL National Headquarters, August 20, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2055)
doc Letter from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl, JACL National Headquarters, August 20, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2055)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl at the Japanese American Citizens League National Headquarters regarding Tanihara's argument about her eligibility for redress payments, a request for names and addresses of JACL officers, and a rough draft of a letter to JACL officers about amendments to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. See this object in the …
Letter from Sharon Marie Tanihara to Mr. Jerry Enomoto, Chairperson, Legislative Education Committee, Japanese American Citizens League, February 15, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2054)
doc Letter from Sharon Marie Tanihara to Mr. Jerry Enomoto, Chairperson, Legislative Education Committee, Japanese American Citizens League, February 15, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2054)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Jerry Enomoto of the Japanese American Citizens League regarding Tanihara's argument about her eligibility for redress payments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2157
Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Valerie O'Brian, July 12, 1989 (ddr-csujad-55-2053)
doc Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Valerie O'Brian, July 12, 1989 (ddr-csujad-55-2053)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Valerie O'Brian regarding Tanihara's eligibility for redress payments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2156
Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara, September 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2059)
doc Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara, September 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2059)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Senator Daniel Inouye, Representative Norman Mineta, and Representative Robert Matsui regarding Tanihara's advocacy for amendments to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and her opinions on restitution payments for individuals previously excluded from that bill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2162
Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
doc Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
A letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn about the firing of Japanese American railroad workers during World War II. Otani describes the hardships her family went through after her father was fired by Western Pacific Railroad and the family was forced to vacate their home because it was on railroad property. See this object in …
Letter from Harry Honda, Senior Editor, Pacific Citizen to Sharon Tanihara, August 17, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2061)
doc Letter from Harry Honda, Senior Editor, Pacific Citizen to Sharon Tanihara, August 17, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2061)
Correspondence from Harry Honda to Sharon Tanihara regarding a meeting with Robert Bratt of the Office of Redress Administration. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2164
Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Jim Tokeshi, September 30, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2056)
doc Letter from Sharon M. Tanihara to Jim Tokeshi, September 30, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2056)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Jim Tokeshi regarding Tanihara's advocacy for an amendment to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to cover certain individuals previously excluded from that bill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2159
Letter from Daniel K. Inouye, Senator, to Sharon M. Tanihara, September 21, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2062)
doc Letter from Daniel K. Inouye, Senator, to Sharon M. Tanihara, September 21, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2062)
Correspondence from Senator Daniel Inouye to Sharon Tanihara regarding the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and Tanihara's eligibility for restitution payments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2165
Letter from Valerie R. O'Brian, Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division to Sharon M. Tanihara, August 9, 1989 (ddr-csujad-55-2060)
doc Letter from Valerie R. O'Brian, Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division to Sharon M. Tanihara, August 9, 1989 (ddr-csujad-55-2060)
Correspondence from Valerie O'Brian to Sharon Tanihara acknowledging receipt of Tanihara's comments about the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2163
Oral history of Marilyn Fordney (ddr-csujad-28-1)
av Oral history of Marilyn Fordney (ddr-csujad-28-1)
Oral history interview of Marilyn Fordney. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0001
Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takuyo Togawa (ddr-densho-223-59)
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Takuyo Togawa (ddr-densho-223-59)
A letter from the wife of a medical staffer at Sante Fe thanking Henrietta Schoen for her correspondence.
Tad Sato Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-82-13)
vh Tad Sato Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-82-13)
Working for Great Northern Railway allows some to avoid concentration camps

Due to technical difficulties, this interview has audio problems in its second half.

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