Support from the non-Japanese American community

During mass removal and incarceration, Japanese Americans received outside support and assistance from religious organizations, civil rights groups, and other concerned individuals. The American Friends Service Committee was one of the most active groups to help the Japanese American community during World War II. Committee members donated educational materials to the camp schools and libraries and were influential in persuading the government to allow Nisei to leave the camps for colleges in the interior of the country. Ministers, peace activists and other supporters of the Japanese American community often visited the camps and spoke out publicly against the incarceration. Church groups across the country also organized clothing and food drives for the camp inmates.

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Support from the non-Japanese American community (424)

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Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-170-39)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview Segment 39 (ddr-densho-1000-170-39)
Daughter moves out to attend school; Peggie and son are transferred to Minidoka
Walt Woodward Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-104-6)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-104-6)
Recalling the mass removal: "The soldiers were the ones that were crying"
Walt Woodward Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-104-2)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-104-2)
Writing newspaper editorials in response to anti-Japanese sentiment in the mainstream press
Walt Woodward Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-104-7)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-104-7)
Taking a stand against those opposing the return of Japanese Americans to Bainbridge Island
Walt Woodward Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-104-10)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-104-10)
Reason for taking a stand against incarceration: "it was the only thing to do"
Walt Woodward Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-104-1)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-104-1)
Speaking out against the Japanese American incarceration as a newspaper publisher
Walt Woodward Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-104-4)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-104-4)
Watching Japanese Americans prepare for removal from Bainbridge Island, and taking backlash for stance against the incarceration
Walt Woodward Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-104-5)
vh Walt Woodward Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-104-5)
Hiring a Japanese American newspaper correspondent from Manzanar concentration camp, California
Fred Okrand Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-15-1)
vh Fred Okrand Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-15-1)
Trying to create a test case with the ACLU to challenge the mass removal

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not …

Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, August 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-51)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, August 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-51)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. Transcript is found in item: ssu_nbea_9049. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-049
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, August 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-4)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, August 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-4)
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. Transcript is found in item: ssu_nbea_9002. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-002
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-29)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-29)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-027
Letter from Lea Perry to Frank Ito and family, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-56-79)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to Frank Ito and family, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-56-79)
Letter from Lea Perry to Frank Ito and family. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-077
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, May 2, 1947 (ddr-csujad-56-127)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, May 2, 1947 (ddr-csujad-56-127)
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-125
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, January 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-33)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, January 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-33)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-031
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, January 27, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-36)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, January 27, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-36)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-034
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, December 19, 1944 (ddr-csujad-56-98)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, December 19, 1944 (ddr-csujad-56-98)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-096
Letter from Lea Perry to George Ito, January 7, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-34)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to George Ito, January 7, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-34)
Letter from Lea Perry to George Ito. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. Transcript is found in item: ssu_nbea_9032. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-032
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, November 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-27)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, November 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-27)
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-025
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, October 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-18)
doc Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito, October 5, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-18)
Letter from Lea Perry to Kazuo Ito. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. Transcript is found in item: ssu_nbea_9016. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-016
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, July 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-56-116)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, July 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-56-116)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-114
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, October 28, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-21)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, October 28, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-21)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-019
Letter from Frank Ito to Joe and Lea Perry, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-133)
doc Letter from Frank Ito to Joe and Lea Perry, November 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-56-133)
Letter from Frank Ito to Joe and Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-131
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, October 13, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-19)
doc Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry, October 13, 1942 (ddr-csujad-56-19)
Letter from Kazuo Ito to Lea Perry. The original letters are housed with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and were borrowed for digitization courtesy of the JACL, December 2014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-01-017
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