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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Letter from Amelia Cattrell to Miyuki
doc Letter from Amelia Cattrell to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-67)
Letter from Amelia Cattrell to Miyuki "Kay" Kida dated January 17, 1944. Mrs. Cattrell once worked for Dr. Miller in Hood River and was an acquaintance of the Kida family's. She was a friend of Mrs. Condit. Tells the Kidas of Mrs. Miller's (Dr. Miller's wife) passing away several years ago and how much the Millers ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-33)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated January 4, 1943. Says she misses the Kida family and hopes the war will end soon so they can come home. Discusses her health problems.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-30)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 2, 1942. She writes that she is angry about Kay's treatment in town. Writes that she wishes they were home. Talks about Ethel Crow, her sister Vickie, and Vickie's granddaughter Victoria, as well as general news about other people ...
Chirstmas card from Mary Hedley to Kida family (ddr-one-3-116)
doc Chirstmas card from Mary Hedley to Kida family (ddr-one-3-116)
Christmas card from Mary Hedley to the Kida family postmarked Dec 10, 1943. Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa Oregon.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-51)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated November 19, 1943. Mrs. Pyatt suffered a stroke and was writing from the West Klickitat Hospital; she addressed the letter incorrectly, so there was a letter from Wilma Thornton, the hospital manager, included, which ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-58)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 14, 1943. Mentions having to pay income tax for "all of us down here." Says that the Kida family shouldn't try to visit Mrs. Pyatt because she would not know them. She was moved to Medical Lake after trying ...
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
doc Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (calls them Georgie, Ma, and Pa) dated November 21, 1943. Says they are working too hard. Asks after Mrs. Pyatt and says that it might be a while before they can get up to visit her in the hospital. Mrs. Pyatt's health is failing; he writes that she gets ...
Letter from Vickie Waldron to Kida family (ddr-one-3-57)
doc Letter from Vickie Waldron to Kida family (ddr-one-3-57)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Vickie Waldron, signed "Aunt Vickie," to the Kida family, addressed as "friends," dated December 9, 1943. Writes that she and Ethel planned on visiting Sarah "Sade" Pyatt, but thought it might upset her to not be able to go home with them. Later told they ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-44)
Envelope address to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated April 21, 1943. She writes that she forgot about Easter and says that she will try to send the Kida family an Easter card when she gets a chance (Kay sent her an Easter ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kida family (ddr-one-3-70)
Addition to the previous letter dated February 8, 1944. From James Albert "Al" Johnson to the Kida family. More advice to George about the draft examination. To see full letter please see ddr-one-3-69.
Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
Letter and envelope from Mary Hedley to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 18, 1942. Writes that she wishes they had completed a land deal before because the property is in Mr. Arthur Hedley's name, who is critically ill and no longer lucid.
Envelope from Sarah
doc Envelope from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-34)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt. Postmarked January 5, 1943.
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-46)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated April 28, 1943. Says he is worried about the water situation in Nyssa. He is going to bring up the potato digger and apple grader when he comes to visit, as well as anything else they need.
Chirstmas card from Guy and Ethel Crow to Kida family (ddr-one-3-117)
doc Chirstmas card from Guy and Ethel Crow to Kida family (ddr-one-3-117)
Christmas card from Guy and Ethel Crow to the Kida family postmarked Dec 16, 1943. Envelope is addressed to Mrs. Kay Kido and Family in Nyssa, Oregon
Christmas card from the Parriotts to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-62)
doc Christmas card from the Parriotts to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-62)
Christmas card to the Kidas from the Parriotts (likely Bert and Mattie Parriott). Envelope is postmarked White Salmon, Washington, December 26, 1943.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-42)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated April 9, 1943. She worries about the Kidas and hopes they aren't working too hard. Mentions that Marian Locke came by perhaps wanting to learn something about the Kida family, and Mrs. Pyatt describes ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-32)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated December 18, 1942. Mentions that there is some hope that the Kidas might be able to come home soon. She also writes that the Kidas found good people to work for (Rosella and J.P. ...
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family (ddr-one-3-45)
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family in Nyssa, Oregon, dated April 26, 1943. She writes that she received an Easter card from the Kida family. One of her friends (Bertha) had been seriously ill but recovered.
Letter from George Kida to Sarah
doc Letter from George Kida to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-24)
Letter from George Kida, addressed to "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt). George writes that there had been a misunderstanding about his mother, writing that Mrs. Pyatt had wrote that his mother "was in the worst scrape of any of us" and so had assumed she was ill. He called the Krogmans for news of his mother, who ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-17)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family) on June 16, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt asks after the family's well being after they had been vaccinated. Also tells of visits from several friends, including George Clark, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Crogman, who expressed her appreciation of having the Kidas' car to use. ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-38)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated February 14, 1943. Writes to Kida family that she is homesick and misses them. Asks if they have heard anything about being let home. Says that Maud Chamberlain's husband was killed in the Soloman ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida (ddr-one-3-73)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon dated February 26, 1944. In the letter he gives advice about avoiding the draft by failing the physical examination. Says that if George does not pass the physical examination he will be put back in 4A classification. Mentions that he ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-55)
Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida dated November 29. He is planning on visiting Mrs. Pyatt to see how she is. He says he will report back to Kay about how she is and what her mental status is. He does not think she will last long. Advises George to fix the ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-47)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated April 29, 1943. Asks how Kenjiro and George are getting along with their potatoes and beets. She asks if they are living on Mr. Dunaway's place. Notes that the address on their last letter ...
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