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.

Support from the non-Japanese American community (202)

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American Civil Liberties Union, American Friends Service Committee, Ernest Besig, Thomas Bodine, Charles H. Bonesteel, Clara Breed, John Burns, Miles E. Cary, Hung Wai Ching, Mark W. Clark, Cecil Coggins, Delos Emmons, Galen Fisher, Bob Fletcher, Charles Hemenway, Harold Ickes, Jewish response to incarceration, Dorothea Lange, Charles F. Loomis, Hugh Macbeth, Carey McWilliams, John Nason, Herbert Nicholson, Robert O'Brien, Morris Opler, Edward L. Parsons, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Shivers, Norman Thomas, Harry S. Truman, A.L. Wirin

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Jeannie [Reed] (ddr-csujad-5-332)
img Jeannie [Reed] (ddr-csujad-5-332)
A photograph of Miss Jeannie Reed, the Okine family's friend. When the Reed family came from Missouri to California they did not have a place to stay. The Okines offered their place to accommodate the Reed family and two families became friends. The Reeds looked after the Okine's properties when the Okines were incarcerated ...
Petition on behalf of Dr. Kei Koyama signed by Charles Edwin and Dorothy Ellen Seely and notarized by Muriel R. Carl. (ddr-one-5-118)
doc Petition on behalf of Dr. Kei Koyama signed by Charles Edwin and Dorothy Ellen Seely and notarized by Muriel R. Carl. (ddr-one-5-118)
Photocopy of a declassified typewritten petition by Charles Edwin and Dorothy Ellen Seely testifying to the loyal nature of Dr. Kei Koyama. It was notarized by Muriel R. Carl on January 24, 1942 in the County of Multnomah, Store of Oregon. The petition states that Dr. Koyama is a "very loyal, true friend" and that the ...
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 3. (ddr-one-5-198)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 3. (ddr-one-5-198)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. The Notary Public for the form was for Hunt, Idaho, but was crossed out to reference Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Goodenough writes about a Japanese organization that Dr. Koyama belong to, though she cannot remember the name. She adds that ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-71)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated February 9, 1944. Reassures Kay that George will not be drafted if he is "a little lame" when he visits the doctor. Advises Kay to go ahead with George's plan for early potatoes and perhaps late potatoes too. Sympathizes ...
Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A.
doc Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A. "Al" Johnson (ddr-one-3-12)
Copy of a letter sent to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt by J. A. "Al" Johnson. Asks for an exemption for the Kida family from Executive Order 9066 and attests to their loyalty to the United States.
Letter from Don Comer to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-68)
doc Letter from Don Comer to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-68)
Letter from Don Comer to George Kida and family, dated January 19, 1944. Writes of news of his farm and of the Kidas' livestock. Mr. Comer was once taking care of the Kidas' cows, but he gave them to James Albert "Al" Johnson the previous winter (he didn't know if Al had told the Kidas ...
Letter from Mrs. A.O. Condit to George Kida (ddr-one-3-66)
doc Letter from Mrs. A.O. Condit to George Kida (ddr-one-3-66)
Letter and envelope from Mrs. A. O. Condit to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated January 15, 1944. Friend of the Hedleys. Writing to inform them that Mrs. Hedley suffered a stroke on December 22nd and passed away on December 24th.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-28)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and Donnie Miller. Asks what Kenjiro and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Kay Kido Threw Her Trousseau Overboard to Become American (ddr-one-3-76)
doc Kay Kido Threw Her Trousseau Overboard to Become American (ddr-one-3-76)
November 5, 1953 issue of the Mt. Adams Sun, Volume XIX, Number 6. The newspaper contains an article on the front page titled "Kay Kido Threw Her Trousseau Overboard to Become American." The article is about the Kenjiro and Miyuki "Kay" Kida process for American citizenship and their experiences living in the United States.
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 ...
Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki
doc Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida (ddr-one-3-53)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida dated November 21, 1943. Mentions they are sorry to hear about Mrs. Pyatt's health. Wishes them a nice Thanksgiving. Hopes they will be able to return home soon. Additional letter sent in same envelope please ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-40)
Letter to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from James Albert "Al" Johnson dated February 25, 1943. Mentions George's deal again (discussed in letter to George). He also says that he does not think George will be drafted once he starts to farm. Tells Kay what George needs to do to avoid the draft. Letter sent with ddr-one-3-39 ...
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.
Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-5)
doc Letter from Ishi Morishita to Mrs. Charles Gates (ddr-densho-211-5)
Letter explaining the sudden relocation of the Masuda family to Poston, Arizona. Four stamps that match the ones on letters from the Morishitas.
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