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 (203)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
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

203 items
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.
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 11 (May 11, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-17)
Selected article titles: "Segregation: 1000 from Jerome, Rohwer Expected Over Weekend" (pp. 1-2), "Spanish Delegate to Visit Japanese Nationals Here" (p. 1), and "CA Contacting Other Centers to Obtain Japanese Movies" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 9 (August 26, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-33)
Selected article titles: "HUD Exempts Seattle Housing for Asian Elderly" (p.1), "Another 'Profile in Courage' Filed" (p.1-2), "Postwar Japanese American Marriages Still a Problem" (p.1), "Uwajimaya Schedules $1.5 Million Expansion" (p.3), "1977 JACL-Hayashi Law Awards Made" (p.4).
Kay Sakai Nakao Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1001-3-24)
vh Kay Sakai Nakao Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1001-3-24)
Interaction with non-Japanese Americans after the war: mostly supportive
Bob Y. Sakata Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-216-13)
vh Bob Y. Sakata Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-216-13)
Relocating to Colorado after hearing about the policies of Colorado Governor Carr
Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-87-6)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-87-6)
Experiencing prejudice on the way to Spokane

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-290-14)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-290-14)
An African American family visits Pomona, brings apple pie

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of ...

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
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 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
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 20 (May 15, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-20)
ds Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 20 (May 15, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-20)
Selected article titles: "Fiction Can Be Damaging" (p.1), "Norman Thomas to Be Honored at 18th Biennial" (p.1), "442nd Veterans Join Nat'l JACL in May 30 Rites" (p.1), "Pension Rights for Evacuees on Ballot" (p.1), "Watering Down Rights Bill?" (p.2), "Sansei Urged to Keep Japanese Heritage" (p.3).
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-155-10)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-155-10)
Family decides to move to Twin Falls, Idaho, following the Japanese Americans to Minidoka concentration camp
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 3. (ddr-one-5-196)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 3. (ddr-one-5-196)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. The form originated in the County of Jerome, Idaho, but that information was slashed through and replaced with County of Multnomah, Oregon. For this first page of the statement, Mrs. Goodenough states that she made Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-23)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Aug 28, 1942. Below the postmark “Sept 1 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the postcard is a purple "Censored" stamp. The message on the back of the postcard ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-43)
The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED BY/U.S.A. 219." The ...
Letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough written at the request of Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-193)
doc Letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough written at the request of Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-193)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. In the letter, Mrs. Goodenough writes that Keizaburo Koyama requested that she gather letters and affidavits from the various schools he attended. She adds that she has known the Koyama family since 1928 and considers them like family. She continues to offer her support of Koyama ...
Letter written on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-112)
doc Letter written on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-112)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written to Dr. William G. Everson, President of Linnfield College in McMinneville, Oregon and Chairman of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. This is the first page of a four page letter. They are writing in response to a letter by Mrs. Alice Nichols of ...
Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-219)
doc Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-219)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. She is petitioning for a rehearing for Dr. Keizaburo Koyama. She writes about how long she has known him and his family, how Americanized they are, and how loyal Dr. Koyama is to the United States ...
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. On this page, Mrs. Goodenough writes about Dr. Koyama's reputation, stating that it is "above reproach." She contacted several schools and individuals that had dealings with Dr. Koyama and all "expressed their confidence in him." As to his ...
Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
doc Hugo Kaji interview (ddr-csujad-6-9)
Oral history interview with Hugo Kaji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJI_HUGO
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these ...
Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
doc Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
A report regarding closing operations of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. The report covers from May 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946, and regards "the Council's operations during the closing two month period." Topics addressed include financial statements and various aspects of closing operations, including Council staff; treatment of mail; enrollment and referral ...
Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
doc Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
Oral history interview with Toshiye Hirose. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIROSE_TOSHIYE
Sadame Yamada (ddr-csujad-8-99)
doc Sadame Yamada (ddr-csujad-8-99)
Oral history interview with Sadame Yamada. 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 Yamada, Sadame
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. 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 Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
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