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 to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-446)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-446)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her future husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about losing his new job and his feelings about it, and how several people rallied around him to help him find another. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-492 and ddr-densho-356-534.
Two letters and a card to Yuri Domoto (ddr-densho-356-375)
doc Two letters and a card to Yuri Domoto (ddr-densho-356-375)
Two letters stores together in an envelope, presumably sent together. Letter one is to Yuriko Domoto from Claire Lapine in which she tells Yuri how glad she is to hear from her, details how she lost touch, and tells about her young son. Letter two is to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Bee Butifeld in which Bee …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-541)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-541)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mildred Allen. Mildred writes her condolences on the passing of Yuri's father Kanetero Domoto, her surprise to learn Yuri is still in Amache, and offers insights and help in finding Yuri a job. Additionally she writes of her recent friendships and news around California. Item tied together with all objects …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-364)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-364)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mildred Allen in which Mildred tells about her work in California, articles about the camps she has read, and religious activities she has been attending. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Christmas card to Yuri Domoto from Ziegler family (ddr-densho-356-357)
doc Christmas card to Yuri Domoto from Ziegler family (ddr-densho-356-357)
Christmas card to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from the Ziegler family. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Lounne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-323)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Lounne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-323)
Postcard to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Lounne Putts in which Lounne provide updates about the ACCC and inquires about Yuriko's work. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Booklet
doc Booklet "The Japanese In Our Midst" (ddr-densho-356-1022)
Booklet titled "The Japanese in Our Midst" prepared and published by the Colorado Council of Churches that details the situation of incarceration, relocation and actions individuals can take.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-579)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-579)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Margaret McClain stored together in one envelope, it is unclear if they were mailed together or separately. Letter date 3/13/42: Margaret questions the meaning of evacuation, provides her thoughts on war and racial discrimination, and tells Yuri she would not likely get a job in Idaho. Letter dated 3/29: …
Card to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-327)
doc Card to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-327)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Margaret McClain that provides Yuri with a possible job opportunity at Minidoka and provides details about Margaret's life in Chicago. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-365)
doc Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Margaret McClain (ddr-densho-356-365)
Christmas card and handwritten note to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Margaret McClain in which she tells about her new job in Idaho and inquires about Yuriko's plans to leave camp. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
New Year's card to Yuri Domoto from Jane Shaw Ward (ddr-densho-356-370)
doc New Year's card to Yuri Domoto from Jane Shaw Ward (ddr-densho-356-370)
New Year's card with long hand written note inside to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Jane Shaw Ward in which Jane provides Yuriko with contact information for a couple of employment groups Jane recommends Yuri contact about finding a job outside the west coast, additionally Jane offers references for scholarships and offers hopes of seeing each other …
Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-162)
doc Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-162)
Letter and envelope from Ralph Carr (former Governor of Colorado) to Wakako Domoto (his former housekeeper) thanking Wakako for her Christmas card, asking her to write back with more information about her move to San Francisco, and informing her of the developments in his family life (two new grandchildren and a new wife.)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies  meeting on December 11, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-758)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 11, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-758)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 11, 1941. Special meeting called to discuss five major problems facing Japanese Americans since the declaration of war. The five issues are: finance, transportation, unemployment, education, and child care.
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies  meeting on December 23, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-760)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 23, 1941 (ddr-densho-356-760)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on December 23, 1941. Topics covered in the meeting include: reopening of closed businesses, bank withdrawals, other committees working to address similar problems, travel of Japanese clergymen, stranded Japanese fishermen, fear of travel for Nisei chick sexers, individuals detained by FBI being moved inland, and bullying of …
Booklet
doc Booklet "A Balance Sheet on Japanese Evacuation: Untruths About Japanese-Americans Our Two Japanese-American Policies Are the Evacuees being Coddled? What Race-Baiting Costs America" (ddr-densho-356-843)
Booklet by Galen M. Fisher titled "A Balance Sheet on Japanese Evacuation: Untruths About Japanese-Americans Our Two Japanese-American Policies Are the Evacuees being Coddled? What Race-Baiting Costs America"
Booklet
doc Booklet "Outcast!: The Story of America's Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority" (ddr-densho-356-1021)
Booklet titled "Outcast!: The Story of America's Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority" by Caleb Foote. Detailing Japanese American treatment during the war.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-284)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Lorenne Pitts (ddr-densho-356-284)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Lorenne Pitts. In the letter she discusses a he work, forced removal around California, the appearance of Manzanar, and general news about mutual friends. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alma Folda (ddr-densho-356-366)
doc Christmas Card to Yuri Domoto from Alma Folda (ddr-densho-356-366)
Christmas card with handwritten note to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Alma Folda in which Alma provides condolences for the death of Kanetaro Domoto (Yuriko's father), and inquires about Yuri's plans to leave camp. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Envelope to K. Domoto with letters to Wakako Domoto from Toichi Domoto and Peter Milan (ddr-densho-356-208)
doc Envelope to K. Domoto with letters to Wakako Domoto from Toichi Domoto and Peter Milan (ddr-densho-356-208)
Envelope addressed to Mr. K. Domoto (Kanetaro) postmarked Osaka, Japan 24.12.15 on the front and postmarked Oakland, California 1/14/1916 on the back. Stored inside the envelope were two letters to Wakako "Wak" Domoto. The first letter is from Peter Milan dated 1/28/1944, and discusses locating Domoto family items, Kaneji's hunt on the East Coast for a …
Written statement by Mike Masoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ddr-densho-356-762)
doc Written statement by Mike Masoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ddr-densho-356-762)
A written statement by Mike Masaoka on problems facing Japanese Americans for the Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies. Issues include: decrees in patronage to Japanese owned business, cancelation of insurance polices for Japanese Americans, increased violence towards Japanese Americans, conflicting information regarding state and federal orders being provided to the community, inability to travel, and inability …
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-766)
doc Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942 (ddr-densho-356-766)
Meeting Minutes from Committee of Immigrant Serving Agencies meeting on February 13, 1942. Topics covered in the meeting include: reading correspondence regarding Japanese Americans, discussion about forming an office for gathering information about evacuation, and various types of social assistance to Japanese Americans.
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
doc Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen stored in the same envelope. The first letter is dated April 28, 1942 and the second June 1, 1942. The first letter details a conference she attended on Child Welfare, inquires about the Domoto family business, and her next work assignment. The second letter describes her involvement in …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-245)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he describes a visit to the Domoto Family's nursery in Hayward which was under the care of Pete Milan.
Case Notes (ddr-densho-356-757)
doc Case Notes (ddr-densho-356-757)
Handwritten notes about reaching out to local business owner.
Newsletter
doc Newsletter "Minidoka Sanctuary" (ddr-densho-356-1019)
Newsletter titled "Minidoka Sanctuary" by Leopold H. Tibesar sharing news of the Catholic community within Minidoka
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