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"Enemy alien" classification

World War II (215)
"Enemy alien" classification (313)

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Farewell to Little Tokyo (ddr-csujad-19-76)
doc Farewell to Little Tokyo (ddr-csujad-19-76)
This document describes the sentiment of the American people towards the Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It also describes the "military-forced effect of the evacuation and detention behind the barbed wire of relocation camps" on the Japanese American people. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-25_01
Treatment of Japanese in America; Churches and Enemy Aliens; Japanese- Americans to be resettled (ddr-csujad-19-75)
doc Treatment of Japanese in America; Churches and Enemy Aliens; Japanese- Americans to be resettled (ddr-csujad-19-75)
Contains three articles from "Federal Council bulletin," published in vol. 25, no. 1 (January 1942), no. 3 (March 1942), and no. 8 (October 1943). Titles include "Treatment of Japanese in America," "Churches and Enemy Aliens," and "Japanese- Americans to be resettled." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-24_01
This isn't Japan (ddr-csujad-19-54)
doc This isn't Japan (ddr-csujad-19-54)
This is an article from the magazine "Common Ground," autumn 1942, by Mary Oyama which describes the cultural differences between the younger Japanese American Nisei and the older Issei generations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-10_02
Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
doc Japanese in Our Midst (ddr-csujad-19-50)
This is an article from the magazine "The Atlantic Monthly," April 1943 which provides a detailed description about the large number of Japanese American people settled in "permanent relocation centers" on the West Coast. It also talks about the distinction between citizen and non-citizen among "the Japanese evacuees." See this object in the California State Universities …
Registration certificate, D.S.S. Form 2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-543)
doc Registration certificate, D.S.S. Form 2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-543)
Registration card, D.S.S. Form 2, for Tomosuke Masukawa including personal descriptive information on the verso. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_08_002
Alien registration receipt card, Form AR-3, Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-540)
doc Alien registration receipt card, Form AR-3, Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-540)
An alien registration receipt card for Koyuta Masukawa. It is singed by her Nisei son, Tsutomu Masukawa. Form AR-3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_07_001
Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-541)
doc Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-541)
A certificate of identification for Tomosuke Masukawa including his personal data, photograph, registration number, fingerprint, signature, and, "Notice to holder of this certificate." Form AR-AE-23. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_07_002
Certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-542)
doc Certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, Tomosuke Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-542)
A certificate change of residence notice, Form PM-2, for Tomosuke Masukawa issued by a postmaster in Reedley, California. Form PM-2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_08_001
Notice to aliens of enemy nationalities: certificates of identification, Form AR-AE-91 (ddr-csujad-55-1937)
doc Notice to aliens of enemy nationalities: certificates of identification, Form AR-AE-91 (ddr-csujad-55-1937)
Notice to aliens of enemy nationalities regarding certificates of identification. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1940
Alien registration receipt card, Form AR-3, Takaichi Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-1288)
doc Alien registration receipt card, Form AR-3, Takaichi Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-1288)
Alien Registration receipt card belonging to Takaichi Tsukamoto. Includes a message from the Director of Registration, information on change of address, and Tsukamoto's fingerprint. Form AR-3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1290
Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Misao Nakano (ddr-csujad-55-177)
doc Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Misao Nakano (ddr-csujad-55-177)
Certificate of identification for Misao Nakano including personal data, photograph, registration number, fingerprint, signature, and, "Notice to Holder of this Certificate." Form AR-AE-23. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0179
Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Ito Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-33)
doc Certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-23, Ito Tsukamoto (ddr-csujad-55-33)
Certificate of identification for Ito Tsukamoto including photograph, registration number, fingerprint, and signature. Form AR-AE-23. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00036
Letter regarding parole termination (ddr-densho-25-117)
doc Letter regarding parole termination (ddr-densho-25-117)
This letter from a Department of Justice officer to Matahichi Iseri informed him that as of November 15, 1945, his parole status as an enemy alien had been terminated.
Letter regarding residence restriction (ddr-densho-25-54)
doc Letter regarding residence restriction (ddr-densho-25-54)
This letter from an Immigration and Naturalization Service parole officer to an Issei man in September 1945 informed him that his previous residence restriction had been lifted and he could now return to the West Coast.
Letter regarding parole appointment (ddr-densho-25-56)
doc Letter regarding parole appointment (ddr-densho-25-56)
This letter to Matahichi Iseri informed him of his appointment to meet with his parole officer.
Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
doc Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Alien permit for seasonal work leave (ddr-densho-25-18)
doc Alien permit for seasonal work leave (ddr-densho-25-18)
In 1943, the Iseri family lived in Weiser, Idaho, under the seasonal work leave program. This program enabled Japanese Americans to apply for permits to live and work on nearby farms. Kisa Iseri, an Issei, had to apply for a special permit in order to join the rest of her family in Idaho. A list of …
List of regulations specifying conduct to be observed by
doc List of regulations specifying conduct to be observed by "alien enemies" (ddr-densho-25-20)
Matahichi Iseri, considered a "dangerous enemy alien," was arrested on Dec. 7, 1941, and imprisoned in the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. During the war, enemy aliens were not allowed to own contraband articles such as weapons, signal devices, and cameras. They were required to carry certificates of identification at all times, …
Issei man's letter envelopes (ddr-densho-25-84)
doc Issei man's letter envelopes (ddr-densho-25-84)
These envelopes contained letters written by Matahichi Iseri to his family while he was imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens."
Alien's leave permit (ddr-densho-25-34)
doc Alien's leave permit (ddr-densho-25-34)
In April 1943, Matahichi Iseri and his family were granted permits to leave the Tule Lake concentration camp to go to Weiser, Idaho, as part of the seasonal work leave program. Because he was an Issei, Matahichi Iseri had to apply for a special permit.
Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-68)
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-68)
Matahichi Iseri was arrested on December 7, 1941, and taken to Fort Missoula, Montana, where he was detained at a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens." While he was separated from his wife and children, he was able to send a limited number of letters to them.
Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-23-8)
doc Alien certificate of identification (ddr-densho-23-8)
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Issei were required to carry identification documents because of their alien status. (Issei were barred from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952.) This document belonged to Bunshiro Tazuma, a permanent resident of Seattle since 1917. The identification certificate was the same size as an American passport and …
Parolee report (ddr-densho-25-116)
doc Parolee report (ddr-densho-25-116)
In 1945, Matahichi Iseri lived in Ontario, Oregon, and reported to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
Letter to Matahichi Iseri from an immigration officer, requesting that he meet with an immigration inspector in Ontario, Oregon.
Change of Residence Notice (ddr-densho-25-27)
doc Change of Residence Notice (ddr-densho-25-27)
Considered a "dangerous enemy alien," Matahichi Iseri was separated from his family and sent to the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. In June 1942, he received a Change of Residence Notice certificate, which indicated that his request to join his family at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California had been approved.
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