Registration and the "loyalty questionnaire"

To help administer the military draft and work release program, the U.S. Army and the War Relocation Authority (WRA) produced "loyalty questionnaires" for all Japanese Americans seventeen years of age and older. The questionnaires contained two questions that caused confusion and controversy. Despite serious problems with the wording and meaning of the questions, government officials and others generally considered those who answered "no" to these two questions to be "disloyal" to the United States, and they were transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp which was designated a segregation camp. "Yes" answers to these questions made Japanese Americans eligible for service in the U.S. Army, and some became eligible for release and resettlement in areas outside of the West Coast exclusion zones.

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Registration and the "loyalty questionnaire" (278)

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Japanese American Joint Board, Loyalty questionnaire, Segregation

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Letter from Robert Allison A., Chairman, Leave Clearance Committee, to George Naohara, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-564)
doc Letter from Robert Allison A., Chairman, Leave Clearance Committee, to George Naohara, May 10, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-564)
A letter from Robert A. Allison, Chairman of the Jerome camp in Arkansas to George Nobuo Naohara incarcerated in the camp. It orders George to visit his office for Selective Service credentials. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_017
Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
doc Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano, who is leaving the Gila River incarceration camp for Chicago, Illinois. It is written by Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer in Chicago, Illinois and also addresses Fumio's answers to the "loyalty questionnaire" questions 27 and 28. See this object in the California …
Letter from Fumio Fred Takano to Interviewing Committee, War Relocation Authority, Gila River Relocation Project, June 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-91)
doc Letter from Fumio Fred Takano to Interviewing Committee, War Relocation Authority, Gila River Relocation Project, June 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-91)
A letter from Fumio Fred Takano to Interviewing Committee, War Relocation Authority, Gila River Relocation Project. It requests a reconsideration of his answers to the loyalty questions, 27 and 28. He claims that his answers to both questions were recorded in the negative and desires to change them in the affirmative. Listing his family's background information, …
Letter from William M. Huso, Relocation Program Officer, to Interviewing Committee, June 16, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-94)
doc Letter from William M. Huso, Relocation Program Officer, to Interviewing Committee, June 16, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-94)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by William M. Huso, Relocation Program Officer at the Gila River incarceration camp. It appears to be one of the references enclosed with the letter: csudh_tak_0091. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_48_003
Letter from Theodore K. Ryan, Sanitary Engineer, War Relocation Authority, June 9, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-93)
doc Letter from Theodore K. Ryan, Sanitary Engineer, War Relocation Authority, June 9, 1943 (ddr-csujad-42-93)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by Theodore K. Ryan, Sanitary Engineer at the Gila River incarceration camp, where Fumio Fred Takano is employed. It appears to be one of the references enclosed with the letter: csudh_tak_0091. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_48_001
Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
doc Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
Oral history interview with Gilbert Tanji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANJI_GILBERT
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
doc Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
Oral history interview with Satoshi Kuwamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUWAMOTO_SATOSHI
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
doc George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
Oral history interview with George Okada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_OKADA_GEORGE
Sadawo Yonaki interview (ddr-csujad-6-37)
doc Sadawo Yonaki interview (ddr-csujad-6-37)
Oral history interview with Sadawo Yonaki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_YONAKI_SADAWO
Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
doc Martha Kajiwara interview (ddr-csujad-6-10)
Oral history interview with Martha Kajiwara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KAJIWARA_MARTHA
Fred Hashimoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-4)
doc Fred Hashimoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-4)
Oral history interview with Fred Hashimoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HASHIMOTO_FRED
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
Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
doc Frank Suzuki interview (ddr-csujad-6-29)
Oral history interview with Frank Suzuki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_SUZUKI_FRANK
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
doc Izumi Taniguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-31)
Oral history interview with Izumi Taniguchi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIGUCHI_IZUMI
Lloyd Kurihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-15)
doc Lloyd Kurihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-15)
Oral history interview with Lloyd Kurihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KURIHARA_LLOYD
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. 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 Hasegawa Family
Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-47)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-47)
Excerpt: "We've been receiving yours letters steady and as you mentioned in your last letter, we will send you more letters and much steadier." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-28)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-28)
Excerpt: "Being a very poor correspondent, it has taken all this time to write you again." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
av Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
Oral history Interview of Morris and Cherry Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0005
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