Resistance and dissidence

Resistance to exclusion and incarceration took many different forms: non-compliance with exclusion orders and concomitant court cases challenging them, refusal to obey draft orders, labor strikes, and individual and group protests within the camps.

World War II (215)
Resistance and dissidence (80)

80 items
Report on Heart Mountain to Tule Lake transfer Sam Horino, leader of movement to challenge Selective Service for incarcerated Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-2-45)
doc Report on Heart Mountain to Tule Lake transfer Sam Horino, leader of movement to challenge Selective Service for incarcerated Japanese Americans (ddr-csujad-2-45)
Informational report to Willard Schmidt about Sam Horino, an incarceree transferred from Heart Mountain Camp to Tule Lake Camp. Horino was accused of protesting the Selective Service program for incarcerated Japanese Americans and creating bulletins he posted throughout Heart Mountain Camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0045
Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-102)
doc Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-102)
Provides minutes of meeting requested by stockade incarcerees, listing the incarcerees, Co-ordinating Committee members, and others in attendance and presenting paraphrased text, identifying speakers by name. Topics addressed include incarcerees' difficulties in talking honestly; their understanding of conditions in the camp outside of the stockade; the work of the Co-ordinating Committee and of the Negotiating Committee; …
View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
img View of Camp from a Vehicle (ddr-csujad-13-3)
A photograph that appears to have been taken from inside a vehicle. A row of barracks or some other structures are in view as well as another vehicle and a group of incarcerees. According to the caption on back of photograph, this photo depicts, "Evacuating loyal Japs [500 of 16,000] whose lives were in danger. They …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 24, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-32)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 24, 1988 (ddr-csujad-24-32)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin discussing the controversy over an article that Chin recently published. Weglyn also writes about possible speakers for a seminar on Japanese American draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_032
Letter from Eji Suyama, M.D., to Rafu Shimpo, October 1, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-5)
doc Letter from Eji Suyama, M.D., to Rafu Shimpo, October 1, 1992 (ddr-csujad-24-5)
A letter from Eji Suyama to Rafu Shimpo criticizing an article about the Japanese American draft resisters in 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_005
Letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin, May 30, 1989 (ddr-csujad-24-12)
doc Letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin, May 30, 1989 (ddr-csujad-24-12)
A letter from Walter M. Weglyn to Frank Chin praising him for his writings about Japanese Americans draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_012
31 Res.-13 Recognition of Draft Resisters (ddr-csujad-24-76)
doc 31 Res.-13 Recognition of Draft Resisters (ddr-csujad-24-76)
A resolution by the Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) recognizing the sacrifices and courage of Japanese American draft resisters during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_002
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 29, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-1)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, January 29, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-1)
In this letter Michi Weglyn describes her conversation with "Walter" [Walter M. Weglyn?] at a "Resisters Conference"and praises Frank Chin for his work. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_001
Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
doc Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
Chronological account of an Office of War Information visit to Tule Lake to ask incarcerees to broadcast about the conditions of the incarceration camp in response to reported propaganda broadcasts on Tokyo radio. Report describes conditions under which the broadcast would have been made, details of meetings, and arguments for and against the broadcast. Report compiled …
Victim of the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) (ddr-csujad-26-31)
doc Victim of the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) (ddr-csujad-26-31)
An affidavit written to invalidate purported distortions and false accusations made against the author in two books published using research material collected by Rosalie Hankey Wax during de Cristoforo's incarceration at Tule Lake. The books are "Doing Fieldwork: Warnings and Advice" by Rosalie H. Wax and "The Spoilage" by Dorothy Swaine Thomas and Richard S. Nishimoto …
WRA Tule Lake Center special project regulations (ddr-densho-284-60)
doc WRA Tule Lake Center special project regulations (ddr-densho-284-60)
A list of regulations regarding Japanese nationalism and "anti-American" activities deemed as punishable offenses by the camp administration.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 14 (April 6, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-63)
Selected article titles: "Stop List Interviews, Deportation Hearings Being Conducted Here" (pp. 1-2), "Center's End of Year Population Figures Given" (p. 1), "Four Violators Plead Guilty at Project Trials" (p. 2), and "Hana Matsuri: Center Buddhist Churches to Hold Gotanye Services" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 12 (March 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-61)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 12 (March 23, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-61)
Selected article titles: "Statement Given on Special Project Rules" (p. 1), "Relocators Get Kindly Welcome on Return Home" (p. 2), "Japanese School Damaged in Second Delano Fire" (p. 2), and "Two-Day 'Shibai and Buyo' Begins Tonight at Aud." (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 13 (March 30, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-62)
Selected article titles: "Spain Quits as Protecting Power: Vice Consul of Spain Leaves Center After Receiving Order" (p. 1), "Nisei Inducted into U.S. Army Now Total 17,600" (p. 1), "9 Sentenced on Charges of Violating Regulations" (pp. 1-2), and "Procedure Given for Those Planning Return to Hawaii" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Supplement (July 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-27)
doc The Newell Star, Supplement (July 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-27)
This supplemental article discusses the resignation of the camp's entire colonial police staff.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 8 (February 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-57)
Selected article titles: "2 Society Leaders Sentenced 30 Days at Project Trial" (pp. 1-2), "Second Statement Made on Center Situation" (p. 2), and "Tule Lake: Funeral Parlor Opens Saturday" (p. 2 ).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 7 (February 15, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-56)
Selected article titles: "Dept. of Justice: Status of Renunciants Defined by Rothestein" (pp. 1-2), "WRA Closes Quarters of Hoshi, Hokoku Seinen Dan" (pp. 1-2), "Excludees Now Able to Relocated East and South" (p. 2), and "Contact with Japan Through Red Cross" (p. 4).
Petition for citizenship rights for Japanese American draftees (ddr-densho-280-12)
doc Petition for citizenship rights for Japanese American draftees (ddr-densho-280-12)
List of demands by Japanese Americans upon being drafted for World War II on front, play notes on back.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 19 (December 9-16, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 19 (December 9-16, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-44)
Selected article titles: "PSWD JACL & NCRR Co-Hosting ORA Redress Meeting" (p. 1), "Children of Mixed Marriages: San Fernando JACL Conducts Forum" (p. 1), "Cliff's Corner: The Heart Mountain Resisters" (pp. 4-5), and "Student Beat: Growing Up Nikkei in Wisconsin" (p. 5).
Petition to The President of the United State of American (ddr-densho-122-397)
doc Petition to The President of the United State of American (ddr-densho-122-397)
From American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry for the restoration of the Rights to Citizens
FBI report on incidents at various camps (ddr-densho-122-890)
doc FBI report on incidents at various camps (ddr-densho-122-890)
Report filed by Edward Kirby based on information provided by confidential informants inside the camps, pages identifying names of informants redacted from report
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