Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944

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San Jose State Schmidt (Willard E.) Papers

Discusses imprisonment in the stockade of 12 incarcerees and tension concerning the Japanese Language Schools and the schools in the camps, detailing what it terms "terrorist tactics" on the part of the Japanese Language School's proponents and concluding that the Project Director is justified in using the stockade for disciplinary purposes. The document also includes the directive, Administration of Japanese Language Schools at Tule Lake incarceration camp (March 30, 1944 by R. R. Best, Project Director), which outlines policy regarding the camp and Japanese Language Schools; a memo regarding this directive "prepared as a public announcement by Mr. Harkness, Superintendent of Schools... (May 18, 1944);" and a memo from Kenneth M. Harkness, Superintendent of Schools, to Harry L. Black, Chief, Community Management (May 21, 1944) concerning these memoranda. Also included is an envelope from the Federal Communications Commission to Willard E. Schmidt marked Personal and Confidential. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0083



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