Letter from Francis Biddle, Attorney General of the United States, to Frank Herron Smith, May 8, 1945
ddr-csujad-21-4 (CSUJAD Local ID: 065-1-a-01-01-04, CSUJAD Project ID: slo_smi_0004)
Biddle's response to Smith's letter to Harry Truman requesting that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI become involved in stopping the arson and shootings perpetrated against Japanese Americans (see Letter from Frank Herron Smith to President Harry S. Truman, May 4, 1945) informs Smith that unless a federal law is violated, he can not be involved. Biddle states that he has asked Hoover to give him a report on the "outrages," and requests that Smith send any other details he has so that Biddle can notify Governor Earl Warren about them. See related Letter from Frank Herron Smith to President Harry S. Truman, May 4, 1945 . See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 065-1-a-01-01-04
Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University
Smith Family Papers on World War II, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.