The Hibiya Family collection consists of War Relocation Authority administrative documents, a series of photographs from the Allied bombing of Tokyo, and personal documents and photographs from the Hibiya family. Disclaimer: this collection contains graphic materials from the aftermath of the Tokyo bombings.
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doc Conversation between W. Wade Head and Harold H. Townsend (ddr-densho-381-2)
An investigative interview conducted by W. Wade Head, Project Director, of Harold H. Townsend, Supply and Transportation Officer, who abandoned his post during the Poston Strike claiming he feared for his life.
doc American-made refugees (ddr-densho-381-3)
A report compiling reasons why the forced evacuation of Japanese-Americans from the West Coast was unnecessary and motivated by war hysteria. The report also brings up questions about the constitutionality of the evacuation, in addition to spelling out the effects the evacuation has had in terms of human suffering and economic losses. The report concludes with …
doc Statement on the testimony of Harold H. Townsend before the House of Representatives Subcommittee (ddr-densho-381-4)
A rebuttal of statements made by Harold H. Townsend, former Chief Supply and Transportation Officer, before the House of Representatives Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities. The author, most likely the War Relocation Authority, argues that Townsend's testimony was almost entirely composed of false statements about events and living conditions at the Poston concentration …
doc Letter to Martin Dies from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-381-5)
A letter to Martin Dies, Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities, from Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, about misleading statements made by committee members and their affect on the War Relocation Authority.
doc Project directors report on evacuee resistances to relocation (ddr-densho-381-6)
Dillon S. Myer, War Relocation Authority Director, lists twelve reasons why he believes detainees are reluctant to leave the camps.
doc Dillon S. Myer's National Broadcasting Company network address (ddr-densho-381-7)
An advance release copy of Dillon S. Myer's address over the National Broadcasting Company network about the loyalty of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in concentration camps and their living conditions.
doc Evidences of Americanism among Japanese-Americans (ddr-densho-381-9)
A statement by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, presented before the Costello Subcommittee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities attempting to draw attention to the "Americanism" of Japanese-Americans.
doc Statement by Dillon S. Myer before the Costello Committee of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-10)
Dillon S. Myer criticizes the Committee for conducting an investigation of the War Relocation Authority in "a manner as to achieve maximum publicity of sensational statements," potentially damaging war efforts and the American reputation.