Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Collection ddr-densho-67
doc Memo regarding "agitators" at Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-67-108)
Lists "subversive" activities and who should be transferred.
doc Advertisement for a Civil Liberties League meeting (ddr-densho-67-109)
This group is protesting Min Yasui's incarceration and wants to raise awareness of his case to all internees.
doc Memo to John McCloy from Truman Gibson (ddr-densho-67-111)
Memo to John McCloy from Truman Gibson about racial prejudices. Gibson informs McCloy that racial discrimination by military personnel must not be expressed for the duration of the war.
doc Telephone conversation between Bendetsen and Tate (ddr-densho-67-112)
Transcript of telephone conversation between Bendetsen and Tate. Tate proposes two plans: first, that Justices of the Peace be appointed to each camp to hold trials; second, that they begin censoring the mail. Tate suggests that they even withhold the mail like they do with "military prisoners."
doc Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy (ddr-densho-67-113)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Charles Fahy on the Korematsu case. Ennis discusses the possibility of an appeal by Korematsu and what actions they would have to take. Also warns that this case and others are the first that question the constitutionality of internment.
doc Memo regarding DeWitt's Final Report (ddr-densho-67-114)
Memo from Edward Ennis to Paul Freund on DeWitt's Final Report. Ennis does not want the government to use the report to justify internment because of all the false statements in it.
doc Excerpt from a naval counter-intelligence report (ddr-densho-67-115)
Excerpt from a naval counter-intelligence report on "minority groups' reactions to returning Japanese." Discusses the reactions of the Chinese, Filipino, Korean and African American communities to Japanese resettlement. The report cites efforts by each group in welcoming back the Japanese, but possible tension, especially with the African American community.
doc Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick (ddr-densho-67-116)
Memo from John Burling to Philip Glick on a WRA memo called "validity of detention." Burling critiques the WRA memo -- written in connection to the Korematsu brief -- because of its reliance on DeWitt's Final Report. States that it is also based on heresay and rumors that were never proved to be true, such as …
doc Telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen (ddr-densho-67-118)
Transcript of a telephone conversation between General DeWitt, General Gullion and Colonel Bendetsen on evacuation. They are discussing a pending press release on the alleged subversive activities on the West Coast. They want to change the press release to favor mass evacuation of all people of Japanese ancestry.
doc Memo from Justice William Douglas to Chief Justice Harlan Stone (ddr-densho-67-120)
Memo from Justice William Douglas to Chief Justice Harlan Stone on the Hirabayashi decision. Douglas has revised the decision to remove any sort of racial discrimination.
doc Letter from Justice Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Harlan Stone (ddr-densho-67-121)
Letter from Justice Felix Frankfurter to Chief Justice Harlan Stone about the Hirabayashi decision. Frankfurter informs Stone that there is a debate surrounding the use of language in the decision -- warns that many more habeas corpus suits could be filed if the court does not accurately state their opinion.
doc Telephone conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Colonel Watson (ddr-densho-67-122)
Transcript of telephone conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Colonel Watson on the loyalty investigations. Bendetsen grapples with the contradictions of determining loyalty. They discuss labor needs and that General DeWitt should give a public statement on loyalty investigations.
doc Conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Mr. Braum (ddr-densho-67-123)
Transcript of conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Mr. Braum regarding the "loyalty investigations." Braum has been working on a public statement on loyalty -- explaining why the government waited to determine loyalty. Bendetsen is concerned about justifying internment and the loyalty investigations.
doc Conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Captain Hall (ddr-densho-67-124)
Transcript of conversation between Colonel Bendetsen and Captain Hall regarding loyalty investigations and relocation. Bendetsen expresses his concern with internment, especially with the public relations aspect. Gives numerous ways internment could be interpreted as a "mistake."
doc "Memorandum for the Attorney General" (ddr-densho-67-125)
Memo to Francis Biddle from J. Edgar Hoover about Japanese Americans living on the Yakima Indian Reservation. Local sheriffs want to raid Japanese homes and eventually remove them from the reservation. Hoover describes the history of tension due to the Japanese leasing Yakima Reservation lands. He concludes that the FBI will not sanction any raids or …
doc Letter from Edward Ennis (ddr-densho-67-126)
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hughes from Edward Ennis. Ennis is responding to a letter written by the couple protesting internment. Ennis assures them that the government will not take away the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans.
doc Memo to Francis Biddle from Congressman Ward Johnson (ddr-densho-67-128)
Memo to Francis Biddle from California Congressman Ward Johnson urging immediate incarceration of Japanese Americans.
doc Harper's Magazine article: "Japanese in America: the Problem and Solution" (ddr-densho-67-129)
Harper's magazine article written by an Intelligence officer. He describes evacuation and internment, critiques internment and says that most of the internees are loyal.
doc Statement of Hon. John Spellman (ddr-densho-67-133)
Written statement by Hon. John Spellman, Governor of the State of Washington. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Statements by Public Officials."