doc Amicus brief filed in the Korematsu case (ddr-densho-35-428)
Amicus Curiae brief filed on behalf of the states of California, Oregon and Washington in the Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States of America.
img Soldier sitting on the deck of a ship (ddr-densho-201-818)
Caption in album: "General' Kumaki / L.A. California." Soldiers on a ship taking them back to the United States.
img Japanese-owned farm recently sold (ddr-densho-151-121)
Original caption: Near Centerville, Alameda County, California. Japanese berry farm transferred to a Yugoslavian in United States since 1913.
doc Letter from Masako Adachi to Foreign Service of the U.S. of America, August 29, 1951 (ddr-csujad-55-2251)
Correspondence from Masako Adachi to the United States Foreign Service regarding Adachi's travel and repatriation to the United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2354
doc Mensaje Para Subditos Japoneses de la Camara de Representantes Japonesa (ddr-csujad-55-880)
Correspondence from the Japanese government to incarcerated Japanese nationals in the United States (via the Spanish Ambassador to the United States). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0882
doc Letter from Frank S. Okusako, 1st Lt., Infantry, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-233)
Statement by Frank Okusako describing his family's loyalty to the United States, his upbringing in Auburn, California, service in the United States Army, and arguing for his family's release from Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0235
doc Draft of petition to the President of the United States of America from American citizens of Japanese ancestry at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming (ddr-csujad-55-877)
Draft petition letter to the President of the United States regarding clarification of the citizenship status of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry incarcerated at Heart Mountain. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0879
doc Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, to Miss Haruye Imahori, January 13, 1950 (ddr-csujad-55-2246)
Correspondence from Wayne Collins to Haruye Imahori regarding individuals who renounced their United States citizenship and repatriated to Japan but wish to return to the United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2349
doc Individual request for repatriation, Form WCCA R-100 (ddr-csujad-55-185)
Form distributed to individuals requesting repatriation. Questions cover the individual's personal description, citizenship, entry into the United States, residence outside of the United States, education, employment, previous residences, and relatives. Form WCCA R-100. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0187
doc Final order, judgement, and decree as to certain named plaintiffs who have submitted affidavits in lieu of oral testimony (ddr-csujad-12-10)
According to these court proceedings the plaintiff by Charles Elmer Collett, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorneys for Defendants, Tsugitada Kanamori is to be hereinafter identified as a citizen of the United States of America. This document makes it clear that the purported renunciation of his citizenship is "null, void, and without legal effect upon that status …
vh Kikuno Goi - Mitsuo Goi Interview (ddr-chi-1-1)
Kibei Nisei couple. Kikuno was born in the United States, then moved to Japan with her family after her father passed away. In the lead up to World War II, her uncle sent Kikuno and her brother back to the United States, where they were raised in foster care in northern California. During World War II, …
doc Letter from Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, to Tsugitada Kanamori, May 19, 1958 (ddr-csujad-12-11)
This letter by Wayne M. Collins, Attorney at Law, discusses the "Final Order, Judgement and Decree," which was brought to litigation on behalf of Tsugitada Kanamori, who had renounced his United States citizenship. According to the judgement, which can be seen in item: csudh_tsu_0010, this renunciation is null and void and thus Kanamori will remain a …
vh Jack Dairiki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-325)
Kibei male. Born December 25, 1930 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where parents ran a hotel. In 1941, traveled to Japan with father to Japan, then could not return to the United States because of impending war. Was living in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in 1945. Returned to the …
doc Japanese family in America (ddr-csujad-55-50)
Article reprinted from the "Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science" on the status of Japanese in the United States. Article includes sections on the Unique Position of the Japanese, Minority Groups in the United States, Background of the Japanese in California, After the War Began, Evacuation, Factors Strengthening Family Solidarity, Summary, and …
doc Redress!: the American promise (ddr-csujad-1-204)
A booklet records the history of Japanese and Japanese-Americans who faced anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_07_001
av Envelope from Kester [sic] E. Suzukli to Rev. and Mrs. Miller, 1942 June 20 (ddr-csujad-20-15)
Envelope without the letter sent by Kester [Lester] E. Suzuki to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Miller. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WLM_01-46_15
doc Japanese American News clippings, October 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-21)
This document consists of several new clippings regarding the Japanese Americans from various tabloids during the period from September to October 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-12_01
doc Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. Miller, 1942 May 10 (ddr-csujad-20-17)
Vociferous indictment of the Ladies aid of the Methodist Church for holding a luncheon picnic for "Japanese leaving Santa Anita," and similar efforts, stating that such overtures to "entertain enemies of their native land" are "traitor[ous]" and "disgrace the good sense of American woman hood." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
doc Enemies in Name Only (ddr-csujad-19-88)
An editorial from "The new republic," vol. 107, no. 13, number 1452 (September 28, 1942), describes the classification and registration of aliens of enemy nationality residing within the United States. It goes on to discuss the question that what proportion of these people are 'enemies' and what proportion are 'loyal' to the United States. See this …
vh Kenji Ogawa Interview (ddr-manz-1-170)
Sansei male. Born April 16, 1942, in Manzanar, California. In 1943, parents signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and were transferred to the Tule Lake segregation center, California. Moved with family to Japan, and returned to the United States in the 1950s to attend high school.
doc Check for $20,000 from the United States Treasury to Toyoko Masaki (ddr-csujad-55-129)
Restitution check for $20,000 from the United States Treasury to Toyoko Masaki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0131
doc Check for $20,000 from the United States Treasury to Dorothy Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2116)
Restitution check for $20,000 from the United States Treasury to Dorothy Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2219
img Relief map depicting camp location (ddr-densho-37-411)
Original WRA caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Picture of relief map showing location of Manzanar, War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry, in Owens Valley, California, which is flanked in background by the High Sierras and in foreground by Mount Whitney, loftiest peak in the United States.
vh Rose Ito Tsunekawa Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-13)
Nisei female. Born July 9, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas, where father ran a successful farm. In 1941, moved with family to Japan. Remained in Japan during World War II and worked as an interpreter. After the war, returned to the United States and presently lives in California.