img Woodlawn House, Chicago Theological Seminary Postcard (ddr-densho-446-392)
Notes by Ryo (Morikawa) Tsai on back indicate that this was "our first home", a "Frank Lloyd Wright building" (now called the Robie House and still on the University of Chicago campus).
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Alien Registration Division (ddr-densho-446-83)
File# AR-5591586: Certifies Tsai's status and vouches for his character; confirms Tsai has lived in Chicago Theological Seminary dorm for 5 years.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-293)
Employment offer from Chicago Theological Seminary is bona fide and offered in good faith to satisfy immigration requirements, though Cashman has it in mind that Ai Chih Tsai may not accept it. All is well in Chicago.
doc Letter from Robert E. Tinker, Chicago Theological Seminary, to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-285)
Thank you for letter. Tsai will report for duty as instructed.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-288)
Letter of support for Ai Chih Tsai's application for entrance into the United States. Chicago Theological Seminary can offer Ai Chih Tsai a position on the clerical staff at $1800/year
doc Letter from Ryo Tsai to Robert Cashman (ddr-densho-446-295)
Thank you very much for job offer at Chicago Theological Seminary for Ai Chih Tsai. Hopeful that this will be a deciding factor in his obtaining a visa. ACT wrote that there is no updates on his case from Shanghai.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to whom it may concern (ddr-densho-446-72)
Letter to certify that Ai Chih Tsai, Japanese citizen of Formosa, resides in Chicago Theological Seminary dorm, is registered as a CTS student, has been the minister of the Chicago Japanese Christian Church for 2 years, is a graduate of Doshisha University, and Cashman can vouch for Tsai's character
img Flora, Masano, Betty, and Diana Morita attedning a wedding (ddr-densho-409-18)
Flora Emiko (Morita) Hikada, Masano (Sakakiyama) Morita, Betty Mae (Morita) Shibayama, and Diana Lynn Rieko Morita Cole outside Graham Taylor Chapel at Chicago Theological Seminary, now Saieh Hall for Economics at the University of Chicago, following Paul Hiraoki Morita's and Miyo Morita's wedding. Caption on back: Dec. 24, 1947
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Alderman P.H. Douglas (ddr-densho-446-71)
Letter to Alderman Douglas with introduction for Ai Chih Tsai with request for counsel regarding Tsai's status following Pearl Harbor
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-26)
The University has sent a check for $35 for the Japanese Student Association, which Palmer holds in trust awaiting further instructions.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-282)
Enclosed is a letter from Ai Chih Tsai. Request for update on the status of his need for a job
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-308)
This IS good news. Cashman is glad to hear that Ai Chih Tsai is on his way home. Advice to Ryo to allow Ai Chih time to rest when he arrives. Congratulations to Ryo for her work in the school system.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to American Consul General in Shanghai (ddr-densho-446-276)
Refers to Ai Chih Tsai's May 26 letter regarding the requirement for him to enter the US as an immigrant. Affidavit in support of Ai Chih Tsai
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to the U.S. Secretary of State (ddr-densho-446-109)
Query regarding the status of Chinese Formosans living in the United States
doc Letter from Harrison Ray Anderson to American Consulate General in Shanghai (ddr-densho-446-243)
Letter in support of Ai Chih Tsai's return to the United States [copy]
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Eastern Clergy Bureau (ddr-densho-446-89)
Letter of introduction for Ai Chih Tsai; requests clergy certificate for Tsai following ordination on November 8, 1942.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-302)
Thank you for letter. Mr. Shimadzu may not be of legal help, but he may have some helpful ideas.
doc The Open Door: Wedding announcement (ddr-densho-446-390)
Wedding announcement for Ai Chih Tsai and Ryo (Morikawa) Tsai
doc Letter from Ai Chih Tsai to Albert W. Palmer (ddr-densho-446-14)
ACS thanks AWP for concern and use of CTS chapel. ACS will return to lead the church, but CTS chapel is not suitable for congregation's use due to economic difficulties. (Note: ACS and Ryo Morikawa married in the Hilton Chapel, 24 Dec 1942)
doc Letter from Albert W. Palmer to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-13)
Church of Christ (Japanese) services were discontinued after Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941. But, Police Commissioner Allman does not object to the Japanese church resuming services in Japanese. But AWP is concerned about congregants meeting in unfamiliar locations. AWP offers CTS Hilton Chapel for services until 1 July 1942 w/o charge for religious not political purposes.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Lt. George H. Kerr, Department of War, Military Intelligence Service (ddr-densho-446-75)
Response to Lt. Kerr's letter: Cashman had previously counseled Tsai to maintain his Japanese citizenship; Cashman recommends Tsai's character and recommends him for service. Also includes discussion of Professor Minoru Tabuchi.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-287)
Enclosed is Cashman's letter of support for Ai Chih Tsai
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ryo Tsai (ddr-densho-446-279)
Cashman sent a letter in support of Ai Chih Tsai's immigration case
doc Letter from Ernest Cadman Colwell, Dean, University of Chicago Divinity School, to Alien Registration Division (ddr-densho-446-84)
File# AR-5591586: Certifies Tsai's status and vouch for character; Tsai completed Bachelor of Divinity.
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-275)
Sorry to learn that Tsai has been delayed in returning home from Shanghai. Enclosed letter to Consul General with offer of further assistance.