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Special Purpose Application for Sugar Purchase Certificate (ddr-one-3-7)
doc Special Purpose Application for Sugar Purchase Certificate (ddr-one-3-7)
Application for a Sugar Purchase Certificate allowing the recipient to receive a quantity of sugar. Used for sugar rationing.
Application for Exemption from Military Evacuation (ddr-one-3-10)
doc Application for Exemption from Military Evacuation (ddr-one-3-10)
Four copies of an application for exemption from military evacuation for use by Japanese, German, and Italian nationals, as well as US citizens of Japanese ancestry.
Donald K. Tamaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1021-10-8)
vh Donald K. Tamaki Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1021-10-8)
Difficulty getting the United States government to recognize the need to support hibakusha
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-164-45)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 45 (ddr-densho-1000-164-45)
Working for the Saga Prefecture military government, encouraged by boss to return to the United States
Mensaje Para Subditos Japoneses de la Camara de Representantes Japonesa (ddr-csujad-55-880)
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
Letter offering support from Japanese writers, journalists, and artists (ddr-densho-338-159)
doc Letter offering support from Japanese writers, journalists, and artists (ddr-densho-338-159)
A letter sent to the Office of Facts and Figures stating that Japanese wrtiers, journalists, and artists are willing to do what they can to help the United States Government after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 7 of 26. (ddr-one-5-127)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 7 of 26. (ddr-one-5-127)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 23b - 25b of 111. The questions reference working abroad, having a government contract with the United States, working for the Works Progress Administration, and to receiving assistance from relief agencies within the …
Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-165)
doc Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-165)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written by Keizaburo Koyama's son, William, to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to release his father to the Minidoka War Relocation Center. He lists as his first reason that his father never financially supported the Japanese Government, nor did he have any intention of returning to Japan …
JACL affidavit (ddr-densho-25-25)
doc JACL affidavit (ddr-densho-25-25)
Mae Iseri signed this affidavit when she became a member of the JACL. By signing, she swore allegiance to the United States, renounced allegiance to any other country, and condemned the "infamous machinations" of the Japanese government.
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 26 of 26. (ddr-one-5-148)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 26 of 26. (ddr-one-5-148)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 109a - 111 of 111. On this last page of the questionnaire, Koyama states that he has never belonged to an organization whose purposes has been the overthrow of the United States government, …
Statement of Release (ddr-densho-446-145)
doc Statement of Release (ddr-densho-446-145)
Ai Chih Tsai employed by Columbia University in U.S. Naval Military Government Translation Unit from Oct 1, 1944, through December 31, 1944
Committee Print of Minority Views on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-densho-356-1039)
doc Committee Print of Minority Views on Tule Lake Segregation Center (ddr-densho-356-1039)
Investigation of Un-American Propaganda activities in the United States: Subcommittee of the Special Committee on Un-American Activities House of Representatives, House Resolution 282, Minority Views on Tule Lake Segregation Center. Minority report by Repressive Herman P. Eberharter of Pennsylvania regarding the Tule Lake Strike and recommendations for WRA leadership regarding their actions during the strike.
Mensaje Para Camara de Representantes Japonesa de Subditos Japoneses on Estados Unidos (ddr-csujad-55-879)
doc Mensaje Para Camara de Representantes Japonesa de Subditos Japoneses on Estados Unidos (ddr-csujad-55-879)
Correspondence from Japanese nationals at Heart Mountain incarceration camp to the Japanese government (via the Spanish Ambassador to the United States). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0881
Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 3-MS (September 1945): life insuranceno (ddr-csujad-55-2160)
doc Information series (Lowry Field, Colorado), no. 3-MS (September 1945): life insuranceno (ddr-csujad-55-2160)
Brochure regarding life insurance for veterans. Covers national service life insurance, United States government life insurance (World War I veterans), and commercial insurance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2262
CSU Fresno Japanese Americans in World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-7)
Collection CSU Fresno Japanese Americans in World War II Collection (ddr-csujad-7)
The Japanese Americans in World War II collection contains both contemporary and contemporaneous materials about the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II from the perspective of Japanese Americans, the United States government, and others.

See complete finding aid at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf4n39n6th/

Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-116)
doc Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-116)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney from the District of Oregon to the Attorney General in Washington, D.C., on the detention of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama. The filled out form letter notes that the FBI took Dr. Koyama into custody on December 10, 1941 in Portland, Oregon and that he is …
Letter from Lt. James T. Watkins, IV, USNR - Translation Unit, to whom it may concern (ddr-densho-446-144)
doc Letter from Lt. James T. Watkins, IV, USNR - Translation Unit, to whom it may concern (ddr-densho-446-144)
Letter of recommendation for Ai Chih Tsai detailing his work with Military Government Research Unit No. 2.
Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
doc Application for certificate of identification (aliens of enemy nationalities), Form AR-AE-22, Itsuhei Takano (ddr-csujad-42-86)
An application for certificate of identification, Form AR-AE-22, filled by Itsuhei Takano. The United States Government requires all aliens of enemy nationalities, including Italy, Germany, and Japan, to apply at a post office in February 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_41_001

Narrator Ernest Besig

White male. Born May 30, 1904, in Albany, New York. Founder and Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California from 1934 to 1971. Fought for civil rights throughout his career, and was involved in the General Strike in San Francisco, the McCarthy Era, and the Free Speech, civil rights, and anti-war movements. …
Cake celebrating the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-9)
img Cake celebrating the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (ddr-densho-10-9)
The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was passed on August 10, 1988. The following month, a celebration was held at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington. The logo on the cake stands for Issei, Nisei, and Sansei. The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was enacted to redress the wrongs by the United States government against …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 14 (October 12, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-41)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 23 No. 14 (October 12, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-41)
Selected article titles: "Northern California ACLU Says Government Still Holding 631 Persons at Texas Camp" (p. 1), "Protest Restrictive Covenants At West Los Angeles Meeting. Civil Rights Groups Support Right of Japanese American Family to Occupy New Home" (p. 1), "500 Japanese Canadians Deported to Japan Aboard United States Army Vessel" (p. 2), "Federal Judge Raps …
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