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doc Memo from President Franklin D. Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-86)
Memo to the Acting Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt on resettlement. Roosevelt suggests gradual resettlement by seeing how many people would be opposed to the Japanese returning to the West Coast as well as other parts of the country. He also wants to try distributing a few families to …
doc Letter to President Roosevelt from Elmer Davis (ddr-densho-67-82)
Letter to President Roosevelt from Elmer Davis. Davis suggests that President Roosevelt publicly respond to allegations that the war is racial. Also suggests that the President open voluntary enlistment to the evacuees. Seems concerned about Japanese propaganda in Asia, which also calls the war a "racial war." Davis urges the President to consider intelligence reports of …
doc Letter to the Secretary of War from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-94)
Letter to the Secretary of War from President Roosevelt regarding the formation of all-nisei combat teams. Roosevelt discusses loyalty and Americanism as being "a matter of mind and heart," not about "race or ancestry." Roosevelt views this as a way for Japanese Americans to be included in showing their ultimate loyalty to the U.S.
doc Memo from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Secretary of War (ddr-densho-67-13)
Memo regarding the encouraging of Americanization in the Army. FDR states separate, race-based battalions or units should be formed on a case-by-case basis, and limited to cases where political advantages are to be gained.
doc Letter to Governor Herbert Lehman from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-95)
Letter to New York Governor Herbert Lehman from President Roosevelt on Italians and Germans in the U.S. In response to a letter from Lehman, Roosevelt assures him that there will be no evacuation of German or Italian aliens/Americans.
doc Letter to the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-90)
Letter to the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt regarding resettlement. Roosevelt speculates that the Japanese Americans have become embittered about internment and suggests that they continue the individual resettlement program, which employs Japanese Americans in the war industry and in the armed services. Suggests relocating as many loyal Japanese Americans as possible and turning …
doc Interpreter Releases Vol. XVIII No. 57 Series C: The Foreign Born in U.S.A., No. 13 (ddr-densho-356-838)
Summery of and full text of President Franklin Roosevelt's Proclamation regarding citizens of Japan in the United States. Summery produced by Common Council for American Unity.