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Letter from Harold Ickes to President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-87)
doc Letter from Harold Ickes to President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-87)
Letter from Harold Ickes to President Roosevelt urging the President to rescind orders excluding Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Ickes gives many reasons, including unconstitutionality of detaining American citizens, lack of military necessity and psychological damage to Japanese Americans.
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
doc Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle regarding resettlement. Pg 1: Biddle discusses the current resettlement situation and suggests that anti-Japanese press is impeding relocation. Pg 2: Biddle discusses the negative portrayal of the War Relocation Authority (WRA), especially from the Tule Lake riots and the alleged coddling of evacuees. Pg 3: Discusses political problems of …
Memo to President Roosevelt from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes (ddr-densho-67-96)
doc Memo to President Roosevelt from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes (ddr-densho-67-96)
Memo to President Roosevelt from Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes. Ickes expresses concern over the hostile situation that has developed in the camps. He attributes this to the poor way the evacuees have been treated. Ickes also worries that thousands of loyal Japanese have recently turned "angry" and suggests better leadership in the War Relocation …
Series of memos regarding the Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-densho-67-65)
doc Series of memos regarding the Japanese in Hawaii (ddr-densho-67-65)
Series of memos regarding the Japanese in Hawaii. Memo 1: from Frank Knox to President Roosevelt. He suggests that proper action against the Japanese in Hawaii is not being taken and urges the President to look into the matter. Memo 2: Henry Stimson to President Roosevelt. Assures the President that the situation is under control -- …
Memo from President Franklin D. Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-86)
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 …
Memo from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Secretary of War (ddr-densho-67-13)
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.
Letter to Governor Herbert Lehman from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-95)
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.
Letter to President Roosevelt from M.S. Eisenhower (ddr-densho-67-89)
doc Letter to President Roosevelt from M.S. Eisenhower (ddr-densho-67-89)
Letter to President Roosevelt from M.S. Eisenhower on resettlement. Eisenhower is concerned with the entire evacuation program and its effect on Japanese American youth. Discusses negative impact of life in the camps on evacuees. Also suggests that the evacuees know that racism was a motivating factor behind internment. Strongly suggests helping the loyal evacuees "become reabsorbed" …
Letter to the Secretary of War from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-94)
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.
Letter to President Roosevelt from Elmer Davis (ddr-densho-67-82)
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 …
Letter to President Roosevelt from Galen M. Fisher (ddr-densho-67-92)
doc Letter to President Roosevelt from Galen M. Fisher (ddr-densho-67-92)
Letter to President Roosevelt from Galen M. Fisher urging the President to not fire Dillon Myer. He praises Myer's job as the head of the War Relocation Authority and suggests that Myer's removal would "give comfort to the race-baiters."
Letter to the Secretary of the Interior from President Roosevelt (ddr-densho-67-90)
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 …
Franklin D. Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-486)
img Franklin D. Roosevelt (ddr-densho-37-486)
Original NARA caption: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan
Executive Order 9346 (ddr-densho-356-1036)
doc Executive Order 9346 (ddr-densho-356-1036)
Copy of Executive Order 9346, which amends EO 8802, establishing a new committee on Fair Employment Practice and defining powers and duties.
Interpreter Releases Vol. XVIII No. 57 Series C: The Foreign Born in U.S.A., No. 13 (ddr-densho-356-838)
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.
Booklet:
doc Booklet: "A Voice That Must Be Heard" (ddr-densho-356-844)
Booklet titled: "A Voice That Must Be Heard" containing excerpts about Japanese Americans from statements by various government officials including: President Franklin Roosevelt, Henry L. Stimson, Joseph C. Grew, Elmer Davis, W.P. Scobey, Milton S. Eisenhower, Harold L. Ickes, J. Edgar Hoover, Paul V. McNutt, Delos C. Emmons, Kendell Fielder, and Chester C. Davis.
Message from the President of the United States on the Segregation of Loyal and Disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-356-1037)
doc Message from the President of the United States on the Segregation of Loyal and Disloyal Japanese in Relocation Centers (ddr-densho-356-1037)
Formal message from President Franklin Roosevelt to the Senate regarding Senate Resolution 166 on the segregation of loyal and disloyal Nikkei in camps.
The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
doc The Evacuation of the Japanese During World War II (ddr-densho-390-141)
An essay describing the evacuation of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, including a list a recommended further readings.
11th Triennial Nisei Veterans Reunion Maui News supplement (ddr-densho-390-139)
doc 11th Triennial Nisei Veterans Reunion Maui News supplement (ddr-densho-390-139)
Articles on the 11th Nisei Veterans Reunion held in Maui, with a list of participants. Walter Matsuoka is listed on page 24 with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Further comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-13)
doc Further comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-13)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press about violence at the camps and conspiracies to assassinate the President.
War Relocation Authority administrative notice on payroll allotments for war bonds (ddr-densho-381-19)
doc War Relocation Authority administrative notice on payroll allotments for war bonds (ddr-densho-381-19)
Acting Director, Leland Barrows, encourages War Relocation Authority staff to meet payroll allotment goals for war bonds. Included in the notice are copies of letters from H. Morgenthau Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a list of participation numbers.
Supplementary comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-12)
doc Supplementary comments by the War Relocation Authority on newspaper statements allegedly made by Representatives of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (ddr-densho-381-12)
Additional comments from the War Relocation Authority in response to statements made by to the House Committee on Un-American Activities to the press about living conditions in the camps, rumors of violence and protest, and criticisms of how the camps are being managed.
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