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Letter from Lincoln Kanai to Joseph R. Goodman
Kanai, Lincoln: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Letter from Lincoln Kanai to Joseph R. Goodman, written from a farm in Iowa: "Joe- Coming along on the touring and most encouraged as to the possibilities of individual settlement. Social agencies ought to have men in the field for public relations and they ought to be effective now. Individual consultation with rabid politicians ought to be made now and more amity placed in the picture. Wish I could do such a thing but I must be on and away. And although I am now doing my writings among the cows, chickens and corn fields, still miss the old gang and wish you would greet Betty and Florence and Grace and Joe and Mrs. Duveneck, the Homan's - guess you know better than I do. Just in haste but still thinking and plugging, Lincoln. almost walked in to the horses tail last night while passing the barn." Handwritten letter is written on blank side of a second page of a typescript letter, also by Kanai, describing his travels and advocacy efforts at colleges and universities, and meetings with community organizations and individuals in Nebraska and Iowa.
Personal correspondence, organizational records, government documents, publications, and other papers created or collected by Joseph R. Goodman documenting the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, as well as organized resistance to incarceration. Included in the collection are records of the Japanese Young Men's Christian Association and the Japanese American Citizens' League in San Francisco, including papers of the Japanese YMCA's executive secretary Lincoln Kanai; Sakai family papers; Goodman's correspondence to and from Japanese American incarcerees, organizations opposing forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, the War Relocation Authority, and others; publications, photographs, and ephemera from the Topaz Relocation Center, where Goodman taught high school; War Relocation Authority records and publications; and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and reports about forced removal and incarceration created by various government, religious, and civic organizations, in California and nationwide.
2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, handwritten
World War II--Resistance and dissidence
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
Identity and values--Nisei
Activism and involvement
Community activities--Associations and organizations
California Historical Society
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Joseph R. Goodman papers on Japanese American incarceration

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