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Postcard to brother Wendell Millermura [Wendell L. Miller], 1942 May 6
[Capt. Edwards?]: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Backside of postcard with cartoon of U.S. plane bombing Tokyo and an angry Japanese citizen reacting, saying "Ho! You cannot do this to me! I am the son of heaven! What the hell?" Postcard is addressed to "My dear brother Wendell Millermura" and describes the writer as "a member of the Christian Church," asking Miller, "Where should I send my donation for fireworks for the Japs to celebrate the fall of Corregidor at Owens Valley?" A sidebar states, "The Church at work: Pandering to Japs whom Uncle Sam deemed dangerous enough to intern. How many American-born Japs are fighting for their Son of Heaven?" Return address on envelope attributed to "Capt. Edwards, North Hollywood."
Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C.), which also campaigned against crime and corruption in City Hall, ultimately resulting in the recall of Mayor Frank L. Shaw. The collection documents Miller's involvement with C.I.V.I.C., and includes announcements, bulletins, correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, pamphlets, radio addresses, speeches, statements, and related items. There is also a small amount of material documenting Rev. Miller’s anti-war activities including letters from Japanese Americans sent to incarceration camps during World War II.
Correspondence; Postcards; Cartoons (commentary)
1 postcard with cartoon, black and white with some red, typescript, and envelope
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
Race and racism
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath
World War II--Pearl Harbor and aftermath--'War Hysteria
Geographic communities--California
North Hollywood, California
California State University, Northridge. University Library. Special Collections & Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection

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