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Dealing with Japanese-Americans
Myer, Dillon S. (Dillon Seymour), 1891-1982: author
Embree, John F. (John Fee), 1908-1950: author
United States. War Relocation Authority: publisher
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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Short report from WRA Documents Section leader John F. Embree on recommended attitudes, suggestions, and practices while interacting with incarcerated Japanese Americans. According to Embree, race is hereditary while culture is acquired, and Caucasians should refrain from making stereotypical images of "Japanese types." Embree describes the differences in culture and attitudes including questions of loyalty between Issei, Nisei, and Kibei individuals. He recommends using a "go-between" to facilitate conversation among the older Issei men in the community when it comes to policies and procedures according to Japanese cultural norms at the time as well as utilizing the Project Director to frequently communicate with the community leaders. Special attention is directed to "evacuee attitudes" where the author recommends fostering understanding and communication with Nisei in order for them not to succumb to "anti American attitudes." A letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, to WRA staff is attached. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9940.
Collection of documents and ephemera from Harry Bentley Wells, teacher at Manzanar War Relocation Center High School and Shirley Elizabeth Wells, registered nurse (R.N.) at Manzanar War Relocation Center. This collection includes correspondence, memos, reports, student papers, grade book, commencement program, prom invitation, and other memorabilia from the eleven months H. Bentley Wells was employed at Manzanar.
Reports; Correspondence
9 pages, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript
Identity and values--Issei
Identity and values--Nisei
Race and racism--Stereotypes
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Eastern California Museum
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Harry Bentley Wells and Shirley Elizabeth Wells Collection

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