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Letter from Caleb Foote, Fellowship of Reconciliation, to Friend, April 3, 1942
Foote, Caleb: author
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Letter from Caleb Foote to Fellowship of Reconciliation members. Foote explains he will be traveling to a National Council meeting of the F.O.R. in Cincinnati and is preparing material on the forced removal of Japanese Americans. He asks members for input on what arguments or points should most be stressed: "The violation of civil liberties? The human suffering caused? The analogy to Germany's dealing with a racial problem? The dangerous precedent it sets?" He also asks members to help with the effort to resettle individual Japanese American families in the Midwest under F.O.R. sponsorship. Handwritten note at top of letter: "This is urgent and seminal!"
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.
1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
World War II--Resistance and dissidence
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
Activism and involvement
Community activities--Associations and organizations
Pasadena, California
California Historical Society
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Joseph R. Goodman papers on Japanese American incarceration

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