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Title
Letter from Kay Yamashita to Elizabeth B. and Joseph R. Goodman, January 9, 1943
Creator
Yamashita, Kay: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1943-01-09
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
Letter from Kay Yamashita to Elizabeth B. and Joseph R. Goodman, written from Topaz incarceration camp. Yamashita writes of Christmas and New Year's festivities, and uncertainty and depression among students at the camp. She asks the Goodmans to send reading material for the students, and mentions that a student was allowed to go on leave. She mentions that the camp director, Mr. Ernst, who was broke regulations to permit an incarceree to visit his dying father at Tule Lake without an escort.
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.
Type
text
Format
Correspondence
2 pages, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript
application/pdf
Identifier
MS-840_0262
chs_ms840_0262
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/49622
Language
English
Subject
World War II--Incarceration camps
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Holidays and festivals
World War II--Incarceration camps--Facilities, services, and camp administration
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
Activism and involvement
Community activities--Associations and organizations
Place
Delta, Utah
Incarceration camps--Topaz (Central Utah)
Source
California Historical Society
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt0v19r86x/
Joseph R. Goodman papers on Japanese American incarceration

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