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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.
Correspondence 2 pages, 10.5 x 8 inches, typescript application/pdf
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