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Letter from Richard M. Neustadt to Lincoln Kanai: "Thank you for your letter of the second. It is helpful in making up at least a partial list of the worries that are bothering you and all who are attempting in a responsible way to meet the needs of the Japanese residents in the assembly centers and later in the relocation centers. AS you know, I am not in a position of direct responsibility, but I am working closely with both the WCCA and the WRA as consultant. This gives me an opportunity to know and appreciate how sincerely both of these agencies are striving to solve the problems and make these centers genuinely constructive to those who are to reside therein. That there are worries at this time goes without saying, but I am hopeful that through the sincerity of the responsible Federal officials, and even more, through the sincerity of the Japanese residents themselves, we will be able to create condition that may avoid many of them and mitigate the others." 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 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, typescript application/pdf
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation') World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers World War II--Incarceration camps World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration