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Letter from Lincoln Kanai to Tom C. Clark, expressing concern and asking Clark to call upon Japanese YMCA and other groups to assist with a safe and humane path forward. 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--Administration--Western Defense Command World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Japanese American community responses Community activities--Associations and organizations--Community and social service organizations Religion and churches--Christianity