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Letter from Richard M. Neustadt, Regional Director, Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services, Federal Security Agency, to Lincoln Kanai, April 23, 1942
Neustadt, Richard: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Letter from Richard Neustadt to Lincoln Kanai, responding to Kanai's memorandum to Col. Karl R. Bendetsen on April 21, 1942 (chs_ms840_0037). Neustadt writes: "Respecting as I must this decision of the Western Command of the United States Army, I cannot recommend to them exemptions from the evacuation order that would permit certain citizens of Japanese ancestry to remain in the area, even though they are married to non-Japanese. On the other hand, I will very gladly recommend to the proper officials of the Wartime Civil Control Administration that special permits be issued to families of this type to go voluntarily out of the military area and resettle elsewhere in the country. This would preserve the unity of the family and the continuance of their normal life as loyal citizens and as constructive members of our American society."
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--Temporary Assembly Centers
World War II--Incarceration camps
Family reunification
World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration
San Francisco, California
California Historical Society
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Joseph R. Goodman papers on Japanese American incarceration

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