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Minutes from joint meeting of Japanese YMCA and Japanese American Citizens' League discussing how the National Japanese American Citizens' League will address the possibility of evacuation orders. Notes that Issei are considered enemy aliens and recommends they not join committees. Notes state that National Japanese American Citizens' League would fight to the bitter end to defend constitutional rights. 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.
Meeting minutes 4 pages, 8.5 x 7 inches, typescript application/pdf
World War II--Japanese American Citizen League activities Community activities--Associations and organizations--Community and social service organizations Religion and churches--Christianity Activism and involvement--Civil rights World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation') Identity and values--Issei