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A letter sent to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Miller giving thanks for his sermon. Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C.), which also campaigned against crime and corruption in City Hall, ultimately resulting in the recall of Mayor Frank L. Shaw. The collection documents Miller's involvement with C.I.V.I.C., and includes announcements, bulletins, correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, pamphlets, radio addresses, speeches, statements, and related items. There is also a small amount of material documenting Rev. Miller’s anti-war activities including letters from Japanese Americans sent to incarceration camps during World War II.
Correspondence 2 pages, typescript, 6.43 x 3.99in. application/pdf
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Facilities, services, and camp administration World War II--Administration--Wartime Civil Control Administration World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Food World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Housing World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Religion Geographic communities--California
Los Angeles, California Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
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