Minutes, reports, correspondence and notes concerning the local situation faced by Japanese Americans in the United States. Documents are grouped by the following locations: California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Documents describe the challenges faced by Japanese Americans in each area, the persecution they may face and special projects, programs and association practices to assist the Japanese American and improve relationships in the communities. In addition, some documents address the resistance in local YWCA of the U.S.A. associations and internal race relations. Reports from the Metropolitan Los Angeles YWCA include a history and assessment of racism in Los Angeles. Dorothy Kuniko Takechi's thesis for Fisk University, "The Nisei in Denver, Colorado: A Study in Personality Adjustment and Disorganization," is included in the Colorado documents. Ms. Takechi also submits reports for the California situation.
War Work, World War II
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War Work, World War II, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel 149