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Finding aid to the Joseph R. Goodman papers on Japanese American internment, 1941-1945, MS 840
MS 840  
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Description
Personal correspondence, organizational records, government documents, publications, and other papers created or collected by Joseph R. Goodman documenting the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, as well as organized resistance to the internment. 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 internees, anti-internment organizations, 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 the internment created by various government, religious, and civic organizations, in California and nationwide.
Background
Joseph R. Goodman was a strong advocate for the Japanese American community in San Francisco and nationwide during World War II, providing assistance and support to friends and internees at the camps; aiding Japanese American students and activists; participating in the anti-internment movement; and, between 1942 and 1944, teaching high school math and science at the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah.
Extent
3 boxes, 1 half box, and 1 oversize box (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.