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.
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.
3 boxes, 1 half box, and 1 oversize box
(3 linear ft.)
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