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This correspondence addresses the possibility of moving Japanese Americans to Kansas to serve as laborers. In her letter to Shoeppel, Mrs. Mary Golden of Matfield Green, Kansas, argues that Japanese Americans should not be allowed to work in Kansas because of the way the Japanese military has treated American prisoners of war. In his reply to Mrs. Golden's letter, Governor Schoeppel explains that he is only doing what the federal government asks with regard to the Japanese Americans, and, if required, he will work with the U.S. Government "in utilizing American born Japanese labor on projects or in areas approved by your government, and my government officials." A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

Date: March 31 - April 4, 1943

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This item can be used when discussing the treatment of Japanese Americans on the home front durign World War II in order to highlight race and ethnic views held by some during the conflict.

Item Number: 217355
Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Andrew Schoeppel, Box 63, Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217355

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