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L.M. Rymph to Governor Andrew Schoeppel - Page

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In this letter to Governor Andrew Schoeppel, L.M. Rymph, State Superintendent of Congregational Christian Churches, explains that he believes using Japanese Americans as laborers in Kansas "will mean much in maintaining the morale of these people and in keeping them loyal to this their native country." Although he admits to Schoeppel that "this move may not meet with popular community response," Rymph contends that treating the Japanese Americans with respect is extremely important because America "must not just have another racial peon class."

Date: March 29, 2009

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This item can be used in conjunction with other material on the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II. A glimpse into race and ethnic relations during the period, this item provides evidence that not all Americans saw all Japanese as one indivisible group during the conflict.

11th Grade, Benchmark 2, Race and Ethnic Relations (indicator 7)

Item Number: 217350
Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Schoeppel, Box 63, Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217350

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