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Mary Golden to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

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Date: March 31 - April 4, 1943

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Andrew Schoeppel, Box 63, Folder 13

Unit ID: 217355

Summary: 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.

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Title (Main title): Mary Golden to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

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