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Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel correspondence

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1943-1947 : Schoeppel)

Date: February 12-16, 1943

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

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

Unit ID: 217304

Summary: This correspondence deals with the possibility of moving Japanese Americans to Kansas to serve as laborers during World War II. In the letter to Governor Schoeppel, Avis Atkinson of Fall River, Kansas, urges the Governor to do everything in his power to keep the U.S. government from allowing Japanese Americans to work in Kansas because "Once a Jap Always a Jap." Governor Schoeppel's reply is cordial but reinforces the fact that, if the federal government so desires, he will comply with their wishes and house Japanese Americans and/or Japanese prisoners of war.

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Title (Main title): Avis Atkinson and Governor Andrew Schoeppel correspondence


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Schoeppel, Andrew Administration.