• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon K.
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • Once he decided to resist the exclusion order, Hirabayashi knew that he would eventually be arrested if he carried on life as usual. To avoid this he composed the above statement, had himself driven to the offices of the FBI, and turned himself in. In an unexpected quirk of fate, Gordon also brought his diary with him, which was found when the FBI searched his things. The diary detailed how he had defied the curfew order that was in place befo... more
    Once he decided to resist the exclusion order, Hirabayashi knew that he would eventually be arrested if he carried on life as usual. To avoid this he composed the above statement, had himself driven to the offices of the FBI, and turned himself in. In an unexpected quirk of fate, Gordon also brought his diary with him, which was found when the FBI searched his things. The diary detailed how he had defied the curfew order that was in place before forced removal began, adding to Gordon’s eventual sentence. less
  • Format
  • Text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014