• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • 1943
  • Description
  • In this letter from Gordon Hirabayashi to Homer Morris, Gordon thanks his friend for all of the support he has received, especially regarding the efforts to keep Gordon working in the Spokane area rather than going back to prison. He writes, "I appreciate your efforts to keep me on the job here in Spokane. It seems nothing can erase my status as a 'convict' except serving my time. And then I shall be an 'ex-convict'. Seriously, I am looking fo... more
    In this letter from Gordon Hirabayashi to Homer Morris, Gordon thanks his friend for all of the support he has received, especially regarding the efforts to keep Gordon working in the Spokane area rather than going back to prison. He writes, "I appreciate your efforts to keep me on the job here in Spokane. It seems nothing can erase my status as a 'convict' except serving my time. And then I shall be an 'ex-convict'. Seriously, I am looking forward to the next three months. While prison life may not be an ideal life, there is life there. And some of the experiences behind bars are certainly rare privileges." Gordon continues the letter to discuss American Friends Service Committee matters. He ends the letter thinking about the individuals who had to live and die in the internment camps, "I can't seem to offer anything constructive, except to move along as well as possible on an individual basis. War has its causalities, and I guess we have our list to turn in.". less
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  • Text
    Correspondence (letter)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014