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Redress Document

Redress Document

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This is a letter from President George H. W. Bush to Japanese Americans who were imprisoned due to Executive Order 9066. Written on parchment, it was an attempt to apologize for wrongs done to the Japanese Americans. The President's signature is in autopen on the bottom.
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Object Name
date made
late 20th century
place made
United States: District of Columbia, White House
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 11/16 in x 6 11/16 in; 22.07006 cm x 16.99006 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Faden
Japanese American Internment
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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