Letter from Robert O'Brien to President Wilkins dated March 26, 1942. Correspondence Series, 2/7 Ernest H. Wilkins, Box 58, Nisei folder, Oberlin College Archives.


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SEATTLE
OFFICE OF THE DEAN

March 26, 1942

President Ernest Hatch Wilkins
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

Dear President Wilkins:

President Sieg has given me your letter of March 19 to answer as I am advisor to the Japanese students on campus.

As this is our Spring vacation, I have not been able to contact the four students recommended by Harry Yamaguchi but shall attempt to do so within the next day or two.

I have just returned from a conference with academic, Y.M.C.A., and army officials in San Francisco and find that all three groups agreed upon the desireability of continuing the education of our American born Japanese with a view to assisting the assimilation process after the war.

May I thank you for your generosity and cooperation in helping us find a place for some of our best students.

Sincerely,

Robert W. O’Brien
Assistant to the Dean

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