My neighborhood is trying to become a historic district. People opposed to the idea (like me) are encouraged to research the history of their houses so they can document changes that have been made over the years and thereby earn a "non-conforming" designation.
As I dug through old building permits and newspapers trying to find info on my house I learned that it was built by a Mr. Wm. Sylvester so I started trying to learn about him in hopes of finding an actual photograph of the house.
What I found instead was this interesting document: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/jarda/ucb/text/reduced/cubanc6714_b274t01_0061.pdf
It is a long list of quotes from West Coasters regarding how they feel about the Japanese people who were living here.
I thought it particularly poignant in light of the recent election and I think it's worth looking at for that reason and for many others.
I thought our A2K historians (where is Setanta?) might enjoy it.