The U.S. Army and the San Francisco Red Cross and Relief Corporation had primary responsibility to support tens of thousands of homeless refugees.
The issue of discrimination against Chinese immigrants was so important and critical that the White House intervened.
This series of correspondence and telegrams outlines how seriously the discrimination issue was in U.S. foreign relations.
Telegram from Gen. Greely Responding to War Dept. Orders
Telegram to President Roosevelt from City Officials
Editorial - Chinese Cared For
Relocation of Chinatown
China's Empress Dowager Contributes to San Francisco Relief
Correspondence Between the State Dept. and the U.S. Legation in Peking
Relief for the Japanese and Chinese
Help from New York Chinese Association