Student leave

In 1942, a small number of Japanese Americans began to exit the camps through a student relocation program. The early student resettlement to colleges in Midwestern and eastern states was organized by a coalition of church leaders and educators led by the American Friends Service Committee. The coalition persuaded colleges and universities in the country's interior to accept Japanese American students. It also helped the Nisei obtain security clearance to leave camp (a complicated process) and find housing. Tuition costs were borne by the students and their families. Although many parents gave up what savings they had, nearly all the students still worked round the clock to support themselves and their studies. By the end of the war, 4,000 Nisei students had entered approximately 600 colleges.

World War II (54)
Leaving camp (101)
Student leave (43)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Thomas Bodine, John Nason, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Robert O'Brien

43 items
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
Helen Hasegawa (ddr-csujad-8-17)
doc Helen Hasegawa (ddr-csujad-8-17)
Oral history interview with Helen Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa, Helen
Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
doc Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
A report regarding closing operations of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. The report covers from May 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946, and regards "the Council's operations during the closing two month period." Topics addressed include financial statements and various aspects of closing operations, including Council staff; treatment of mail; enrollment and referral of ...
Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
doc Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
This Policy of the War Relocation Authority discusses the different types of leaves, the procedures to obtain the permit for the leaves and other topics related to the application and securing of the leaves. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-04_01
Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
doc Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
This article by Robert W. O'Brien discusses about the relocation of thousands of students in colleges throughout the United States to resume their studies, "a year after the mass evacuation of the West Coast Japanese American people into inland camps." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-23_02
An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral ...
Letter regarding an identification card for a camp inmate on leave (ddr-densho-103-7)
doc Letter regarding an identification card for a camp inmate on leave (ddr-densho-103-7)
Letter from Assistant Postmaster to Harry Stafford, Minidoka concentration camp Project Director, regarding identification card for Ruby Inouye, who had applied for indefinite student leave clearance.
Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
doc Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to the War Relocation Authority. The letter is in regards to camp inmate Ruby Inouye's request for indefinite educational leave.
Letter to a camp inmate regarding application for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-4)
doc Letter to a camp inmate regarding application for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-4)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to camp inmate Ruby Inouye. It is in regards to her application for indefinite educational leave clearance.
Letter from the National Student Relocation Council (ddr-densho-103-1)
doc Letter from the National Student Relocation Council (ddr-densho-103-1)
Letter to a Japanese American woman from the National Student Relocation Council informing her that her educational leave had been granted and that she would be permitted to leave Minidoka concentration camp for Texas.
Letter from the War Relocation Authority regarding a camp inmate's leave permit (ddr-densho-103-6)
doc Letter from the War Relocation Authority regarding a camp inmate's leave permit (ddr-densho-103-6)
This letter from the War Relocation Authority authorizes the indefinite education leave clearance for camp inmate Ruby Inouye.
How to Help Japanese American Student Relocation (ddr-densho-156-190)
doc How to Help Japanese American Student Relocation (ddr-densho-156-190)
Publication of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council.
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-1-11)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-1-11)
Part of a select group of students who were allowed to leave assembly centers to attend school
Sam H. Ono Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1003-2-18)
vh Sam H. Ono Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1003-2-18)
Leaving camp to attend college

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-41-22)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-41-22)
Student relocation to the Midwest: problems with sponsoring family
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-77-7)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-77-7)
Leaving camp to attend college

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-451-10)
vh Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-451-10)
Leaving camp to attend college in Nebraska, establishing a social life
Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-370-16)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-370-16)
Leaving camp to attend school in Colorado

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Kazie Good Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-429-10)
vh Kazie Good Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-429-10)
Brother faces discrimination and racism when he leaves camp to attend school
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-77-8)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-77-8)
Finding housing in Utah and attending university

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

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