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.

Student leave (43)

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

43 items
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.
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.
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 II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-42-10)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-42-10)
Student relocation experiences during World War II

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

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
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.
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.

Louise Kashino Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-31-18)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-31-18)
Mother's influence on decision to leave camp to attend college in Chicago

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-309-19)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-309-19)
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.

Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-289-20)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-289-20)
Leaving camp and attending 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.

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.
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
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
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 ...
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
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
Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-84-29)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-84-29)
Working for the student relocation program

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

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