Work leave

During World War II, Japanese Americans were seen as a source of replacement labor for the farms in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Starting in May 1942, camp inmates could obtain temporary leaves to work in agriculture, either returning to the camps every night or living on the farm for an extended period. In 1942 alone, some 10,000 Japanese Americans left the camps to perform this seasonal work. Their labor was vital to the agriculture industry and thus to the war effort.

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Work leave (111)

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Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. 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 Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
doc Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
Oral history interview with Shizuye [Shizue] Nagata. 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 Nagata, Shizuye
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George 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 Family
Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
doc Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
Oral history interview with Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka. 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 Hiraoka, Mr Harry Echiyu
Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
doc Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
Oral history interview with Kazuye [Kazue] Matsunaga. 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 Matsunaga, Kazuye
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
img Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp volunteering to top beets in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. September 27, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f17
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
img Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado. She was formerly employed in public health nursing by Los Angeles Health Department. April 6, 1943. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_029
Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-38)
img Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-38)
Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado. Novemer 3, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f03
Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
img Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado, where he has worked since December 1, 1942. He came from Colorado River incarceration camp. March 2, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_028
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
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 1944 probably in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph is addressing Ayame Okine and signed from Henry H. Sugimoto [Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_010
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. 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 Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. 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 Yokomi, Akira
Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
doc Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
Oral history interview with Alice Hatsuye [Hatsue] Hirata. 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 Hirata, Alice
Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-30)
img Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-30)
Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. She came from Colorado River incarceration camp. June 19, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_030
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-32)
img Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-32)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan. Frank came from Colorado River incarceration camp. He works as an apprentice in a dental laboratory. June 20, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_032
Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-31)
img Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-31)
Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan. They came from Central Utah incarceration camp. George works as a lens grinder for Kindy Optical Company. June 20, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_031
Issuance of Leave for Departure from a Relocation Area (ddr-csujad-19-35)
doc Issuance of Leave for Departure from a Relocation Area (ddr-csujad-19-35)
This document describes about the Issuance of Leave from a "Relocation Area" and explains in details about the procedures for obtaining different types of leaves like short term leaves, indefinite leaves and few others. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_03
Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
doc Chapter 8, 9, 10 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-35)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including movies, dances, dissatisfaction with recreation, family dynamics, desire to leave camp, cultural and generational differences, and weather. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for the ...
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