Education

Most of the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) who grew up on the West Coast lived in relatively small sections of the city and shared common experiences in the public schools as well as Japanese language schools. The World War II incarceration interrupted thousands of students' elementary, high school and university educations.

Education (130)

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Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-125)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, center) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Orchestra (ddr-densho-259-323)
img Hood River Japanese Methodist Church Orchestra (ddr-densho-259-323)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "The Hood River Japanese Methodist Church orchestra. This was not the same organization as the band. Here LeRoy (?) Burns was the orchestra organizer, leader and instructor. I think that Rev. [Isaac] Inouye just lent moral support. Notice that on the bass drum...it reads, 'H.R.H.S.', and 'Japanese'...HRHS of ...
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-90)
A group picture from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the top row, fourth from the right.
img "The graduation exercise of the Americanization School sponsored by Japanese Ancestral Society" (ddr-densho-259-394)
Front of photograph: "The graduation exercise of the Americanization School sponsored by Japanese Ancestral Society Portland, Oreg. May 28, 1953." Caption by Homer Yasui: "Group portrait of the Issei in the Portland area who graduated from the Americanization school, in preparation for taking their citizenship examinations."
Certificate of Promotion (ddr-densho-338-478)
doc Certificate of Promotion (ddr-densho-338-478)
A certificate for Guyo Tajiri's completion of 8th grade at Jefferson Junior High School.
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
doc Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) from De Kalb, Illinois. White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of a snow covered church. "A Joyous Christmas" is on the front top of card.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 5, 1943 from Kansas City, Missouri.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 17 (November 25, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 17 (November 25, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-42)
Selected article titles: "Coalition Calls for Ethnic Studies Course" (p. 1), "13,639 Names to Be Included: Memorial Honoring Nikkei WW2 Vets, MIS Proposed" (p. 1), "Immigration Control and Reform Act: Mineta, Matsui, Irked by Report" (p. 1), and "Over 175 Attend JACL-Sponsored Redress Workshop" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 23 (June 7, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-23)
Select article titles: "26,000 Japanese War Brides in U.S. Group Told" (p. 1); "Senate Committee Amends Claims Supplemental Appropriation Bill" (p.1 ); "Non-profit groups listed for 1st time as claim awardees" (p. 1); "JACL participates in Memorial Day Rites at Arlington Cemetery; sagging Nisei interest in war dead scored by D.C. JACLers" (p ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 13 (October 23, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 105, No. 13 (October 23, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-38)
Selected article titles: "Studies Fuel Admissions Controversy" (pp. 1, 10), "Berkeley Conference on WW2 Internment Held" (pp. 1, 3), "Job Discrimination Focus of Seminar" (pp. 3, 6), and "Center Would Be Reminder of U.S. Camps" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 14 (April 12, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-14)
Selected article titles: "Ethnic Heritage Studies Act to Be Implemented This Month" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "U.S. Civil Service Commission Notes Increase in Its Minority Employment" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 16 (April 26, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 16 (April 26, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-16)
Selected article titles: "An Editorial Up Front: Academic Racism" (p. 1), "U.S. Air Force to Substitute Its 'JAP' Acronym" (p. 1), "Cleveland JACL: Are We Imitators?" (p. 2), and "Evanston Public Schools Launches Illinois' First Bicultural Program" (p. 4).
School orchestra (ddr-densho-174-1)
img School orchestra (ddr-densho-174-1)
Back (L to R): Dorothy Harden, Pearl Kaiser, Dorothy Bertusky, Jean Turnbull, Octavia Forthoffer, Adrienne Gallagher, Margaret Bowers. Front: Mary Suda, Catherine Omizo, Bernadette Ratigan, Hanna Powers.
Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No.1, (January 5-12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.76, No.1, (January 5-12, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-1)
Select article titles: "JACL to Boycott Hilton Inns" (p.1); "Manzanar Project Committee Due All Credit for Proposed Landmark Text" (p.1); "'Outwhiting the Whites'" (p.4); "Sonoma County Thrives in 1972" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 08, (March 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 08, (March 2, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-8)
Select article titles: "Fesno Ready for Tri-Dist. JACL Confab" (p.1); "PSWDC Eyes 9,500 Members" (p.1); "Marriage Mix Ratio Increasing" (p.1); "Nisei Urged to Assist State in Textbook Choice" (p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 16, (October 19, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-41)
Select article titles: "Ex-Envoy to Japan to Co-Chair Bldg. Fund Bid" (p.1); "40 et 8 Vets Drop All-White Policy" (p.1); "Little Tokyo Redevelopment: Hotel Okayed, Housing Assured" (p.1); "'Relocation Camp' More Comfortable As Term than 'Concentration Camp'" (p.3); "Association for Foreign Wives of Japanese Helps Members to Adjust" (p.6).
Teacher and students on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-126)
img Teacher and students on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-126)
Shidzuyo Yasui (front row, second from left) with female students from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan.
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-99)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-99)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured in the second row, third from the left.
Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-77)
img Teachers at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-77)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Mom [Shidzuyo Yasui] - Last Row 2nd from Left. Sumoto, Awaji where she taught 1912." Caption by Homer Yasui: "[Shidzuyo] taught home economics there."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-100)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "4 posed group photographs in which [Shidzuyo Yasui] appears they must have been taken at Sumoto School in Awaji."
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