Public schools

Nisei (second-generation) children attended public schools alongside children of other races, although schools in Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhoods were overwhelmingly Japanese ethnically. Since Japanese was usually spoken at home, many Nisei learned to speak English in public school. In Seattle, people fondly remember the Bailey Gatzert elementary school whose white principal remained in touch with her students after they were taken to the camps. The Japanese Americans who would have graduated from high school and college in spring 1942 were removed to camps before they could complete the year and attend commencement.

Education (198)
Public schools (130)

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Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
doc Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
A letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School addressing Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It informs of changes to the school transportation policy. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_39_001
String instruments group (ddr-csujad-25-258)
img String instruments group (ddr-csujad-25-258)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph of a group of students performing string instruments and a flute. The photograph is probably taken in the 1920s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_053
9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
img 9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1936. Inscription reads: Read A37_09. It appears that this photograph belongs to "Fusako Yoshihara." Autographed by students on ...
Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
img Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia. It was most likely taken in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_002
McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
img McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
A group photograph of music performers of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1937. Inscription reads: Read a3555. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_010
Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
img Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are nine photographs of Ukichi Taenaka's high school graduation in 1934. Include the Hollywood Bowl, Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia, his high school classmates, and his family members. A group photograph of the 1934 class members, including Ukichi Taenaka, is included. See this ...
9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
img 9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1939. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3772. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-326)
img Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-326)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on March 17, 1941. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 7. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_007_002
Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
img Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 1st and 2nd graders taken on May 18, 1938. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_006_001
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on February 13, 1939. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Dorothy Okine, Miss Ethel Stone, Grade 2. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-325)
img Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-325)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on March 1, 1940. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_007_001
Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
img Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
Sunset Studio (Petaluma, California) portrait of Henry Katsumi Fujita upon his graduation from Petaluma High School in June 1925. He was born on July 4, 1908 in Salinas, California where his parents worked on the Spreckels sugar beet farm. He was 16 years of age when this graduation photo was taken. The portrait is signed by ...
9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
img 9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students at Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front to the school building in June 1933. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3102. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
img Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs. Include Haruko Taenaka and Caucasian female children and adults. The photographs are most likely taken in front of a school in Los Angeles, California in the early 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
Select article titles: "JACL hails desegregation rule" (p.1); "PC column on claims makes 'Congressional Record'" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
Select article titles: "Sign final compromise claim, $36 million on 26,552 awards" (p.1); "'Nigger' just 'bad grammar' rules L.A. judge as house vandalism case filed" (p. 1); "Prospects brighter for choking off filibuster in U.S. Senate" (p.2); "Japan-born soprano making Met debut has 'Italian voice', comments her teacher" (p. 3); "Problem of integration worries Nisei parent ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
Select article titles: "Housing bias hits Minnesota Nisei, but public reaction comes to rescue" (p.1); "No school integration problem in Northwest, Seattleites welcome Hiroko from Kobe, Japan" (p.1); "Nisei in Canada in unique role to contribute to larger cultural pattern of their country" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
Select article titles: "School desegregation order of high court hailed by JACL" (p.1); "Two held for death of Chicago Nisei, police admit delay for medical help" (p.2)
Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
img Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
Envelope of postcards from different Japanese girls schools
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
Select article titles: "De facto segregation in Richmond schools hit" (p. 1); "New Civil Rights Weapon" (p. 2); "Nisei-led Huck Finn outing cited as American democracy in action" (p.3); "A Sansei's Heritage" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
Select article titles: "Medallions, Hosokawa books presented at White House 'first'" (p. 1); "Depper appreciation of American heritage urged for new Guidelines" (p. 1); "Racist comment on Japanese by S.F. United Crusade executive protested" (p. 1); "Seattle Issei in Central Area seek help, hurt by inadequate insurance" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
Select article titles: "New guidelines for morality prepared" (p. 1); "'Evacuation': Vivid Memories" (p. 1); "It's legal under 'Title II': No warning, no trial, and you're in jail" (p. 1); "Wartime loyalty of Issei, Nisei reiterated in dramatic TV series" (p. 3); "Japanese in Chicago called 'quiet minority'" (p. 6).
Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
doc Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
George Kida's report card from Klickitat County Public Schools for the his eighth grade year from 1927-1928.
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