Higher education

The Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants) put great emphasis on education as a means of succeeding in the U.S. While many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) obtained college degrees, they found professions closed to them. It was not uncommon for educated nisei to be forced to settle for menial jobs in the ethnic community. Frequently, Japanese Americans could find jobs commensurate with their education only by becoming independent professionals such as doctors and dentists providing services to the Japanese community. The World War II incarceration interrupted thousands of students' university educations.

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Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
doc Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
Lesson plan for an Elementary German class at the University of Denver's Home Study Bureau Extension Division.
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 23, (June 15, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 23, (June 15, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-23)
Select article titles: "New York Nikkei Groups Form Housing Corp" (p.1); "WRA Records to Be Retained in Nat'l Archives" (p.1); "Evacuee Teacher Bill Passes First Step in Sac'to" (p.1); "Bannai Bandwagon Rolls" (p.2); "U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hear Problems of Calif. Asian American" (p.3); "Nisei Farmers League ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 15, (April 20, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 15, (April 20, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-15)
Select article titles: "Bannai Files for State Assembly Special Election Set for May 29" (p.1); "CL-ER Advocates Use of 'JPN' in Library Work" (p.1); "First Woman Installed Head of YMCA Board in San Francisco" (p.1); "Over 500 California Nikkei Awarded Calif. State Scholarship; 44,000 Apply" (p.3); "Curriculum Group Approves Adoption of ...
Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. 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 Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
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
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 22 (June 8, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 22 (June 8, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-22)
Select article titles: "JACL Raises Asian Admissions Issue at Confirmation Hearing of Dept. of Education Nominee"(p.1);"Three die, One Hurt in Oregon Mishap After Minidoka Dedication"(p.1); "JACL Convention to Honor Director of Leadership Conference on Civil Rights"(p.3); "Is JACL Participation in U.S.-Japan relations Controversial?"(p.5).
Letter from James R. Bennett to Awards Coordinator, University of Washington Press, July 30, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-79)
doc Letter from James R. Bennett to Awards Coordinator, University of Washington Press, July 30, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-79)
A letter from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights informing the University of Washington Press that Michi Weglyn has been nominated for an award. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_005
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Gift Levels (ddr-csujad-24-24)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Gift Levels (ddr-csujad-24-24)
A donation form for the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_024
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 20 (May 26, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-20)
Selected article titles: "Nakanishi May Pursue Other Legal Avenues" (pp. 1-2), "Historic Focus on Japanese Women: Museum Embarks on Oral History Project as Backdrop for Photos from 3 Generations" (pp. 2, 8), and "In Recognition of Quality Medical Care, Despite Hardship and Race Prejudice: Nisei Physicians: Fujikawa, Shigekawa, Yamazaki" (pp. 4-5).
Japanese Americans at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-26-195)
img Japanese Americans at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-26-195)
A group of Japanese Americans pose in front of the George Washington statue located on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. The statue was created by Lorado Taft, also the sculptor of the Fountain of Time.
National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship team (ddr-densho-26-254)
img National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship team (ddr-densho-26-254)
The University of Washington bowling team won the Intercollegiate Bowling Championship in 1956.
Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
doc Sherman Kishi interview (ddr-csujad-6-13)
Oral history interview with Sherman Kishi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KISHI_SHERMAN
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-18)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-18)
A flyer announcing the creation of the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_018
Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
img Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of Ukichi Taenaka and his classmates of Waseda University taken during the trip to Mount Mihara Desert, Izu Oshima, Japan. Caucasian participants are included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_006
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Alice, from Malian Komuro." The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are six photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they returned to Japan for education. Depict that Ukichi and Toshikuni are wearing Japanese school uniforms, perhaps Waseda University's uniforms. The photographs are probably taken between 1934 and 1939. See this ...
University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
doc University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
University of Washington Honors Convocation program mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
Nisei and Caucasian coeds at University of Oregon (ddr-densho-259-504)
img Nisei and Caucasian coeds at University of Oregon (ddr-densho-259-504)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] and presumably another coed friend, taken, it looks like, on the [University of Oregon] campus."
Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-45-1)
img Japanese Students Club (ddr-densho-45-1)
Members of the Japanese Students Club pose in front of the clubhouse fireplace. The Japanese Students Club (JSC) was the precursor of the current UW Nikkei Alumni Association at the University of Washington. The JSC was started in the early 1920s. Japanese Americans were excluded from the Greek-system fraternities because of their Japanese ancestry. In response ...
Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
img Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: 1948-49". Original caption of photo "There is no racial problem among the sparkling members of Lewis and Clark College's rally squad. From left, they are Leslie Clerin, junior in physical education; Tsuguo Ikeda, senior in sociology; Bob Tabor, sophomore in drama, and Ruby Brock, junior in psychology. Ikeda, elected yell ...
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
"Memorial Services to Honor War Dead This Sat., June 19" (pg. 1), "U. of W. Gives Diplomas to Nisei Grads" (pg. 6)
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