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.

Higher education (180)

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1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
doc 1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-59)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-59)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 6, 1943 from the Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp in Cody, Wyoming.
Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 40 (ddr-janm-13-1-40)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 40 (ddr-janm-13-1-40)
Writing a master plan for a statewide system for the University of Hawaii

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 16 (October 14, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 16 (October 14, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-40)
Selected article titles: "Bakke Case Questions Right of Asians as 'Minority'" (p.1), "Pocatello in Pilgrimage to Minidoka" (p.1), "Ohio Governor Issues Public Apology" (p.1), "JACL Forum Explores Impact of Bakke Case" (p.2-3), "'Honor Thy Mother'" (p.5), "Sculptor Noguchi Speaking at UCLA to Initiate Art Council Lectures" (p.7).
James Yamazaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-175-13)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-175-13)
Attending college

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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.
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 ...
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).
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).
University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-27)
img University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-27)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui]'s college friend and roommate, Doris Hansen [or Hanson]."
img "Michi and Doris clowning around near a traffic stop sign" (ddr-densho-259-506)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] and Doris [Hansen] clowning around near a traffic stop sign."
Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
img Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: Postmarks, 1947-48". Ottawa University Choir; Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda is in the second row from the top, fourth from the left.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
Selected article titlese: "The Persecution Rests" (p. 1), "CS, It's a Gas!" (p. 1), "Reflections in a Slanted Eye" (p. 2), "Grapes Are Coming!" (p. 4).
Dormitory at Waseda University (ddr-densho-299-54)
img Dormitory at Waseda University (ddr-densho-299-54)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1940. 25 March 49 / NRS Project: / Wooden dormitory near Waseda Uni- / versity showing extensive use of / wooden construction in semi-public / buildings. / Photographer - Crowe / Photograph by U.S. Army."
Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
doc Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
Letter regarding Ted's sister Magaret, Robert's plans to attend GI University in Florence, and general army life.
University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
img University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
Akiko Kurose (right) at Friends University in Kansas.
College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
img College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
Front Row (L to R): Jack Hata, Aiko Kimura, Yoshiko Fujimoto, Yoshiye Jinguji, Margaret Yamamoto, Kenji Oyanagi. Back row (L to R): Tom Gato, Masayoski Jinguji, Jimmy Yoshioka, Hide Sato, Jimmy Yamamoto, Mine Tsuchikawa.
Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
doc Change of student status (ddr-densho-338-333)
Guyo Tajiri's change of student status to classified graduate student at San Francisco State University.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-334)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-334)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 3 (January 23, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 3 (January 23, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-3)
Selected article titles: "Monterey Park Orientals may challenge school desegregation" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL Youth Services Staff Reorganized" (p. 1), "Pasadena City Fathers Skirt Action on Title II Resolution" (p. 1), "Need for community center in San Francisco J-town under study" (p. 1), "Church, civil liberties groups support JACL campaign to rid detention law" (p ...
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