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 (265)

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Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 22, 1945 from De Kalb, Illinois.
Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944). It is postmarked June 2, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
Selected article titles: "Kodak Regrets 'Remember Pearl Harbor' Proposal" (p.1-2), George Roth: A Man Japanese Americans Forgot to Thank" (p.1, 3), "100th Infantry Vets Mark 35th Reunion" (p.3), "Public Opinion of the Nikkei in America" (p.4, 12).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 17 (October 21, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 17 (October 21, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-41)
Selected article titles: "Bakke Argument Takes Two Hours, Asian American Question Raised" (p.1), "Amy Doi Suing JACL for $62,000" (p.1), "Internment Credit Bill Advances" (p.1), "Senate Committee Favors Hawaii Reparations Bill" (p.2), "Civil Rights Commission Backs Affirmative Action" (p.2), "JACL Principles in Practice" (p.4), "Road Out of the Tule ...
Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 35 (ddr-janm-13-1-35)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 35 (ddr-janm-13-1-35)
Discussion of the system of community colleges in Hawaii

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of ...

Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 34 (ddr-janm-13-1-34)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 34 (ddr-janm-13-1-34)
Advocating for the community college system in Hawaii, working to change the attitudes of vocational schools

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Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-84-16)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-84-16)
Moving to San Francisco and working for the YWCA

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

James Yamazaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-175-14)
vh James Yamazaki Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-175-14)
Applying for medical schools and choosing those that would be amenable to Asian American students

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Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-51-13)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-51-13)
Attending the University of Washington and joining the Japanese Students Club
Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-51-19)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview II Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-51-19)
Attending the University of Washington and attaining a faculty position
A celebration of life... (ddr-csujad-24-127)
doc A celebration of life... (ddr-csujad-24-127)
This is a pamphlet from a memorial service for Michi Weglyn at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_012
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
doc Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee (ddr-csujad-8-59)
Oral history interview with Mr. Jiro Omata and Mrs. Tsune Lee. 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 Omata, Mr Jiro and Lee, Mrs Tsune
Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
doc Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
Oral history interview with Kou Uyemaruko [Ko Uemaruko]. 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 Uyemaruko, Kou
Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
doc Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
Oral history interview with Hiroshi Mayeda [Maeda]. 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 Mayeda, Hiroshi
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
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. 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 Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
doc University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942. mailed to graduate at Tule Lake
Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
img Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Young Japanese man in a cap and gown. Although I don't know who the man was on the photograph it says 'Yale Law -- '11' He had to have been an Issei, and to have graduated from such a prestigious school then, indicated a very talented young man."
University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
img University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] was a [University of Oregon] coed here, standing on the steps of what may have been her dormitory, Susan Campbell Hall."
Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
img Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Senichi Tomihiro in cap and gown. This may corroborate Chiye Tomihiro's statement that her father had graduated from a law school in the U.S." Signature on photograph: "Sincerely yours, S. Tomihiro."
Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi and her brother Carlos Ogimi staring at a large document or drawing on a table in front of them. This photograph was taken at Reed College where Ayame and Carlos were both students. Original print ONLC 3176 (ddr-one-1-358).
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