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 (191)

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May Y. Namba Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-171-29)
vh May Y. Namba Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-171-29)
Enjoying attending the University of Washington as an older person
Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-265-8)
vh Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-265-8)
Graduating from high school and "batching" at the University of Washington
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 12 (March 31, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 12 (March 31, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-12)
Selected article titles: "Next Redress Payment Hearing Before House Appropriations" (p. 1), "SFSU Rejects Nakajo's Grievance" (pp. 1-2), "LEC Update: Letters Relevant to Redress Progress Exchanged" (p. 3), and "Theater Review: EW Players' 'Webster Street Blues' Captures Sansei Life" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 21 (June 2, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 21 (June 2, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-21)
Selected article titles: "House Strips $250 Million Set for Redress from Emergency Bill" (p. 1), "Three-Year Battle Won: UCLA Grants Don Nakanishi Tenure" (pp. 1-2), "Entire Hawaii State House Legislators Urge Pres. Bush for Full Redress Payment" (p. 2), "JACL Resolution on Civil and Human Rights in Japan Seen Filled with Misunderstanding" (p. 5), and "Assembly ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 11 (October 12, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 11 (October 12, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-36)
Select article titles: "First Redress Checks, Apology Presented to Nine at WDC Event"(p.1); "First U.S. Charge of Anti-Asian Bias in Higher Education Admissions Made"(p.1); "Sen. D'Amato's Remarks on Japan's Action in Persian Gulf Crisis Rapped"(p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 8 (March 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 8 (March 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-8)
Select article titles: "JACL Offers to Assist Potential Redress Recipients in Paperwork"(p.1); "College Admission Policies Scrutinized"(p.1); "History of JA Women on Display at Oakland Museum"(p.2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 15 (April 8, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 50, No. 15 (April 8, 1960) (ddr-pc-32-15)
Select titles "Two Winners of Masaoko Devry Electronic Scholarships Announced" (p.1); "Report 21 Nisei-Sansei among 42,000 youths arrested for crimes in L.A. county" (p.2); "Nisei geneticist advises couples marry young and have children young; doesn't believe families better by the dozen" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 06, (February 16, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 06, (February 16, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-6)
Select article titles: "Chapters Approve JACL Bldg. Project" (p.1); "Japan-U.S. Friendship Act Bill To Boost Educational Exchange" (p.1); "Fresno to Host First Tri-District JACL Meet" (p.1); "'Tokyo Rose' Case Pursued as Thesis" (p.1); "More Asians in College than Ratio in State" (p.3); "'Lone Heart Mountain' Estelle's Epilogue" (p.3).
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the years 1924-1925; 1925 - 1926; and part of 1926-1927.
Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-196)
img Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-196)
Young Japanese American man lounging on the grass at the University of Washington campus
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."
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-35)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-35)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943). It is postmarked November 1, 1943 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 7, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
doc Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
Birthday greeting card written by Sandie Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/purple card with illustration in purple/green of a bouquet of pansies, borders in purple. "Birthday Remembrance" on top center on front of card. Includes white envelope addressed to Mollie Wilson; not stamped nor postmarked.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
Black and white photographic print of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Negative ONLC 3182 (ddr-one-1-364).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-364)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-364)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Original print ONLC 3180 (ddr-one-1-362).
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 ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 17 (May 1, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 17 (May 1, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-17)
Selected article titles: "Bomb rips Seattle Japanese church" (p. 1), "Absolves loyal order of moose in refusing Negro service" (p. 1), "JACLers urged to reduce poverty and racism in U.S." (p. 1), "First textbook by Nisei teachers on Japanese Americans expected in July" (p. 2), "Property of Nisei family provides 'Honda Hill' for trail bike ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 4 (January 30, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 4 (January 30, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-4)
Selected article titles: "Emerging role for CL in '70s tagged; "New security bill due House vote" (p. 1), "Nat'l JACL aids ethnic curriculum" (p. 1), "Minorities help make U.S. great" (p. 2), "Sparky to keynote Title II repeal fund-raiser at PSWDC quarterly" (p. 3), "Radical rightists confront JACLer at state Board of Education hearing ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 2 (July 21-August 3, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 2 (July 21-August 3, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-14)
Selected article titles: "JACL National President Meets with Clinton" (pp. 1, 15), "JACL Message: Keep Affirmative Action in California Education" (pp. 1, 6, 15), "From the ORA: Potentially Eligible Redress Recipients" (pp. 10-14), and "GIs Return 'Home' to Camp Shelby" (p. 15).
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."
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