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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Yamato Ichihashi, Yuji Ichioka, Harry Kitano, T. Scott Miyakawa, S. Frank Miyamoto, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Tamotsu Shibutani, Tamie Tsuchiyama, Toshio Yatsushiro

180 items
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 5 (August 1969) (ddr-densho-297-5)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 5 (August 1969) (ddr-densho-297-5)
Selected article titles: "CINCIP Is Here!!" (p. 1), "The Burden of Life" (p. 1), "Hey, Look Me Over" (p. 5), "The Chinese in Los Angeles" (p. 6), "The Korean Americans" (p. 8), "The Filipino Immigrant" (p. 9).
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 2 (February 1970) (ddr-densho-297-11)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 2 (February 1970) (ddr-densho-297-11)
Selected article titles: "Ford Foundation" (p. 2), "Community Dat at U.C.L.A." (p. 2), "The March" (p. 5), "'White Male Qualities!' Oriental Males Reply" (p. 9).
1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
doc 1966 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-154)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
doc College course records (ddr-densho-338-324)
The course grades and credits for Guyo Tajiri while attending San Francisco State University.
Phi Beta Kappa certificate (ddr-densho-338-477)
doc Phi Beta Kappa certificate (ddr-densho-338-477)
Guyo Tajiri's University of Colordao Phi Beta Kappa certificate.
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
doc Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) from De Kalb, Illinois. White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of a snow covered church. "A Joyous Christmas" is on the front top of card.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 5, 1943 from Kansas City, Missouri.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 24 (December 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 24 (December 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-49)
Selected article titles: "Bakke vs. Regents, Univ. of Calif." (p. 1), "Wendy's Trial Underway" (pp. 1, 4), and "Pardon for Iva 'Shows Strength of Our System'" (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 10 (March 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 10 (March 13, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-10)
Selected article titles: "Asian Admissions: UC Berkeley Report Fails to Silence Critics" (pp. 1, 3-4), "Arguments Heard in Appeal of 1985 Hirabayashi Ruling" (p. 1), "Getting Nikkei Singles Together--Nationally" (p. 5), and "Conference to Promote Sansei Leadership" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 18 (May 3, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-18)
Select article titles: "Congressional hearings end on use of temporary Japanese farm labor" (p. 1); "Congressmen to support JACL Nat'l TV protest" (p. 1); "Active Chicagoan Mike Hagiwara dies unexpectedly" (p. 1); "Denver TV stations promis no showing of anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Parents of grade school pupils urged to protest use of 'Firelight Reader ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 15 (April 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 15 (April 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-15)
Selected article titles: "Sgt. Yano posthumously wins Congressional Medal of Honor" (p. 1), "Gen. Mark Clark to speak at Nisei veterans reunion July 1-6" (p. 1), "State colleges may trim Asian studies" (p. 1), "Asian American groups to back HR 14910 for ethnic studies" (p. 1), "Quality, integrated education" (p. 3), "Nasopharyngeal cancer, rare in Caucasian ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 9 (March 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 70, No. 9 (March 6, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-9)
Selected article titles: "Sparky lead witness at Title II hearings" (p. 1), "Little Tokyo plan cleared by council" (p. 1), "'Grandfather' clause included in bill to license gardeners in California" (p. 1), "Nisei back federal plan to boost cultural heritage" (p. 1), "Japanese American Curriculum finishes TV series, to write textbook" (p. 1), "Aerospace firm shutdown ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 10 (September 4, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-35)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 10 (September 4, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-35)
Selected article titles: "Berkeley police push hunt for Sansei killer" (p. 1), "No literacy test for Issei voters in California now" (p. 1), "Asian actors picket show" (p. 1), "Coroner's jury rules in death of Miss Okubo" (p. 1), "Social service agency executives hear Asian community leaders air problems" (p. 1), "Ethnic studies program initiated ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 11 (March 20, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 11 (March 20, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-11)
Selected article titles: "Senate Sponsors of Redress Bill Surpass Halfway Mark" (p. 1), "Asian Admissions Task Force Meets with UC President" (pp. 1, 3), "Finding the Funding" (pp. 4-5, 8), and "Funds Raised for LEC: New York Nikkei Commemorate Internment with Jazz" (p. 8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 15 (April 17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 15 (April 17, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-15)
Selected article titles: "Matsunaga Introduces Bill with 70 Senators' Support" (pp. 1-2), "Changes Needed in University Policies, Calif. Assembly Told" (pp. 1, 7-8), "AAPAA Ceremony: Morita Awarded for Film, Television Roles" (pp. 1, 3), and "From February 19, 1942" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 3 (August 4-17, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 121, No. 3 (August 4-17, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-15)
Selected article titles: "Taking Sides in the Hot Debate on Affirmative Action" (pp. 1, 13), "Members, Board Must Reinvigorate JACL, Yasuhara Says" (p. 6), "Viewpoint: The Other Side of Affirmative Action" (p. 11), and "From the ORA: Potentially Eligible Redress Recipients" (pp. 15-18).
Letter from San Mateo Junior College (ddr-densho-188-2)
doc Letter from San Mateo Junior College (ddr-densho-188-2)
Letter regarding application process for San Mateo Junior College.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-358)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-358)
Black and white photographic print 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. Negative ONLC 3178 (ddr-one-1-370).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-357)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-357)
Black and white photographic print 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 where both students. Negative ONLC 3177 (ddr-one-1-359).
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