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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 17 (May 6, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 17 (May 6, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-17)
Selected article titles: "70 Co-Sponsor Mineta Bill for Retirement Credit" (p.1, 5), "Tuition Bill at Critical Stage" *p.1), "Guayule Rubber Developed by Evacuees" (p.2, 7), "Noguchi's 'Skygate'" (p.3).
Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1003-1-17)
vh Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1003-1-17)
Enrolling at Berkeley and staying in a Japanese American dorm

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-janm-13-1-32)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 32 (ddr-janm-13-1-32)
Continued involvement in the upper administration of the University of Hawaii; planning for the establishment of the community college system

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Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 41 (ddr-janm-13-1-41)
vh Richard Kosaki Interview Segment 41 (ddr-janm-13-1-41)
Discussion of the implementation of the University of Hawaii's statewide master plan

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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).
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)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 17, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-28)
Selected article titles: "High convention cost scrutinized" (p. 1), "Joe Grant Masaoka dead" (p. Reparations bill sought by NC-WNDC for all Japanese American evacuees" (p. 1), "'Orientals' added to education code" (p. 1), "JACL ethnic heritage committee proposed in Ishimaru report" (p. 4), "Check police behavior, not suspect's" (p. 5), "Need for Asian American Studies ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 7 (August 14, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 7 (August 14, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-32)
Selected article titles: "Welcome Nisei Week" (p. 1), "San Francisco Japanese center shortens name" (p. 1), "100th Infantry's Col. Kim assigned as U.S. Army Hawaii information officer" (p. 1), "NY Chinatown lad slain in gang war" (p. 1), "Asian American Studies Central to be established for L.A. colleges" (p. 1), "Physician recalls wartime ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 2, (July 10, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 71, No. 2, (July 10, 1970) (ddr-pc-42-27)
Selected article titles: "JACL Convention Delegates' Special Edition" (p. 1), "Greater emphasis on education urged in 9-point JACL program" (p. 1), "Nisei veterans at Reunion told own war record is 'hallmark of patriotism'" (p. 1), "Japanese Class at Dorsey High O.K. but status of teacher unsettled" (p. 3), "Little Tokyo redevelopment project approved by U ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 18 (October 31, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 81, No. 18 (October 31, 1975) (ddr-pc-47-43)
Selected article titles: "President Ford Signs Japan-U.S. Friendship Act, Set Up Trust" (p. 1), "Special Admissions Policy: Law School vs. Asians" (pp. 1-2), "Minority One: Emperor's Clothes" (p. 2), and "Chiaroscuro: Something Amiss at EDC-MDC" (p. 3).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-367)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-367)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Original print ONLC 3183 (ddr-one-1-365)
Reed College (ddr-one-1-361)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-361)
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 3181 (ddr-one-1-363).
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