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

191 items
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).
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

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 ...

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).
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 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."
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