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)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Yamato Ichihashi, Yuji Ichioka, Harry Kitano, T. Scott Miyakawa, S. Frank Miyamoto, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Tamotsu Shibutani, Tamie Tsuchiyama, Toshio Yatsushiro

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Reed College (ddr-one-1-355)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-355)
Black and white photographic negative of siblings Carlos Ogimi and Ayame Ogimi at Reed College, where they both attended school.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-359)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-359)
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 3175 (ddr-one-1-357).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
Black and white photographic print of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Negative ONLC 3185 (ddr-one-1-367).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 4 (July 1969) (ddr-densho-297-4)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 4 (July 1969) (ddr-densho-297-4)
Selected article titles: "Experimental College Starts" (p. 1), "Yellow Brotherhood Food for Thought" (p. 1), "Blind Reflections?" (p. 2), "The Misunderstanding in Chinatown" (p. 4).
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 1 (January 1970) (ddr-densho-297-10)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 1 (January 1970) (ddr-densho-297-10)
Selected article titles: "Soldiers Oppose War" (p. 2), "Remember 1942?" (p. 2), "Chuck Smokes Hi Pot" (p. 3). Prof Says - 'They're Quiet'" (p. 3), "Panthers 'Vamped' Again" (p. 3), "Rebel with a Cause . . ." (p. 6-7), "Tutorial Project" (p. 12-13).
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
Selected article titles: "ARM and Order" (p. 2), "Peace, or Else" (p. 3). "Gidra Banned from UCLA" (p. 4), "Revolution at Isla Vista" (p. 5), "The Gidra Story" (p. 9), "Yellow Brotherhood" (p. 18), "An Analysis of and Alternatives to Nixon's Welfare Proposals" (p. 19), "Legal Self Defense" (p. 23).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
Selected article titles: "Issei Centennial" (p. 2), "Introspect" (p. 3), "Okinawa" (p. 5), "Shhh!: A Nisei Is Speaking" (p. 6), "The Emergence of Yellow Power in America" (p. 8-9).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
Selected article titles: "The Third World: A Response to Oppression" (p. 1), "A Commentary on the Noguchi Firing" (p. 1), "Yellow Power!" (p. 2).
General MacArthur receiving doctorate degree (ddr-densho-299-133)
img General MacArthur receiving doctorate degree (ddr-densho-299-133)
Caption: "General MacArthur receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Manila."
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-325)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of California, Berkeley.
State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
doc State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
Guyo Tajiri's certificate allowing her to teach elementary school in California, as well as special needs classes in the city of Oakland.
Contract Program for Graduate Degrees and Advanced Credentials (ddr-densho-338-338)
doc Contract Program for Graduate Degrees and Advanced Credentials (ddr-densho-338-338)
Contract for Guyo Tajiri's graduate degree program at San Fracisco State University.
College transcript (ddr-densho-338-326)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-326)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from the University of Missouri.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-21)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-21)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944). Envelope is postmarked June 7, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944). Envelope is postmarked April 1, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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

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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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