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 (229)

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229 items
Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
doc Eric Andow interview (ddr-csujad-6-2)
Oral history interview with Eric Andow. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ANDOW_ERIC
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
doc Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Akiko Suda. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Suda, Mrs Akiko
Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
doc Dr. Fusaji Inada (ddr-csujad-8-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Fusaji Inada. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Inada, Dr Fusaji
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
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).
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).
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