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.

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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 14 (November 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 111, No. 14 (November 2, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-39)
Select article titles: "Redress Fully Funded; Immigration, Vietnamese Fishing Bills Are Passed"(p.1);"Redress Eligibility Process for Nisei Veterans Simplified"(p.1);"UC Berkeley's 'Diversity Project': No Single Ethnic, Racial Group on Campus Comprises a Majority"(p.1); "Asian-Majority Assembly District in Los Angeles Seen as Possibility"(p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 19, (May 18, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 19, (May 18, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-19)
Select article titles: "'Ambidextrous Irishman' Dr. Shig Hashimoto" (p.1); "Asian Caucus Vow Continued Support of Aims Symbolized by Wounded Knee" (p.1); "Japan as a Sansei Sees It" (p.2); "Social Work Professor Prepares Paper on 'Koreans in U.S.' for Hew Seminar" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 16, (April 27, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 76, No. 16, (April 27, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-16)
Select article titles: "Manzanar Pilgrimage: State Historical Plaque Mounted" (p.1); "JARP Archives Placed in UCLA Special Library" (p.1); "Asian Gerontology Project: Video Tape Series, Anthology on Aging Issei Problems Proposed" (p.1); "State Agency Funds Eastbay Issei Centers" (p.3); "NEA Asian-American Task Force Put Down by S.F. Area Teachers" (p.4).
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon stating that Keizaburo Koyama entered the school on October 1st, 1924 and graduated on June 10th, 1929 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. The letter also states that Dr. Koyama was of "good moral character and ...
Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
doc Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Washington for Keisaburo Koyama. It states that he was a student at the school from 1923 to 1924 and that he was under the guardianship of Mr. Hiroshi Saito of the Japanese Consul.
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
doc Dr. James K. Nagatani interview (ddr-csujad-6-24)
Oral history interview with Dr. James K. Nagatani. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NAGATANI_JAMES
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
doc Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
Oral history interview with Satoshi Kuwamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUWAMOTO_SATOSHI
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
doc Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
Oral history interview with Shim Hiraoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRAOKA_SHIM
Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
doc Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
This article by Robert W. O'Brien discusses about the relocation of thousands of students in colleges throughout the United States to resume their studies, "a year after the mass evacuation of the West Coast Japanese American people into inland camps." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-23_02
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of Japanese men in suits, Japanese woman in kimono with two children, and a group photograph of a family among which is a Japanese man ...
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-314)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-314)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_023
Nisei, UC Berkley (ddr-csujad-25-316)
img Nisei, UC Berkley (ddr-csujad-25-316)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Also included is a postcard of "Gajoen" in Tokyo, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
doc Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
A article published in the Japanese American newspaper "Hokubei Mainichi"about Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Mount Holyoke College. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_012
Letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen (ddr-csujad-24-92)
doc Letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen (ddr-csujad-24-92)
A letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen regarding the exclusion of Nisei from universities in the United States during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_009
Chapter 12, 13, 14 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-39)
doc Chapter 12, 13, 14 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-39)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including graduation, the future, finishing high school rather than quitting to find work outside, types of work available, and course planning. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and ...
Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
doc Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
Essay observing education levels, types of students, and establishment of education programs at Tule Lake for English speaking students. Includes descriptions of programs for various age groups including nursery, primary, secondary, adult education, college and the Student Relocation Council. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object ...
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. 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 Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. 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 Toshiyuki, Michio and June
Dr. Akira Tajiri (ddr-csujad-8-71)
doc Dr. Akira Tajiri (ddr-csujad-8-71)
Oral history interview with Dr. Akira Tajiri. 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 Tajiri, Dr Akira
Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
doc Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
Oral history interview with Judge Mikio Uchiyama. 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 Uchiyama, Judge Miko
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