Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

Industry and employment (327)

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 40 (May 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-207)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 40 (May 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-207)
"Voice of Small Minorities, Including That of Nisei, Pleads for FEPC Measure" (p. 1), "Dr. John Thomas, Nisei Friend, Will be Principal Speaker at Baptist Reunion Affair" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 19 (November 4, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-43)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Recall Auto Insurance Bias" (p.1, 3), "The Curious Marriage of Osaka and Arkansas" (p.1, 4), "WW2 PWs Seek Legal Ground to Sue for Illegal Treatment" (p.3), "Why Reparations?" (p.4), "Japanese Americans Rediscovering Their Roots" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 23 (June 17, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-23)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 23 (June 17, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-23)
Selected article titles: "Some Aliens Barred from Buying More Minnesota Agricultural Land" (p.1-2), "School Board Calls Teacher to Explain 'Japs'" (p.1, 4), "San Benito County Only West Coast JACL Intact Through Evacuation" (p.2), "Pediatrics Professor Pioneers Use of Drugs to Aid Children with Cancer" (p.4), "In Support of Fine Arts" (p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 21 (May 23, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 46, No. 21 (May 23, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-21)
Select article titles: "Washington JACL office problems, pressures mooted" (p. 1); "Nisei nuclear physicist to lecture at Japan institute as Fulbright scholar" (p. 8) "Shutdown of claim offices in L.A., S.F. due; date unset" (p.8); "Wirin files suit to halt nuclear tests" (p.8) Starting in No. 13, the volume number in the header changes from 46 ...
Ten cent store (ddr-densho-353-80)
img Ten cent store (ddr-densho-353-80)
Heitaro Matsumoto's ten cent store, located at 902 Yesler Way. Note on back: "Meiji 38 Apr, went to Fife, then hotel in Seattle, Taisho 7 Feb."
A group on a truck (ddr-densho-353-51)
img A group on a truck (ddr-densho-353-51)
Family, neighbors, and a dog on a truck. Captioned: "Aiko and brother on running board, mother in driver's seat, Hideo Akachi (Mrs. S. Osawa's brother) on fender, died young."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 1 (January 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 1 (January 3, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-1)
Selected article titles: "West L.A. JACL Concludes First Year Under Woman Presidebt" (p.1), "Senate Subcommittee to Consider Two Proposals for Changes in Immigration Law" (p.1), "Los Angeles Slated for Study Project of Area Redevelopment Administration" (p.1), "1963 in Retrospect" (p.2), "Kawakita Returns to Japan, Grateful to President Kennedy for Release Order" (p.3).
Men hauling produce in a truck (ddr-densho-353-49)
img Men hauling produce in a truck (ddr-densho-353-49)
Captioned: "Produce hauled to the Pike Place Market on a new Mack truck."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 19 (November 10, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-44)
Selected article titles: "Civic Betterment at J-town Expense Hit" (p.1), "Supreme Court Decision on Evacuation Calls Manzanar 'Concentration Camp'" (p.1), "ILGWU's Patriotism?" (p.1, 3), "Serological Tests Upset Belief Ainu Caucasoid, Type Resembles Ryukyuan" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
Selected article titles: "Major PSW Push Still in Education" (p. 1, 5), "Personalized Calif. License Plates with Racial Slur Distresses Senator" (p.1), "Nixon-Tanaka Statement" (p.2), "West Coast Nisei Express Fear in Being Caught in Trade War" (p.3), "Little Tokyo Health Fair Sept. 24" (p.4).
William Hiroshi Wake (ddr-csujad-8-82)
doc William Hiroshi Wake (ddr-csujad-8-82)
Oral history interview with William Hiroshi Wake. 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 Wake, William Hiroshi
George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
doc George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-8-18)
Oral history interview with George Masashi and Mitsuno Hashimoto. 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 Hashimoto, George Masashi and Mitsuno
Tomoko Konishi (ddr-csujad-8-29)
doc Tomoko Konishi (ddr-csujad-8-29)
Oral history interview with Tomoko Konishi. 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 Konishi, Tomoko
Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett, October 23, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-13)
doc Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett, October 23, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-13)
Letter from the WRA Director to Mr. Clarence Pickett addresses Friends Service Committee's contribution toward finding employment for the incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_03
Administrative instruction, no. 22, July 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-8)
doc Administrative instruction, no. 22, July 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-18-8)
This document discusses about the temporary procedures fro issuance of permits to individuals or single families to leave relocation centers for employment. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: RSG_01-01_05
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, she describes her new job, making women's leather purses. She packs merchandise into boxes for shipping, earning 65 cents per hour. At work, there are only 12 Japanese workers and other workers are all African ...
Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, to the American Consul, Yokohama, Japan, April 18, 1951 (ddr-csujad-12-5)
doc Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, to the American Consul, Yokohama, Japan, April 18, 1951 (ddr-csujad-12-5)
This letter confirms that Tsugitada Kanamori has worked for D.F. Goggin since June 1946 at the time this letter was written and has been a model employee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tsu_01_01_005
Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
img Signed headshot of actor Sessue Hayakawa (ddr-densho-242-33)
Inscription on front: "To K. Hatchimonji with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa." Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood film actor. No other information available."
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