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 (346)

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Mr. and Mrs. Kiyoto Saiki (ddr-csujad-8-94)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Kiyoto Saiki (ddr-csujad-8-94)
Oral history interview with Kiyoto and Fumiko Saiki. 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 Saiki, Mr and Mrs Kiyoto
John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
doc John Kubota (ddr-csujad-8-31)
Oral history interview with John Kubota. 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 Kubota, John
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
Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, April 5, 1950 (ddr-csujad-12-4)
doc Letter from D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, April 5, 1950 (ddr-csujad-12-4)
In this letter, D.F. Goggin, Motor Officer, affirms that Tsugitada Kanamori was employed by his organization starting June 8, 1946 and was still employed there at the time this letter was written. He remarks that Kanamori is a loyal and honest employee and recommends him for any position. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Japanese American News Clippings during the period of August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-15)
doc Japanese American News Clippings during the period of August 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-15)
This document contains news clippings and articles about Japanese Americans from different tabloids during the period of August 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-06_01
Workers packing school lunches (ddr-densho-63-5)
img Workers packing school lunches (ddr-densho-63-5)
Mitsuko Hashiguchi is in the foreground and Norma Warner is in back. Mitsuko is packing cold packs and Norma is packing hot foods at Bellevue High School. They had to begin cooking and packing at 5 a.m., and the lunches had to go out at 9 a.m. to be delivered to the schools. Mitsuko's husband was ...
Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
img Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
Borghild Ringdall, the woman who began the school lunch program in Bellevue, gave Mitsuko Hashiguchi a job with the school district. Mitsuko knew her from before World War II.
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-19)
doc Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-19)
Postcard to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (January 3, 1944 [possibly meant 1945]). It is postmarked January 6, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-50)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Lillian (Nobie) Igasaki (July 20, 1944). Envelope is postmarked July 20, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-43)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-43)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (February 11, 1945). Envelope is postmarked February 11, 1945 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-79)
Handwritten letter to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 3, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 4, 1945 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.
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