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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Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. 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 Arita, Masami
Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
doc Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
This document describes the relocation opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It also discusses the cost of living, medical and educational facilities in these regions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-19_01
Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to Chief of Police Schmidt [Willard E. Schmidt], February 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-72)
doc Memo from Co-ordinating Committee to Chief of Police Schmidt [Willard E. Schmidt], February 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-72)
Calls for special meeting of the Project Director, Advisory Council, and Co-ordinating Committee to discuss Committee recommendations, and refers to four attached memoranda, each from Co-ordinating Committee 1608-A to R. [Raymond] R. Best, Project Director, dated February 2, 1944 and written by Byron Akitsuki, Executive Secretary. Subjects of the memoranda are: Receipt of Red Cross Gift ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
Selected article titles: "Clinic for Hibakusha in L.A." (p.1-2), "L.A. Chinatown Youth Council Charges Police Harrassment, Use of Epithets" (p.1), "Oakland to Survey Issei Housing" (p.2), "Welfare Rights Fund Drive Tops Goal; Nearly 1,000 Contributed" (p.6).
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 ...
Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
img Pouring concrete walls (ddr-densho-258-57)
Men working at the damsite. Caption on left: "Pouring the walls."
Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
img Excavation pit (ddr-densho-258-41)
Excavation site with crane. Caption on right: "The Dixie Pit all the dirt used to build the dam is conveyed from here to the Dam, which is about one mile and quarter."
Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
img Excavator crane (ddr-densho-258-39)
Wide shot of a construction site (probably Anderson Dam) with a crane and a few vehicles. Caption on left: "The 'Monigan' can pick up 12 yards at a time."
Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
img Constructing a road (ddr-densho-258-58)
Earth-moving equipment constructing a road. Caption below: "The new road being leaded to Pine [?]."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-53)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-53)
Men working on construction site. Caption below: "Air tampers at work."
Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
img Construction workers (ddr-densho-258-54)
Men working on construction site. Caption below: "Rock Drillers at work."
Japanese doctor's clinic (ddr-densho-259-493)
img Japanese doctor's clinic (ddr-densho-259-493)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "This portrait appears to have been a Japanese doctors' clinic in Japan It shows five Japanese women dressed in white uniforms so they must have been nurses in the clinic. Whom I presume to have been the owner-doctor is dressed in a morning coat and striped pants, and is even wearing dove-gray ...
img "Saburo Miyake factory, Nanukaichi" (ddr-densho-259-551)
Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Saburo Miyake factory, Nanukaichi [Japan]."
img "Japanese girls school beach outing" (ddr-densho-259-79)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Japanese girls school beach outing, Sumoto School, Awaji, Japan." Caption by Yuka Yasui: "Beach at Sumoto Awaji where [Shidzuyo Yasui] taught. [Shidzuyo] 2nd row. 10th from the left."
Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
img Japanese teachers on Awaji Island (ddr-densho-259-124)
Shidzuyo Yasui (second row, second from right) with colleagues from the Sumoto School on Awaji Island, Japan. The bearded man in the back row is the school principal.
Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
img Class at Sumoto School in Japan (ddr-densho-259-92)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group photo of what I will guess was [Shidzuyo Yasui's] class in Home Economics. I don't know where in Japan this was taken, but it doesn't look like the Sumoto School grounds." Shidzuyo Yasui is pictured center.
Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
img Teacher and students in Japan (ddr-densho-259-111)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "In this posed group photo, [Shidzuyo Yasui] looks quite a bit older than a bunch of young girls, so this may have been a class of her students."
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 29 (July 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-77)
Selected article titles: "Myer Sets Dates for Closing of 8 Centers" (pp. 1-2), "Discrimination Hit in Seattle Boycott Case" (p. 2), "2 Army Officers to Fight Racial Discrimination" (p. 2), and "5422 Evacuees on WRA Payroll on June 30" (p. 4).
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Timber Girl (ddr-densho-234-19)
Caption on front: "TIMBER GIRL; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 8, 1941; a. 6 Fur. Time 1:12:2; J.J. Millerick Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Fayette Prince (ddr-densho-234-22)
Caption on front: "FAYETTE PRINCE; J. Kubuki up. BONNIE FRANCES 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Crescent City, Calif. Sept. 19, 1941; 6 1/2 Fur. Time 1:24; C.M. Whiteside Owner & Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Bonnie Jo (ddr-densho-234-11)
Caption on front: "BONNIE JO; J. Kubuki up. Pleasanton, Calif. July 9, 1941; 1 1/16 mi. Time 1:49:3; Dolan and Cunningham Owners B. Warren Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Clear (ddr-densho-234-15)
Caption on front: "CLEAR; J. Kubuki up. OCHOCO MAID 2nd. DIAMOND BAY 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 1 mi. Time 1:41:42; C. Penn Owner and Trainer."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, George Blanket (ddr-densho-234-20)
Caption on front: "GEORGE BLANKET; J. Kubuki up. MORCAR 2nd. COLD WAVE 3rd. Eureka, Calif. Sept. 27, 1941; 6 Fur. Time 1:14:2; C. Penn Owner and Trainer; THE FORTUNA."
Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
img Joe Kobuki on winning mount, Polvos Pride (ddr-densho-234-4)
Caption on front: "POLVO'S PRIDE; J. Kubuki up. STEVEN H. 2nd. SKY NURSE 3rd. Cresecnet [sic] City, Calif. Sept. 18, 1941; 5 Fur. Time 1:01:3; C.E. Brown Jr. Owner and Trainer."
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