Education

Schools were quickly organized in the concentration camps, but they suffered from crude facilities and lack of teaching materials. Instruction was given for nursery through high school, and adult education was offered. Trained teachers were in short supply, however, and uncertified Japanese Americans with college degrees often filled in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) deliberately emphasized Americanization in the education program. Some found it painfully ironic to watch incarcerated youth recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Yukio Sewing Class Exhibition at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-339-30)
img Yukio Sewing Class Exhibition at Heart Mountain (ddr-densho-339-30)
Caption on front: "Yukio Sewing Class Exhibition / Heart Mountain Wyoming, Nov. 24-25-26-1944."
doc "Relocation Center" composition (ddr-densho-334-1)
May Okano Sakuma's composition reflecting on her time at Minidoka concentration camp.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-36)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-36)
This page of the scrapbook shows documents from two distinct periods of Hisa's wartime life. At the top of the page is an invitation to a Goodbye party thrown at Tule Lake as people began to leave the camp. At the bottom is one of the forms Hisa had to turn into Tri-State High School in ...
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-29)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-29)
This scrapbook page contains more invitations to different social functions at Tule Lake concentration camp. There is also a program for the first commencement from Tri-State High School, the camp's high school.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-28)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-28)
Scrapbook contains several invitations to various social events at Tule Lake concentration camp including Nobuya Nimura's graduation program.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-37)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-37)
This page of the scrapbook shows documents from two distinct periods of Hisa's wartime life. At the top is the form where Hisa formally requests to drop out of high school after her father is forced to move to the Santa Fe Department of Justice Internment Camp after being branded a trouble maker. While not directly ...
Easter card from camp school (ddr-densho-321-94)
img Easter card from camp school (ddr-densho-321-94)
Group picture, captioned: "A very happy easter, From Lillie Wettengel."
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 31 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-37)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 31 (September 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-37)
Selected article titles: "Supervisor Thomas: Circulation of Written Matter Must Be Approved" (pp. 1-2), "Canada Nisei Nearly Mobbed" (p. 1), and "New Teachers Supplement School Staff" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 38 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-86)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 38 (September 21, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-86)
Selected article titles: "Homes Available for 500 in S.F." (p. 1), "Southern Pacific Railroad in Need of Many Laborers" (p. 2), and "May Register Monday for Next Tri-State Semester" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 3 (January 18, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-113)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. III, No. 3 (January 18, 1946) (ddr-densho-284-113)
Selected article titles: "Holland: Relocation Plans for All Free People Made" (p. 1), "Clarify Rules Regarding Alien Registration" (p. 1), "Southern Pacific Railroad Looking for More Workers" (p. 2), and "Student Relocation Council Services Offered Students" (p. 4).
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 16 (April 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-65)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 16 (April 20, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-65)
Selected article titles: "Myer Speaks to Representative Groups During 4-Day Visit Here: Explains Policies of the WRA" (pp. 1, 6), "Doi Describes Arson Attacks at Court Trial" (p. 2), and "Hospital Opens Japanese School" (p. 5). Page 7 is mislabeled as page 6.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 21 (May 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-70)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 21 (May 25, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-70)
Selected article titles: "May 12 Figures: 661 Casualties among Nisei from Centers" (p. 1), "Third Anniversary of Tule Lake This Sunday" (p. 2), "Closing Dates for Center Schools Set Says Myer" (p. 3), and "Former Tulean Commits Suicide" (p. 3).
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