Student leave

In 1942, a small number of Japanese Americans began to exit the camps through a student relocation program. The early student resettlement to colleges in Midwestern and eastern states was organized by a coalition of church leaders and educators led by the American Friends Service Committee. The coalition persuaded colleges and universities in the country's interior to accept Japanese American students. It also helped the Nisei obtain security clearance to leave camp (a complicated process) and find housing. Tuition costs were borne by the students and their families. Although many parents gave up what savings they had, nearly all the students still worked round the clock to support themselves and their studies. By the end of the war, 4,000 Nisei students had entered approximately 600 colleges.

World War II (215)
Leaving camp (256)
Student leave (64)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Thomas Bodine, John Nason, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Robert O'Brien

64 items
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. 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 Tashiro, Kenji
Helen Hasegawa (ddr-csujad-8-17)
doc Helen Hasegawa (ddr-csujad-8-17)
Oral history interview with Helen Hasegawa. 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 Hasegawa, Helen
Letter regarding an identification card for a camp inmate on leave (ddr-densho-103-7)
doc Letter regarding an identification card for a camp inmate on leave (ddr-densho-103-7)
Letter from Assistant Postmaster to Harry Stafford, Minidoka concentration camp Project Director, regarding identification card for Ruby Inouye, who had applied for indefinite student leave clearance.
Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
doc Letter regarding a camp inmate's request for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-5)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to the War Relocation Authority. The letter is in regards to camp inmate Ruby Inouye's request for indefinite educational leave.
Letter to a camp inmate regarding application for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-4)
doc Letter to a camp inmate regarding application for leave clearance (ddr-densho-103-4)
This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to camp inmate Ruby Inouye. It is in regards to her application for indefinite educational leave clearance.
Letter from the National Student Relocation Council (ddr-densho-103-1)
doc Letter from the National Student Relocation Council (ddr-densho-103-1)
Letter to a Japanese American woman from the National Student Relocation Council informing her that her educational leave had been granted and that she would be permitted to leave Minidoka concentration camp for Texas.
Letter from the War Relocation Authority regarding a camp inmate's leave permit (ddr-densho-103-6)
doc Letter from the War Relocation Authority regarding a camp inmate's leave permit (ddr-densho-103-6)
This letter from the War Relocation Authority authorizes the indefinite education leave clearance for camp inmate Ruby Inouye.
How to Help Japanese American Student Relocation (ddr-densho-156-190)
doc How to Help Japanese American Student Relocation (ddr-densho-156-190)
Publication of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-310)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-310)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Mary Suzuki in which she describes her life at college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Frances Tsuchiya (ddr-densho-356-297)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Frances Tsuchiya (ddr-densho-356-297)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Frances Tsuchiya in which she thanks Yuriko for her help in getting her out of camp and into college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
National Student Relocation Council questionnaire (ddr-densho-356-791)
doc National Student Relocation Council questionnaire (ddr-densho-356-791)
Blank copy of a questionnaire from the National Student Relocation Council for individuals wishing to attend university outside the exclusion zone. Originally attached to ddr-densho-356-789.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Blanche Kimoto (ddr-densho-356-299)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Blanche Kimoto (ddr-densho-356-299)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Blanche Kimoto thanking her for her help in getting her out of camp and into college. She also details the trip to South Dakota. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-346)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-346)
Postcard to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mary Suzuki in which she apologizes for not seeing Yuri while she was staying in Amache over a school break. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter to Harry L. Black from E. Sandquist regarding status of students requesting to attending inland universities (ddr-densho-356-789)
doc Letter to Harry L. Black from E. Sandquist regarding status of students requesting to attending inland universities (ddr-densho-356-789)
Letter to Harry L. Black, Merced Assembly Center Manager from E. Sandquist, Chief Operations Section Wartime Civil Control Administration. Sandquist informs that the inland universities have been submitted for approval to the War Department and Navy Department and are pending formal approval.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Esther Okuda (ddr-densho-356-296)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Esther Okuda (ddr-densho-356-296)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Esther Okuda in which she thanks Yuri for her help in getting her out of camp and into a college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary (ddr-densho-356-298)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary (ddr-densho-356-298)
Postcard to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mary in which she details her first day at college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy (ddr-densho-356-293)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy (ddr-densho-356-293)
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy in which she describes her short time at Tanforan and her relocation to St. Louis to attend college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-338)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from Mary Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-338)
Postcard to Yuriko Domoto from Mary Suzuki in which she updates Yuri on her plans surrounding finishing school. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Approved Educational Institutions for relocating Japanese American college students (ddr-densho-356-790)
doc Approved Educational Institutions for relocating Japanese American college students (ddr-densho-356-790)
List of approved colleges and universities for Japanese American students to attend by the United States Army & Navy. Plus a list of students in camp who wish to attended university.
Sympathy Card to Yuri Domoto from Mary and June Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-360)
doc Sympathy Card to Yuri Domoto from Mary and June Suzuki (ddr-densho-356-360)
Sympathy card to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Mary Suzuki and June Suzuki that provides condolences for the death of Kanetaro Domoto (Yuriko's father). Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Letter from Dorothy Sakasegawa to Mr. Dallas McLaren, May 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1884)
doc Letter from Dorothy Sakasegawa to Mr. Dallas McLaren, May 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1884)
Correspondence from Dotty Sakasegawa to Dallas McLaren regarding her experience after leaving Poston incarceration camp, her studies and life at Bucknell University, and expressing gratitude for McLaren's support. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1887
Bullador, vol. 2, no. 11 (June 5, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1840)
doc Bullador, vol. 2, no. 11 (June 5, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1840)
Newsletter, "El Bullador," published by Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. Includes reflections on senior year, dedication, 45' cabinet installed, editorials, poetry, principal speaks, and senior wills. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1843
Questionnaire (ddr-csujad-55-1836)
doc Questionnaire (ddr-csujad-55-1836)
Handwritten questionnaire for students who left Poston incarceration camp. Covers circumstances for leaving, reflections on school, and current activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1839
When you leave the relocation center (ddr-csujad-55-2390)
doc When you leave the relocation center (ddr-csujad-55-2390)
Booklet describing the process and procedures for incarcerees who plan to leave the "relocation center." Covers work leave, student leave, leave for those who are not a U.S. citizen, regulations governing western states, support from the War Relocation Authority, returning to an incarceration camp, a list of relocation supervisors and areas, and a map of relocation …
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