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 (260)
Student leave (64)

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

64 items
Letter from Orden Y. Ichinaga to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, June 13, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1885)
doc Letter from Orden Y. Ichinaga to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, June 13, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1885)
Correspondence from Orden Ichinaga to Dallas McLaren regarding Ighinaga's receipt of his diploma and scholarship and expressing gratitude for McLaren's support. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1888
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
From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
doc From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
Report on the relocation of students at incarceration camps. Covers the history of relocating students, the student relocation council, student success, schools, large universities and the PMG, financial aid, part-time jobs, budget, the draft, trade schools, nursing, the United States cadet nurse corps, student relocation council and the WRA, applications from aliens, high school undergraduates, travel, …
Letter to accompany questionnaire for students who left Poston, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1837)
doc Letter to accompany questionnaire for students who left Poston, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1837)
Handwritten draft correspondence to students who left Poston incarceration camp, intended to accompany questionnaire. See also sac_jaac_1839. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1840
Bullador, senior edition, Class of 1945 (1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1839)
doc Bullador, senior edition, Class of 1945 (1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1839)
Newsletter, 'El Bullador," published by Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1842
Letter from Aileen Oita to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1881)
doc Letter from Aileen Oita to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1881)
Correspondence from Aileen Oita to Dallas McLaren regarding her move from Poston incarceration camp, life as a college student, and expressing gratitude for McLaren's support. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1884
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
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 …
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
Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
doc Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
This Policy of the War Relocation Authority discusses the different types of leaves, the procedures to obtain the permit for the leaves and other topics related to the application and securing of the leaves. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-04_01
Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
doc Final audit of National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (ddr-csujad-18-3)
A report regarding closing operations of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. The report covers from May 1, 1946 to June 30, 1946, and regards "the Council's operations during the closing two month period." Topics addressed include financial statements and various aspects of closing operations, including Council staff; treatment of mail; enrollment and referral of …
Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
doc Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
This article by Robert W. O'Brien discusses about the relocation of thousands of students in colleges throughout the United States to resume their studies, "a year after the mass evacuation of the West Coast Japanese American people into inland camps." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-23_02
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
An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral …
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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