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 (231)
Leaving camp (311)
Student leave (115)

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

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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-356-338)
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.
Letter from Joseph Conard to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-103)
doc Letter from Joseph Conard to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-103)
Letter from Joseph Conard, Executive Secretary, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council West Coast Committee with instructions on how to proceed with student leave process.
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Goss (ddr-densho-468-108)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Goss (ddr-densho-468-108)
Cover letter for application to University of Nebraska (no date)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to "Coach" (Ray Richards) (ddr-densho-468-110)
Typed draft explaining Ishikawa's seeking admission to the University of Nebraska with request for assistance (no date)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-119)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-119)
Letter with updated address and request for update on diploma verification
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Goss (ddr-densho-468-120)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Goss (ddr-densho-468-120)
Letter with updated address and update on student relocation process
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Conard (ddr-densho-468-114)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Conard (ddr-densho-468-114)
Letter expressing concern over rumors that Nisei students who have visited Japan will be ineligible for student transfer program [Note: "Conard" is misspelled as "Conrad," which Ishikawa acknowledges in ddr-densho-468-104]
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-123)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-123)
Letter confirming acceptance to University of Nebraska with estimate of expenses and confirmation of contact in Lincoln who will help Ishikawa find employment
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Hyland (ddr-densho-468-141)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Hyland (ddr-densho-468-141)
Typed draft. Letter describes experiences arriving in Lincoln and details of family and friends.
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Ray Richards (ddr-densho-468-113)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Ray Richards (ddr-densho-468-113)
Continuation of narrative from ddr-densho-468-104 with transcript of letter to Ray Richards (ddr-densho-468-110)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to  Mr. Conard (ddr-densho-468-107)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Conard (ddr-densho-468-107)
Typed draft protesting that time spent in Japan will impact student relocation (no date)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Alfred E. Longueil (CC: Dr. Rolfe) (ddr-densho-468-109)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Alfred E. Longueil (CC: Dr. Rolfe) (ddr-densho-468-109)
Typed draft explaining Ishikawa's seeking admission to the University of Nebraska with request for advice (no date)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to John
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to John "Johnny" Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-142)
Letter with holiday news, updates on life at school, and work with list of expenditures.
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-102)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-102)
Letter concerning Ishikawa's admission to the University of Nebraska
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. R. W. Goss (ddr-densho-468-101)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. R. W. Goss (ddr-densho-468-101)
Letter concerning Ishikawa's admission to the University of Nebraska
Letter from George H. Sabine to Joseph B. Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-145)
doc Letter from George H. Sabine to Joseph B. Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-145)
Letter explaining Cornell University's willingness to admit Japanese American students
Letter from Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-106)
doc Letter from Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-106)
Update on student relocation program. Page one is introduction from Ishikawa
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-124)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-124)
Letter informing National Student Relocation Council of missing letter with permit to go to Nebraska.
Letter from RW Goss to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-122)
doc Letter from RW Goss to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-122)
Confirmation of receipt of letter dated Sept. 12 with enclosure of copy of Goss's letter from September 17. Notice that October 3 is last day to register for graduate college.
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