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 from Joseph Conard to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-115)
doc Letter from Joseph Conard to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-115)
Explanation of Student Relocation program policies regarding Kibei
Letter from Willis Hanson to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-129)
doc Letter from Willis Hanson to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-129)
Request for information about Ishikawa's experience with war relocation program
Letter from John S. Ishikawa to Frances Shirack (ddr-densho-468-126)
doc Letter from John S. Ishikawa to Frances Shirack (ddr-densho-468-126)
Request to send financial statements to National Student Relocation Council
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Willis Hanson (ddr-densho-468-128)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Willis Hanson (ddr-densho-468-128)
Two drafts of letter to Willis Hanson, the leave officer at Granada, explaining Ishikawa's leave for the University of Nebraska.
Nonfiction manuscript:
doc Nonfiction manuscript: "Road to Freedom" with submission letter and rejection letter (ddr-densho-468-158)
Manuscript of nonfiction narrative describing experience as Japanese-American seeking student leave from World War II incarceration. The manuscript incorporates letters to various college admission staff. Page one is a submission letter to the Yale Review. Page two is a rejection slip.
Writings on Student Relocation Program (ddr-densho-468-104)
doc Writings on Student Relocation Program (ddr-densho-468-104)
Narrative of Ishikawa's efforts to obtain student leave during incarceration. Narrative includes transcripts and copies of correspondence.
Letter from RW Goss to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-117)
doc Letter from RW Goss to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-117)
Letter noting that transcript from UCLA lists honorable dismissal, not bachelor's degree.
Educational Leave paperwork (ddr-densho-468-127)
doc Educational Leave paperwork (ddr-densho-468-127)
Certification and other paperwork authorizing Joseph Ishikawa to leave the Granada Relocation Area to attend school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Gardner (ddr-densho-468-112)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Mr. Gardner (ddr-densho-468-112)
Letter explaining Ishikawa's application to University of Nebraska with request for assistance (no date)
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Franklin Rolfe (ddr-densho-468-105)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Dr. Franklin Rolfe (ddr-densho-468-105)
Typed draft letter to Dr. Rolfe. Letter on reverse appears to be from separate correspondence.
Letter from Alfred Longueil to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-111)
doc Letter from Alfred Longueil to Joseph Ishikawa (ddr-densho-468-111)
Letter confirming that Longueil sent a letter to Dr. Goss per Ishikawa's request.
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
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
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
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
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
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, …
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 …
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
Postcard from Martha Nozawa to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-83)
doc Postcard from Martha Nozawa to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-83)
Written from the Denver train station while waiting for the train to St. Louis
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