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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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
Louise Kashino Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-31-18)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-31-18)
Mother's influence on decision to leave camp to attend college in Chicago

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Louise Kashino Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-31-19)
vh Louise Kashino Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-31-19)
Resettling during the war: life in Chicago

For the first hour of this interview, an additional camera crew from KCTS Television was also present.

Grayce Uyehara Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-99-3)
vh Grayce Uyehara Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-99-3)
Resettling on the East Coast through the student relocation program

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited …

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-84-29)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-84-29)
Working for the student relocation program

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-123-21)
Leaving camp: living and working while attending Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas, on scholarship

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-309-19)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-309-19)
Leaving camp to attend college

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-289-20)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview I Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-289-20)
Leaving camp and attending college

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-41-22)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview I Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-41-22)
Student relocation to the Midwest: problems with sponsoring family
Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-451-10)
vh Elsie Uyematsu Osajima Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-451-10)
Leaving camp to attend college in Nebraska, establishing a social life
Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-42-10)
vh Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-42-10)
Student relocation experiences during World War II

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.

Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-370-16)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-370-16)
Leaving camp to attend school in Colorado

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Kazie Good Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-429-10)
vh Kazie Good Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-429-10)
Brother faces discrimination and racism when he leaves camp to attend school
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