Work leave

During World War II, Japanese Americans were seen as a source of replacement labor for the farms in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Starting in May 1942, camp inmates could obtain temporary leaves to work in agriculture, either returning to the camps every night or living on the farm for an extended period. In 1942 alone, some 10,000 Japanese Americans left the camps to perform this seasonal work. Their labor was vital to the agriculture industry and thus to the war effort.

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Work leave (312)

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U.S. citizen's indefinite leave, WRA-137a rev., Fred Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-102)
doc U.S. citizen's indefinite leave, WRA-137a rev., Fred Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-102)
An identification card to permit the U.S. citizen's indefinite leave. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is allowed to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on July 27, 1944 and specifies his first destination, Cleveland, Ohio. It is authorized by L. H. Bennet, Project Director. The handwritten notes on the card read: Readmitted 8/18/44. See this …
Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
doc Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
A letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to the employer who is hiring Fumio Fred Takano. It confirms that Fumio has been granted indefinite leave from the camp and is eligible for work. It also includes the requirements in hiring/releasing him and describes the resettlement program. …
Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
doc Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_003
Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
doc Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
A daily work pass issued by War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, on July 5, 1944. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is authorized to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on workdays and specifies the times when he is allowed to leave and when he needs to return. The pass is valid …
Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
doc Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Assistant Superintendent of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_002
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-11)
img Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-11)
Photograph of furlough workers getting ready to leave for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho. A large truck with a tarp secured over the contents is on the left. The Manzanar Police Department and other administrative buildings in the background with the Sierra Nevada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Help wanted (ddr-csujad-47-8)
img Help wanted (ddr-csujad-47-8)
A photograph of a female and male incarceree reviewing the "Help Wanted" bulletin board with several notices tacked to it. The tar paper construction of the buildings can be seen behind the bulletin board. Caption reads: Help Wanted. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this object in the California State …
Photograph of a large group of incarcerees standing near the entrance of Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-10)
img Photograph of a large group of incarcerees standing near the entrance of Manzanar (ddr-csujad-47-10)
Photograph of a large group of people outside at the Manzanar incarceration camp. There are three trucks and camp barracks in the background. In the group of people, many women are holding open umbrellas to protect from the sun. In the foreground, three men are walking toward the photographer. The Sierra Nevada are in the background. …
Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
doc Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
Correspondence from William Bibichkow to George Hideo Nakamura regarding Nakamura's application for employment at Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2269
Educational opportunities in New York City (ddr-csujad-55-805)
doc Educational opportunities in New York City (ddr-csujad-55-805)
Bulletin advertising vocational courses and educational opportunities for "resettlers" located in New York City. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0807
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-802)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-802)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Rockford, Illinois. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0804
Employment leave instructions (ddr-csujad-55-679)
doc Employment leave instructions (ddr-csujad-55-679)
Procedures for incarcerees regarding "employment leave" at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes: Persons eligible for vacation leave; Persons ineligible for vacation leave; Earned vacation; Leave without pay; Sick leave and vacation; Crediting and granting of vacation leave; Transfers and separations; Sick leave; Leave without pay; Unauthorized leave; Application for leave; and Maintenance or leave records. See …
Memo from Leo T. Simmons, Acting Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, July 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-845)
doc Memo from Leo T. Simmons, Acting Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, July 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-845)
Memorandum of understanding from Leo Simmons to All Project Directors regarding Walter Heath's feedback on job and relocation opportunities in the St. Louis area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0847
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-850)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-850)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Des Moines, Iowa. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0852
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-813)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-813)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in the Chicago area. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0815
Letter from Ralph E. Peck, Project Steward, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2177)
doc Letter from Ralph E. Peck, Project Steward, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2177)
Correspondence from Ralph Peck to Whom it May Concern regarding employment recommendation for George Hideo Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2279
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-818)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-818)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Madison, Wisconsin. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0820
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-801)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-801)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Rockford, Illinois. Includes summary of jobs and housing and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0803
Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority to all project directors, March 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-980)
doc Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority to all project directors, March 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-980)
Memorandum of understanding from Vernon Kennedy to All Project Directors regarding employment opportunities and the Job Summary report from the Chicago area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0982
Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all Project Directors, April 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-832)
doc Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all Project Directors, April 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-832)
Memorandum of understanding from Vernon Kennedy to All Project Directors regarding clarification of job opportunities for "resettlers" in the Chicago and Peoria areas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0834
Job opportunities in Toledo and suburbs (ddr-csujad-55-826)
doc Job opportunities in Toledo and suburbs (ddr-csujad-55-826)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Toledo Ohio. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0828
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2545)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2545)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding school, friends and school grades. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2652
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-842)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-842)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Rockford, Illinois. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0844
Travel memorandum (ddr-csujad-55-10)
doc Travel memorandum (ddr-csujad-55-10)
Authorization for Mary Tsukamoto to travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the purpose of industrial relocation. Marielle Tsukamoto is listed on the back of the document as a dependent authorized to travel with Mary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00011
Cincinnati has various attractive jobs available (ddr-csujad-55-825)
doc Cincinnati has various attractive jobs available (ddr-csujad-55-825)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0827
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