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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Memo to James Lindley from R.B. Conzzens authorizing Yuriko Domoto's work travel (ddr-densho-356-873)
doc Memo to James Lindley from R.B. Conzzens authorizing Yuriko Domoto's work travel (ddr-densho-356-873)
Carbon copy of memorandum to James Lindley, Project Director of Granada Relocation Project from R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director. Memorandum dictates that military travel permits for Richard Sato, Robert Sasaki and Yuriko Domoto are enclosed and for travel to Manzanar on August 27, 1943. The memo also notes that Yuriko's return travel permit will be …
Update to Administrative Instruction 45: Assistance to Evacuees Granted Indefinite Leave for the Purpose of Accepting Employment (ddr-densho-356-914)
doc Update to Administrative Instruction 45: Assistance to Evacuees Granted Indefinite Leave for the Purpose of Accepting Employment (ddr-densho-356-914)
Update to Administrative Instruction 45 to include guidelines for individuals returning from seasonal leave and requesting public assistance, and for individuals converting seasonal leave requests to indefinite leave requests while also requesting public assistance.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tak Negi (ddr-densho-356-313)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tak Negi (ddr-densho-356-313)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Tak Negi in which Tak describes her work as a dietitian at a local hospital, news about mutual friends and a long distance romance she is involved in. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1221)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1221)
Phil writes about meeting a friend of Alice's in Denver. He also writes about his day at the laundry and shopping trip to buy a new jacket.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1214)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1214)
Phil reports back on his first full day in Denver. He found a job, but he isn't sure how much he'll be making or if he'll like it.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1220)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1220)
Phil discusses if Denver would be a good place to try to open his own laundry or cleaning business based on what he's talked about with other people in the business.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1217)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1217)
Phil writes about receiving his first paycheck and learning to use a steam gun for silk pressing.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1216)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1216)
Phil talks about his work at the laundry and how he believes he is improving. At this point Phil thinks he will stay in Denver another week.
Series of Memos and instructions regarding relocation grants (ddr-densho-356-895)
doc Series of Memos and instructions regarding relocation grants (ddr-densho-356-895)
Series of memos and instructions regarding Administrative Instruction 45, assistance to evacuees granted indefinite leave for the purpose of accepting employment. Includes guidance on how to determine who gets assistance, how much assistance can be provided, and inclusion of family members of active duty military personnel.
Yuriko Domoto's Short Term Leave application (ddr-densho-356-874)
doc Yuriko Domoto's Short Term Leave application (ddr-densho-356-874)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's approved short term leave application to attend to infant children being transferred to Amache from Manzanar as part of her job in the Public Welfare Department at Amache.
Letter of employment for Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-159)
doc Letter of employment for Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-159)
Letter from Colorado Governor Ralph Carr to Wakako Domoto offering employment as a housekeeper and detailing duties of the job (keeping house and cooking).
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
Letter from Wakako Domoto to her sister Yuriko Domoto Tsukada. In which Wakako discusses a wide range of topics such as, her work as housekeeper for Colorado Governor Ralph Carr, gossip about local politics (such as why Governor Carr lost his election for Senate), the Carr family schedule and house guests, run-ins with other Japanese Americans …
Memos, notes and blank form regarding visiting other camps (ddr-densho-356-884)
doc Memos, notes and blank form regarding visiting other camps (ddr-densho-356-884)
Blank Visitor's pass, Memo regarding visits from military personal to camps to see family, handwritten notes regarding process of visitations, and memo regarding travel between centers.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Wakako Domoto. Wak writes about her first days working for former Colorado Governor Ralph Carr as a housekeeper and information about applying for sentrogarphy courses.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1212)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1212)
Phil writes to his wife, Alice Okano, concerning life in the Amanche Concentration Camp including activities at the high school and social gatherings. He also mentions an upcoming trip to Denver and trying to convince other families to leave the camp.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1213)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1213)
Phil writes to his wife, Alice Okano, concerning his travel from Amanche Concentration camp to Denver. He couldn't convince his father to leave Amanche. Phil writes that many people were biding their time in the camp to see how the war in the Pacific would pan out before making any decisions about leaving camp. Phil is …
Letter from Alice Okano to Phil Okano (ddr-densho-359-1223)
doc Letter from Alice Okano to Phil Okano (ddr-densho-359-1223)
Alice writes that if Phil, her husband, wants to take the teaching job it is fine by her. She also assures Phil she will be fine on the farm in Caldwell, Idaho if he wants to work in Denver a bit longer.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1222)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1222)
Phil writes about his continued work at the laundry. He warns Alice, his wife, not to write back because he'll be on the move.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1219)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1219)
Phil writes about his work at the laundry and visiting another laundry called Band Bou that could hire him and specialize in different types of fabric cleaning that he is keen to learn. He reminds Alice, his wife, to pay the rent on their house since he isn't sure Denver is a place he would like …
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1215)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1215)
Phil writes of his first day at his new job at a laundry in Denver. He says he can only keep the job for a little while so he discusses the pros and cons of staying in Denver to find more work or returning to Caldwell, Idaho.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1218)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1218)
Phil writes about a trip to Boulder to see his sister, Ayako, and his brother-in-law. His family encourage him to get a job teaching Japanese which is draft deferable, but Phil writes that he isn't interested.
Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1211)
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1211)
Phil Okano writes to his wife, Alice Okano, concerning his travel from Caldwell, Idaho to Colorado .
Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
doc Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
A letter from R. S. Davidson, Acting Minidoka Project Director, to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave for seven detainees, including Takami Hibiya.
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