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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Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Koyama (ddr-one-5-37)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked October 6, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Oct 11, 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp from Camp Livingston. Inside the envelope are …
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from William Koyama (ddr-one-5-64)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Santa Fe Detention Center from his son, William Koyama, at Minidoka. Envelope is postmarked August 3, 1943. In red pencil "8/10-43" is written above the receiver's information. The letter from William Koyama is yellowed and water-damaged. At the bottom of the letter is an "EXAMINED" stamp with unknown initals. …
Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
doc Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
A response letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager about a Japanese language teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
doc Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
A response letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii with an enclosed personal history statement.
Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
doc Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
A letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford regarding personal histories for Yukiko and Yoshito Fujii.
Application for Federal Employment (ddr-sbbt-2-30)
doc Application for Federal Employment (ddr-sbbt-2-30)
Yoshito Fujii's application for federal employment as a relocation field agent for the War Relocation Authority.
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-28)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-28)
Emmy Sumida Ito's letter to her father, Chimata Sumida, regarding married life at Santa Anita. She mentions that she was surprised that her father had requested repatriation.
Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-27)
doc Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-27)
Alice (Yuri) Sumida Endo's letter from underprivileged camp run by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church where she was working as a cook. She mentions that her husband Frank Aiji Endo started work at the McCall's factory in Dayton, Ohio.
Letter from Masako Sumida to Wilma van Dusseldorp (ddr-densho-379-395)
doc Letter from Masako Sumida to Wilma van Dusseldorp (ddr-densho-379-395)
Masako Sumida writes to thank Miss Van Dusseldorp for her send-off from the Welfare Department and that she thinks of their employees often. She writes about life at the hostel in Cincinnati.
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Alien's short-term leave approval (ddr-densho-355-200)
doc Alien's short-term leave approval (ddr-densho-355-200)
For Gentaro Takahashi to go to Denver, Salt Lake City, Pocatello and Ogden on a buying trip for co-op.
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.
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 …
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).
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