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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WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-843)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-843)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. 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_0845
Letter from Tommy Ow, Palace Meat Company, to whom it may concern (ddr-csujad-55-2181)
doc Letter from Tommy Ow, Palace Meat Company, to whom it may concern (ddr-csujad-55-2181)
Correspondence from Tommy Ow to Whom it May Concern regarding employment history of George Hideo Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2283
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-814)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-814)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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_0816
Postal card from Selective Service to George Hideo Nakamura, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2170)
doc Postal card from Selective Service to George Hideo Nakamura, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2170)
Card confirming change of address for George Hideo Nakamura. D.D.S. Form no. 352 (revised). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2272
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-984)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-984)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. 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_0986
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-989)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-989)
List of current job vacancies for "resettlers" in the Chicago area including job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0991
Special: an opportunity for professional people (ddr-csujad-55-846)
doc Special: an opportunity for professional people (ddr-csujad-55-846)
Advertisement for job vacancies for doctor and x-ray technician positions in St. Louis, Missouri. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0848
WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
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_0800
Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Guy Robertson, Project Director, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, May 13, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-565)
doc Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Guy Robertson, Project Director, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, May 13, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-565)
Correspondence from Dillon S. Myer to Guy Robertson requesting that Robertson provide instructions to incarcerees regarding "seasonal leave." Instructions cover working under contract with the War Food Administration, unemployment complaints, permission to traveling outside the "travel district," breaking labor contract, converting to indefinite leave, selective service, and work record. See this object in the California State …
Memo from Frank E. Gibbs, Acting Relocation Supervisor, to all Project Directors, January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-806)
doc Memo from Frank E. Gibbs, Acting Relocation Supervisor, to all Project Directors, January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-806)
Memorandum of understanding from Frank Gibbs to All Project Directors regarding the promotion of jobs for "resettlers." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0808
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
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_0994
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-836)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-836)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. 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_0838
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-800)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-800)
Report on job vacancies for ""resettlers"" in Peoria, 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_0802
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-817)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-817)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Milwaukee, 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_0819
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-993)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-993)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and 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_0995
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, St. Louis, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-830)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, St. Louis, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-830)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in the Kansas City area. 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_0832
Travel authorization, Form 1904-A, OEM-71, Harry Bentley Wells (ddr-csujad-48-69)
doc Travel authorization, Form 1904-A, OEM-71, Harry Bentley Wells (ddr-csujad-48-69)
Travel authorization No. WRAII-82-43, November 27, 1942, authorizing Harry Bentley Wells, a teacher, to travel to and return from Reno to "escort Messrs. F. Yayama, K. Higashi, J. Masaoka into Area." Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9069. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_wells_0069
Voucher for per diem and/or reimbursement of expenses incident to official travel, Form 10-1664a, Harry Bentley Wells (ddr-csujad-48-70)
doc Voucher for per diem and/or reimbursement of expenses incident to official travel, Form 10-1664a, Harry Bentley Wells (ddr-csujad-48-70)
Voucher for per diem and/or reimbursement of expenses incident to official travel for Harry Bentley Wells. He escorted Messrs. F. Tayama, K. Higashi, J. Masaoka out of and back into military areas by traveling with them to Reno, NV on 11/27/42 and 11/29/42. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9070. See this object in the California State …
Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave (ddr-csujad-55-677)
doc Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave (ddr-csujad-55-677)
Rules and regulations for incarcerees at Heart Mountain incarceration camp regarding "seasonal work leave." Covers travel, alien status, change of address, unemployment, expiration, returning to a "Center" prior to contract expiration, and welfare services. Includes Japanese translation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0679
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-834)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-834)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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_0836
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, September 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2544)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, September 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2544)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding the fact that Kenneth is "on the other side of the fence now." He is on a 600 acre farm 10 miles from Ogden, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2651
Letter from Sam A. Goldenberg, General Manager, Comet Model Airplane Company to George Hideo Nakamura, April 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2153)
doc Letter from Sam A. Goldenberg, General Manager, Comet Model Airplane Company to George Hideo Nakamura, April 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2153)
Correspondence from Sam Goldenberg to George Hideo Nakamura regarding employment opportunities at Comet Model Airplane Company. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2255
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-819)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-819)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. 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_0821
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Omaha, Nebraska District (ddr-csujad-55-848)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Omaha, Nebraska District (ddr-csujad-55-848)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Omaha, Nebraska. 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_0850
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Harrisburg, PA. District (ddr-csujad-55-824)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Harrisburg, PA. District (ddr-csujad-55-824)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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_0826
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