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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George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note: work locations between 1942 and 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-5)
doc George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note: work locations between 1942 and 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-5)
George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note listing his work places after leaving the Manzanar incarceration camp in California in 1942. An item from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 7. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_007
Yoshimi Oda (ddr-csujad-38-72)
img Yoshimi Oda (ddr-csujad-38-72)
Photographed is Yoshimi Jim Oda posing in a farm field. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Yoshimi Oda, young but well built. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 18. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_18_005
George Naohara at the Farm Labor Camp (ddr-csujad-38-79)
img George Naohara at the Farm Labor Camp (ddr-csujad-38-79)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara posing at the Farm Labor Camp, probably, Rupert, Idaho. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 19. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_19_006
Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps (ddr-csujad-38-20)
img Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps (ddr-csujad-38-20)
Photographed is a mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 4. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_04_001
Notice from American Red Cross to George Naohara, January 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-560)
doc Notice from American Red Cross to George Naohara, January 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-560)
A notice regarding a claim for disability benefits filed by Goerge Nobuo Naohara on January 5, 1944. It was probably issued by American Red Cross. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_012
George Naohara's handwritten note (ddr-csujad-38-160)
doc George Naohara's handwritten note (ddr-csujad-38-160)
Handwritten note from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 15. George Nobuo Naohara details his experience after moving from Idaho to Utah. He was a farm labor for sugar beets farm at Norman Johnson in Utah but was working in a hotel as a dish washer during the winter. He and his friend, Tadashi Sakaida, visited …
Nisei farm laborers (ddr-csujad-38-59)
img Nisei farm laborers (ddr-csujad-38-59)
Photographed are probably George Nobuo Naohara, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, and Tadashi Sakaida in a farm field when they worked as farm laborers at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Mr. Seki (ddr-csujad-38-15)
img Mr. Seki (ddr-csujad-38-15)
Photographed is Mr. Seki, who is a friend of George Nobuo Naohara, standing in a farm field. It is presumably taken at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Never buy cheap stuff. Mr. Seki. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 2. See this …
George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-4)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-4)
English translations of handwritten annotations from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 6: [Right top] I (George Naohara) and Keny Kuwahara [Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara], who had been drafted but was discharged. He was fluent in Japanese and English. Immediately after arriving at the C.C.C. Camp, an announcement of the U.S. government order was made in English. …
Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks (ddr-csujad-38-39)
img Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks (ddr-csujad-38-39)
Photographed are Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, and cooks of the mess hall at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Tadashi Sakaida and Bill (ddr-csujad-38-33)
img Tadashi Sakaida and Bill (ddr-csujad-38-33)
Photographed are Tadashi Sakaida and Bill. It is probably taken in Civilian Conservation Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Tadashi, Bill. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_10_002
George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-8)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-8)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara standing in a farm field, Burley Idaho. Japanese verse reads: With no hope, no love, no money, or no wisdom, I am yearning for my hometown. At Idaho farm. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
George Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-28)
img George Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-28)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, having sake in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. While Tadashi is holding a cup, George and Keny are pouring sake into it. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida loves sake. [In Japanese]. The same image without a caption is found in item: …
Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
doc Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
A visitors pass issued by E. B. Whitaker, Project Director, signed by Mary Merritt. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Brigham, Utah to visit Block 8-10-E at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_011
Kibei Nisei at Camp Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-14)
img Kibei Nisei at Camp Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-14)
A photo of Goerge Nobuo Naohara's Kibei friend. It is presumably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. The caption reads: After graduating from Meiji University, Tokyo Japan, I came back to the United States. Then, the outbreak of the war between Japan and the U.S.! After the incarceration at the Manzanar camp, I came to …
George N. Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-61)
img George N. Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-61)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, having sake in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The same image with a caption is found in csudh_nao_0026. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
George Naohara, boiling water (ddr-csujad-38-35)
img George Naohara, boiling water (ddr-csujad-38-35)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara holding a bucket. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. The same image with a caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0034. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_10_004
Change of residence report card, WAR-148C. rev. (ddr-csujad-38-579)
doc Change of residence report card, WAR-148C. rev. (ddr-csujad-38-579)
A blank form of "Change of residence" report card. The return address is: Mr. Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, Barr Building, Washington 25, D.C. Form "WAR-148C. rev." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_17_001
Tetsuo Hashimoto, beauty of the body (ddr-csujad-38-9)
img Tetsuo Hashimoto, beauty of the body (ddr-csujad-38-9)
Photographed is Tetsuo L. Hashimoto standing in a farm field. He presumably works as a farm laborer at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Tetsuo Hashimoto, beauty of the body. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 1. See this object in the California …
Letter from Wilbur E. Peacock, Manager, and H. L. Gee, Senior Interviewer, War Manpower Commission, United States Employment Service, to George Naohara, April 29, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-556)
doc Letter from Wilbur E. Peacock, Manager, and H. L. Gee, Senior Interviewer, War Manpower Commission, United States Employment Service, to George Naohara, April 29, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-556)
A letter from War Manpower Commission and United States Employment Service to George Nobuo Naohara in Salt Lake, Utah, where he has been employed as a farm laborer. It informs that his request for certificate of separation from the work was denied due to insufficient reasons. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Visitors pass no. 12238, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-558)
doc Visitors pass no. 12238, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-558)
A visitors pass issued by E. B. Whitaker, Project Director. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Brigham, Utah to visit the Jerome camp in Arkansas to pay 15 dollars for meals eaten during December 11, 1943 to January 4, 1944. He also requests to be re-inducted. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Nisei men harvesting sugar beets (ddr-csujad-38-50)
img Nisei men harvesting sugar beets (ddr-csujad-38-50)
Photographed are two Nisei men standing in a field, presumably in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The same image is found in item: csudh_nao_0050. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 14. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_14_003
Friends (ddr-csujad-38-38)
img Friends (ddr-csujad-38-38)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara's friends resting in a room. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_10_007
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-47)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-47)
Photographed are Nisei farm workers presumably for Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho or Utah. Handwritten names include: Shoichi, Wata___, Frank Oshita, Arthur Sasaki. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_13_006
Leave permit for group work, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-555)
doc Leave permit for group work, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-555)
A leave permit for group work extension issued by Henry Harris Jr., Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, the U.S. Department of the Interior. It certifies that George Nobuo Naohara is allowed to leave the Manzanar camp in California on May 9, 1942 for Salt Lake City, Utah until April 15, 1943. Special conditions are noted in …
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