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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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 …
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 …
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
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. …
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 …
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
img Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho, after lifting of the WDC prohibitions, many left by truck carrying their household goods with them. A sagebrush dominates the foreground of the photograph. In the distance, people are standing next to two buses, the camp entrance, administraiton buildings and the Sierra Nevada …
Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-31)
img Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-31)
Mr. and Mrs. George Amano having breakfast in their apartment in Detroit, Michigan. They came from Central Utah incarceration camp. George works as a lens grinder for Kindy Optical Company. June 20, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_031
Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
img Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado, where he has worked since December 1, 1942. He came from Colorado River incarceration camp. March 2, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_028
Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
doc Memorandum on Policy of the War Relocation Authority in Granting Leave from Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-19-12)
This Policy of the War Relocation Authority discusses the different types of leaves, the procedures to obtain the permit for the leaves and other topics related to the application and securing of the leaves. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-04_01
Issuance of Leave for Departure from a Relocation Area (ddr-csujad-19-35)
doc Issuance of Leave for Departure from a Relocation Area (ddr-csujad-19-35)
This document describes about the Issuance of Leave from a "Relocation Area" and explains in details about the procedures for obtaining different types of leaves like short term leaves, indefinite leaves and few others. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_03
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
img Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp (ddr-csujad-14-52)
Young incarcerees from Los Angeles at Heart Mountain incarceration camp volunteering to top beets in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. September 27, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f17
Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-30)
img Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-30)
Registered nurse Helen Shoji working at Children's Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. She came from Colorado River incarceration camp. June 19, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_030
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-32)
img Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan (ddr-csujad-14-32)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doi in their victory garden in Detroit, Michigan. Frank came from Colorado River incarceration camp. He works as an apprentice in a dental laboratory. June 20, 1943. Photo by M. Graw. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_032
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
img Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado. She was formerly employed in public health nursing by Los Angeles Health Department. April 6, 1943. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_029
Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-38)
img Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-38)
Former incarcerees from Los Angeles pulling beets in field near Milliken, Colorado. Novemer 3, 1942. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_f03
Nisei man in a sugar beet field (ddr-csujad-38-57)
img Nisei man in a sugar beet field (ddr-csujad-38-57)
A Nisei man standing in a sugar beet field probably in 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 project site: nao_01_16_003
Letter from A. Clair Barret, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority to George Naohara, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-561)
doc Letter from A. Clair Barret, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority to George Naohara, January 28, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-561)
A letter from A. Clair Barret, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority to George Nobuo Naohara, an incarceree at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. It warns that his re-induction in the Jerome camp has not been approved yet and he will forfeit his right to take indefinite leave. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Mr. Jimmy Oda (ddr-csujad-38-31)
img Mr. Jimmy Oda (ddr-csujad-38-31)
Photographed is Jimmy Oda. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Mr. Jimmy Oda [in Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 9. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_09_005
Card from George Naohara to Mitsuko Naohara, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-406)
doc Card from George Naohara to Mitsuko Naohara, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-406)
Idaho card sets, "Beautiful Idaho: the gem state," mailed from George Nobuo Naohara while he was working in the U. S. Farm Labor Camp, Rupert, Idaho. The sets were sent to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara who was incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 32. See this object in …
George Naoara, boiling water (ddr-csujad-38-36)
img George Naoara, boiling water (ddr-csujad-38-36)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara holding a bucket. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. The caption reads: I tried to get water in a bucket and boil it. [In Japanese]. The same image without the caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0033. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See …
Nisei man crushing coals (ddr-csujad-38-48)
img Nisei man crushing coals (ddr-csujad-38-48)
Photographed is a Nisei man crushing coals. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. 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_001
Large farm field (ddr-csujad-38-16)
img Large farm field (ddr-csujad-38-16)
Photographed is a farm field, presumably at Camp Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: It was a large farm field spreading far beyond the horizon. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_02_004
Visitors pass no. 8780, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-557)
doc Visitors pass no. 8780, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-557)
A visitors pass issued by O.D. Walters, Project Director. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Utah to visit the Jerome camp in Arkansas and to be inducted to Block 8-10-E on December 3, 1945. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_009
Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-32)
img Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-32)
Photographed is Tadashi Sakaida in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida. [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 site: nao_01_10_001
George Naohara's handwritten annotation (ddr-csujad-38-3)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotation (ddr-csujad-38-3)
English translation of handwritten annotation from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 5: When I went to the Manzanar camp in California, late Hiromu Sasaki took me to Maryknoll School, which was a Japanese language school located on Alameda Blvd, Los Angeles, California. I remember I packed my birth certificate, clothes, and other necessities into my …
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