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 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 …
Nisei farm laborer driving a truck (ddr-csujad-38-73)
img Nisei farm laborer driving a truck (ddr-csujad-38-73)
Photographed is a Nisei man driving a truck. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. 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_006
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-44)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-44)
Photographed are probably George Nobuo Naohara, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, and Tadashi Sakaida in a farm field. It is presumably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The same photo is found in item: nao_01_02_005. The caption reads: Five "Shina" men look anxious. Tired, tired. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" …
Nisei man resting on a chair (ddr-csujad-38-66)
img Nisei man resting on a chair (ddr-csujad-38-66)
Photographed is a Nisei man resting on a chair. It is taken on a day off from the farm labor work in Idaho or Utah. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 17. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_01_17_005
Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, and George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-60)
img Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, and George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-60)
Photographed are Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, Tadashi Sakaida, and George Nobuo Naohara siting on the beds and holding a bottle of sake. It is taken inside a Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camp in Rupert, Idaho. The same image with a caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0028. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See …
Geo Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-29)
img Geo Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-29)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara holding a basket filled with potatoes in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Geo Naohara. 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_003
Letter from E. R. Fryer, Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, to George Naohara, July 15, 1942; Temporary travel permit and identification (ddr-csujad-38-550)
doc Letter from E. R. Fryer, Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, to George Naohara, July 15, 1942; Temporary travel permit and identification (ddr-csujad-38-550)
A letter from E. R. Fryer, Regional Director, War Relocation Authority, to George Nobuo Naohara incarcerated at the Manzanar camp in California. The letter permits his travel to engage in agricultural labor in Minidoka and Cassia County, Idaho. It includes general instructions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_002
Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-38-24)
img Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-38-24)
Photographed is Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto standing in a horse ranch. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch, Utah. The caption reads: Mr. Larry Hashimoto. [In Japanese]. A photo 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_07_001
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 …
Letter from Hoyt A. Martin, Mfg. Supt., Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, July 22, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-99)
doc Letter from Hoyt A. Martin, Mfg. Supt., Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, July 22, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-99)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by Hoyt A. Martin, Manufacturing Superintendent, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_001
Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
doc Letter from Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director, to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer, July 17, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-95)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano, who is leaving the Gila River incarceration camp for Chicago, Illinois. It is written by Firman H. Brown, Deputy Project Director to G. Raymond Booth, Relocation Officer in Chicago, Illinois and also addresses Fumio's answers to the "loyalty questionnaire" questions 27 and 28. See this object in the California …
Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
doc Letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, August 8, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-105)
A letter from Fred W. Ross, Relocation Officer, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to the employer who is hiring Fumio Fred Takano. It confirms that Fumio has been granted indefinite leave from the camp and is eligible for work. It also includes the requirements in hiring/releasing him and describes the resettlement program. …
Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
doc Letter from Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States Department of Interior, July 26, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-101)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by Joe H. Janeway, Chief Engineer, Gila River Project, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_003
Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
doc Daily work pass, WRA-139 rev., Fred Takano (ddr-csujad-42-103)
A daily work pass issued by War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, on July 5, 1944. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is authorized to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on workdays and specifies the times when he is allowed to leave and when he needs to return. The pass is valid …
Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
doc Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Assistant Superintendent of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_002
U.S. citizen's indefinite leave, WRA-137a rev., Fred Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-102)
doc U.S. citizen's indefinite leave, WRA-137a rev., Fred Fumio Takano (ddr-csujad-42-102)
An identification card to permit the U.S. citizen's indefinite leave. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is allowed to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on July 27, 1944 and specifies his first destination, Cleveland, Ohio. It is authorized by L. H. Bennet, Project Director. The handwritten notes on the card read: Readmitted 8/18/44. See this …
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 …
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 …
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
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