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.

World War II (215)
Leaving camp (256)
Work leave (312)

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312 items
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Wakako Domoto. Wak writes about her first days working for former Colorado Governor Ralph Carr as a housekeeper and information about applying for sentrogarphy courses.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
Letter from Wakako Domoto to her sister Yuriko Domoto Tsukada. In which Wakako discusses a wide range of topics such as, her work as housekeeper for Colorado Governor Ralph Carr, gossip about local politics (such as why Governor Carr lost his election for Senate), the Carr family schedule and house guests, run-ins with other Japanese Americans …
Letter to Captain John Hall regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-145)
doc Letter to Captain John Hall regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-145)
Robert K. Thurber, Acting Senior Leave Officer, writes to Captain John Hall for clarification on if suspending Takami Hibiya's leave clearance will affect his employment at the Navy Language School.
Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
doc Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
Captain John M. Hall writes to Dillon S. Myer in response to an earlier letter asking for clarification on Takami Hibiya's suspended leave clearance.
Takami Hibiya suspended leave clearance form (ddr-densho-381-143)
doc Takami Hibiya suspended leave clearance form (ddr-densho-381-143)
Leave form with a notation from Robert K. Thurber. stating that J.B. (possibly Captain John Hall) does not recommend Takami for leave from the Minidoka camp.
Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
doc Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
A letter, most likely from Dillon S. Meyer, replying to Harry Stafford regarding a teletype about Takami Hibiya's employment and leave clearance.
Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
doc Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
A letter from R. S. Davidson, Acting Minidoka Project Director, to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave for seven detainees, including Takami Hibiya.
Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
doc Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
Takami Hibiya's leave application from Minidoka concentration camp to work at the Navy Language School at the University of Colorado.
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. …
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 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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
Letter from C.E. Zimmer, Chief, Agriculture, War Relocation Authority, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2175)
doc Letter from C.E. Zimmer, Chief, Agriculture, War Relocation Authority, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2175)
Correspondence from C.E. Zimmer to Whom it May Concern regarding George Hideo Nakamura's loyalty to the United States and recommendation for a job. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2277
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-840)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-840)
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_0842
Leave permit for work group, WRA-135, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-171)
doc Leave permit for work group, WRA-135, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-171)
Form authorizing Masami Iwasa to leave Poston incarceration camp for Nampa, Idaho. Includes conditions and restrictions. WRA-135. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0173
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-981)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-981)
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_0983
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, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-813)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-813)
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_0815
Letter from Ralph E. Peck, Project Steward, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2177)
doc Letter from Ralph E. Peck, Project Steward, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2177)
Correspondence from Ralph Peck to Whom it May Concern regarding employment recommendation for George Hideo Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2279
Memo from Leo T. Simmons, Acting Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, July 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-845)
doc Memo from Leo T. Simmons, Acting Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, July 15, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-845)
Memorandum of understanding from Leo Simmons to All Project Directors regarding Walter Heath's feedback on job and relocation opportunities in the St. Louis area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0847
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