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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Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (ddr-csujad-38-21)
img Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (ddr-csujad-38-21)
Photographed is a mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Includes George Nobuo Naohara. The caption reads: The mess hall of C.C.C. Camp [Civilian Conservation Corps Camp] was well furnished with good kitchen appliances and tools. I was raised in Japan and did not know how to operate or use them, but I was …
Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-46)
img Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-46)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Tadashi Sakaida posing in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camp, Rupert, Idaho. It appears that Sakaida is holding a bottle of sake. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. The same image is found in item: csudh_nao_0011. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" …
Nisei men harvesting sugar beets (ddr-csujad-38-51)
img Nisei men harvesting sugar beets (ddr-csujad-38-51)
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. The caption reads: Starting in the early morning, I harvested sugar beets. There was still ground frost remaining. It was a tough job. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), …
Nisei man standing on a bank (ddr-csujad-38-64)
img Nisei man standing on a bank (ddr-csujad-38-64)
Photographed is a Nisei man posing on a bank probably in Rupert, 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_003
Postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon to Mr. George Naohara, November 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-553)
doc Postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon to Mr. George Naohara, November 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-553)
A postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon, Employment Investigator to George Nobuo Naohara. It responds to Goerge Naohara's application for induction into the Jerome camp, Arizona after the work in Idaho. It informs that he will be notified by the Regional Office in San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Occupancy permit and work agreement (ddr-csujad-38-552)
doc Occupancy permit and work agreement (ddr-csujad-38-552)
Form FSA-382, "Occupancy permit and work agreement," singed by George Nobuo Naohara on September 7, 1942. It grants to George the privilege to occupy a labor camp in Ontario-Payette, Idaho, and participate in community activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_004
Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Camp, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-49)
img Mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Camp, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-49)
Photographed is a mess hall at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Includes George Nobuo Naohara. The same image is found in item: csudh_nao_0018. 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_002
Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara and George Naohara crushing coals at a hospital (ddr-csujad-38-71)
img Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara and George Naohara crushing coals at a hospital (ddr-csujad-38-71)
Photographed are Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara and George Nobuo Naohara who are in charge of crushing coals for cooking. It was probably taken while George N. Naohara was working at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. The caption on the photo reads: What shall we cook for tonight? Keny and George Naohara in charge of coal cutting. [In …
Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-45)
img Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-45)
Photographed are Caucasian officials presumably of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Included one of George Nobuo Naohara's Nisei friends. The caption reads: Caucasian officials. [In Japanese]. The same image without the caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0059. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 13. See this object in the …
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: …
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 …
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 …
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, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Kenny Kuwahara, and Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-17)
img George Naohara, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Kenny Kuwahara, and Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-17)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Keny Kuwahara, and Tadashi Sakaida in a farm field. It is taken presumably at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: No matter how hard it is, our good friend group completed this hard work. George Naohara, Mr. Sugi, Yoshio Oda, Mr. Keny …
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