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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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
George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-2)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-2)
English translations of handwritten annotations from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 4: [Left] Several meetings were held in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, prior to moving to the Manzanar incarceration camp in California. I attended those meetings. What was announced was that all Japanese Americans residing in California and the West Coast should move to …
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-67)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-67)
Photographed are three Nisei farm workers posing on a street in a field. 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_006
George Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-34)
img George Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-34)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara standing in front of a Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: George, Keny. [In Japanese]. The same image is found in item: csudh_nao_0020. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-30)
img Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-30)
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, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Mr. Keny, Tadashi Sakaida, George Naohara. Title from caption. The same image without the caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0061. …
Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert (ddr-csujad-38-13)
img Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert (ddr-csujad-38-13)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Tadashi Sakaida posing in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. It appears that Naohara is holding a bottle of sake. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida and George Naohara at Camp Rupert, Idaho, working for sugar beets. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo …
Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-65)
img Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-65)
Photographed is a Nisei man standing in a field 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_004
Indefinite leave (ddr-csujad-38-554)
doc Indefinite leave (ddr-csujad-38-554)
Indefinite leave, issued by Acting Project Director for George Nobuo Naohara. It certifies his leave of indefinite duration from the Manzanar camp in California, and specifies his first destination as Brigham, Utah. Form 531, WRA-137a. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_006
George Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-1)
img George Naohara photo album (ddr-csujad-38-1)
A photo album compiled by George Nobuo Naohara, a Kibei Nisei, who was incarcerated at Manzanar, Jerome, and Tule Lake incarceration camps during World War II. Included are photographs taken during/after World War II, depicting his farm labor experience in Idaho and Utah, incarceration in the Jerome incarceration camp, and Army language school training. See this …
Nisei man in suits (ddr-csujad-38-75)
img Nisei man in suits (ddr-csujad-38-75)
A photograph of a Nisei man in suits posing in a park. It is probably taken in Utah. 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_002
Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-58)
img Caucasian officials (ddr-csujad-38-58)
Photographed are Caucasian officials presumably of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. Included one of George Nobuo Naohara's Nisei friends. The same image with a caption is found in item: csudh_nao_0044. 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_006
Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-55)
img Nisei man (ddr-csujad-38-55)
Photographed is a Nisei man standing near a stream probably in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The handwritten note reads: This steam has been our bathtub. [In Japanese]. The same image without the note is found in item: csudh_nao_0055. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities …
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 …
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