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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Work leave (312)

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WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-983)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-983)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. 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_0985
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-804)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-804)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. 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_0806
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in the Kansas City area. 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_0831
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2550)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2550)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding school and Kenneth's request for green olives. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2657
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. 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_0996
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-849)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-849)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Kansas City, Missouri. 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_0851
Digest of current job offers in the State of Iowa for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-808)
doc Digest of current job offers in the State of Iowa for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-808)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Iowa. 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_0810
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-799)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-799)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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_0801
Digest of current job offers in the State of Nebraska and Eastern half of South Dakota for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-809)
doc Digest of current job offers in the State of Nebraska and Eastern half of South Dakota for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-809)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Nebraska and Eastern half of South Dakota. 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_0811
Letter from Mark S. Tsunokai to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, September 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-901)
doc Letter from Mark S. Tsunokai to Mr. Shoji Nagumo, September 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-901)
Correspondence from Mark S. Tsunokai to Shoji Nagumo regarding work for the Northern Pacific Railway Company. Covers availability of work for Nagumo, nature of the job, wages, and other details. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0903
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-990)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-990)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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_0992
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, St. Louis Metropolitan District (ddr-csujad-55-847)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, St. Louis Metropolitan District (ddr-csujad-55-847)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in St. Louis, Missouri. 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_0849
Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave, WRA-49 (ddr-csujad-55-676)
doc Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave, WRA-49 (ddr-csujad-55-676)
Rules and regulations for incarcerees at Heart Mountain incarceration camp regarding "seasonal work leave." Covers travel, change of address, unemployment, expiration, returning to a "Center" prior to contract expiration, welfare services, and information for aliens. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0678
Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-987)
doc Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, April 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-987)
Memorandum of understanding from Vernon Kennedy to All Project Directors regarding job opportunities for "resettlers," farming, and housing in the Chicago area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0989
Letter from M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, Jerome Relocation Center, to whom it may concern, June 29, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2609)
doc Letter from M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, Jerome Relocation Center, to whom it may concern, June 29, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2609)
A letter of recommendation for Mr. Harry H. Kawasnishi written by M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, at the Jerome incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2773
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-839)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-839)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Chicago, Illinois. 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_0841
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 …
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
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 …
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 Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
doc Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
Correspondence from William Bibichkow to George Hideo Nakamura regarding Nakamura's application for employment at Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2269
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