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 (ddr-csujad-38-8)
img George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-8)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara standing in a farm field, Burley Idaho. Japanese verse reads: With no hope, no love, no money, or no wisdom, I am yearning for my hometown. At Idaho farm. [In Japanese]. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
George Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-28)
img George Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-28)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara, Tadashi Sakaida, and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara, having sake in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. While Tadashi is holding a cup, George and Keny are pouring sake into it. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida loves sake. [In Japanese]. The same image without a caption is found in item: …
Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
doc Visitors pass no. 12237 (ddr-csujad-38-559)
A visitors pass issued by E. B. Whitaker, Project Director, signed by Mary Merritt. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Brigham, Utah to visit Block 8-10-E at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_011
Kibei Nisei at Camp Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-14)
img Kibei Nisei at Camp Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-14)
A photo of Goerge Nobuo Naohara's Kibei friend. It is presumably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. The caption reads: After graduating from Meiji University, Tokyo Japan, I came back to the United States. Then, the outbreak of the war between Japan and the U.S.! After the incarceration at the Manzanar camp, I came to …
George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note: work locations between 1942 and 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-5)
doc George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note: work locations between 1942 and 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-5)
George Nobuo Naohara's handwritten note listing his work places after leaving the Manzanar incarceration camp in California in 1942. An item 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_007
Yoshimi Oda (ddr-csujad-38-72)
img Yoshimi Oda (ddr-csujad-38-72)
Photographed is Yoshimi Jim Oda posing in a farm field. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Yoshimi Oda, young but well built. [In Japanese]. 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_005
George Naohara at the Farm Labor Camp (ddr-csujad-38-79)
img George Naohara at the Farm Labor Camp (ddr-csujad-38-79)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara posing at the Farm Labor Camp, probably, Rupert, Idaho. 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_006
Mr. Seki (ddr-csujad-38-15)
img Mr. Seki (ddr-csujad-38-15)
Photographed is Mr. Seki, who is a friend of George Nobuo Naohara, standing in a farm field. It is presumably taken at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Never buy cheap stuff. Mr. Seki. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 2. See this …
George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-4)
doc George Naohara's handwritten annotations (ddr-csujad-38-4)
English translations of handwritten annotations from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 6: [Right top] I (George Naohara) and Keny Kuwahara [Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara], who had been drafted but was discharged. He was fluent in Japanese and English. Immediately after arriving at the C.C.C. Camp, an announcement of the U.S. government order was made in English. …
Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks (ddr-csujad-38-39)
img Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks (ddr-csujad-38-39)
Photographed are Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, and cooks of the mess hall at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Mr. Hashimoto, Jimmy Oda, cooks. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
George Naohara and Keny Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-23)
img George Naohara and Keny Kuwahara at Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho (ddr-csujad-38-23)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara standing in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: We started thinning sugar beets. What we are holding are buckets and water. [In Japanese]. The same image without captions is found in item: csudh_nao_0032. A photo from "George Naohara photo album" (csudh_nao_0001), …
Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-38-26)
img Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto (ddr-csujad-38-26)
Photographed is Tetsuo Larry Hashimoto. The caption reads: I went to Utah and Idaho to grow sugar beets. This is Mr. Larry Hashimoto who took the role of our group leader when we left the Manzanar camp. People say that he used to be a catcher of a college baseball team. [In Japanese]. A photo from …
Blue-eyed mischievous boy (ddr-csujad-38-54)
img Blue-eyed mischievous boy (ddr-csujad-38-54)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara holding a Caucasian boy. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Blue-eyed mischievous boy. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. 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_007
Nisei man crushing coals (ddr-csujad-38-52)
img Nisei man crushing coals (ddr-csujad-38-52)
Photographed is a Nisei man crushing coals for cooking. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in Utah. 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_005
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-70)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-70)
Photographed are Nisei farm workers. It is probably taken in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: we used to play together like this on a day off. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. 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: …
Handsome guy, Keny Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-63)
img Handsome guy, Keny Kuwahara (ddr-csujad-38-63)
Photographed is Kenneth Kenji Kuwahara standing in a sugar beet field probably in Rupert, Idaho, or Utah. The caption reads: Handsome guy, Keny Kuwahara. Japanese-English bilingual, Kenji Kuwahara. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. 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: …
Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-69)
img Nisei farm workers (ddr-csujad-38-69)
Photographed are Nisei farm workers. Handwritten names include: Shoichi, Wata___, Frank Oshita, Arthur Sasaki. It is probably taken at Axel Johnson Ranch in 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_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
Postcard from Federal Security Agency and  Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division, September 6, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-551)
doc Postcard from Federal Security Agency and Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division, September 6, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-551)
A postcard from Federal Security Agency and Social Security Board to United States Employment Service Idaho Division and Fruit Growers Association, Idaho, introducing George Nobuo Naohara as an applicant for the position of fruit picker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_003
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
Visitors pass no. 8780, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-557)
doc Visitors pass no. 8780, WRA-38, George Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-557)
A visitors pass issued by O.D. Walters, Project Director. It authorizes George Nobuo Naohara of Utah to visit the Jerome camp in Arkansas and to be inducted to Block 8-10-E on December 3, 1945. WRA-38. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_009
Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-32)
img Tadashi Sakaida (ddr-csujad-38-32)
Photographed is Tadashi Sakaida in front of Civilian Conservation Corps mobile camps, Rupert, Idaho. The caption reads: Tadashi Sakaida. [In Japanese]. Title from caption. 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_001
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. …
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