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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Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 1944 probably in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph is addressing Ayame Okine and signed from Henry H. Sugimoto [Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_010
Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
doc Johnny and Yo Niizawa interview (ddr-csujad-6-25)
Oral history interview with Johnny and Yo Niizawa. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NIIZAWA_JOHNNY_AND_YO
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Yokomi, Akira
Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
doc Shizuye Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-45)
Oral history interview with Shizuye [Shizue] Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Shizuye
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
doc Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
Oral history interview with Alice Hatsuye [Hatsue] Hirata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirata, Alice
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
doc Kazuye Matsunaga (ddr-csujad-8-38)
Oral history interview with Kazuye [Kazue] Matsunaga. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Matsunaga, Kazuye
Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
doc Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka (ddr-csujad-8-87)
Oral history interview with Mr. Harry Echiyu Hiraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hiraoka, Mr Harry Echiyu
Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
doc Letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford (ddr-sbbt-2-32)
A letter from H. Leon Yager to Harry L. Stafford regarding personal histories for Yukiko and Yoshito Fujii.
Application for Federal Employment (ddr-sbbt-2-30)
doc Application for Federal Employment (ddr-sbbt-2-30)
Yoshito Fujii's application for federal employment as a relocation field agent for the War Relocation Authority.
Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
doc Letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager (ddr-sbbt-2-17)
A response letter from Yoshito Fujii to Herman Leon Yager about a Japanese language teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania.
Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
doc Letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii (ddr-sbbt-2-34)
A response letter to H. Leon Yager from Yoshito Fujii with an enclosed personal history statement.
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Sugar beet crew (ddr-densho-37-46)
img Sugar beet crew (ddr-densho-37-46)
Original WRA caption: All girl crew of sugar beet toppers working for Berlin Fought near Burley, Idaho. The girls cooked their own meals.
Sugar beet topping crew (ddr-densho-37-725)
img Sugar beet topping crew (ddr-densho-37-725)
Original WRA caption: All girl crew of sugar beet toppers working for Berlin Fought near Burley, Idaho. The girls cooked their own meals.
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