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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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. …
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 …
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
img Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho (ddr-csujad-47-9)
Photograph of furlough workers leaving for the beet fields of Montana and Idaho, after lifting of the WDC prohibitions, many left by truck carrying their household goods with them. A sagebrush dominates the foreground of the photograph. In the distance, people are standing next to two buses, the camp entrance, administraiton buildings and the Sierra Nevada …
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-835)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-835)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Rockford, 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_0837
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-833)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-833)
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_0835
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-816)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-816)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Rockford, Illinois. 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_0818
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for eeriod ending March 10, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-828)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for eeriod ending March 10, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-828)
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_0830
Notice from War Relocation Authority to Shoji Nagumo, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-902)
doc Notice from War Relocation Authority to Shoji Nagumo, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-902)
Confirmation card to acknowledge receipt of a departure, arrival, or change of address card from Shoji Nagumo. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0904
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-841)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-841)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Peoria, 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_0843
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, September 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2544)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, September 4, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2544)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding the fact that Kenneth is "on the other side of the fence now." He is on a 600 acre farm 10 miles from Ogden, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2651
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-814)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-814)
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_0816
Cincinnati has various attractive jobs available (ddr-csujad-55-825)
doc Cincinnati has various attractive jobs available (ddr-csujad-55-825)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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_0827
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-843)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-843)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. 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_0845
Job opportunities in Grand Rapids, Buffalo, Columbus and other spots in area (ddr-csujad-55-827)
doc Job opportunities in Grand Rapids, Buffalo, Columbus and other spots in area (ddr-csujad-55-827)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. 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_0829
Letter from Tommy Ow, Palace Meat Company, to whom it may concern (ddr-csujad-55-2181)
doc Letter from Tommy Ow, Palace Meat Company, to whom it may concern (ddr-csujad-55-2181)
Correspondence from Tommy Ow to Whom it May Concern regarding employment history of George Hideo Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2283
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-842)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-842)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Rockford, 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_0844
Postal card from Selective Service to George Hideo Nakamura, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2170)
doc Postal card from Selective Service to George Hideo Nakamura, May 14, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2170)
Card confirming change of address for George Hideo Nakamura. D.D.S. Form no. 352 (revised). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2272
Travel memorandum (ddr-csujad-55-10)
doc Travel memorandum (ddr-csujad-55-10)
Authorization for Mary Tsukamoto to travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the purpose of industrial relocation. Marielle Tsukamoto is listed on the back of the document as a dependent authorized to travel with Mary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_00011
When you leave the relocation center (ddr-csujad-55-2390)
doc When you leave the relocation center (ddr-csujad-55-2390)
Booklet describing the process and procedures for incarcerees who plan to leave the "relocation center." Covers work leave, student leave, leave for those who are not a U.S. citizen, regulations governing western states, support from the War Relocation Authority, returning to an incarceration camp, a list of relocation supervisors and areas, and a map of relocation …
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to 25, 1943, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-803)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to 25, 1943, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-803)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Milwaukee, 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_0805
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-815)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Jan. 11 to Feb. 1, 1944, Peoria, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-815)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Peoria, Illinois. 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_0817
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-837)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 1 to April 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-837)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. 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_0839
Letter from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, to whom it may concern, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2176)
doc Letter from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, to whom it may concern, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2176)
Correspondence from Elmer Shirrell to Whom it May Concern regarding George Nakamura's loyalty to the United States and recommendation for a job. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2278
Digest of current job offers in the Western half of Missouri for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-807)
doc Digest of current job offers in the Western half of Missouri for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-807)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in western Missouri. 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_0809
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