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 (361)

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Alien's short-term leave approval (ddr-densho-355-200)
doc Alien's short-term leave approval (ddr-densho-355-200)
For Gentaro Takahashi to go to Denver, Salt Lake City, Pocatello and Ogden on a buying trip for co-op.
Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
doc Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
A letter, most likely from Dillon S. Meyer, replying to Harry Stafford regarding a teletype about Takami Hibiya's employment and leave clearance.
Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
doc Letter from R. S. Davidson to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave (ddr-densho-381-139)
A letter from R. S. Davidson, Acting Minidoka Project Director, to Robert K. Thurber about suspending leave for seven detainees, including Takami Hibiya.
Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
doc Letter from Captain John Hall to Dillon S. Myer regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-146)
Captain John M. Hall writes to Dillon S. Myer in response to an earlier letter asking for clarification on Takami Hibiya's suspended leave clearance.
Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
doc Takami Hibiya's indefinite leave application (ddr-densho-381-140)
Takami Hibiya's leave application from Minidoka concentration camp to work at the Navy Language School at the University of Colorado.
Letter from Tama Inouye to George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-544)
doc Letter from Tama Inouye to George Tokuda (ddr-densho-383-544)
Describing relocating to the Midwest, and conditions of relocation
doc "Helpful Hints for Successful Relocation" (ddr-densho-383-620)
Advice given to internees, published by Reports Office, Minidoka
Letter of employment for Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-159)
doc Letter of employment for Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-159)
Letter from Colorado Governor Ralph Carr to Wakako Domoto offering employment as a housekeeper and detailing duties of the job (keeping house and cooking).
Yuriko Domoto's Short Term Leave application (ddr-densho-356-874)
doc Yuriko Domoto's Short Term Leave application (ddr-densho-356-874)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's approved short term leave application to attend to infant children being transferred to Amache from Manzanar as part of her job in the Public Welfare Department at Amache.
Update to Administrative Instruction 45: Assistance to Evacuees Granted Indefinite Leave for the Purpose of Accepting Employment (ddr-densho-356-914)
doc Update to Administrative Instruction 45: Assistance to Evacuees Granted Indefinite Leave for the Purpose of Accepting Employment (ddr-densho-356-914)
Update to Administrative Instruction 45 to include guidelines for individuals returning from seasonal leave and requesting public assistance, and for individuals converting seasonal leave requests to indefinite leave requests while also requesting public assistance.
Memo to James Lindley from R.B. Conzzens authorizing Yuriko Domoto's work travel (ddr-densho-356-873)
doc Memo to James Lindley from R.B. Conzzens authorizing Yuriko Domoto's work travel (ddr-densho-356-873)
Carbon copy of memorandum to James Lindley, Project Director of Granada Relocation Project from R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director. Memorandum dictates that military travel permits for Richard Sato, Robert Sasaki and Yuriko Domoto are enclosed and for travel to Manzanar on August 27, 1943. The memo also notes that Yuriko's return travel permit will be …
Series of Memos and instructions regarding relocation grants (ddr-densho-356-895)
doc Series of Memos and instructions regarding relocation grants (ddr-densho-356-895)
Series of memos and instructions regarding Administrative Instruction 45, assistance to evacuees granted indefinite leave for the purpose of accepting employment. Includes guidance on how to determine who gets assistance, how much assistance can be provided, and inclusion of family members of active duty military personnel.
Memos, notes and blank form regarding visiting other camps (ddr-densho-356-884)
doc Memos, notes and blank form regarding visiting other camps (ddr-densho-356-884)
Blank Visitor's pass, Memo regarding visits from military personal to camps to see family, handwritten notes regarding process of visitations, and memo regarding travel between centers.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-165)
Letter from Wakako Domoto to her sister Yuriko Domoto Tsukada. In which Wakako discusses a wide range of topics such as, her work as housekeeper for Colorado Governor Ralph Carr, gossip about local politics (such as why Governor Carr lost his election for Senate), the Carr family schedule and house guests, run-ins with other Japanese Americans …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Wak Domoto (ddr-densho-356-580)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Wakako Domoto. Wak writes about her first days working for former Colorado Governor Ralph Carr as a housekeeper and information about applying for sentrogarphy courses.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tak Negi (ddr-densho-356-313)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tak Negi (ddr-densho-356-313)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Tak Negi in which Tak describes her work as a dietitian at a local hospital, news about mutual friends and a long distance romance she is involved in. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Agricultural work leave camp (ddr-densho-37-45)
img Agricultural work leave camp (ddr-densho-37-45)
Original WRA caption: War food camp at Hazelton, Idaho where approximately 100 evacuee men and women, mostly boys and girls, were housed during the 1943 harvest season.
Letter to Captain John Hall regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-145)
doc Letter to Captain John Hall regarding Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-145)
Robert K. Thurber, Acting Senior Leave Officer, writes to Captain John Hall for clarification on if suspending Takami Hibiya's leave clearance will affect his employment at the Navy Language School.
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