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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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
Dates of employment (ddr-csujad-55-2171)
doc Dates of employment (ddr-csujad-55-2171)
List of employers, cities, unions, and dates worked for George Hideo Nakamura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2273
Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell, December 15, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2546)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to Mrs. Waegell regarding thankfulness for the persimmons she sent him. Wishing her a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2653
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
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
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
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-984)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-984)
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_0986
WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for eeriod of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-798)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in the Chicago area. 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_0800
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-992)
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_0994
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-989)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-989)
List of current job vacancies for "resettlers" in the Chicago area including job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0991
Special: an opportunity for professional people (ddr-csujad-55-846)
doc Special: an opportunity for professional people (ddr-csujad-55-846)
Advertisement for job vacancies for doctor and x-ray technician positions in St. Louis, Missouri. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0848
Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Guy Robertson, Project Director, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, May 13, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-565)
doc Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Mr. Guy Robertson, Project Director, Heart Mountain Relocation Center, May 13, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-565)
Correspondence from Dillon S. Myer to Guy Robertson requesting that Robertson provide instructions to incarcerees regarding "seasonal leave." Instructions cover working under contract with the War Food Administration, unemployment complaints, permission to traveling outside the "travel district," breaking labor contract, converting to indefinite leave, selective service, and work record. See this object in the California State …
Memo from Frank E. Gibbs, Acting Relocation Supervisor, to all Project Directors, January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-806)
doc Memo from Frank E. Gibbs, Acting Relocation Supervisor, to all Project Directors, January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-806)
Memorandum of understanding from Frank Gibbs to All Project Directors regarding the promotion of jobs for "resettlers." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0808
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, June 9, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2553)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, June 9, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2553)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding the hard labor of thinning beets, school, and the weather in Ogden, Utah. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2660
Detroit's job opportunities plentiful (ddr-csujad-55-821)
doc Detroit's job opportunities plentiful (ddr-csujad-55-821)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Detroit, Michigan. Includes summary of jobs 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_0823
Letter from George Hideo Nakamura to Sam A. Goldenberg, April 19, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2154)
doc Letter from George Hideo Nakamura to Sam A. Goldenberg, April 19, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2154)
Correspondence from George Hideo Nakamura to Sam Goldenberg regarding offer of employment for Nakamura at Comet Model Airplane Company. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2256
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-982)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-982)
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_0984
Memo from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, December 31, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-797)
doc Memo from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all project directors, December 31, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-797)
Memorandum of understanding from Elmer Shirrell to All Project Directors regarding job vacancies in the Chicago area for incarcerees. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0799
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Philadelphia, PA. District (ddr-csujad-55-823)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Philadelphia, PA. District (ddr-csujad-55-823)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in the Middle Atlantic and Philadelphia area. 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_0825
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-844)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-844)
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_0846
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
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
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, May 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-838)
doc Memo from Vernon R. Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor, War Relocation Authority, to all Project Directors, May 1, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-838)
Memorandum of understanding from Vernon Kennedy to All Project Directors regarding employment opportunities for Issei "resettlers" in the Chicago area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0840
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
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