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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WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-981)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Chicago, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-981)
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_0983
Letter from C.E. Zimmer, Chief, Agriculture, War Relocation Authority, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2175)
doc Letter from C.E. Zimmer, Chief, Agriculture, War Relocation Authority, to whom it may concern, April 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2175)
Correspondence from C.E. Zimmer to Whom it May Concern regarding George Hideo 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_2277
WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-840)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of April 16 to April 30, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-840)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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_0842
Leave permit for work group, WRA-135, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-171)
doc Leave permit for work group, WRA-135, Masami Iwasa (ddr-csujad-55-171)
Form authorizing Masami Iwasa to leave Poston incarceration camp for Nampa, Idaho. Includes conditions and restrictions. WRA-135. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0173
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 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
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 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
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-983)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 1 to March 15, 1944, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin (ddr-csujad-55-983)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Milwaukee and Madison, 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_0985
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-804)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-804)
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_0806
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
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_0831
Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2550)
doc Letter from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2550)
Correspondence from Kenneth Hori to George Waegell regarding school and Kenneth's request for green olives. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2657
WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of March 16 to March 31, 1944, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota (ddr-csujad-55-994)
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_0996
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-849)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Kansas City, Missouri District (ddr-csujad-55-849)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Kansas City, 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_0851
Digest of current job offers in the State of Iowa for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-808)
doc Digest of current job offers in the State of Iowa for period ending January 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-808)
Report on job vacancies for "resettlers" in Iowa. 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_0810
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-799)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana (ddr-csujad-55-799)
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_0801
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
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
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
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
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, 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
Letter from M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, Jerome Relocation Center, to whom it may concern, June 29, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2609)
doc Letter from M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, Jerome Relocation Center, to whom it may concern, June 29, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-2609)
A letter of recommendation for Mr. Harry H. Kawasnishi written by M.A. Church, Senior Engineer, at the Jerome incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2773
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