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 (354)

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Correspondence from turkey farm requested labor (ddr-densho-410-35)
doc Correspondence from turkey farm requested labor (ddr-densho-410-35)
Letter and telegrams with Tomoye Takahashi requesting her help recruiting four young men to work at the farm.
Letter from Claude Cornwall to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-609)
doc Letter from Claude Cornwall to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-609)
Approving leave for Tomoye to travel to Salt Lake City for an interview for a job at the University of Michigan
Letter from Martha Nozawa to Henri Takahashi, letter from Martha Nozawa to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-86)
doc Letter from Martha Nozawa to Henri Takahashi, letter from Martha Nozawa to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-86)
Asking Henri for his opinion of the survey they are conducting about Nisei in St. Louis, telling Tomoye about her plans and life on campus. Both letters in same envelope.
Card to Tomoye and Henri Takahashi from Masako Nozawa (ddr-densho-410-48)
doc Card to Tomoye and Henri Takahashi from Masako Nozawa (ddr-densho-410-48)
Encouraging them to stay out of camp if possible and asking about possibilities of outside employment
Letter from Tomoye to Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-134)
doc Letter from Tomoye to Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-134)
Gossip about various friends she sees in SLC and working on the ranch, including Ben who describes her sister Martha as very Hajukin, stories about his sister Helen having wild parties, planning to come back soon
Card from Tomoye to Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-248)
doc Card from Tomoye to Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-248)
About life at the ranch where she is working, when she will return to Topaz
Letter from Florence Walne to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-65)
doc Letter from Florence Walne to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-65)
Letter rejecting Tomoye's application for teaching position at the Navy Language School, includes blank reference and personal information form and language qualifications
Letter from Henri to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-139)
doc Letter from Henri to Tomoye Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-139)
Unhappy that she plans to stay in Provo longer, annoyed that she asked him to send her sewing machine, got blood poisoning from an insect bite.
Alien Travel Permit (ddr-densho-410-400)
doc Alien Travel Permit (ddr-densho-410-400)
Issued to Henri Hiroyuki Takahashi for travel to New York for the purpose of finding work
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 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
Employment leave instructions (ddr-csujad-55-679)
doc Employment leave instructions (ddr-csujad-55-679)
Procedures for incarcerees regarding "employment leave" at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes: Persons eligible for vacation leave; Persons ineligible for vacation leave; Earned vacation; Leave without pay; Sick leave and vacation; Crediting and granting of vacation leave; Transfers and separations; Sick leave; Leave without pay; Unauthorized leave; Application for leave; and Maintenance or leave records. See …
Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
doc Letter from Wm. Bibichkow, Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co., to George Hideo Nakamura, February 24, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2167)
Correspondence from William Bibichkow to George Hideo Nakamura regarding Nakamura's application for employment at Comet Model Airplane and Supply Co. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2269
Educational opportunities in New York City (ddr-csujad-55-805)
doc Educational opportunities in New York City (ddr-csujad-55-805)
Bulletin advertising vocational courses and educational opportunities for "resettlers" located in New York City. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0807
WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-802)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of Dec. 10 to Dec. 25, 1943, Rockford, Illinois (ddr-csujad-55-802)
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_0804
Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave (ddr-csujad-55-677)
doc Instructions to evacuees on seasonal work leave (ddr-csujad-55-677)
Rules and regulations for incarcerees at Heart Mountain incarceration camp regarding "seasonal work leave." Covers travel, alien status, change of address, unemployment, expiration, returning to a "Center" prior to contract expiration, and welfare services. Includes Japanese translation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0679
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