Public schools

Nisei (second-generation) children attended public schools alongside children of other races, although schools in Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhoods were overwhelmingly Japanese ethnically. Since Japanese was usually spoken at home, many Nisei learned to speak English in public school. In Seattle, people fondly remember the Bailey Gatzert elementary school whose white principal remained in touch with her students after they were taken to the camps. The Japanese Americans who would have graduated from high school and college in spring 1942 were removed to camps before they could complete the year and attend commencement.

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Public schools (168)

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168 items
Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
img Girls School postcards (ddr-densho-26-247)
Envelope of postcards from different Japanese girls schools
Public school (ddr-csujad-42-193)
img Public school (ddr-csujad-42-193)
A photograph of a public school classroom in Colorado. Photographed are a teacher and schoolchildren, including Japanese American children. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_03_001
Certificate of training (ddr-csujad-42-6)
doc Certificate of training (ddr-csujad-42-6)
A certificate of training issued by City of Los Angeles. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has completed forklift operator training. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_06_001
Diploma of trade proficiency (ddr-csujad-42-5)
doc Diploma of trade proficiency (ddr-csujad-42-5)
A diploma of trade proficiency issued by Frank Wiggins Trade School. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano has completed training in the Department of Automobile Repairing. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_05_001
Bent County High School class of 1936 (ddr-csujad-42-195)
img Bent County High School class of 1936 (ddr-csujad-42-195)
Bent County High School class of 1936 senior portraits. Includes Yoneko Meguro. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_04_002
Bent County High School class of 1932 (ddr-csujad-42-194)
img Bent County High School class of 1932 (ddr-csujad-42-194)
A group photograph of graduating class of Bent County High School, Colorado. Includes Yoneko Meguro. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Graduating class of Bent County, Colorado of 1932. It may be taken in 1936. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_04_001
Pleasant Grove School 1933-1934 (ddr-csujad-55-2598)
img Pleasant Grove School 1933-1934 (ddr-csujad-55-2598)
A photograph of Pleasant Grove School, student names on back. Title from caption on back side. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2762
Pleasant Grove School, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, April 22, 1932 (ddr-csujad-55-2597)
img Pleasant Grove School, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, April 22, 1932 (ddr-csujad-55-2597)
A photograph of Pleasant Grove School, 5th through 8th grade, student names on back. Title from caption on back side. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2761
Pleasant Grove School, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 1930 (ddr-csujad-55-2594)
img Pleasant Grove School, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 1930 (ddr-csujad-55-2594)
A photograph of Pleasant Grove School, 1st through 4th grade, student names on back, 1930. Includes fifty students. Title from caption on back side. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2758
Terminal School (ddr-csujad-43-11)
img Terminal School (ddr-csujad-43-11)
Photograph number 944 of the Terminal School on Terminal Island. Handwritten note on negative sleeve reads: Habitation near N.A.S. [Naval Air Station] and N.O.B. [Naval Operation Base] Roosevelt Base. Negative scan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ter_01_017
Pleasant Grove School 1931 (ddr-csujad-55-2600)
img Pleasant Grove School 1931 (ddr-csujad-55-2600)
A photograph of Pleasant Grove School, student names on back. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2764
Pleasant Grove School, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, April 22, 1932 (ddr-csujad-55-2596)
img Pleasant Grove School, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, April 22, 1932 (ddr-csujad-55-2596)
A photograph of Pleasant Grove School, 1st through 4th grade, student names on back. Includes forty one students. Title from caption on back side. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2760
Students transcripts of record procedure (ddr-csujad-55-1775)
doc Students transcripts of record procedure (ddr-csujad-55-1775)
Handwritten notes on the student transcripts of record procedures at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1778
Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
doc Letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School, January 31, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-200)
A letter from Ralph F. Burnight, District Superintendent, Excelsior Union High School to the parents of the students of Excelsior Union High School addressing Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. It informs of changes to the school transportation policy. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_39_001
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-326)
img Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-326)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on March 17, 1941. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 7. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_007_002
Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
img Lowell School 1st and 2nd grades (ddr-csujad-5-323)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 1st and 2nd graders taken on May 18, 1938. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_006_001
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-324)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on February 13, 1939. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Dorothy Okine, Miss Ethel Stone, Grade 2. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-325)
img Lowell School 2nd and 3rd grades (ddr-csujad-5-325)
A photograph of Lowell Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders taken on March 1, 1940. Includes Dorothy Ai Okine. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 6. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_007_001
Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
img Henry Katsumi Fujita (ddr-csujad-23-9)
Sunset Studio (Petaluma, California) portrait of Henry Katsumi Fujita upon his graduation from Petaluma High School in June 1925. He was born on July 4, 1908 in Salinas, California where his parents worked on the Spreckels sugar beet farm. He was 16 years of age when this graduation photo was taken. The portrait is signed by …
String instruments group (ddr-csujad-25-258)
img String instruments group (ddr-csujad-25-258)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a photograph of a group of students performing string instruments and a flute. The photograph is probably taken in the 1920s. Location is unknown. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_01_053
9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
img 9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1936. Inscription reads: Read A37_09. It appears that this photograph belongs to "Fusako Yoshihara." Autographed by students on …
[Class picture] (ddr-csujad-56-258)
img [Class picture] (ddr-csujad-56-258)
Kawase children and classmates with their teacher. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-067
1941 Graduation (ddr-csujad-38-401)
doc 1941 Graduation (ddr-csujad-38-401)
An announcement card for Phineas Banning High School Summer Class of 1941 commencement exercises held at 8:00 on Thursday June 26, 1941. The caption reads: 1941 Graduation. Title from caption. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 29. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_30_001
Breed Street news flashes (ddr-csujad-35-1)
doc Breed Street news flashes (ddr-csujad-35-1)
An issue of a newsletter, "Breed Street news flashes," published by Breed Street Elementary School. "Good-bye to our Japanese" section informs that their Japanese American students are being removed. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: kuw_01_01_001
Terminal School (ddr-csujad-43-111)
img Terminal School (ddr-csujad-43-111)
Photograph number 1295 of two buildings on Terminal Island. The building to the left is Terminal School. Sign reads: East San Pedro Tract 181A. Negative scan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ter_01_142
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