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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Roosevelt Grade School third grade rhythm band (ddr-densho-62-6)
img Roosevelt Grade School third grade rhythm band (ddr-densho-62-6)
Edith Watanabe is the triangle player in the bottom left corner. She doesn't remember anything about being in that band. Top row, L to R: Herbert Miller, Norman Grimbly, Claude Young, Helen Reed, Willie Sue Young, Billie Stinchey, June Elstead, Elsie Ovenall, Jack Stinchey, Louise Neff, Milton Reed. Middle row, L to R: Helen Lay, Evelyn …
Franklin High School students (ddr-densho-182-100)
img Franklin High School students (ddr-densho-182-100)
Franklin High School. Mariko Fujioka, front row, 4th from left. Margaret Ouchi, front row, 5th from left.
img "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara" (ddr-densho-201-305)
Portrait of a Japanese American schoolboy. Caption on front: "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Jack Natsuhara."
img "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Masao Sakagami." (ddr-densho-201-306)
Portrait of a Japanese American schoolboy. Caption on front: "Auburn High School Graduation 1939. Masao Sakagami."
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 45 (June 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-212)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 45 (June 4, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-212)
"Civil Rights Unit Selects JACL Leader" (p. 1), "High Schools in Seattle Will Graduate 65 Nisei at June Commencements" (p. 1)
Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
doc Report Card (ddr-one-3-75)
George Kida's report card from Klickitat County Public Schools for the his eighth grade year from 1927-1928.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 17 (April 26, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-17)
Select article titles: "'Red' smear over Hawaii statehood refuted by CL; anti-Nisei editorial in Oklahoma slammed by senator" (p. 1); "Anti-Japanese bigotry injected by Tulsa editorial fighting Hawaiian statehood" (p. 1); "House surveying Japanese Labor Program in Cal." (p. 1); "1st Nisei 'reported killed' in Korea very healthy, re-enlists for 6 years" (p. 1); "Sponsors seek …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 12 (September 19, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-38)
Select article titles: "JACL hails desegregation rule" (p.1); "PC column on claims makes 'Congressional Record'" (p.8)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 20 (November 14, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-46)
Select article titles: "Sign final compromise claim, $36 million on 26,552 awards" (p.1); "'Nigger' just 'bad grammar' rules L.A. judge as house vandalism case filed" (p. 1); "Prospects brighter for choking off filibuster in U.S. Senate" (p.2); "Japan-born soprano making Met debut has 'Italian voice', comments her teacher" (p. 3); "Problem of integration worries Nisei parent …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 14 (October 3, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-40)
Select article titles: "School desegregation order of high court hailed by JACL" (p.1); "Two held for death of Chicago Nisei, police admit delay for medical help" (p.2)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 47, No. 11 (September 12, 1958) (ddr-pc-30-37)
Select article titles: "Housing bias hits Minnesota Nisei, but public reaction comes to rescue" (p.1); "No school integration problem in Northwest, Seattleites welcome Hiroko from Kobe, Japan" (p.1); "Nisei in Canada in unique role to contribute to larger cultural pattern of their country" (p.3)
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 16 (October 17,1969) (ddr-pc-41-42)
Select article titles: "New guidelines for morality prepared" (p. 1); "'Evacuation': Vivid Memories" (p. 1); "It's legal under 'Title II': No warning, no trial, and you're in jail" (p. 1); "Wartime loyalty of Issei, Nisei reiterated in dramatic TV series" (p. 3); "Japanese in Chicago called 'quiet minority'" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 22 (November 28,1969) (ddr-pc-41-48)
Select article titles: "Medallions, Hosokawa books presented at White House 'first'" (p. 1); "Depper appreciation of American heritage urged for new Guidelines" (p. 1); "Racist comment on Japanese by S.F. United Crusade executive protested" (p. 1); "Seattle Issei in Central Area seek help, hurt by inadequate insurance" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 62, No. 14 (April 8, 1966) (ddr-pc-38-14)
Select article titles: "De facto segregation in Richmond schools hit" (p. 1); "New Civil Rights Weapon" (p. 2); "Nisei-led Huck Finn outing cited as American democracy in action" (p.3); "A Sansei's Heritage" (p. 3).
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 …
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
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 …
Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
img Ukichi Taenaka, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-273)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia. It was most likely taken in 1934 in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_002
9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
img 9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students at Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front to the school building in June 1933. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3102. See this object in the California State Universities …
McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
img McCarver R (ddr-csujad-25-348)
A group photograph of music performers 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 1937. Inscription reads: Read a3555. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_010
Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
img Haruko Taenaka, friends (ddr-csujad-25-260)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs. Include Haruko Taenaka and Caucasian female children and adults. The photographs are most likely taken in front of a school in Los Angeles, California in the early 1920s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
img Ukichi Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-274)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are nine photographs of Ukichi Taenaka's high school graduation in 1934. Include the Hollywood Bowl, Ukichi Taenaka in high school regalia, his high school classmates, and his family members. A group photograph of the 1934 class members, including Ukichi Taenaka, is included. See this …
9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
img 9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
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 1939. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3772. See this object in the California State Universities …
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