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Higher education

The Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants) put great emphasis on education as a means of succeeding in the U.S. While many Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) obtained college degrees, they found professions closed to them. It was not uncommon for educated nisei to be forced to settle for menial jobs in the ethnic community. Frequently, Japanese Americans could find jobs commensurate with their education only by becoming independent professionals such as doctors and dentists providing services to the Japanese community. The World War II incarceration interrupted thousands of students' university educations.

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Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-196)
img Japanese American man (ddr-densho-26-196)
Young Japanese American man lounging on the grass at the University of Washington campus
Japanese Americans at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-26-195)
img Japanese Americans at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-26-195)
A group of Japanese Americans pose in front of the George Washington statue located on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. The statue was created by Lorado Taft, also the sculptor of the Fountain of Time.
National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship team (ddr-densho-26-254)
img National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship team (ddr-densho-26-254)
The University of Washington bowling team won the Intercollegiate Bowling Championship in 1956.
Letter from Grace to Poots and Dad, April 4, 1938 (ddr-csujad-55-2561)
doc Letter from Grace to Poots and Dad, April 4, 1938 (ddr-csujad-55-2561)
Letter from Grace to Poots and Dad regarding studying for school. She is always thankful for the money they send her to help with school. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2669
Japanese American student relocation: an American challenge (ddr-csujad-55-366)
doc Japanese American student relocation: an American challenge (ddr-csujad-55-366)
Pamphlet covering the work and goals of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council. Includes roster of council members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0368
Noboru Shirai at Kalamazoo College, Michigan (ddr-csujad-55-1317)
img Noboru Shirai at Kalamazoo College, Michigan (ddr-csujad-55-1317)
Black and white photograph depicting Noboru Shirai with a large group of classmates at Kalamazoo College. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1319
From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
doc From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
Report on the relocation of students at incarceration camps. Covers the history of relocating students, the student relocation council, student success, schools, large universities and the PMG, financial aid, part-time jobs, budget, the draft, trade schools, nursing, the United States cadet nurse corps, student relocation council and the WRA, applications from aliens, high school undergraduates, travel, …
Stanford Japanese Student Club (ddr-csujad-55-1318)
img Stanford Japanese Student Club (ddr-csujad-55-1318)
Black and white photograph depicting the Japanese Student Club at Stanford University. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1320
Draft letter from Shoji Nagumo (ddr-csujad-55-898)
doc Draft letter from Shoji Nagumo (ddr-csujad-55-898)
Draft of a letter from Shoji Nagumo regarding an educational scholarship for his son, George Nagumo. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0900
Yoshio Ichikawa at Stanford University (ddr-csujad-55-2218)
img Yoshio Ichikawa at Stanford University (ddr-csujad-55-2218)
Black and white formal portrait photograph depicting Yoshio Ichikawa, age 25, at Stanford University. Inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. Kambara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2321
Letter from Otis D. Richardson, Chair of English Department, Los Angeles City College, March 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-48-56)
doc Letter from Otis D. Richardson, Chair of English Department, Los Angeles City College, March 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-48-56)
Letter from Otis Richardson highlighting the need to educating the Nisei about conforming to cultural norms. He discusses the unwillingness of Nisei and Kibei to educate themselves about the current issue regarding mass evacuation and the need for Americanization of all Japanese. He concludes the letter with "A Social Plan for Minority Groups." Richardson provides a …
Yoshio Ichikawa, age 26, graduated from Stanford University (ddr-csujad-55-2220)
img Yoshio Ichikawa, age 26, graduated from Stanford University (ddr-csujad-55-2220)
Black and white photograph depicting Yoshio Ichikawa in graduation cap and gown. Inscription reads, Yoshio Ichikawa' 25, Stanford University, June 1925. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2323
From camp to college (ddr-csujad-55-365)
doc From camp to college (ddr-csujad-55-365)
Pamphlet on the formation and activities of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, military regulations for students, colleges accepting Nisei, financial aid, and closure of the camps. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0367
Letter from John R. Moseley, Admissions Counselor, Wayne University to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston Two School, August 23, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1878)
doc Letter from John R. Moseley, Admissions Counselor, Wayne University to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston Two School, August 23, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1878)
Correspondence from John Moseley to Dallas McLaren regarding Japanese-American students at Wayne University. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1881
Harrington High School class photograph (ddr-densho-404-183)
img Harrington High School class photograph (ddr-densho-404-183)
A Harrington High School class photograph. Tokeo Tagami is kneeling on the front row, third from the left.
Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
doc Dr. Kikuo H. Taira (ddr-csujad-8-70)
Oral history interview with Dr. Kikuo H. Taira. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Taira, Dr Kikuo
Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
doc Mrs. Akiko Suda (ddr-csujad-8-66)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Akiko Suda. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Suda, Mrs Akiko
Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
doc Kou Uyemaruko (ddr-csujad-8-81)
Oral history interview with Kou Uyemaruko [Ko Uemaruko]. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uyemaruko, Kou
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
doc Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. (ddr-csujad-8-20)
Oral history interview with Emma Y. Hatayama, M.D. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hatayama, Emma Y, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
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