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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Letter from Robert M. Strozier to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-319)
doc Letter from Robert M. Strozier to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-319)
President Colwell forwarded Tsai's letter regarding establishing a university in Formosa to Strazier. International House is interested but cannot supply funds. International House wants to promote Tsai's work in other ways. Strozier is interested in learning more.
Ryo Tsai Graduation Photo (ddr-densho-446-436)
img Ryo Tsai Graduation Photo (ddr-densho-446-436)
RT received a BA in English in 1958 and a Master of Librarianship in 1960, both from the University of Washington.
Ryo Tsai Convocation Photo (ddr-densho-446-444)
img Ryo Tsai Convocation Photo (ddr-densho-446-444)
Ryo Tsai in a convocation gown. Photo taken at her home. President Kennedy's speech noted on reverse.
Saji Kanesawa's Recollections (ddr-densho-446-434)
doc Saji Kanesawa's Recollections (ddr-densho-446-434)
Article about Keisen years (1939-41) written by Ryo's Keisen classmate and later Seattle friend (written 1994)
Letter from Ryo Tsai to Elder Brother-in-Law (ddr-densho-446-321)
doc Letter from Ryo Tsai to Elder Brother-in-Law (ddr-densho-446-321)
Warm greetings until we meet. Ai Chih Tsai and Ryo (Morikawa) Tsai met with Commander Dowie, Lt. Kerr, and J. Dickson of Canadian Mission Board in D.C.. Dickson is very enthusiastic about Ai Chih Tsai's plans. Ryo asked that printed literature with details of the plan (buildings, cost, location, mission, current board members, etc. ) would …
Letter from Koshiro Kibata (ddr-densho-446-4)
doc Letter from Koshiro Kibata (ddr-densho-446-4)
Transcripts for completion of Preparatory College at Doshisha University in March 1935
RT Honorary Degree from SDSU (ddr-densho-446-457)
doc RT Honorary Degree from SDSU (ddr-densho-446-457)
Documents 484-486 (ddr-densho-446-456 to ddr-densho-446-458) are in the burgundy diploma case labeled "The California State University"
Letter from Valerie C. Wickhem (ddr-densho-446-1)
doc Letter from Valerie C. Wickhem (ddr-densho-446-1)
Certifying that Mr. Aichi Sai is issued a certificate of admissions based on having sufficient knowledge of English, has financial resources to pursue a degree at the UofC, and that he passes a physical exam.
Letter from Li Sin Chiong to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-336)
doc Letter from Li Sin Chiong to Ai Chih Tsai (ddr-densho-446-336)
Updates on family in Hong Kong, Japan, and Formosa. Many Formosan boys are praying for a university in Formosa.
Letter from Robert Cashman to Alderman P.H. Douglas (ddr-densho-446-71)
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to Alderman P.H. Douglas (ddr-densho-446-71)
Letter to Alderman Douglas with introduction for Ai Chih Tsai with request for counsel regarding Tsai's status following Pearl Harbor
Letter from Robert Cashman to whom it may concern (ddr-densho-446-72)
doc Letter from Robert Cashman to whom it may concern (ddr-densho-446-72)
Letter to certify that Ai Chih Tsai, Japanese citizen of Formosa, resides in Chicago Theological Seminary dorm, is registered as a CTS student, has been the minister of the Chicago Japanese Christian Church for 2 years, is a graduate of Doshisha University, and Cashman can vouch for Tsai's character
Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-365)
Black and white photographic print of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Negative ONLC 3185 (ddr-one-1-367).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-360)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi and her brother Carlos Ogimi staring at a large document or drawing on a table in front of them. This photograph was taken at Reed College where Ayame and Carlos were both students. Original print ONLC 3176 (ddr-one-1-358).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-366)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-366)
Black and white photographic print of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Negative ONLC 3186 (ddr-one-1-368).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-368)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-368)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Original print ONLC 3184 (ddr-one-1-366)
Reed College (ddr-one-1-363)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-363)
Black and white photographic negative of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Original print ONLC 3179 (ddr-one-1-361).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-352)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-352)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi leaning back in a chair reading a book with her feet resting on a desk. The picture was taken at Reed College, most likely in the common area of her dorm, where Ayame attended school.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-362)
Black and white photographic print of Carlos Ogimi and other students sitting at drawing table working on an unknown project. Carlos is the first seated student on the right, everyone else is unidentified. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student. Negative ONLC 3182 (ddr-one-1-364).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-353)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-353)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi leaning against a railing posing for the camera. This photographic negative was taken at Reed College where Ayame was a student.
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