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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Photographs of Michi Weglyn and Walter Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-133)
img Photographs of Michi Weglyn and Walter Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-133)
A piece of paper with two photographs on it. The top photograph is Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College from college president Elizabeth Kennan in 1994. The same image is found in item: ucsb_chi_0219. The second photo is Walter Weglyn with Kimmie Ito on December 28, 1988. See this object in the …
Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
doc Years of Infamy author gets honorary degree (ddr-csujad-24-95)
A article published in the Japanese American newspaper "Hokubei Mainichi"about Michi Weglyn receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Mount Holyoke College. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_012
A celebration of life... (ddr-csujad-24-127)
doc A celebration of life... (ddr-csujad-24-127)
This is a pamphlet from a memorial service for Michi Weglyn at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_09_012
Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
img Ukichi Taenaka, Waseda University (ddr-csujad-25-277)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are eight photographs of Ukichi Taenaka and his classmates of Waseda University taken during the trip to Mount Mihara Desert, Izu Oshima, Japan. Caucasian participants are included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_006
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-313)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-313)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs taken on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Include Japanese American male and female students. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_022
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-23)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of Japanese men in suits, Japanese woman in kimono with two children, and a group photograph of a family among which is a Japanese man …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-33)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Those photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include a portrait of a Japanese man in academic dress and photographs of infants dressed for a Japanese traditional ceremony for newborns. See this object in the California …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-39)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-39)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes Japanese male children, men, and women. Two photographs capture a Japanese man wearing academic dress. One photograph captures three Japanese children in kimono. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-315)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The inscription on one of the photographs reads, "To Alice, from Malian Komuro." The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities …
Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
img Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall] (ddr-csujad-25-254)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a group photograph of Japanese students. It appears to be a commencement of Waseda University taken in front of Waseda University Hoshien Scott Hall, Tokyo, Japan between 1938 and 1940. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Hirata family (ddr-csujad-25-56)
img Hirata family (ddr-csujad-25-56)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes Kazuhito Hirata's photographs. One of the photographs captures him wearing a graduation gown, taken to commemorate his graduation from University of Washington. Also includes a Japanese woman in kimono and a family photograph, including a Japanese man, women, and children. The photographs appear to be taken …
Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-314)
img Nisei, UC Berkeley (ddr-csujad-25-314)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_023
Ukichi Taenaka, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-275)
img Ukichi Taenaka, Japan (ddr-csujad-25-275)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are seven photographs of Ukichi Taenaka taken around 1938 in Japan. Also includes: Kamie, Yaeko, Toshikuni and Chiyoko. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_09_02_004
Nisei, UC Berkley (ddr-csujad-25-316)
img Nisei, UC Berkley (ddr-csujad-25-316)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are photographs of Japanese American students at the University of California, Berkeley. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Also included is a postcard of "Gajoen" in Tokyo, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-58)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Four photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men in academic dress and a man in suits. Also include a photograph of a Japanese family, capturing a man in suits holding an infant, a …
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka (ddr-csujad-25-278)
A page of an album containing the Taenaka family photographs. Pasted on the page are two photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they return to Japan for education. Also include the local Japanese, probably the Taenakas' relatives in Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
img Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka, education in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-276)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page are six photographs of Ukichi and Toshikuni Taenaka taken in Japan when they returned to Japan for education. Depict that Ukichi and Toshikuni are wearing Japanese school uniforms, perhaps Waseda University's uniforms. The photographs are probably taken between 1934 and 1939. See this object …
Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
doc Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
Essay observing education levels, types of students, and establishment of education programs at Tule Lake for English speaking students. Includes descriptions of programs for various age groups including nursery, primary, secondary, adult education, college and the Student Relocation Council. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object …
Chapter 12, 13, 14 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-39)
doc Chapter 12, 13, 14 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-39)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including graduation, the future, finishing high school rather than quitting to find work outside, types of work available, and course planning. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and …
USC Chemistry Lab (ddr-csujad-29-21)
img USC Chemistry Lab (ddr-csujad-29-21)
Photo of medical students, including Sakaye Shigekawa, the only woman, at work in the chemistry lab at University of Southern California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2490_P14
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Naohara, June 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-352)
doc Card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Naohara, June 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-352)
A card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara, announcing the Compton Junior College commencement held on Thursday June 10, 1943. The card was mailed to Mitzi at the Poston camp in Arizona on June 5, 1943. The caption reads: Margaret's announcement graduating from Compton Junior College received June 5, 1943. An item from: Mitzi …
Compton Junior College (ddr-csujad-38-353)
img Compton Junior College (ddr-csujad-38-353)
An illustration of Compton Junior College, California. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 4. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_05_002
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
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