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 (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 5, 1943 from Kansas City, Missouri.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 22, 1945 from De Kalb, Illinois.
Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944). It is postmarked June 2, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944). It is postmarked October 17, 1944 from Oberlin, Ohio.
Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 39 (February 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-13)
doc Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 39 (February 25, 1949) (ddr-densho-358-13)
Selected article titles: "Southland Bussei in Conference" (p.1), "'Perfect Japanese Interpretation' Brought to 'Butterfly:' 'Love Cure' Is Promising Beginning" (p.2), "Gakusei Kai in Heavy Need of Funds for Improvement" (p.3).
Nursing student (ddr-densho-359-287)
img Nursing student (ddr-densho-359-287)
Caption below the phtoogrpah in the album " Yoshie Nakata Columbus hospital Nursing School 1936"
Portrait of a graduate (ddr-densho-359-1615)
img Portrait of a graduate (ddr-densho-359-1615)
The caption written under the photograph is "Crystal City June 1945".
Letter to Mrs. Jones from Mary H. Yoshioka (ddr-densho-391-1)
doc Letter to Mrs. Jones from Mary H. Yoshioka (ddr-densho-391-1)
Letter to Mrs. Jones from Mary H. (Yoshioka) Higuchi. In the letter Mary provides a detailed biography of her life and why that has informed her desire to become a teacher.
University of Washington students and faculty (ddr-densho-383-203)
img University of Washington students and faculty (ddr-densho-383-203)
Back row, left to right: Robert Glase, Dr. Henry August Langenhan, Victor Seeberg, Harold Woodhead, George Tokuda. Front row, left to right: Charles Owen Wilson Jr., Theodore Backstrom, Thomas Young, and Clarence McRory. Written on album page below photograph: "Glase, Langenhan, Seeberg, Woodhead, [Tokuda], Wilson, Backstrom, Young, McRory 1932".
Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
img Bain Chiba on University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-257)
Bain Chiba was a University of Washington graduate in 1937. He was a pharmacy student and a member of the Japanese Students Club during his time at the University of Washington. Written on album page below photograph: "Another Druggist, Bain Chiba".
Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
img Man sitting on steps with pipe (ddr-densho-383-59)
George Tokuda sitting outside Japanese Students Club house at 4115 15th Avenue NE on University of Washington campus. Written on album page below photograph: "Taken at J.S.C. U.W."
Students outside Suzzallo Library (ddr-densho-383-227)
img Students outside Suzzallo Library (ddr-densho-383-227)
Written on album page below photograph: "Bob Higashida, Isamu Ito, Shima Morinaga". Taken on steps of Suzzallo Library on the University of Washington campus.
University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-318)
img University of Washington campus (ddr-densho-383-318)
Photograph taken from the Quad with Savery Hall on the left and Raitt Hall on the right. In the distance is Denny Hall. Written on album page below photograph: "U of W".
University of Washington pharmacy students (ddr-densho-383-11)
img University of Washington pharmacy students (ddr-densho-383-11)
Classmates of George Tokuda. Back row, left to right: Thomas Young, Victor Seeberg, Harold Woodhead. Front frow, left to right: Ada Marckx, Clarence McRory, Marion Ostliff. Written on album page below photograph: "Pharmacy class, 1929-1933".
Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
img Group of students on lawn at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-214)
Members of the Japanese Students Club and Fuyo Kai. Written on album page below photograph: "C[larence] Uyematsu, Terada, Okubo, Nobu Yanagimachi, Billie Tashiro, Yurino Takayoshi, Yuki Watanabe." The man identified as Okubo (back row, right) may be George Otsubo.
Members of University of Washington pharmacy program (ddr-densho-383-12)
img Members of University of Washington pharmacy program (ddr-densho-383-12)
Dr. Henry August Langenhan and Claire Evans. Dr. Langenhan was a professor in the pharmacy department and a faculty member of Kappa Psi. Written on photograph: "H.A. Langenhan, Claire Evans".
Bagley Hall at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-14)
img Bagley Hall at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-14)
The pharmacy building on the University of Washington campus; known as the 'Chem Shack.' Written on album page below photograph: "Bagley Hall".
Photo album (ddr-densho-383-1)
img Photo album (ddr-densho-383-1)
Photo album of George Tokuda from time as pharmacy student at University of Washington; includes time spent in Alaska.
Three columns at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-291)
img Three columns at University of Washington (ddr-densho-383-291)
Columns in Sylvan Grove on University of Washington campus. Three men in front of columns.
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