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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Higher education (280)

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Dr. Akira Tajiri (ddr-csujad-8-71)
doc Dr. Akira Tajiri (ddr-csujad-8-71)
Oral history interview with Dr. Akira Tajiri. 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 Tajiri, Dr Akira
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. 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 Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
doc Hiroshi Mayeda (ddr-csujad-8-40)
Oral history interview with Hiroshi Mayeda [Maeda]. 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 Mayeda, Hiroshi
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. 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 Toshiyuki, Michio and June
Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. 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 Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
doc Student Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-72)
This article by Robert W. O'Brien discusses about the relocation of thousands of students in colleges throughout the United States to resume their studies, "a year after the mass evacuation of the West Coast Japanese American people into inland camps." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-23_02
[California State University, Pomona card featuring Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-17)
doc [California State University, Pomona card featuring Michi Weglyn] (ddr-csujad-24-17)
A California State University, Pomona card with a photograph featuring Michi Weglyn. Mailed from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_017
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-18)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-18)
A flyer announcing the creation of the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_018
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-25)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies (ddr-csujad-24-25)
This brochure that explains the purpose of the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies. The brochure includes a brief biography of Michi Weglyn and an assessment of the impact of her book "Years of Infamy." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_025
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 ...
[Sign that reads,
img [Sign that reads, "Cal Poly Welcomes Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn"] (ddr-csujad-24-27)
A photograph of a sign that reads, "Cal Poly Welcomes Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_027
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
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-25-314)
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
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 ...
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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