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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Yamato Ichihashi, Yuji Ichioka, Harry Kitano, T. Scott Miyakawa, S. Frank Miyamoto, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, Tamotsu Shibutani, Tamie Tsuchiyama, Toshio Yatsushiro

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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.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi's dorm room at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Ayame Ogimi is seated on the floor smiling towards the camera, friends seated in semi-circle are unidentified.
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-1-353)
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.
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-1-367)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-367)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi playing ukulele for two unidentified friends in her dorm room at Reed College. Original print ONLC 3183 (ddr-one-1-365)
Reed College (ddr-one-1-358)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-358)
Black and white photographic print 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. Negative ONLC 3178 (ddr-one-1-370).
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-1-366)
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-1-363)
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-1-364)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-364)
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 3180 (ddr-one-1-362).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-356)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-356)
Black and white photographic negative of siblings Carlos Ogimi and Ayame Ogimi at Reed College, where they both attended school.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-355)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-355)
Black and white photographic negative of siblings Carlos Ogimi and Ayame Ogimi at Reed College, where they both attended school.
Reed College (ddr-one-1-361)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-361)
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 3181 (ddr-one-1-363).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-357)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-357)
Black and white photographic print 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 where both students. Negative ONLC 3177 (ddr-one-1-359).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-359)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-359)
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 3175 (ddr-one-1-357).
Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-354)
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 most likely taken at Reed College where Carlos was a student.
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon stating that Keizaburo Koyama entered the school on October 1st, 1924 and graduated on June 10th, 1929 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. The letter also states that Dr. Koyama was of "good moral character and ...
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the remaining part of 1926 - 1927 and all of 1927- 1928. His degree was awarded on June 10, 1929.
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-190)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the years 1924-1925; 1925 - 1926; and part of 1926-1927.
Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
doc Seattle Pacific College confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-192)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, Washington for Keisaburo Koyama. It states that he was a student at the school from 1923 to 1924 and that he was under the guardianship of Mr. Hiroshi Saito of the Japanese Consul.
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