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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Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
img Lewis and Clark College rally squad (ddr-densho-72-52)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: 1948-49". Original caption of photo "There is no racial problem among the sparkling members of Lewis and Clark College's rally squad. From left, they are Leslie Clerin, junior in physical education; Tsuguo Ikeda, senior in sociology; Bob Tabor, sophomore in drama, and Ruby Brock, junior in psychology. Ikeda, elected yell king …
Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
img Ottawa University Choir (ddr-densho-72-50)
Photo from page of "Scrapbook: Postmarks, 1947-48". Ottawa University Choir; Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda is in the second row from the top, fourth from the left.
College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
img College of Puget Sound Japanese American club (ddr-densho-109-38)
Front Row (L to R): Jack Hata, Aiko Kimura, Yoshiko Fujimoto, Yoshiye Jinguji, Margaret Yamamoto, Kenji Oyanagi. Back row (L to R): Tom Gato, Masayoski Jinguji, Jimmy Yoshioka, Hide Sato, Jimmy Yamamoto, Mine Tsuchikawa.
UC Berkeley School Records (ddr-densho-356-687)
doc UC Berkeley School Records (ddr-densho-356-687)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's report cards, mid-term delinquency reports, certificate of record, permits for examination, answer to petition course change, junior certificate, student fee receipt, and correspondence from professors and the university from her attendance at the University of California Berkeley.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-538)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-538)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes praise for the completion of Yuri's finals and degree. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Certificate of Admission to Mills College (ddr-densho-356-686)
doc Certificate of Admission to Mills College (ddr-densho-356-686)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's Certificate of Admission to Mills College.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Kayeko Nakashima (ddr-densho-356-592)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Kayeko Nakashima (ddr-densho-356-592)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Kayeko Domoto Nakashima. Kayeko writes about her family in Tokyo, encounters with mutual friends, and thanking Yuri for the Christmas present.
Graduation photograph of Emako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-9)
img Graduation photograph of Emako Domoto (ddr-densho-356-9)
Graduation photograph of Emako Domoto from Mills College.
Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-385)
doc Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-385)
Four letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada to her brother Kaneji "Kan" Domoto, all stored together in one envelope, unclear if all the letters were mailed together or separately. 4/24 letter: Inquires if his sisters arrived in Boston and telling them about a WRA office in Brooklyn they should check-in to the next time they visit him. …
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Simmons College Master of Science Diploma (ddr-densho-356-689)
doc Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Simmons College Master of Science Diploma (ddr-densho-356-689)
Master of Science Diploma from Simmons College awarded to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada.
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).
Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-7)
img Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-7)
Graduation photograph of Margaret Saito for Yuriko Domoto Tsukada. Inscribed on mount and photograph: "For dear Yuri/ Sincerely yours, Margaret/ Yatsom"
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 Yuri Tsukada from Lynn (ddr-densho-356-402)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Lynn (ddr-densho-356-402)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Lynn in which Lynn tells of a move to New York City, her plan to completed school, and a desire to see each other. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
Returned letter to Yoshito Shibata from Yuri Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-265)
doc Returned letter to Yoshito Shibata from Yuri Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-265)
A returned letter addressed to Yoshito Shibata from Yuriko Domoto Tsukada, in the letter Yuri apologizes for the delay in sending her wedding announcement and describes her wedding, finding an apartment in Boston, her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada, work, and taking Masters courses at Simmons College.
Names and Address of Students enrolled in the curriculum in Social Service (ddr-densho-356-578)
doc Names and Address of Students enrolled in the curriculum in Social Service (ddr-densho-356-578)
List of names, address and phone numbers for students enrolled in the curriculum in Social Services.
UC Berkeley Registration Card (ddr-densho-356-688)
doc UC Berkeley Registration Card (ddr-densho-356-688)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada Registration Card to University of California, Berkeley Graduate School.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-545)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Kaneji Domoto (ddr-densho-356-545)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her brother Kaneji Domoto. Kan provides his opinion and thoughts on if Yuri should pursue a Master's Degree from his own experience of his wife wanting to, then continues on to discuss issues in his marriage. For the other half of this correspondence please see the Kaneji and Sally (Fujii) …
Graduation Invention to Tsukadas (ddr-densho-356-173)
doc Graduation Invention to Tsukadas (ddr-densho-356-173)
Envelope, invitation, and schedule of events for Simmons College Commencement week addressed to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada and Richard Tsukada. Yuriko graduated from Simmons College with a Masters in Science in June 1946.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tok Kishi (ddr-densho-356-388)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Tok Kishi (ddr-densho-356-388)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her sister Tokuko "Tok" Domoto Kishi in which Tok gives Yuri advise about going back to school and getting married. Tok also provides details about their sister-in-law Sally. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-321 and ddr-densho-356-413.
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"
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