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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Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. I (ddr-densho-327-1)
"The Development of a Junior-Senior High School Program in a Relocation Center for People of Japanese Ancestry during the War with Japan" is Jerome T. Light's dissertation for his doctorate of Education from Leland Stanford Junior University.
Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
doc Jerome T. Light Dissertation, Vol. II (ddr-densho-327-2)
Volume II of Light's dissertation is the appendix for the dissertation.
Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
img Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
Letter from San Mateo Junior College (ddr-densho-188-2)
doc Letter from San Mateo Junior College (ddr-densho-188-2)
Letter regarding application process for San Mateo Junior College.
Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
img Issei Yale Law graduate in cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-430)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Young Japanese man in a cap and gown. Although I don't know who the man was on the photograph it says 'Yale Law -- '11' He had to have been an Issei, and to have graduated from such a prestigious school then, indicated a very talented young man."
Three young women (ddr-densho-259-174)
img Three young women (ddr-densho-259-174)
Doris Hanson and Michi Yasui (friends and roommates at the University of Oregon) and an unidentified girl.
University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-27)
img University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-27)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui]'s college friend and roommate, Doris Hansen [or Hanson]."
Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
img Issei man in graduation cap and gown (ddr-densho-259-500)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Portrait of Senichi Tomihiro in cap and gown. This may corroborate Chiye Tomihiro's statement that her father had graduated from a law school in the U.S." Signature on photograph: "Sincerely yours, S. Tomihiro."
University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
img University of Oregon coed (ddr-densho-259-24)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] was a [University of Oregon] coed here, standing on the steps of what may have been her dormitory, Susan Campbell Hall."
Nisei and Caucasian coeds at University of Oregon (ddr-densho-259-504)
img Nisei and Caucasian coeds at University of Oregon (ddr-densho-259-504)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] and presumably another coed friend, taken, it looks like, on the [University of Oregon] campus."
img "Michi and Doris clowning around near a traffic stop sign" (ddr-densho-259-506)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Michi [Yasui] and Doris [Hansen] clowning around near a traffic stop sign."
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 62 (August 29, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-49)
"Two Nisei Named to U.W. Faculty" (p. 1), "The Japanese Americans in Motion" (p. 1), "National JACL Asks Probe in Refusal to Give Nisei Shore Leave in B.C." (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 39 (May 5, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-107)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 39 (May 5, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-107)
"Two Earn Degrees at University; Pacific College Honors 4 Nisei" (p. 1), "Ishikawa Points Out Disabilities Facing "Ineligible' Peoples" (p. 5), "House Subcommittee Convenes in Executive Meet to Weigh Riders to Immigration Bills" (p. 6).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 51 (June 16, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-119)
"Memorial Services to Honor War Dead This Sat., June 19" (pg. 1), "U. of W. Gives Diplomas to Nisei Grads" (pg. 6)
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 101 (December 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-259)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 101 (December 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-259)
"Sen. Russell Objects to Walter Bill" (p. 1), "Three Courses on Far East Offered by U.W." (p. 1), "Senate Receives Walter Measure" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 12 (February 9, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-179)
"Senate Unit Backs Bill on Equality" (p. 1), "Pvt. Ninomiya Rites Saturday" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 2).
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
doc University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942 (ddr-densho-241-3)
University of Washington Bulletin, Undergraduate Honors, 1941-1942. mailed to graduate at Tule Lake
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