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)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
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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College transcript (ddr-densho-338-339)
doc College transcript (ddr-densho-338-339)
College transcript for Guyo Tajiri from California State College, Hayward.
Diploma (ddr-densho-338-475)
doc Diploma (ddr-densho-338-475)
Guyo Tajiri's diploma from San Francisco State College for a Master of Arts.
1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
doc 1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
img Two graduates (ddr-densho-328-309)
Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
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.
Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
doc Lesson plans from the University of Denver Home Study Bureau Extension Division (ddr-densho-319-573)
Lesson plan for an Elementary German class at the University of Denver's Home Study Bureau Extension Division.
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
University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
doc University of Washington diploma (ddr-densho-241-1)
University of Washington diploma mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
doc University of Washington Honors Convocation program (ddr-densho-241-2)
University of Washington Honors Convocation program mailed to the graduate at Tule Lake
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."
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 3 (June 1969) (ddr-densho-297-3)
Selected article titlese: "The Persecution Rests" (p. 1), "CS, It's a Gas!" (p. 1), "Reflections in a Slanted Eye" (p. 2), "Grapes Are Coming!" (p. 4).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 4 (July 1969) (ddr-densho-297-4)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 4 (July 1969) (ddr-densho-297-4)
Selected article titles: "Experimental College Starts" (p. 1), "Yellow Brotherhood Food for Thought" (p. 1), "Blind Reflections?" (p. 2), "The Misunderstanding in Chinatown" (p. 4).
General MacArthur receiving doctorate degree (ddr-densho-299-133)
img General MacArthur receiving doctorate degree (ddr-densho-299-133)
Caption: "General MacArthur receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Manila."
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