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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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: …
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 …
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
[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
Photograph of Michi Weglyn at Mount Holyoke College in 1994 (ddr-csujad-24-82)
img Photograph of Michi Weglyn at Mount Holyoke College in 1994 (ddr-csujad-24-82)
A note written in 1995 from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin on the back of a photograph of Michi Weglyn at Mount Holyoke College in 1994. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_008
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
Tribute to Michi Weglyn by Toshiko Kawamoto, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-168)
doc Tribute to Michi Weglyn by Toshiko Kawamoto, February 21, 1998 (ddr-csujad-24-168)
A tribute to Michi Weglyn written by Toshiko Kawamoto in which she talks about her husband Dave Kawamoto who was one of the 63 men at Heart Mountain incarceration camp to refuse induction into the military. According to Toshiko Kawamoto her husband had been taken to the Heart Mountain incarceration camp a few weeks shy of …
Photograph of Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-164)
img Photograph of Michi Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-164)
Photographed 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_0127. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_10_032
Letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen (ddr-csujad-24-92)
doc Letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen (ddr-csujad-24-92)
A letter from Eji Suyama to Pacific Citizen regarding the exclusion of Nisei from universities in the United States during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_07_009
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Donors (ddr-csujad-24-23)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Donors (ddr-csujad-24-23)
A donor list for the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies at CSU Pomona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_023
Letter from James R. Bennett to Awards Coordinator, University of Washington Press, July 30, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-79)
doc Letter from James R. Bennett to Awards Coordinator, University of Washington Press, July 30, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-79)
A letter from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights informing the University of Washington Press that Michi Weglyn has been nominated for an award. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_005
Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Gift Levels (ddr-csujad-24-24)
doc Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies Gift Levels (ddr-csujad-24-24)
A donation form for the Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_024
Letter from Bob H. Suzuki, President, CSU Pomona, June 13, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-26)
doc Letter from Bob H. Suzuki, President, CSU Pomona, June 13, 1993 (ddr-csujad-24-26)
A letter from President Bob H. Suzuki thanking guests of a garden reception and asking for their support to fund Michi Nishiura and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_01_026
[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
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 …
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
Card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Naohara, June 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-352)
doc Card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Naohara, June 5, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-352)
A card from Margaret Elizabeth Toy to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara, announcing the Compton Junior College commencement held on Thursday June 10, 1943. The card was mailed to Mitzi at the Poston camp in Arizona on June 5, 1943. The caption reads: Margaret's announcement graduating from Compton Junior College received June 5, 1943. An item from: Mitzi …
Compton Junior College (ddr-csujad-38-353)
img Compton Junior College (ddr-csujad-38-353)
An illustration of Compton Junior College, California. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 4. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_05_002
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
doc Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
Oral history interview with Shim Hiraoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRAOKA_SHIM
Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
doc Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
Oral history interview with Gilbert Tanji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANJI_GILBERT
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
doc Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
Oral history interview with Sam Maeda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MAEDA_SAM
Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
doc Satoshi Kuwamoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-17)
Oral history interview with Satoshi Kuwamoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KUWAMOTO_SATOSHI
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
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