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)

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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.
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."
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."
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 7 (October 1969) (ddr-densho-297-7)
Selected article titles: "Issei Centennial" (p. 2), "Introspect" (p. 3), "Okinawa" (p. 5), "Shhh!: A Nisei Is Speaking" (p. 6), "The Emergence of Yellow Power in America" (p. 8-9).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
Selected article titles: "The Third World: A Response to Oppression" (p. 1), "A Commentary on the Noguchi Firing" (p. 1), "Yellow Power!" (p. 2).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 5 (August 1969) (ddr-densho-297-5)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 5 (August 1969) (ddr-densho-297-5)
Selected article titles: "CINCIP Is Here!!" (p. 1), "The Burden of Life" (p. 1), "Hey, Look Me Over" (p. 5), "The Chinese in Los Angeles" (p. 6), "The Korean Americans" (p. 8), "The Filipino Immigrant" (p. 9).
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 1 (January 1970) (ddr-densho-297-10)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 1 (January 1970) (ddr-densho-297-10)
Selected article titles: "Soldiers Oppose War" (p. 2), "Remember 1942?" (p. 2), "Chuck Smokes Hi Pot" (p. 3). Prof Says - 'They're Quiet'" (p. 3), "Panthers 'Vamped' Again" (p. 3), "Rebel with a Cause . . ." (p. 6-7), "Tutorial Project" (p. 12-13).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Dormitory at Waseda University (ddr-densho-299-54)
img Dormitory at Waseda University (ddr-densho-299-54)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1940. 25 March 49 / NRS Project: / Wooden dormitory near Waseda Uni- / versity showing extensive use of / wooden construction in semi-public / buildings. / Photographer - Crowe / Photograph by U.S. Army."
Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
doc Letter from Robert Ikari to Ted Akimoto (ddr-densho-299-75)
Letter regarding Ted's sister Magaret, Robert's plans to attend GI University in Florence, and general army life.
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."
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."
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
Selected article titles: "ARM and Order" (p. 2), "Peace, or Else" (p. 3). "Gidra Banned from UCLA" (p. 4), "Revolution at Isla Vista" (p. 5), "The Gidra Story" (p. 9), "Yellow Brotherhood" (p. 18), "An Analysis of and Alternatives to Nixon's Welfare Proposals" (p. 19), "Legal Self Defense" (p. 23).
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 2 (February 1970) (ddr-densho-297-11)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 2 (February 1970) (ddr-densho-297-11)
Selected article titles: "Ford Foundation" (p. 2), "Community Dat at U.C.L.A." (p. 2), "The March" (p. 5), "'White Male Qualities!' Oriental Males Reply" (p. 9).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 2 (May 1969) (ddr-densho-297-2)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 2 (May 1969) (ddr-densho-297-2)
Selected article titles: "S.I. Rips Gidra!" (p. 1), "The Oriental as a 'Middleman Minority'" (p. 3), "Red Guard Party" (p. 4), "Title II . . . 'a Long Step Toward Totalitarianism'" (p. 5).
University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
img University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
Akiko Kurose (right) at Friends University in Kansas.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 25 (December 17, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 25 (December 17, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-50)
Selected article titles: "Bakke vs. Regents, Univ. of Calif." (p. 1), "Fingerprint Experts Called in Wendy Case" (pp. 1, 3), "A Last Look at 'Pacific Overtures'" (pp. 1, 4), and "Minority of One: The Bakke Decision" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 24 (December 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-49)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 83, No. 24 (December 10, 1976) (ddr-pc-48-49)
Selected article titles: "Bakke vs. Regents, Univ. of Calif." (p. 1), "Wendy's Trial Underway" (pp. 1, 4), and "Pardon for Iva 'Shows Strength of Our System'" (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 17 (October 21, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 17 (October 21, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-41)
Selected article titles: "Bakke Argument Takes Two Hours, Asian American Question Raised" (p.1), "Amy Doi Suing JACL for $62,000" (p.1), "Internment Credit Bill Advances" (p.1), "Senate Committee Favors Hawaii Reparations Bill" (p.2), "Civil Rights Commission Backs Affirmative Action" (p.2), "JACL Principles in Practice" (p.4), "Road Out of the Tule Lake" (p.5), "Japanese American Curriculum Project: Fulfilling ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 17 (May 6, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 17 (May 6, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-17)
Selected article titles: "70 Co-Sponsor Mineta Bill for Retirement Credit" (p.1, 5), "Tuition Bill at Critical Stage" *p.1), "Guayule Rubber Developed by Evacuees" (p.2, 7), "Noguchi's 'Skygate'" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 22, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-28)
Selected article titles: "Kodak Regrets 'Remember Pearl Harbor' Proposal" (p.1-2), George Roth: A Man Japanese Americans Forgot to Thank" (p.1, 3), "100th Infantry Vets Mark 35th Reunion" (p.3), "Public Opinion of the Nikkei in America" (p.4, 12).
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