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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Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
doc Ena Okonogi Sakamoto (ddr-csujad-8-96)
Oral history interview with Ena Okonogi Sakamoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakamoto, Ena Okonogi
Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
doc Michio and June Toshiyuki (ddr-csujad-8-77)
Oral history interview with Michio and June Toshiyuki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Toshiyuki, Michio and June
Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
doc Mr. Kako Murosako (ddr-csujad-8-44)
Oral history interview with Mr. Kako Murosako. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Murosako, Mr Kako
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Hideichi and Masako Yamane (ddr-csujad-8-84)
doc Hideichi and Masako Yamane (ddr-csujad-8-84)
Oral history interview with Hideichi and Masako Yamane. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Yamane, Hideichi and Masako
University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
img University students (ddr-densho-104-6)
Akiko Kurose (right) at Friends University in Kansas.
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.
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
USC Chemistry Lab (ddr-csujad-29-21)
img USC Chemistry Lab (ddr-csujad-29-21)
Photo of medical students, including Sakaye Shigekawa, the only woman, at work in the chemistry lab at University of Southern California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2490_P14
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-61)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (December 23, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from Lawrence, Kansas.
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-35)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-35)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (November 1, 1943). It is postmarked November 1, 1943 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-38)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (December 13, 1944). Envelope is postmarked December 14, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-83)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (July 7, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 7, 1943 from the Gila River Incarceration Camp in Rivers, Arizona.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-21)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-21)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 7, 1944). Envelope is postmarked June 7, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
doc Birthday card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sandie Saito (ddr-janm-1-26)
Birthday greeting card written by Sandie Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/purple card with illustration in purple/green of a bouquet of pansies, borders in purple. "Birthday Remembrance" on top center on front of card. Includes white envelope addressed to Mollie Wilson; not stamped nor postmarked.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-92)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (January 22, 1945). Envelope is postmarked January 22, 1945 from De Kalb, Illinois.
Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilsom from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-20)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (May 31, 1944). It is postmarked June 2, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
doc Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-22)
Postcard to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (October 14, 1944). It is postmarked October 17, 1944 from Oberlin, Ohio.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-59)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-59)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (July 5, 1943). Envelope is postmarked July 6, 1943 from the Heart Mountain Incarceration Camp in Cody, Wyoming.
Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-37)
Typed letter to Mollie Wilson from Mary Murakami (March 31, 1944). Envelope is postmarked April 1, 1944 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
doc Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) (ddr-janm-1-93)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (c. 1945) from De Kalb, Illinois. White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of a snow covered church. "A Joyous Christmas" is on the front top of card.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-60)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Yuri Shimokochi (October 4, 1943). Envelope is postmarked October 5, 1943 from Kansas City, Missouri.
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."
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