Industry and employment

At the turn of the century, Japanese immigrants (Issei) came to the United States to work on the rapidly expanding plantations of Hawaii and the farms, lumber mills, railroads and canneries of the Pacific Coast. They quickly realized this type of work was not going to bring them wealth, and many began looking for more promising opportunities. Farming, fishing and small businesses were often seen as the answer.

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Workers packing school lunches (ddr-densho-63-5)
img Workers packing school lunches (ddr-densho-63-5)
Mitsuko Hashiguchi is in the foreground and Norma Warner is in back. Mitsuko is packing cold packs and Norma is packing hot foods at Bellevue High School. They had to begin cooking and packing at 5 a.m., and the lunches had to go out at 9 a.m. to be delivered to the schools. Mitsuko's husband was …
Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
img Bellevue School District worker (ddr-densho-63-4)
Borghild Ringdall, the woman who began the school lunch program in Bellevue, gave Mitsuko Hashiguchi a job with the school district. Mitsuko knew her from before World War II.
Issei machinists (ddr-densho-12-17)
img Issei machinists (ddr-densho-12-17)
These Issei men worked for Joe Moyer in his machine shop on First Avenue. Left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Yoshikane, Tajuro Kunitsugu, unidentified, unidentified, and unidentified.
Letter from the Office for Emergency Management, War Manpower Commission (ddr-densho-319-574)
doc Letter from the Office for Emergency Management, War Manpower Commission (ddr-densho-319-574)
Letter and informational materials about the shortage of manpower available to employers during World War II.
Set of correspondence regarding sale of Godefroy Manufacturing Co. (ddr-densho-319-234)
doc Set of correspondence regarding sale of Godefroy Manufacturing Co. (ddr-densho-319-234)
A series of letters sent regarding the sale of black hair dye to the incarcerated Japanese American community.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-754)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-754)
Unemployment and aid request made to social services.
Reports by Japanese American to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-747)
doc Reports by Japanese American to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-747)
Two reports filed by Japanese Americans in the weeks following Pearl Harbor. First report is regarding federal officers confiscating property. The second report is regarding lease status of service station.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-461)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-461)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about his weekend in New York and contemplating changing his goal from finding a job in his field to finding another type of work. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-473)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-473)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about his job in New York, news about some mutual friends and family. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-465)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-465)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick details a trip to the shore with Yuriko's brother Kaneji and his family. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-756)
doc Report to Social Services (ddr-densho-356-756)
Unemployment report and aid request made to social services.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-515)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-515)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about this plan for his day off, what he's done at work, plans for their apartment and for her visit to New York. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-481)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-481)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about how he misses her. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-480)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-480)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about planning a trip to see Yuriko at the end of August and what he has done so far today at the office. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-477)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-477)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about the possibility he will lose his new job as the head office in California doesn't want a Japanese American on staff. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-514)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-514)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about repairs made to their future apartment, his work, and plans to start his own business. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-516)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-516)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about the disappointment he felt finding out Yuri couldn't visit, details what he did a with a mutual friend and hopes to see each other in a few weeks. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-472)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-472)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about his new job and asks after Yuri. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-502)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-502)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes about the weather, work, and getting permission to leave early on Friday to travel to Boston to visit Yuri. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-474)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-474)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada. Dick writes apologizing for scaring Yuri on the phone and details how he spent the weekend. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-457 and ddr-densho-540.
Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-513)
doc Letter to Yuri Tsukada from Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-513)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her husband Richard "Dick" Tsukada store in one envelope. Letter 1: Dick writes his work, the end of his cold and missing Yuri. Letter 2: Dick writes about possible plans to have Yuri visit during Labor Day Weekend, details plans for moving her in New York and apologizing for …
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