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Education

Schools were quickly organized in the concentration camps, but they suffered from crude facilities and lack of teaching materials. Instruction was given for nursery through high school, and adult education was offered. Trained teachers were in short supply, however, and uncertified Japanese Americans with college degrees often filled in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) deliberately emphasized Americanization in the education program. Some found it painfully ironic to watch incarcerated youth recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Commencement program (ddr-csujad-55-1422)
doc Commencement program (ddr-csujad-55-1422)
Invitation to the Federal High School and Eighth Grade graduation ceremony at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. For scrapbook page with programs see sac_jaac_1421. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 76. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Senior banquet, Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1843)
doc Senior banquet, Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1843)
Program for the Senior Banquet for the class of 1944 at Poston incarceration camp. Includes menu, poem, program schedule, and acknowledgements. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1846
Letter from May Tsukamoto to Mr. Dallas McLaren, April 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1879)
doc Letter from May Tsukamoto to Mr. Dallas McLaren, April 30, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1879)
Correspondence from May Tsukamoto to Dallas McLaren, updating him on her life in Salt Lake City after leaving Poston incarceration camp, future plans, and thanking McLaren for his support during Tsukamoto's incarceration at Poston. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1882
Chaparral 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2684)
doc Chaparral 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2684)
El Chaparral 1943 yearbook. The contents include classes, activities, departments and sports. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2848
Commencement exercises, Class of 1944, Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1705)
doc Commencement exercises, Class of 1944, Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1705)
Commencement program for Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. Includes list of graduates, program schedule, and list of class officers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1707
Memo from Heart Mountain Scholarship Fund Committee to all public-spirited residents of Heart Mountain, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-921)
doc Memo from Heart Mountain Scholarship Fund Committee to all public-spirited residents of Heart Mountain, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-921)
Announcement from the Heart Mountain Scholarship Fund Committee to All Public-Spirited Residents regarding the formation of a permanent committee, an upcoming meeting, and donations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0923
Viking with ships and map illustration (ddr-csujad-55-2532)
img Viking with ships and map illustration (ddr-csujad-55-2532)
Illustration of a viking, ships, and routes of travel. Probably created for a World History class at an incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2639
Aquila '44 (ddr-csujad-55-2678)
doc Aquila '44 (ddr-csujad-55-2678)
Aquila 1944 Yearbook, Tri-State High School. Tri-State High School opened its doors to 2400 students on September 14, 1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2842
Program for America (ddr-csujad-55-1826)
doc Program for America (ddr-csujad-55-1826)
Published by 6th and 7th Senior Core, Poston High School. Essay and prose on topics relating to children and youth including health, education, housing, family, leisure, liquor, juvenile delinquency, natural resources, labor vs. capital, unemployment, youth, old age, free press, and war. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1829
Place of schools in War Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-55-1690)
doc Place of schools in War Relocation Centers (ddr-csujad-55-1690)
Essay by Mrs. Lucy W. Adams on the role of schools in Relocation Centers. Covers the birth of a community, the task of schools in incarceration camps, and the educational policy of the War Relocation Authority. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1692
Class of '43 (ddr-csujad-55-1847)
doc Class of '43 (ddr-csujad-55-1847)
List of class officers, valedictorian, and salutatorian for the graduating class of 1943, Poston II High School, at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1850
Letter from John R. Moseley, Admissions Counselor, Wayne University to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston Two School, August 23, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1878)
doc Letter from John R. Moseley, Admissions Counselor, Wayne University to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston Two School, August 23, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1878)
Correspondence from John Moseley to Dallas McLaren regarding Japanese-American students at Wayne University. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1881
Attendance summary (ddr-csujad-55-1782)
doc Attendance summary (ddr-csujad-55-1782)
Weekly school attendance summary form for Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1785
Meeting of Administrative-Supervisory Council, October 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1687)
doc Meeting of Administrative-Supervisory Council, October 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1687)
Meeting minutes of the Administrative Supervisory Council at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1689
Christmas letter from Miles E. Cary to the teachers of Poston, January 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1820)
doc Christmas letter from Miles E. Cary to the teachers of Poston, January 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-1820)
Correspondence and holiday greeting from Miles E. Cary to the teachers of Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1823
RODR 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2041)
doc RODR 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2041)
Rohwer Junior High School yearbook for the year 1945. Includes superintendents message, principals message, faculty and staff, class officers, list of names of the class of 1945, list of names of the 7th and 8th grade class, "relocatees," class wills, student council, honor society, American's Creed, a poem about Rohwer, clubs, and signatures. See this object …
Today we follow, tomorrow we lead (ddr-csujad-55-1911)
doc Today we follow, tomorrow we lead (ddr-csujad-55-1911)
Speech given by Paul Ohumra [Omura] at the commencement ceremony for Tri-State High School, Tule Lake, covering the challenges and responsibilities facing Nisei. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1914
Class of '45 (ddr-csujad-55-1852)
doc Class of '45 (ddr-csujad-55-1852)
List of class officers, valedictorian, and salutatorian for the graduating class of 1945 at Miles E. Cary high school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1855
Night school bulletin, no. 1 (October 24, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-661)
doc Night school bulletin, no. 1 (October 24, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-661)
Brochure and course catalog covering the Night School adult education program at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes description of the program, teachers, enrollment, class meetings, registration, classes currently meeting, upcoming classes, and information on correspondence courses. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0663
Supervisory bulletin (War Relocation Authority), no. 14, 194[?] (ddr-csujad-55-1736)
doc Supervisory bulletin (War Relocation Authority), no. 14, 194[?] (ddr-csujad-55-1736)
Guide questions for apprentice teachers. List of questions for apprentice teachers at incarceration camps. Questions cover classroom behavior, teaching styles, and leisure activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1738
Cumulative record, pre-school and elementary school (ddr-csujad-55-1791)
doc Cumulative record, pre-school and elementary school (ddr-csujad-55-1791)
Student record form for pre-school through elementary school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1794
Poston Schools confidential rating sheet (ddr-csujad-55-1786)
doc Poston Schools confidential rating sheet (ddr-csujad-55-1786)
Confidential rating form for Poston Schools at Poston incarceration camp. Includes fields for rating a child's behavioral characteristics and recommendations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1789
Materials available on education for national defense, undated (ddr-csujad-55-1739)
doc Materials available on education for national defense, undated (ddr-csujad-55-1739)
List of instructional materials and bulletins related to education and democracy. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1741
Recommendations by the Committee on Editing Project Reports on Education for Relocation, War Relocation Authority, Community Management Division, Education Section (ddr-csujad-55-1703)
doc Recommendations by the Committee on Editing Project Reports on Education for Relocation, War Relocation Authority, Community Management Division, Education Section (ddr-csujad-55-1703)
Report and recommendations by the Committee on Editing Project Reports on Education for Relocation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1705
Library permit (ddr-csujad-55-1764)
doc Library permit (ddr-csujad-55-1764)
Library permit form for Ben Dahi at Poston II schools at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1766
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