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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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Notecard from the 5th and 6th grade core class, Minidoka incarceration camp, to Mr. Robert Coombs, July 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-138)
doc Notecard from the 5th and 6th grade core class, Minidoka incarceration camp, to Mr. Robert Coombs, July 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-138)
Thank you card from the 5th and 6th grade core class to Mr. Coombs in the Minidoka incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0140
Report of visits and conferences with recommendations (ddr-csujad-55-1704)
doc Report of visits and conferences with recommendations (ddr-csujad-55-1704)
Report and recommendations by N. E. Viles, War Relocation Authority, Community Management Division, Education Section regarding schools at Poston incarceration camp. Covers personnel problems, school buildings, records and reports, financial control, property control, summer school program, elementary and high school, state school accreditation, nursery school, and adult education. See this object in the California State Universities …
Federal High School; Corner of Japanese school (ddr-csujad-55-1426)
img Federal High School; Corner of Japanese school (ddr-csujad-55-1426)
Scrapbook page containing three black and white photographs of the Federal High School and Japanese school at the Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 78. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Letter from Aileen Oita to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1881)
doc Letter from Aileen Oita to Mr. Dallas C. McLaren, October 3, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1881)
Correspondence from Aileen Oita to Dallas McLaren regarding her move from Poston incarceration camp, life as a college student, and expressing gratitude for McLaren's support. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1884
Committee report on school and community libraries (ddr-csujad-55-1727)
doc Committee report on school and community libraries (ddr-csujad-55-1727)
Report and recommendations on school and community libraries at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1729
Federal Elementary Class 1944; Federal Elementary School Class of 1944 eight grade graduation (ddr-csujad-55-1423)
doc Federal Elementary Class 1944; Federal Elementary School Class of 1944 eight grade graduation (ddr-csujad-55-1423)
Scrapbook page containing an invitation and program for the Federal Elementary School graduation ceremony at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. For invitation see sac_jaac_1426; for program see sac_jaac_1427. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 77. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Rhythm band; Federal elementary school (ddr-csujad-55-1431)
img Rhythm band; Federal elementary school (ddr-csujad-55-1431)
Scrapbook page containing three black and white photographs of the rhythm band at Federal elementary school with an event program. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 83. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1433
Excuse slip, Poston II School Secondary Division (ddr-csujad-55-1752)
doc Excuse slip, Poston II School Secondary Division (ddr-csujad-55-1752)
Blank form for excusing tardiness at Poston II school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1754
Poston Two School teacher's recommendation for acceleration, retention, remedial treatment (ddr-csujad-55-1797)
doc Poston Two School teacher's recommendation for acceleration, retention, remedial treatment (ddr-csujad-55-1797)
Teacher's recommendation form for students at Poston incarceration camp. Includes fields for rating maturity, strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1800
Daily program of Poston High Schools (ddr-csujad-55-1750)
doc Daily program of Poston High Schools (ddr-csujad-55-1750)
Daily program belonging to Yoshiko Imoto for Poston High School at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1752
Bullador, vol. 2, no. 11 (June 5, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1840)
doc Bullador, vol. 2, no. 11 (June 5, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1840)
Newsletter, "El Bullador," published by Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. Includes reflections on senior year, dedication, 45' cabinet installed, editorials, poetry, principal speaks, and senior wills. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1843
Transcript of elementary school record (ddr-csujad-55-1799)
doc Transcript of elementary school record (ddr-csujad-55-1799)
Transcript form for elementary school records. Form WRA-281. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1802
Criteria for evaluating class officers (ddr-csujad-55-1801)
doc Criteria for evaluating class officers (ddr-csujad-55-1801)
List of criteria for evaluating students holding elected office positions in their class at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1804
Special report to parents regarding absences and tardiness, Poston II School (ddr-csujad-55-1751)
doc Special report to parents regarding absences and tardiness, Poston II School (ddr-csujad-55-1751)
Blank form for student absences and tardiness at Poston II school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1753
Sentinel supplement (January 30, 1945): Lesson IV (ddr-csujad-55-666)
doc Sentinel supplement (January 30, 1945): Lesson IV (ddr-csujad-55-666)
Lesson for native Japanese speakers covering topics taught in the adult English class at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Covers grammar and the use of "A" in the English language. This is an excerpt from a special issue of "Heart Mountain sentinel" Japanese section, no. 276. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Senior Banquet, Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1842)
doc Senior Banquet, Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1842)
Invitation for the Senior Banquet for the class of 1944 at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1845
Committee report on adult education and retraining (ddr-csujad-55-1730)
doc Committee report on adult education and retraining (ddr-csujad-55-1730)
Report and recommendations on adult education and retraining including suggestions relative to vocational retraining and questions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1732
Committee report on school buildings and equipment (ddr-csujad-55-1729)
doc Committee report on school buildings and equipment (ddr-csujad-55-1729)
Report and recommendations on school buildings and equipment at Poston incarceration camp. Covers Junior-Senior high school, elementary school, and nursery schools. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1731
ROAR 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2039)
doc ROAR 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2039)
Rohwer Junior High School yearbook for the year 1943. Includes cover page, poem, principals message, list of administrative staff, clubs, and a list of names of the class of 1946 (including cities of residence prior to incarceration), list of names of the class of 1947 and 1948, summary of important dates, description of 'Lil Acorn, sports, …
Night School bulletin (ddr-csujad-55-662)
doc Night School bulletin (ddr-csujad-55-662)
Brochure and course catalog covering the Night School program, January 28-April 14, [1943], at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes registration procedure, schedule, and information on continuation and addition of classes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0664
Night school bulletin (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-664)
doc Night school bulletin (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-664)
Bulletin covering the Adult English program at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Includes dates, times, and locations for spring term classes and descriptions of "regular English classes" and "special classes." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0666
Grade level core studies course description (ddr-csujad-55-1746)
doc Grade level core studies course description (ddr-csujad-55-1746)
List of core courses with grade levels and descriptions including Social Living, World Backgrounds, American Backgrounds, and Senior Problems. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1748
Memo from Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston II School, to Mr. Aihara, Mr. Ikeda, Miss Lind, Mr. Higashioka, and Miss Kobayashi, February 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1810)
doc Memo from Dallas C. McLaren, Principal, Poston II School, to Mr. Aihara, Mr. Ikeda, Miss Lind, Mr. Higashioka, and Miss Kobayashi, February 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1810)
Memorandum of understanding from Dallas C. McLaren to Mr. Aihara, Mr. Ikeda, Miss Lind, Mr. Higashioka, and Miss Kobayashi regarding the procedures for releasing employees at Poston II School at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1813
Torch (ddr-csujad-55-2680)
doc Torch (ddr-csujad-55-2680)
A literary booklet comprised of original essays, poems, and stories. The collection was compiled in an effort to present representative examples of the literary efforts of Tri-State students. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2844
Sentinel supplement (February 8, 1945): Lesson VII (ddr-csujad-55-668)
doc Sentinel supplement (February 8, 1945): Lesson VII (ddr-csujad-55-668)
Lesson for native Japanese speakers covering topics taught in the adult English class at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Covers prepositions in the English language. This is an excerpt from a special issue of "Heart Mountain sentinel" Japanese section, no. 276. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0670
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