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Higher education

Valeda freshmen installation ceremony

In fall 1947, women of Japanese ancestry started a new student group called Valeda ("wise women" in Greek). Like the Fuyokai, Valeda supported Japanese American women students and encouraged them to join other organizations on campus. Valeda participated in numerous projects on campus and in the community until it disbanded ...
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Fuyokai members in front of four columns

In 1925, twelve women formed the Fuyokai, which is Japanese for "Hibiscus Club." Their goal was to support Japanese American students and develop an understanding of "the highest ideals of Japan and America."
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Members of SYNKOA in front of the Japanese Students Club clubhouse

After World War II, the Japanese Students Club became known as SYNKOA to honor members who had died during the war. The first letters of the following members' last names make up the acronym: George T. Sawada, Frank M. Shigemura, George Yamaguchi, Hideo H. Yasui, Shigeo Yoshioka, William K. Nakamura ...
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22 Japanese Are Employed At University (February 27, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 27, 1942, p. 11
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Two graduates

Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
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Student leave

Letter to a camp inmate regarding application for leave clearance

This letter is from the National Student Relocation Council to camp inmate Ruby Inouye. It is in regards to her application for indefinite educational leave clearance.
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How to Help Japanese American Student Relocation

Publication of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council.
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Sam H. Ono Interview Segment 18

Leaving camp to attend college

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Akiko Kurose Interview II Segment 10

Student relocation experiences during World War II

Mrs. Kurose was undergoing treatment for cancer and required frequent breaks and medication to help her with pain management.
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Letter regarding an identification card for a camp inmate on leave

Letter from Assistant Postmaster to Harry Stafford, Minidoka concentration camp Project Director, regarding identification card for Ruby Inouye, who had applied for indefinite student leave clearance.
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