“Don’t believe a word of it!” in the 1942 Franciscan” yearbook, page 4

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Photograph of Japanese American students at San Francisco State College before Executive Order 9066 compelled them to leave college to go to internment camps. A College memorandum requested faculty who made special arrangements with Japanese-American students to report them to the Office of the Registrar. The affected students enrolled were listed: Hatsune Arita, Percey Fukushima, Mary M. Hata, George Hirose, Kathryn Kawamorita, John Kikuchi, Kaya Kitagawa, Norman Koyama, Grace Matsuda, Helen Mayeda, Yoshiko Miya, Aiko Nishi, Akiko Nishioka, Helen Nitta, Dora Sato, Tomiko Sutow, Tom Yoshiyma, May Yoshino, and Atsuko Yusa, Art Professor John Gutmann, who had to leave Germany when he was no longer allowed to teach as a Jew took this photograph of his Japanese-American students in a poster art class. Gutmann started at San Francisco State in 1938 where he started the Creative Photography Program at San Francisco State, the first program in the country to teach photography as a fine art.

Creator
Students, San Francisco State College; John Gutmann (photographer)
Date
1941-1942
Type
Photographic spread
Format
TIFF
Source
University Archives
Temporal Coverage
1941-1942
Rights
Public
Publisher
San Francisco: San Francisco State College Students
Contributor
Meredith Eliassen
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471

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