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Term paper by Mitsuko Mitsui for Social Problems class taught by Mr. Harry Bentley Wells, a teacher at Manzanar High School. Mitsuko is very aware of the discussions of whether to return to Japan or stay in America and plans for what "girls" should be doing with their lives. Mitsuko wants to remain in America. She expresses a wish to never go to Japan. She wanted to have adventures and worry about settling down further in the future. Mitsuko describes a need to get out to prove herself on her own but didn't know what to do if the war continued as she really disliked camp. Mitsuko shows determination to "look on the bright side." If things were normal, she would have finished her major and maybe be working in a sewing factory. She believed strongly in continuing to have fun and not getting too engrossed in work. She wanted to find happiness not a career necessarily. Transcription is found in item: ecm_wells_9009. Collection of documents and ephemera from Harry Bentley Wells, teacher at Manzanar War Relocation Center High School and Shirley Elizabeth Wells, registered nurse (R.N.) at Manzanar War Relocation Center. This collection includes correspondence, memos, reports, student papers, grade book, commencement program, prom invitation, and other memorabilia from the eleven months H. Bentley Wells was employed at Manzanar.
Essays 6 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, handwritten application/pdf