Postcard from Ruth Watanabe to Elizabeth Page, September 30, 1942
Ruth Watanabe and Elizabeth Page bonded over their efforts to provide music programs in the camps, first at Santa Anita Racecourse and later at Granada. In this postcard, Watanabe offers her thanks and notes that she has been granted leave from Granada to attend the University of Rochester. "Radcliffe," the women's college affiliated with Harvard University "was not approved," perhaps because of its proximity to the ocean. Internees were prevented from attending Yale for similar reasons, with military security cited as the rationale.
Elizabeth Page Harris Papers (MS 771), MSSA.
Watanabe describes her release from camp to attend college on the East Coast.