Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

Community activities (600)

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[Meeting and talk] (ddr-csujad-5-19)
img [Meeting and talk] (ddr-csujad-5-19)
A photograph of a meeting. It depicts that a Japanese or Japanese American man is sitting on a chair and giving a talk to an audience at a meeting. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_003
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okamura, Masao
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
doc George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
Oral history interview with George Masumi Sakai. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sakai, George Masumi
Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
doc Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
Oral history interview with Harumi Hoshiko. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hoshiko, Harumi
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hasegawa Family
Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
img Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
Two Japanese American women pose in front of an audience during a fashion show. Verso reads, "a fashion show." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_096
University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
doc University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as ...
Two women walking (ddr-csujad-26-71)
img Two women walking (ddr-csujad-26-71)
Two Japanese American women walking while people gather in background in front of desert landscape. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_008
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Arita, Masami
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including family interactions, memories, homesickness, friendships, social interactions, school, self-reflection, juvenile delinquency, peer behaviors, death, religion, opinions, and worldviews. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for ...
Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
doc Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
Chronological account of an Office of War Information visit to Tule Lake to ask incarcerees to broadcast about the conditions of the incarceration camp in response to reported propaganda broadcasts on Tokyo radio. Report describes conditions under which the broadcast would have been made, details of meetings, and arguments for and against the broadcast. Report compiled ...
World Friendship Group (ddr-csujad-29-22)
img World Friendship Group (ddr-csujad-29-22)
Photograph of Sakaye Shigekawa with the World Friendship Group. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2490_P16
An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
doc An Oral History with Mitsuo Nitta (ddr-csujad-29-4)
Oral history with Nisei farmer/businessman from pioneering Orange County, California family gives prewar biographical information with emphasis on Japanese Americans in Orange County. Discusses World War II forced removal, experiences in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the role of the Japanese American Citizens League before and after World War II. This oral history was conducted ...
Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
img Commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission (ddr-csujad-29-15)
Postcard photo commemorating Seytsu Takahashi's 45 year anniversary as Archbishop of Shingon Buddhist Mission. Oral history interview transcript and audio are found in items: csufccop_jaoh_0027 and csufccop_jaoh_0029. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1616_P01
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 5 (February 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 54, No. 5 (February 2, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-5)
Selected article titles: "PSWDC Chapter Clinic Expected to Be Among Best" (p.1), "Revised Fair Housing Bill for San Fancisco City Presented" (p.1), "1942 Emergency Meeting" (p.2), "New Canadian Immigration Policy Removing Some Color Bars Adopted, Seek Quality Instead of Quantity-JCCA Not 'Sold'" (p.3), "Oregon State Senator Urges Nisei to Pass Wartime Evacuation Experiences to Sansei" (p.3), ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 7 (August 14, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 7 (August 14, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-33)
Selected article titles: "Judge Black Backs Civil Rights Act Accommodations" (p.1), "Federal Urban Renewal Fundsd Jeopardized by Prop. 14 Nod" (p.1), "Nisei in Snake River Valley Area Active in Local Community, Civic Programs" (p.1), "New Japanese Town in Salt Lake Proposed as Civic Auditorium Complex Underway" (p.1), "Salt Lake JACLers Concerned over Battle of Educational Forces ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 9 (February 28, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 9 (February 28, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-9)
Selected article titles: "Rumford Act Repeal Measure Found Qualified" (p.1), "Sen. Kuchel Honored by JACL; Predicts Civil Rights Bill Win" (p.1), "Gov. Brown Pledges Support to Seek Needed Farm Help" (p.1), "PSWDC Major Medical Insurance Program to Be Launced when Brochure Printed" (p.1), "Civil Rights Act" (p.2), "Nisei Pastor of Negro Church Cited" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 21 (May 22, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 21 (May 22, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-21)
Selected article titles: "Realtor against Initiative Addresses PSWDC, Explains Cal. Fair Housing" (p.1, 4), "100th Infantry Regains Old Name" (p.1), "Naturalized Issei Permanently Residing in Japan Aided by Rule" (p.1), "Community Affairs Seminar to Be Organized" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 8 (February 21, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-8)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, Vol. 8 (February 21, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-8)
Selected article titles: "Growers Council to Recruit Domestic Hands for Bracero" (p.1); "Federal Aid in Housing Periled by Initiative" (p.1), "Tacoma Voters Reject Housing Ordinance" (p.1), "Cortez JACL Planning Community Center" (p.1), "Civil Rights Act" (p.2), "City Hall Approves Li'l Tokio Rebuilding" (p.3), "Once a North Dakota Homesteader, Kitagawa Now a Spry 88" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2045 (June 1, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2045 (June 1, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-21)
Selected article titles: "Harvey Itano: First Nisei Named to Nat'l Academy of Sciences" (p. 1), "First Friday Feature: The Chilling Fact Is the Same: Nikkei and Jews Both Interned by Their Own Nations for Only One Reason--Ancestry!" (p. 3), "A Question of Leadership" (p. 6), and "Nisei Relays Attract Record Entry of 364" (p. 11).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 9 (March 4, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 9 (March 4, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-9)
Selected article titles: "Asian Pacific Women's Network: Four Honored with 'Women Warrior' Awards" (pp. 1, 3), "Movie Review; 'Color of Honor' Looks at the Overlooked" (pp. 2-3), "Japanese Farmers' Winter of Discontent" (p. 3), and "John Aiso: 1909-1987: Army Intelligence Relied on Nisei" (pp. 4, 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol.121, No. 7 (October 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol.121, No. 7 (October 6-19, 1995) (ddr-pc-67-19)
Selected article titles: "No Apology for 'Slanty' Eye Reference to Nomo" (pp. 1, 6), "ORA Meets with JACL for Redress Update" (pp. 1, 6), "Evacuation Stories Highlight Topaz Event" (p. 5), and "MIS Postwar Phase Topic of Seattle Reunion" (pp. 7, 11).
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