Associations and organizations

The Issei (Japanese immigrants) established cultural, business, and religious organizations that supported ethnic enclaves. This early form of networking served more than social and economic interests -- it became a substitute for the extended-family and village systems left behind in Japan. Christian and Buddhist neighborhood churches, Japanese language schools, and sports leagues allowed the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) to participate in organized social activities as well as form peer networks.

Community activities (601)
Associations and organizations (276)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese associations, Manzanar Committee, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress

276 items
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
doc Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop taking place in San Francisco, California (February 14, 1992).
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
doc Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event being held at the Tanforan Park Shopping Center (February 19, 1979).
Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
doc Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
Four-paged draft letter by the NCRR. There is a place at the end for a signature but it is not signed.
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
doc Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
Two identical posters informing the public about a Day of Remembrance- Remembrance In Action: Continuing Our Fight For Civil Rights event (February 16, 1991).
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (July 19, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-27)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (July 19, 1991).
Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
img Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
"Dillon S. Myer, High School auditorium, Aug 12, 1943" as described on back, man standing at podium
Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
img Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
"Japanese Red Cross shoyu Mess 29-30, March 26, 1944" as described on back, l4 f5.6 1/2 Plus x DK20-37 D76-8 and 2 50-55
Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
img Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
"Heart Mt. Hospital Office Staff, 1943 Spring" as described on back
Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
img Young Buddhists Association officers (ddr-densho-159-97)
This photograph is of the new officers for 1943. Front row (center): Reverend Imamura. Second row: unknown, unknown, Alice Yamasaki, Tamaki Hatayama, unknown.
Jares Club (ddr-densho-162-1)
img Jares Club (ddr-densho-162-1)
The Jares Club was a YWCA group for young girls.
Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai 75th Anniversary Book (ddr-densho-398-1)
doc Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai 75th Anniversary Book (ddr-densho-398-1)
Published anniversary book for organization of Southern California Ehime Kenjinkai including photos, essays, rosters for group, in Japanese and English.
Organization group photograph (ddr-densho-359-1210)
img Organization group photograph (ddr-densho-359-1210)
The date is written on the bottom of the photograph "May 17, 1964".
10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
img 10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
Group photograph of the attendess of the 4H Club Camp in 1931 at State College of Washington in Pullman, Washing. Written on the back of the photograph "Mrs. Pearl Munn Leland, Wash. Jefferson Co. Staying at Stevens hall. 10 annual Alice Kawamoto".
Formal meal (ddr-densho-359-1023)
img Formal meal (ddr-densho-359-1023)
A group of men pose for a photograph during a formal meal. An accompanying paper lists the names of those attending with the group's name in Japanese.
Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-1196)
img Portrait of a woman (ddr-densho-359-1196)
Portrait of a woman in a Cub Scout leader uniform. The date written on the photograph is "Dec. 1, 1960".
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