Community and social service associations

After World War II, in areas where Japanese Americans resettled in large numbers, community and social service organizations were formed to meet their needs. In Seattle, for instance, Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) organized and raised funds for a retirement home that would be culturally appropriate for the Issei (first-generation immigrants). Further, some Japanese Americans chose to go into social service work, in part motivated by their wartime incarceration.

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Community and social service associations (83)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Emergency Service Committee, Japanese American Committee for Democracy, Kachigumi, Janice Mirikitani, Morale Committees, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, Oahu Citizens Committee for Home Defense, Office of Civilian Defense (Hawaii), Police Contact Group (Honolulu), Women's War Service Association (Hawaii), Shigeo Yoshida

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[Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
doc [Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Discussion on issues and concerns with Motor Pool jobs, farm work, and a donation from the Japanese Red Cross. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0036
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. 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 Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
doc Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
Oral history interview with Teruye [Terue] Ogawa. 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 Ogawa, Teruye
An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
vh An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
An oral interview with Katsumi Kunitsugu, longtime volunteer and leader in Little Tokyo. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0164. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_T01
Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
img Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
The Fujin Home, which was affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church, was located at 11th and Spruce in Seattle, Washington. It offered shelter for people such as orphans, the handicapped, and women who were recently divorced or widowed and who had nowhere else to go. Various types of classes and social activities were organized by the ...
Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
doc Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
Oral history interview with Harley Mitsugi Nakamura. 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 Nakamura, Harley Mitsugi
Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
doc Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
Oral history interview with Alice Hatsuye [Hatsue] Hirata. 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 Hirata, Alice
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these ...
Legal aid department of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-16)
doc Legal aid department of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-16)
Report summarizing the establishment and workings of the legal aid department servicing Tule Lake based on an interview with Tim Yego. Includes a listing of department personnel with profiles and summarizes the types of cases brought to the department. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 15 (October 13, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 15 (October 13, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-40)
Selected article titles: "Nixon Signs Yen Claims Bill, Cites Nikkei Contributions to America" (p.1), "'Guilty by Reason of Race' E.O. 9066 Cover Girl Speaks Out" (p.1-2), "Little Tokyo Towers Files with HUD to Fund $6 Million Housing Project" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 7 (August 18, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-32)
Selected article titles: "Clinic for Hibakusha in L.A." (p.1-2), "L.A. Chinatown Youth Council Charges Police Harrassment, Use of Epithets" (p.1), "Oakland to Survey Issei Housing" (p.2), "Welfare Rights Fund Drive Tops Goal; Nearly 1,000 Contributed" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
Selected article titles: "Major PSW Push Still in Education" (p. 1, 5), "Personalized Calif. License Plates with Racial Slur Distresses Senator" (p.1), "Nixon-Tanaka Statement" (p.2), "West Coast Nisei Express Fear in Being Caught in Trade War" (p.3), "Little Tokyo Health Fair Sept. 24" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 16 (October 20, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-41)
Selected article titles: "Nixon Signs Yen Claims Bill, Cites Nikkei Contributions to America" (p.1), "'Guilty by Reason of Race' E.O. 9066 Cover Girl Speaks Out" (p.1-2), "Little Tokyo Towers Files with HUD to Fund $6 Million Housing Project" (p.3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 21 (June 2, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-21)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Family Victims of Verbal Abuse by Owner of Beaumont Cherry Orchard" (p.1), "Agenda Papers Pepper Chapters" (p.1, 3), "PSWDC in Bid for $8,000 to Fund Welfare Group" (p.3), "Pride and Faith Personified: Nisei of MISLS" (p.5), "City Hall Jeopardizes Little Tokyo's Future" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 17 (October 27, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 17 (October 27, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-42)
Selected article titles: "Utah Japanese Opposing Two Expansion Plans" (p.1), "Great Western Sugar Purchased by Nisei-Chaired Cooperative" (p.1), "Looking After 3,000 Acres" (p.2), "School Busing in Calif. Face Voters as Proposition 21" (p.4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 74, No. 17 (May 5, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-17)
Selected article titles: "Hollywood Producer Bares JACL 'Threat'" (p.1), "Bilingual Officials for Voters Favored" (p.1), "Sac'to Valley Japanese Community Center Proposed, Feasibility Sought" (p.6), "Nisei ACLU Attorney Wins Challenge to Erase Loyalty Oath for Ballot Spots" (p.6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 6 (August 11, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-31)
Selected article titles: "Seabrook Farms Eye Japanese Industries" (p.1), "Plight of Issei Living Below Poverty Level Raises Questions" (p.1), "San Francisco Community Group Toiling to Revitalize: (p.1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 4 (February 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-4)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 108, No. 4 (February 3, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-4)
Selected article titles: "Calif. Legislature Resolution Urges Immediate Redress in Full" (p. 1), "Matsui & Ujifusa Say: Strategy to Increase Redress Appropriations Ready" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Blasts Anti-Redress Political Ad as 'Misguided and Exploitative'" (p. 1), and "San Jose JACL & Community to Start Endowment Foundation" (p. 5).
Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
img Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
Mary Koura and fellow Children's Orthopedic guild members during a fundraising event. The Nisei women formed their own guild in 1948.
Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
img Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
Members of the Japanese American community meet outside the Japanese Hall on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
img Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
From page of "Scrapbook: 1984-1987". The original caption reads: "Camping with Neighborhood House kids at Camp Denny near Snoqualmie Pass."
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
Selected article titles: "Procedure for Gradual Liquidation of Center Outlined" (p. 1), "Mills Says No More Reinductions Will be Permitted Into Center" (p. 1), "Biddle Says 5,000 at Tule Lake Center Ask for Repatriation" (p. 2), "Man Held for Shooting of 3 Nisei in Idaho" (p. 3), "171 Removed from Tule to Internment Camp" (p. 3), ...
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