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 (85)

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 …
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), …
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
img The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. offered English classes and guidance for young immigrants.
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 75 (October 14, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-62)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 75 (October 14, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-62)
"Two Seek Citizenship Restoration Under Judge Cavanaugh's Ruling" (p. 1), "Jackson Street District Reports 156 Per Cent of Quota in 1947 Drive" (p. 1), "B.C. Official Protest Race Restrictions" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 81 (September 29, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-143)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 81 (September 29, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-143)
"Lawyers Tell What We Can Ask For Loss" (p. 1), "$2,650 Set as "Fair Share' of Jackson Street Area in 1949 Community Chest Push" (p. 1), "Text of Complaint Filed Against "Tokyo Rose' in Oct. 7 Treason Trial" (p. 4)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 36 (April 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-104)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 36 (April 24, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-104)
"Matsuoka Elected Chairman of Jackson Council" (p. 1), "Ex-Envoy to Japan Believes Time Ripe to Drop Ban on Japanese in Immigration, Naturalization Bill" (p. 1), "Hearings Open on H.R. 5004; Four Testify" (p .1),
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 75 (September 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-244)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 75 (September 20, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-244)
"Senate Action on President's Veto of Walter Resolution Expected Soon; Walter and Judd Lead Bill Fight" (p. 1), "Kickoff Dinner and Rally on Tuesday Will Launch Community Chest Drive in Our Area; Sing Named Colonel" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 25 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-192)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 25 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-192)
"Public Meeting Will Air FEPC and "What It Means to You' Sunday, March 27" (p. 1), "Nisei Girl, Representing Seattle Y-Teens, "Covers' and Enjoys National Convention of YWCA in Frisco" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
"International Body Ousts Local 7 Officers" (p. 1), "Urges Board to Sift Loss in Evacuation" (p. 1), "Death of Race Ties Unit of NHA Set for Monday, June 30; Lack of Funds Forces Move, Aide Says" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
"Canadian Citizens Protest Court's Upholding Ruling on Restrictive Covenant" (p. 1), "Campaign to Enlist 1,000 Members for Urban League Begins Here" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 41 (May 12, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-109)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 41 (May 12, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-109)
"Paint the Town Clean" (p. 1), "JACL-ADC Hails U.S. Decision on Restrictive Covenants" (p. 1), "Ruling on Eisler Case to Affect U.S. Aliens Facing Deportation" (p. 1), "Final Word on "Citizens' Due July 29" (p. 1).
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