Issei

The earliest wave of Japanese immigrants, the Issei (first generation), had a strong sense of their ethnic identity and retained the values and traditions of their country of birth. Most came to the United States as sojourners and planned to return to Japan after earning their fortunes. In addition, discriminatory laws forbade them from becoming American citizens and from exercising other basic rights, such as owning or leasing land. Since they were thus prevented from fully taking part in American life, it is not surprising that many still identified strongly with the culture of their homeland.

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Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-312)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-312)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Photographs pasted on the page include a Japanese or Japanese American man in perhaps a lab, a passenger ship, and beaches. Another photograph captures Japanese men and women barbecuing outside. The photographs are probably taken in the early 1900s. Location is unknown. See this object in ...
Taenaka family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-209)
img Taenaka family, portrait (ddr-csujad-25-209)
A page from the Taenaka family photo album. Pasted on the page is a portrait of the Taenaka family taken in the late 1920s. Includes: Chiyoko, Kamie, Saiko, Tamesaburo, Toshikuni, Haruko, Ukichi, and Yaeko Taenaka. It is most likely taken in the late 1920s in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities ...
Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-153)
img Kamie Taenaka, Totsugawa (ddr-csujad-25-153)
A photograph of Kamie Taenaka and her relatives in Japan. Most likely taken in Totsugawa, Japan. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_025
Japaense family (ddr-csujad-25-32)
img Japaense family (ddr-csujad-25-32)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Three photographs are pasted on the page. Include a group photograph of Japanese male children and a photograph of a Japanese family riding on a car. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-177)
img Family in Japan (ddr-csujad-25-177)
A group photograph of the local Japanese taken at a Shinto shrine in postwar Japan. They are probably the Taenakas' relatives. The same image is found in item: ucsb_jia_0128. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_03_049
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-311)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-311)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Pasted on the page are family photographs including Japanese men, women, and children. Also includes a Caucasian family. One of the photographs captures a group of Japanese men along with a female child standing in front of a "Pacific Fruit Express" railroad refrigerator car. The photographs ...
Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
doc Structural report, institutional adjustments, V: educational institutions (ddr-csujad-26-20)
Essay observing education levels, types of students, and establishment of education programs at Tule Lake for English speaking students. Includes descriptions of programs for various age groups including nursery, primary, secondary, adult education, college and the Student Relocation Council. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object ...
Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social ...
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to ...
Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
doc Outline of University of California study of evacuation and resettlement (ddr-csujad-26-2)
Outline for an academic social science study, the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS), led by the University of California of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Outline highlights area of administrative, social, political and personal areas to be studied by a team of researchers encamped with incarcerees. See this object in ...
Structural report, institutional adjustments, VII: communicative institutions (ddr-csujad-26-13)
doc Structural report, institutional adjustments, VII: communicative institutions (ddr-csujad-26-13)
Description of observed language skills, languages spoken, and cultural differences contributing to difficulty in communication among incarcerees. The report defines communicative institutions "as means of passing information from place or person to another." Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
av Oral history of Morris and Cherry Abe (ddr-csujad-28-3)
Oral history Interview of Morris and Cherry Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csuci_vcc-jic_0005
An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
vh An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is ...
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan. ...
[Significant factors in requests for repatriation and expatriation] (ddr-csujad-2-57)
doc [Significant factors in requests for repatriation and expatriation] (ddr-csujad-2-57)
Report on the influx of repatriation to Japan requests from Manzanar Incarceration Camp. Report describes camp life in Tule Lake compared to Manzanar, special concerns with Kibei and Issei individuals, the draft, and family dilemma related to repatriation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0057
Letter from Seiichi Okine to Office of Dependency Benefits, November 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-103)
doc Letter from Seiichi Okine to Office of Dependency Benefits, November 26, 1945 (ddr-csujad-5-103)
Two copies of a letter written by Seiichi Okine from Hawthorne Public Housing, Hawthorne, California, to Office of Dependency Benefits, Newark, New Jersey. He receives a monthly allowance from Makoto Okine's military service to support his family including Seiichi, Tomeyo, Dorothy, and Hatsuno. Listing the expenses, such as rent, food, clothing, medical care, education supplies, social ...
Postcard from Fred F. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 18, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-205)
doc Postcard from Fred F. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, July 18, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-205)
A postcard from Fred F. Fujii, a former incarceree in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming, to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Fred informs that Masao Okazaki has returned from Seabrook Farms, New Jersey on June 29, 1947. Okazaki was probably incarcerated in the Jerome incarceration camp, Arkansas first and later transferred to the Tule Lake incarceration ...
[Farmers' stand] (ddr-csujad-5-310)
img [Farmers' stand] (ddr-csujad-5-310)
Photographed are two Japanese farmers holding boxes of tomatoes at farmers stand. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_002_003
Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-263)
doc Subscription to international welfare and uplift (ddr-csujad-5-263)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by Seiichi Okine on April 23 to the international welfare and uplift program sponsored by Seventh-Day Adventists. The receipt is issued by the Japanese Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_01_004
Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas (ddr-csujad-5-339)
img Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas (ddr-csujad-5-339)
Photographed are Akiko An and Kiku Tanimoto, Ayame May Okine, and Dorothy Ai Okine. It is taken during the obon event in the Rohwer incarceration camp. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Obon, Rohwer, Arkansas. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 11. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
img Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-337)
A wedding photograph of Masao and Ayame May Okine with the Okine and Tanimoto family members. The wedding is held in the Rohwer incarceration camp while they are incarcerated. The handwritten notes on the backside read: "Mr. and Mrs. Masao Okine, Nov. 11, 1944." A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 10. See ...
[Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-60)
img [Okines' relatives, chrysanthemum flowers] (ddr-csujad-5-60)
A black and white negative. Photographed are probably the Okines' relatives standing in a greenhouse of chrysanthemum flowers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_06_014
[Seiichi Okine?, fishing] (ddr-csujad-5-23)
img [Seiichi Okine?, fishing] (ddr-csujad-5-23)
A photograph of two Japanese men holding fishing rods. Right is probably Seiichi Okine. Includes fish that they caught. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_007
Letter from Miyuki Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-201)
doc Letter from Miyuki Matsuura to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, February 17, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-201)
A letter from Miyuki Matsuura to her uncle and aunt, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She informs that her family is doing well and Fumiko works as a translator. She also mentions that she sent to the relatives in Japan the photographs that they took together. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
[Photograph of the Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-320)
[Photograph of the Okine family] (ddr-csujad-5-320)
Photographed are Makoto, Hatsuno Hotty, Seiichi, Masao, Dorothy Ai, and Tomeyo Okine standing in front of their car which was purchased before the forced removal and incarceration. The handwritten notes on the backside read: Taken by [Jokichi] Yamanaka on June 28, 1941 [in Japanese]. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 5. See ...
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