Lake Sequoia Retreat Archive Collection

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The Lake Sequoia Retreat Archive Collection consists of photographs and documents from the Lake Sequoia Retreat (LSR), a summer camp for Japanese American Christian youth which ran from 1946 until 1990. This retreat was organized after Japanese Americans returned to California after World War II. It was organized by the Central California Young People's Christian Conference and Nisei leadership and gathered young people from around Central and Northern California. The Lake Sequoia Retreat Archive is the creation of Brad Shirakawa, longtime camp attendee and photographer. You can visit the official Lake Sequoia Retreat Archive site at ttps://lakesequoiaretreat.wordpress.com/.

1946-1990

c.1970-1990

~1,900 photographs and documents

Densho

Courtesy of the Lake Sequoia Retreat Archive Collection, Densho

1920 Objects

June Kitagawa standing on the lakefront (ddr-densho-336-1)
img June Kitagawa standing on the lakefront (ddr-densho-336-1)
June Kitagawa at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
June Kitagawa having fun at the lake (ddr-densho-336-2)
img June Kitagawa having fun at the lake (ddr-densho-336-2)
June Kitagawa at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Ron Koda sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-4)
img Ron Koda sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-4)
Ron Koda at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Ron Koda next to a tree stump (ddr-densho-336-5)
img Ron Koda next to a tree stump (ddr-densho-336-5)
Ron Koda at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-6)
img Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-6)
Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-7)
img Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-7)
Lilyan Nagata and Mollie Abe at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Betty Wake and Lilyan Nagata sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-8)
img Betty Wake and Lilyan Nagata sitting on a rock (ddr-densho-336-8)
Lilyan Nagata and Betty Wake at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.
Betty Abe and Lilyan Nagata drinking water out of a ladle (ddr-densho-336-10)
img Betty Abe and Lilyan Nagata drinking water out of a ladle (ddr-densho-336-10)
Lilyan Nagata and Betty Abe at the 1946 Lake Sequoia Retreat summer camp.

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