Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

Community activities (850)

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Auditorium with a stage and basketball court (ddr-densho-404-182)
img Auditorium with a stage and basketball court (ddr-densho-404-182)
An auditorium with a stage and basketball court. The mezzanine level is decorated with streamers. Written on photograph: 30.743 - GYM - 1936-37 - HARRINGTON, WASH.
Roller coaster on a shore (ddr-densho-404-339)
img Roller coaster on a shore (ddr-densho-404-339)
View through a window decorated with butterflies of a roller coaster on a shore.
Bridge over greenery (ddr-densho-404-51)
img Bridge over greenery (ddr-densho-404-51)
View of a bridge over a roped off area filled with greenery. A figure walks on a rock path in the background.
[Meeting and talk] (ddr-csujad-5-19)
img [Meeting and talk] (ddr-csujad-5-19)
A photograph of a meeting. It depicts that a Japanese or Japanese American man is sitting on a chair and giving a talk to an audience at a meeting. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_003
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. 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 Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. 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 Okamura, Masao
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. 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 Araki, Masao
Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
doc Masami Arita (ddr-csujad-8-7)
Oral history interview with Masami Arita. 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 Arita, Masami
George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
doc George Masumi Sakai (ddr-csujad-8-95)
Oral history interview with George Masumi Sakai. 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 Sakai, George Masumi
Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
doc Harumi Hoshiko (ddr-csujad-8-24)
Oral history interview with Harumi Hoshiko. 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 Hoshiko, Harumi
Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
doc Hasegawa Family (ddr-csujad-8-16)
Oral history interview with the Hasegawas, including Ray, Helen, Peter, Yoshino, Becky and George Hasegawa. 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 Hasegawa Family
[Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-251)
img [Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-251)
Kawase family members in May 1997. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-060
Hop on the truck (ddr-csujad-56-136)
img Hop on the truck (ddr-csujad-56-136)
Family photo of the Kameokas in the back of a truck in front of a train. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-003
[Group portrait of the Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-254)
img [Group portrait of the Kawase family] (ddr-csujad-56-254)
Portrait of the Kawase family with Great Grandma Holly in the middle. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-063
[Women in the lab] (ddr-csujad-56-138)
img [Women in the lab] (ddr-csujad-56-138)
Five women working in a lab. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-005
[Surgery] (ddr-csujad-56-137)
img [Surgery] (ddr-csujad-56-137)
Surgical procedure in progress. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-004
[Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-248)
img [Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-248)
Portrait of the Kawase family. Appears to be before World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-057
[Kawase family, onion fields] (ddr-csujad-56-256)
img [Kawase family, onion fields] (ddr-csujad-56-256)
Members of the Kawase family work in their onion field. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-065
Hold your breath! (ddr-csujad-56-139)
img Hold your breath! (ddr-csujad-56-139)
Photo of x-ray technician and x-ray machine. Photo provided by Tak Kameoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-02-006
[Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-250)
img [Kawase family photo] (ddr-csujad-56-250)
Portrait of the Kawase family in color. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-059
[50th anniversary reunion] (ddr-csujad-56-246)
img [50th anniversary reunion] (ddr-csujad-56-246)
50th anniversary reunion of incarcerees from Camp Amache are featured in this color photo. [Haruo kawase] See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nbea08-03-055
Administrative circular (War Relocation Authority), no. 1 (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1719)
doc Administrative circular (War Relocation Authority), no. 1 (1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1719)
Report on the structure and operation of the Community Activities Division including an organizational chart, scope, organizational structure, and relation to community councils. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1721
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