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.

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The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 35 (May 9, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-21)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 35 (May 9, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-21)
"Cites Remarkable Health Gain in Japan" (p. 1), "Jackson St. Council Starts Clean-Up Push" (p. 1), "Picks Nisei Girl May Day Queen" (p. 1) "It's Hot Price for Hot Bath" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 46 (June 8, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-213)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 46 (June 8, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-213)
"Canadian Pastor Impressed by Economic Recovery of Japanese on West Coast" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 89 (October 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-151)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 89 (October 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-151)
"Japan Sets Up 5-Year Plan to Accommodate Tourists, Travel Bureau Aide Says" (p. 1), "Area Child Health Unit to Become Full-Fledged Clinic After November 1" (p.1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 50 (July 18, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-37)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 50 (July 18, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-37)
"Invite 11 Nations to Begin Talks for Early Japanese Peace Pact" (p. 1), "Probe Shoyu Sold on Shelves of Local Stores" (p. 1), "Truman Signs Thurn Bill" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 2 (January 6, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-76)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 2 (January 6, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-76)
"Educational Center in City Changes Its Name to Neighborhood House" (pg. 1), "Tokyo Rose Denied Re-Entry into U.S." (pg. 2), "Kashino Vows Aid to Kin of GI Dead" (pg. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 47 (June 2, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-115)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 47 (June 2, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-115)
"Flood Hits 104 Japanese Families in Vanport City" (p. 1), "JACL-ADC Points to Early Action on Evacuation Claims Measure" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 4 (January 10, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-78)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 4 (January 10, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-78)
"Japan Homeless Total 1,600,000" (pg. 1), "Munemori's Body To Rest in L.A." (pg. 1).
Japanese American women in Phoenix, Arizona (ddr-densho-242-28)
img Japanese American women in Phoenix, Arizona (ddr-densho-242-28)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Japanese ladies in Phoenix, Arizona. No other details available. The year was probably 1931."
Group portrait of Japanese Americans in formal attire (ddr-densho-242-25)
img Group portrait of Japanese Americans in formal attire (ddr-densho-242-25)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Ninomiya photo - could be in Los Angeles. No data available."
Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
img Japanese Americans greet a visitor from Japan (ddr-densho-242-32)
Caption by Ike Hatchimonji: "Brawley, Calif. Imperial Valley. Around 1930-32. A group of local Japanese greet a visitor from Japan. Kumezo Hatchimonji is 3rd from the left, rear row. 'Mayor' Kenny Iwata (just an honorary title) in front holding a hat. Other are unidentified."
Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
doc Gidra, Vol. II, No. 4 (April 1970) (ddr-densho-297-13)
Selected article titles: "ARM and Order" (p. 2), "Peace, or Else" (p. 3). "Gidra Banned from UCLA" (p. 4), "Revolution at Isla Vista" (p. 5), "The Gidra Story" (p. 9), "Yellow Brotherhood" (p. 18), "An Analysis of and Alternatives to Nixon's Welfare Proposals" (p. 19), "Legal Self Defense" (p. 23).
Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
img Hara wedding (ddr-densho-308-6)
Mae (Kanazawa) Hara returned to Seattle, Washington from teaching music in Japan in the spring of 1939. While Hara had been abroad, her parents had arranged a marriage between her and a childhood friend, Iwao Hara. They were married on October 19, 1939.
Mae Hara and Rae Yoshioka at World's Fair (ddr-densho-308-5)
img Mae Hara and Rae Yoshioka at World's Fair (ddr-densho-308-5)
Mae (Kanazawa) Hara spent three years (1932-1935) in Chicago to attend college and study music. During the summer of 1933, Chicago hosted the World's Fair. Hara and her cousin, Rae Yoshioka, worked at the Japanese Pavilion. During the opening ceremonies both girls wore kimonos and served as ushers. Hara also sang in a 5,000 voice choir …
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
Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
img Fashion show (ddr-csujad-26-127)
Two Japanese American women pose in front of an audience during a fashion show. Verso reads, "a fashion show." From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_096
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-43)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including family interactions, memories, homesickness, friendships, social interactions, school, self-reflection, juvenile delinquency, peer behaviors, death, religion, opinions, and worldviews. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected for …
Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
doc Broadcast affair Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-18)
Chronological account of an Office of War Information visit to Tule Lake to ask incarcerees to broadcast about the conditions of the incarceration camp in response to reported propaganda broadcasts on Tokyo radio. Report describes conditions under which the broadcast would have been made, details of meetings, and arguments for and against the broadcast. Report compiled …
University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
doc University of California evacuation and resettlement study: The Gila River WRA relocation center, Rivers, Pinal County, Arizona (ddr-csujad-26-27)
Description of the Gila River incarceration camp during the first month of occupation, including camp location, climate, landscape, barracks, issues with camp construction, poor conditions and lack of furnishings, incarcerees who were subjected to upon arrival. Camp administration, food and housing issues, camp employment, security, recreation, and social groups are described and analyzed. Report compiled as …
Two women walking (ddr-csujad-26-71)
img Two women walking (ddr-csujad-26-71)
Two Japanese American women walking while people gather in background in front of desert landscape. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_008
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