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.
img Group photo (ddr-densho-341-116)
Caption: Powow of the 1937 N.C.Y.P.C.C. Cabinet
doc Program for Annual Bay Region Sectional Conference (ddr-densho-341-14)
Front and back covers and 20 pages, including personal notes by Viola Imai
doc Letter from May Shirakawa to Viola Imai (ddr-densho-341-112)
List of Sacramento officers. Inside envelope on page 51
doc Song lyrics (ddr-densho-341-122)
"God be with you till we meet again"
doc Meeting announcement (ddr-densho-341-146)
Home Meeting for Fresno Joint Fellowship at Junie Maeda's