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 Photo of four women on steps (ddr-densho-341-72)
img Right and left sides of large group photo (ddr-densho-341-84)
Caption 12th Annual Fresno Sectional YPCC / March 13-14, 1937
doc Clipping; (ddr-densho-341-117)
Article: No. California YPCC Confab to Revive 'Orientation Hour'
img Photo of group sitting on stairs (inside program) (ddr-densho-341-90)
Caption on back: 1st Retreat
img Three parts of large photo (ddr-densho-341-58)
Caption: Young People's Christian Conference of Northern California - October 9, 10, 11 1936
doc Program for Christmas Worship Service (ddr-densho-341-166)
In english and japanese
doc Post card from Julia Moda to Viola Imai (ddr-densho-341-114)
Inside envelope on page 51