Associations and organizations

The Issei (Japanese immigrants) established cultural, business, and religious organizations that supported ethnic enclaves. This early form of networking served more than social and economic interests -- it became a substitute for the extended-family and village systems left behind in Japan. Christian and Buddhist neighborhood churches, Japanese language schools, and sports leagues allowed the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) to participate in organized social activities as well as form peer networks.

Community activities (876)
Associations and organizations (542)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Japanese associations, Manzanar Committee, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, National Council for Japanese American Redress

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542 items
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (January 2, 1992) (ddr-janm-4-28)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (January 2, 1992).
Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR (November 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-14)
doc Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR (November 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-14)
Copy of a letter to Mr. Turner and Mr. Sudde from Marlene Tonai, Chair of the Bay Area NCRR, Marlene Tonai (November 23, 1991).
Remarks by the President at the Signing Ceremony for Japanese Internment Legislation (August 10, 1988) (ddr-janm-4-41)
doc Remarks by the President at the Signing Ceremony for Japanese Internment Legislation (August 10, 1988) (ddr-janm-4-41)
Remarks by the President at the Signing Ceremony for Japanese Internment Legislation on August 10, 1988.
Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-24)
doc Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-24)
Day of Remembrance- Remembrance in Action: Continuing Our Fight For Civil Rights event program sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (February 16, 1991).
Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-32)
doc Schedule for the Public Hearing by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981) (ddr-janm-4-32)
Schedule for the Public Hearing in San Francisco, California by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (August 13, 1981).
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
doc Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings (ddr-janm-4-6)
Poster informing the public to attend the Commission hearings. It gives a list of dates and times as well as the location and telephone numbers for more information.
Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-9)
doc Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-9)
Beyond Redress: Building on our Victories, Day of Remembrance event program sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (February 18, 1990).
Japanese American Internment Bay Area 50th Year Commemoration pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-38)
doc Japanese American Internment Bay Area 50th Year Commemoration pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-38)
Japanese American Internment Bay Area 50th Year Commemoration of Executive Order 9066 pamphlet.
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-8)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1989) (ddr-janm-4-23)
doc Program for a Day of Remembrance event (February 18, 1989) (ddr-janm-4-23)
Day of Remembrance- Reflecting on our Past/Shaping the Future event program sponsored by the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations (February 18, 1989).
doc "Seabiscuit Rededication" speech by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-17)
Speech entitled "Seabiscuit Rededication" by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima (September 23, 1991). Speech was given at the Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California.
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (November 14, 1990) (ddr-janm-4-26)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (November 14, 1990).
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (March 2, 1992) (ddr-janm-4-29)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (March 2, 1992).
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
doc Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop (ddr-janm-4-13)
Poster informing the public about a Redress workshop taking place in San Francisco, California (February 14, 1992).
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
doc Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event (February 19, 1979) (ddr-janm-4-20)
Program for the Tanforan Detention Center Day of Remembrance event being held at the Tanforan Park Shopping Center (February 19, 1979).
Letter to Tsuyako
doc Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress (July 19, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-27)
Letter to Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima from Robert K. Bratt, Administrator of Redress from the Office of Redress Administration (July 19, 1991).
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
doc NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) pamphlet (ddr-janm-4-39)
NCRR (National Coalation for Redress/Reparations) brief history and membership sign-up pamphlet.
Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
doc Draft letter by the NCRR (ddr-janm-4-16)
Four-paged draft letter by the NCRR. There is a place at the end for a signature but it is not signed.
Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
doc Poster for a Day of Remembrance event (February 16, 1991) (ddr-janm-4-25)
Two identical posters informing the public about a Day of Remembrance- Remembrance In Action: Continuing Our Fight For Civil Rights event (February 16, 1991).
Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
img Group Picture (ddr-hmwf-1-508)
"Heart Mt. Hospital Office Staff, 1943 Spring" as described on back
Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
img Man Giving Speech (ddr-hmwf-1-507)
"Dillon S. Myer, High School auditorium, Aug 12, 1943" as described on back, man standing at podium
Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
img Japanese Red Cross (ddr-hmwf-1-64)
"Japanese Red Cross shoyu Mess 29-30, March 26, 1944" as described on back, l4 f5.6 1/2 Plus x DK20-37 D76-8 and 2 50-55
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