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Recreational activities

Japanese American communities organized group social activities such as family picnics and outings to the beach or to parks when the demands of work allowed. These activities gave hardworking families the chance to spend leisure time with their friends and neighbors.

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View of Old Faithful Geyser (ddr-densho-404-78)
img View of Old Faithful Geyser (ddr-densho-404-78)
View of Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park.
View of Tower Falls (ddr-densho-404-77)
img View of Tower Falls (ddr-densho-404-77)
A view of Tower Falls in Yellowstone National Park.
Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
doc Matsushige Mats Ando (ddr-csujad-8-2)
Oral history interview with Matsushige [Mats] Ando. 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 Ando, Matsushige Mats
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
Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
img Soldiers' Gathering (ddr-csujad-13-29)
A group of soldiers appear to be gathered together amongst trees. The caption on front of photograph reads, "Beer Bust Nov 43," which would indicate this might be some sort of celebration or party. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tul_01_01_024
Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
doc Relocation Opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (ddr-csujad-19-29)
This document describes the relocation opportunities in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It also discusses the cost of living, medical and educational facilities in these regions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-19_01
Japanese performance (ddr-csujad-25-343)
img Japanese performance (ddr-csujad-25-343)
A photograph of a Japanese theater performance taken by "Aiko," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. Performers wear kimono. It is taken in the early 1900s. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_005
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 5, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-76)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 5, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-76)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on expenses relating to the "Japan Night" program at the county fair, the postponement of the garden project, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0075
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 3, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-88)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 3, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-88)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Discussion topics include the Northern California District Council meeting, recreation during the summer months, the county fair, and the Fourth of July parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0087
Special executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 28, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-112)
doc Special executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 28, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-112)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of matters relating to the skating party raffle and JACL National Convention. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0111
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-75)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-75)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports from the County Fair Entertainment Committee, and discussion of incorporating a barn dance into the "Japan Night" program at the county fair. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0074
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 11, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-61)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 11, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-61)
Minutes of the first executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics discussed include ticket prices for an upcoming benefit show, and changes to the price of dues and how they're collected. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0061
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the "Japan Night" program at the county fair, the high school tea garden project, and committee reports and appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0073
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-115)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-115)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the raffle and skating party, Soap Box Derby, county fair, and upcoming benefit show. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0114
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 14, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-137)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 14, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-137)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the expenses of the Public Relations Board, the Fourth of July parade, and plans for various social events. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0136
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 1, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-152)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 1, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-152)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of participation in civic activities, an upcoming lecture on the Japanese American treaty abrogation, and plans for a talent show and movie fest. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0151
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-73)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-73)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include committee reports on participation in local parades, the Salinas chapter's request that the Monterey chapter assist the Watsonville JACL with travel expenses, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0072_01
Special general meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 4, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-113)
doc Special general meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 4, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-113)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of matters relating to the skating party and raffle, JACL National Convention, and a bill from the Pacific Citizen. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0112
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 13, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-82)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 13, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-82)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of upcoming social events, including a raffle and barbecue. The various boards of the JACL also meet for further discussion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0081
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-92)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-92)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of plans for the county fair, including the tea garden, parade, and barn dance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0091
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-199)
img Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-199)
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League. Features color photographs of Junior JACL members playing games together and socializing at dinners, dances, picnics, and at the beach. Several photographs also document the group's trip to Utah for the National Junior JACL Convention. A number of pages include captions cut from magazines and other …
Report of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-84)
doc Report of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-84)
Minutes of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Discussion topics include shortening the business part of meetings to leave more time for planning social activities, and the suggestion that the chapter hold a quarterly social. Expenses for movie screenings are also discussed. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League, 1964-1969 (ddr-csujad-44-197)
img Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League, 1964-1969 (ddr-csujad-44-197)
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League. Presented as a gift and dedicated to the graduating members of the Junior JACL, class of 1965. Contains black and white and color photographs of members at various meetings and social activities, including dances, dinners, picnics, and at the beach. Group outings to Big Sur, Bolado …
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