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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Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-37)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-37)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including classes, class discussions, grades, exams, homework and studying, school activities, graduation, social events, carnival fundraiser for yearbook, and complaints about school conditions. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class …
Tule Lake monograph (ddr-csujad-26-1)
doc Tule Lake monograph (ddr-csujad-26-1)
Unpublished manuscript includes a collection of diary entries, letters, and essays written by school students incarcerated at the Tule Lake camp and collected through the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). The writings include first-person descriptions of travel to the Tule Lake camp, adapting to camp, limitations of camp, day-to-day camp life, family life, community …
Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
doc Chapter 6 and 7 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-34)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including living in barracks, block noise, lack of privacy, mess hall dining, nosy neighbors, jobs, leisure time, sports, movies, church attendance, the Young Buddhist Association (YBA), family dynamics, social changes, dating, and rumors. Each entry includes the full date …
People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-83)
img People posing in costume (ddr-csujad-26-83)
People pose during what appears to be a costume party. Attendees include Japanese Americans and Caucasians. Additional photos in sequence include: ucsb_mei_0080, ucsb_mei_0088, ucsb_mei_0094, ucsb_mei_0141. From photo album of Robert Billigmeier. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: mei_05_020
Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
doc Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-32)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including weather, social interactions, barracks noise, the desire to leave camp, prospect of discrimination, reflections on "one year since 'evacuation,'" and the journey to camp. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of …
Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
doc Recreational organization (ddr-csujad-26-10)
Report detailing the establishment of a recreation and community activities department including its organization, activities planning, personnel problems and conflicts, issues with structure and equipment, and a structural diagram of the community activities section. The report focuses on the place of recreation in the lives of incarcerees and the differences between Issei and Nisei leading to …
Recreational activities in the Gila community (ddr-csujad-26-28)
doc Recreational activities in the Gila community (ddr-csujad-26-28)
Report detailing the establishment of the Community Activities Department to organize sports, dances, a library, movies, talent shows, drama performances, and lectures by the National Park Service about the desert environs. Includes description of issues with the installation of organized recreation due to lack of funding and personnel issues. Report compiled as a portion of the …
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
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 …
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-72)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 25, 1936 (ddr-csujad-44-72)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the resignation of Doctor Inada as president of the chapter, the proposal to hold a special election to select a new president, and the chapter's participation in the Pacific Grove boat parade and the Fourth of July parade. See this object in the California …
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 18, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-106)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 18, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-106)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the Japanese Student Club and whether the JACL should serve as a sponsor, the county fair, plans for a barbecue, and publicity for the oratorical contest. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0105
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 6, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-177)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 6, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-177)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on the Infantile Paralysis Fund, Minato basketball game, skating party, and March of Dimes drive. Discussion topics include membership dues, suggestions for the membership drive, the benefit movie screening, and the idea of co-sponsoring a picnic with the Japanese Association. The suggestion that the …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 14, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-105)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 14, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-105)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of the oratorical contest the JACL is organizing, including the names of contest judges, the cost of admission, the location of the event, and details about the dance after the contest. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-107)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-107)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of social and recreational events, including a flower show, recital, and Fourth of July activities. Committee nominations are also included. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0106
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-83)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-83)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the upcoming barbecue the JACL is hosting in Carmel Valley, as well as reports from various JACL boards. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0082
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 10, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-160)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 10, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-160)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics addressed include the Fourth of July parade and phonograph dance, the women's auxiliary, the talent show organized by the Salinas skeet club, postponement of the monthly dance class, purchase of a mimeograph, and election of an editor for the "Tradewind." See this object in …
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
Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos (ddr-csujad-47-325)
img Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos (ddr-csujad-47-325)
Photographs of Dagmar Quarnstrom and Thelma McBride posing in kimonos. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0481
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
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 6, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-93)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 6, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-93)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports from JACL boards on several topics, including donations, attendance at a Monterey City Council meeting, tea garden project construction and expenses, the upcoming barn dance, and the county fair parade. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0092
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
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