Community and social service associations

After World War II, in areas where Japanese Americans resettled in large numbers, community and social service organizations were formed to meet their needs. In Seattle, for instance, Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) organized and raised funds for a retirement home that would be culturally appropriate for the Issei (first-generation immigrants). Further, some Japanese Americans chose to go into social service work, in part motivated by their wartime incarceration.

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Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Emergency Service Committee, Japanese American Committee for Democracy, Kachigumi, Janice Mirikitani, Morale Committees, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, Oahu Citizens Committee for Home Defense, Office of Civilian Defense (Hawaii), Police Contact Group (Honolulu), Women's War Service Association (Hawaii), Shigeo Yoshida

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117 items
Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
img Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
The Fujin Home, which was affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church, was located at 11th and Spruce in Seattle, Washington. It offered shelter for people such as orphans, the handicapped, and women who were recently divorced or widowed and who had nowhere else to go. Various types of classes and social activities were organized by the …
Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
img Neighborhood House children (ddr-densho-72-54)
From page of "Scrapbook: 1984-1987". The original caption reads: "Camping with Neighborhood House kids at Camp Denny near Snoqualmie Pass."
Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
img Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
Mary Koura and fellow Children's Orthopedic guild members during a fundraising event. The Nisei women formed their own guild in 1948.
Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
img Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
Members of the Japanese American community meet outside the Japanese Hall on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
img The Japanese Y.M.C.A. (ddr-densho-353-367)
The Japanese Y.M.C.A. offered English classes and guidance for young immigrants.
Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
doc Investigative report of Takami Hibiya (ddr-densho-381-138)
A previously confidential federal investigation of Takami Hibiya's history, family, and American loyalty.
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. 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 Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
doc Alice Hatsuye Hirata (ddr-csujad-8-89)
Oral history interview with Alice Hatsuye [Hatsue] Hirata. 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 Hirata, Alice
Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
doc Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
Oral history interview with Harley Mitsugi Nakamura. 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 Nakamura, Harley Mitsugi
Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
doc Teruye Ogawa (ddr-csujad-8-55)
Oral history interview with Teruye [Terue] Ogawa. 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 Ogawa, Teruye
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these …
Legal aid department of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-16)
doc Legal aid department of Tule Lake (ddr-csujad-26-16)
Report summarizing the establishment and workings of the legal aid department servicing Tule Lake based on an interview with Tim Yego. Includes a listing of department personnel with profiles and summarizes the types of cases brought to the department. Report compiled as a portion of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS). See this object …
An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
vh An oral history with Katsumi Kunitsugu (ddr-csujad-29-66)
An oral interview with Katsumi Kunitsugu, longtime volunteer and leader in Little Tokyo. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0164. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3378_T01
Japanese Peruvian men's club (ddr-csujad-33-46)
img Japanese Peruvian men's club (ddr-csujad-33-46)
A group photograph of Japanese Peruvian men who are probably members of a men's club or association. It is taken at a beach. A photo from an album: Colonisation Japonaise au Perou (csudh_cjp_0001), page 9. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: cjp_01_09_167
Social committee appointed (ddr-csujad-46-45)
doc Social committee appointed (ddr-csujad-46-45)
Document of Turlock Social Club, social committee appointed in 1935. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0045
Turlock Social Club annual meeting minutes, February 7, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-47)
doc Turlock Social Club annual meeting minutes, February 7, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-47)
Turlock Social Club annual meeting held in the Turlock Social Club hall. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0047
Funeral service program for Torakichi Sugiura (ddr-csujad-46-53)
doc Funeral service program for Torakichi Sugiura (ddr-csujad-46-53)
Funeral service program for Torakichi Sugiura. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0053
Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. Albert H. Rodin, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-12)
doc Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. Albert H. Rodin, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-12)
Letter of gratitude from Tsuneo Iwata president of the Turlock Social Club to Mr. Albert H. Rodin, Turlock District Chairman, in response to the mass removal in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0012
Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. W.W. Ferguson, April 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-14)
doc Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. W.W. Ferguson, April 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-14)
Letter of gratitude from Tsuneo Iwata president of the Turlock Social Club to Mr. W.W. Ferguson, in response to the mass removal in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0014
Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. Johnson, April 1, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-6)
doc Letter from Tsuneo Iwata to Mr. Johnson, April 1, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-6)
Letter from Tsuneo Iwata president of the Turlock Social Club to Mr. Johnson, Wartime Civilian Control Administration, concerning the leasing of the Turlcok Social Club Hall as a storage place for incarcerees' properties in Turlock, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0006
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, July 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-50)
doc Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, July 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-50)
Turlock Social Club meeting discussing community activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0050
Ledger for Yujiro Masakawa's funeral service (ddr-csujad-46-51)
doc Ledger for Yujiro Masakawa's funeral service (ddr-csujad-46-51)
Ledger for Yujiro Masakawa's funeral service. It lists contributions from the Japanese community in Turlock, California, including amount contributed and names, and expenditures. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0051
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