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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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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
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
Group in front of the Taisho Y.M. Association building (ddr-csujad-55-1596)
img Group in front of the Taisho Y.M. Association building (ddr-csujad-55-1596)
Black and white photograph depicting members of the Japanese Young Men's and Young Women's Association in front of the Taisho Y.M. Association building, most likely located in Florin, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1598
[Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
doc [Informal meeting of the Co-ordinating Committee and the Project Director and members of the Advisory Council, January 19, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-36)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Discussion on issues and concerns with Motor Pool jobs, farm work, and a donation from the Japanese Red Cross. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0036
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 …
Community analysis report, no. 3 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1657)
doc Community analysis report, no. 3 (March 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1657)
Report, "Japanese groups and associations in the United States," on Japanese social, economic, religious, and nationalistic groups and associations in the United States. Covers Kenjinkai or prefectural associations, Junior Kenjinkai, Nihonjinkai or Japanese associations, Seinenkai or young people's societies, Fujinkai or women's societies, Japanese Chambers of Commerce, hotel associations, California Farmers Association, Japanese Labor Association, Ko …
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 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.
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.
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."
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.
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A sectional Young People's Christian Conference (YPCC) which was held in Yakima, WA, February 23, 1935."
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-288)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of many young Nisei This surely must have been another YPCC gathering this conference likely took place at a church in Portland."
Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XXII No. 9 (January 31, 1945) (ddr-densho-145-607)
Selected article titles: "Procedure for Gradual Liquidation of Center Outlined" (p. 1), "Mills Says No More Reinductions Will be Permitted Into Center" (p. 1), "Biddle Says 5,000 at Tule Lake Center Ask for Repatriation" (p. 2), "Man Held for Shooting of 3 Nisei in Idaho" (p. 3), "171 Removed from Tule to Internment Camp" (p. 3), …
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