Sports

Sports leagues were important institutions for Japanese Americans growing up on the West Coast. Both boys and girls played basketball, baseball and other sports. The traditional Japanese martial arts of judo and kendo were practiced as well. Baseball became the primary sport for young Japanese Americans who were often prohibited from playing in the white leagues. The highly competitive games in the all-Japanese American leagues built pride and a sense of community.

Sports (293)

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Joe Kobuki, Sports and recreation in camp

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Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
doc Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community (ddr-csujad-26-5)
Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of incarceration contributing to differences in social status ...
Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
doc Personality cards (ddr-csujad-26-38)
Journal entries written by high school students discussing their observations and perspectives on a variety of topics including classes, class discussions, assignments, grades, exams, homework and studying, interclass sports, graduation, dances, and a carnival fundraiser for yearbook. Each entry includes the full date and student name. The entries were part of a class assignment and collected ...
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 ...
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. 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 Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Man holding fish and fishing pole (ddr-densho-201-338)
img Man holding fish and fishing pole (ddr-densho-201-338)
Caption on front: "Searun Cutthroat. Gave half of fish to Jim Shaunessy fireman & Mayor of Auburn. 1942 Frank Shaunessy Cocker Spanial gave us."
Young man in letterman jacket (ddr-densho-201-349)
img Young man in letterman jacket (ddr-densho-201-349)
Young man wearing letterman jacket standing in front of a house. Caption on front: "Tom Ryan."
Fish hanging by a tree (ddr-densho-201-337)
img Fish hanging by a tree (ddr-densho-201-337)
Fish hanging by a tree. Caption on front: "Steelhead. Gave half of fish to Jim Shaunessy fireman & Mayor of Auburn. 1942 Frank Shaunessy Cocker Spanial gave us."
Young women in snow (ddr-densho-201-424)
img Young women in snow (ddr-densho-201-424)
Young women on a snow-covered street, one of whom is carrying skis.
Men with fish and fishing pole (ddr-densho-201-335)
img Men with fish and fishing pole (ddr-densho-201-335)
Two men outside a car, each holding a fish and one holding a fishing pole. Caption on front: "Me - Mike Ohashi."
img "San-dan" (ddr-densho-201-314)
Man wearing gi with a palm tree in the background. Caption on front: "San-dan."
img "'Margelane' my Girl Friend" (ddr-densho-201-246)
Japanese American man and young girl on ski slopes. Caption on front: "'Margelane' my Girl Friend."
Puppy next to two fish (ddr-densho-201-336)
img Puppy next to two fish (ddr-densho-201-336)
Puppy next to two fish. Caption on front: "7 3/4 lb & Brownie."
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