Agriculture

Many Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants) began as sharecroppers. Others sought to buy land, but the Issei had to overcome obstacles preventing them from competing with white farmers. California and other states passed alien land laws prohibiting Asian immigrants from purchasing or leasing agricultural land. There were ways around the discriminatory laws: an Issei father could put the property in the name of his American-born child, or issei could form corporations in which a majority of the shareholders were American citizens. Despite the alien land laws, Issei farmers played a significant role in West Coast agriculture. In the years just prior to World War II, Japanese American families grew 35 percent of the produce in California. By the 1920s, Japanese Americans supplied 75 percent of the produce and half the milk to the Puget Sound region.

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農事會社 = Turlock Farm Corporation, ledger cover (ddr-csujad-46-36)
doc 農事會社 = Turlock Farm Corporation, ledger cover (ddr-csujad-46-36)
Turlock Farm Corporation's ledger cover 1928. Cover in Japanese. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0036
Turlock Farm Corporation resolution (ddr-csujad-46-40)
doc Turlock Farm Corporation resolution (ddr-csujad-46-40)
Turlock Farm Corporation resolution at a meeting held on 1930 November 8, resolved by the board of directors, stating Katsue Morofuji as secretary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0040
Turlock Farm Corporation budget record (ddr-csujad-46-38)
doc Turlock Farm Corporation budget record (ddr-csujad-46-38)
Turlock Farm Corporation budget record. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0038
Turlock Farm Corporation Bank of America deposit statement (ddr-csujad-46-43)
doc Turlock Farm Corporation Bank of America deposit statement (ddr-csujad-46-43)
Turlock Farm Corporation, Bank of America deposit statement of $25.00 including check deposit. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0043
Central California Cantaloupe Company Articles of Incorporation (ddr-csujad-46-1)
doc Central California Cantaloupe Company Articles of Incorporation (ddr-csujad-46-1)
Articles of Incorporation of the Central California Cantaloupe Company in Stanislaus, signed by Frank C. Jordan, secreary of state of the state of California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0001
Turlock Farm Corporation budget record (ddr-csujad-46-37)
doc Turlock Farm Corporation budget record (ddr-csujad-46-37)
Turlock Farm Corporation budget record. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0037
Envelope from Bank of America Turlock Branch to Turlock Farm Corporation (ddr-csujad-46-56)
doc Envelope from Bank of America Turlock Branch to Turlock Farm Corporation (ddr-csujad-46-56)
Envelope addressed to Turlock Farm Corporation from Bank of America Turlock Branch. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0056
Turlock Farm Corporation resolution (ddr-csujad-46-39)
doc Turlock Farm Corporation resolution (ddr-csujad-46-39)
Turlock Farm Corporation resolution at a meeting held on 1930 November 8, resolved by the board of directors, stating First Natinoal Bank of Turlock as its banking house. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0039
Letter from Susanne [Freitas] to the Okine Family, October 29, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-215)
doc Letter from Susanne [Freitas] to the Okine Family, October 29, 1947 (ddr-csujad-5-215)
Thank you note from Susanne Freitas in San Juan Bautista, California, for the chrysanthemum flowers that the Okine's sent to her. She also mentions that she put the flowers on Mrs. Freitas' grave. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_54_001
Letter from Y. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 24, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-204)
doc Letter from Y. Fujii to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, May 24, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-204)
A letter from Yosokichi Fujii, a former incarceree in the Heart Mountain incarceration camp, Wyoming, to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He gives an update of his life after leaving the camp in September 1945 and resettling in Nyssa, Oregon until May 1946. He currently works in Penryn, California in fruit production following his friends' suggestion. He …
Letter from Kimiye Tanimoto to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 2, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-211)
doc Letter from Kimiye Tanimoto to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, October 2, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-211)
A letter from Kimiye Tanimoto to her relatives, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Kimiye is a sister-in-law of the Okine's son, Masao Okine. She recently returned from Japan to the US and is producing grapes in Lodi, California. In the letter, she gives appreciation to Seiichi and Tomeyo for their visit and gifts. See this object in …
Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 5, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-163)
doc Letter from Jokichi Yamanaka to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 5, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-163)
A letter from Jokichi Yamanaka in Hiroshima, Japan to his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Jokichi writes about Masao Okine's visit to his place in Hiroshima, Japan and Masao's bringing the gifts from Seiichi and Tomeyo with him. He also writes of Masao's updates on issues in Hollister, California, where Jokichi used to run …
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
Marion Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-19)
doc Marion Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-19)
Oral history interview with Marion Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_MARION
Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
doc Shim Hiraoka interview (ddr-csujad-6-5)
Oral history interview with Shim Hiraoka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIRAOKA_SHIM
Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
doc Gene Hamaguchi interview (ddr-csujad-6-3)
Oral history interview with Gene Hamaguchi See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HAMAGUCHI_GENE
Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
doc Gilbert Tanji interview (ddr-csujad-6-33)
Oral history interview with Gilbert Tanji. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANJI_GILBERT
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
doc Sam Maeda interview (ddr-csujad-6-18)
Oral history interview with Sam Maeda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MAEDA_SAM
James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
doc James Kirihara interview (ddr-csujad-6-12)
Oral history interview with James Kirihara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIRIHARA_JAMES
George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
doc George Okada interview (ddr-csujad-6-28)
Oral history interview with George Okada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_OKADA_GEORGE
Sadawo Yonaki interview (ddr-csujad-6-37)
doc Sadawo Yonaki interview (ddr-csujad-6-37)
Oral history interview with Sadawo Yonaki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_YONAKI_SADAWO
George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
doc George Kiyomoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-14)
Oral history interview with George Kiyomoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KIYOMOTO_GEORGE
Takashi Tsutsui interview (ddr-csujad-6-35)
doc Takashi Tsutsui interview (ddr-csujad-6-35)
Oral history interview with Takashi Tsutsui. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TSUTSUI_TAKASHI
Robert Ohki interview (ddr-csujad-6-27)
doc Robert Ohki interview (ddr-csujad-6-27)
Oral history interview with Robert Ohki. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_OHKI_ROBERT
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