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  • Collection: Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

Photograph of Issei Work Center, ca. 1970. As the Nisei became accustomed to living in Chicago, the aging Issei were still troubled. The JASC (Japanese American Service Committee; formerly the Chicago Resettlers Committee) opened the Issei Work…

Photograph of a “Go” tournament, 1949. Issei men play traditional Japanese game at the CRC (Chicago Resettlers Committee) building. This tournament was one of many gatherings held at the CRC Headquarters. During one month, for example, the…

Issei enjoy a sunny day in the countryside, ca. 1951. From the Japanese American Service Committee Records, RG10.

Photograph of an Issei outing, ca. 1950. The CRC (Chicago Resettlers Committee) was particularly concerned about the Issei, who had lost so much in the internment, had limited English skills, and often felt isolated in their new environment. The…

Photograph of the Cosmos Club at CRC (Chicago Resettlers Committee), 1954. The CRC formed the Cosmos to help Japanese war brides adjust to American life. From the Japanese American Service Committee Records, RG 10.

Photograph of CRC (Chicago Resettlers Committee) members admire their Ikebani, n.d. While the CRC wanted resettlers to assimilate, they also nurtured Japanese American Culture in Chicago through classes and clubs. From the Japanese American Service…

Photograph of an Eastern Buddhist League dance, ca. 1950. From the Fred Yamaguchi Photograph collection.

Photograph of a Shinyu picnic, ca. 1950. From the Japanese American Service Committee Records, RG 10.

Photograph of a Shinyu dance lesson, ca. 1951. Shinyu, a Nisei social club, was one of the many activities the CRC (Chicago Resettlers Committee) encouraged. From the Mary and James Numata collection.

Photograph of the Nisei girls basketball team in the city-wide playoff, 1951. Girls’ teams were a big part of the Nisei sports movement. From the Pictorial Guidebook, 1951.
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