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Seattle

Dillon Myer, Wartime Relocation Director, to address national JACL convention

Press release announcing Dillon Myer's address at the JACL's 17th Biennial National Convention in Seattle, Washington. It recognizes Myer as a "champion of human rights and decency" and outlines his post-war employment.
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JACL 17th Biennial National Convention invitation

Letter of invitation for Japanese American Citizens League members to attend their 17th Biennial National Convention in Seattle, Washington.
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Letter of congratulations to Joe Hamanaka from Jim Matsuoka

Letter from James M. Matsuoka awarding Joe Hamanaka with a savings bond as reward for submitting the winning JACL 17th Biennial Convention theme.
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JACL Convention Banquet program

Program for the JACL's 17th Biennial National Convention's Convention Banquet.
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Bridesmaid portrait

Ami Kinoshita in bridesmaid gown for her brother's wedding in Seattle, Washington.
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Higher education

Valeda freshmen installation ceremony

In fall 1947, women of Japanese ancestry started a new student group called Valeda ("wise women" in Greek). Like the Fuyokai, Valeda supported Japanese American women students and encouraged them to join other organizations on campus. Valeda participated in numerous projects on campus and in the community until it disbanded ...
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Fuyokai members in front of four columns

In 1925, twelve women formed the Fuyokai, which is Japanese for "Hibiscus Club." Their goal was to support Japanese American students and develop an understanding of "the highest ideals of Japan and America."
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Members of SYNKOA in front of the Japanese Students Club clubhouse

After World War II, the Japanese Students Club became known as SYNKOA to honor members who had died during the war. The first letters of the following members' last names make up the acronym: George T. Sawada, Frank M. Shigemura, George Yamaguchi, Hideo H. Yasui, Shigeo Yoshioka, William K. Nakamura ...
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22 Japanese Are Employed At University (February 27, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 27, 1942, p. 11
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Two graduates

Caption in album: "Auburn Washington / Nancy & Yoneko Miyagawa."
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