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Blue Circles and friends then and now
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Presentation board for the Blue Circles, a Nisei club affiliated with the Centenary Church in Los Angeles.The presentation board includes photographs from events, dances, and gatherings the group held in the late 1930s. Later pictures are of 50th wedding anniversary parties from different members of the club. Title from presentation board.
The Blue Circles and Friends/Komai Family Slides include negatives, photographs, and a presentation board from youth social organizations. The presentation board consists of photos from the Blue Circles, a Young Women's Christian Association Girl Reserves group affiliated with the Centenary Church in Los Angeles. Kay Moratani Komai was part of the social organization before World War II. Komai was born in Berkeley but moved to Los Angeles to live with her aunt and uncle. She first joined the Girl Scouts before joining fifteen to twenty other young women in the Blue Circles. The photographs on the poster boards include pre-war social events, group members, and friends. It also contains 50th wedding anniversary photographs from several of the group members in the 1990s. In addition to the presentation board, the collection also contains color negatives from after World War II of the Little Misses and Jr. Misses social clubs. The Jr. Misses club was also part of the Young Women's Christians Association Girl Reserves group. The photographs from the two social groups include picnics, holiday events, slumber parties, and camping trips.
Posters; Photographs; Albums
13 panels, 22 x 14 inches
Community activities--Associations and organizations--Community and social service organizations
Community activities--Festivals, celebrations, and holidays
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
Identity and values--Women
Identity and values--Men
Identity and values--Family
Identity and values--Nisei
Monterey Park, California
Boyle Heights, California
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Blue Circles and Friends/Komai Family Slides

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