Lunch in the fire hall during Westbrook Hospital Days

Lunch in the Westbrook fire hall during Westbrook Hospital Days

Lunch in the Westbrook fire hall during Westbrook Hospital Days, 1986.

Photograph of Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown, ca. 1919.

St. Paul Resettlement Committee

The St. Paul Resettlement Committee formed in October of 1942 to assist with the relocation of Japanese Americans from the concentration camps established by the US government in March of 1942. It was one of thirty-five such committees that operated across the country during World War II.

Dinner at the home of Ruth and Earl Tanbara

A sukiyaki dinner at the home of Ruth and Earl Tanbara prior to the presentation of the St. Paul Resettlement Committee papers to the Minnesota Historical Society. Pictured are Russell Fridley (director of the Minnesota Historical Society, standing at left); Howard Nomura (brother of Ruth Nomura Tanbara and president of the Japanese American Citizen League, standing at center); and Ruth Nomura Tanbara (a member of the St. Paul Resettlement Committee, seated). The photograph, from the private collection of Ruth Nomura Tanbara, illustrated an article in the St. Paul Dispatch in 1956.

St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

St. Paul Resettlement Committee (SPRC) Hostel, ca. 1946. The SPRC Hostel was located on the second floor of this building, at 191 West Kellogg Boulevard. The second floor had been previously used as a residential hotel. The SPRC leased the building, which was next door to the International Institute of St. Paul, from August of 1945 until August of 1948. Photo from the private collection of Linda Hashimoto van Dooijewert.

Christmas dinner at the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

Christmas at the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

Residents of the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel at Christmas dinner, ca. 1946. Pictured are, from left, Kimmi and Frank Yanari; Kimmi Yanari's sister and child; Tomiko Ogata (dietician, holding the turkey); and an unknown girl. Photo from the private collection of Linda Hashimoto van Dooijewert.

Christmas party at the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

Christmas party at the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel

Residents of the St. Paul Resettlement Committee Hostel gather for a Christmas party ca. 1946. Pictured are: seated second from left, Kimmi Yanari; seated center (third from left), Tomiko Ogata (dietician); Elizabeth Evans (director); and an unknown girl. Seated on the floor are Kimmi Yanari's sister and child. Photo from the private collection of Linda Hashimoto van Dooijewert.

International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, St. Paul

The last photograph of the International Institute (183–187 West Kellogg, St. Paul) taken before the building was demolished to make room for the St. Paul Civic Center. The Japanese American Resettlement Committee was organized there on October 5, 1942. The St. Paul Resettlement Committee held meetings and hosted cultural activities for Japanese and Japanese Americans in the International Institute's club rooms. Photo by Lucy Jackson Habermann, 1970.

International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, St. Paul

International Institute, 183–187 West Kellogg, St. Paul, 1949 (second building on the right). Just left of that is the building used as the St. Paul Resettlement Hostel. The International Institute moved into this building in June of 1946.

St. Paul Resettlement Committee meetings and cultural activities for Japanese and Japanese Americans were held in the club rooms at the International Institute.

St. Paul Police Department Reform, 1933–1940

After the intense violence of the first few decades of the twentieth century, the St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) experienced a period of steady growth and relative social calm in the 1930s. During these "quiet years," the department expanded, reformed its policies, and experimented with new ideas and technologies.

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