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Guide to the Japanese American Social Services, Inc. (JASSI) TAM.357

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 15, 2014 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , Dec 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Japanese American Social Services, Inc.
Title: Japanese American Social Services, Inc. (JASSI) Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1981-2005
Abstract: The Japanese American Social Services, Inc. (JASSI) was formed in 1981 by Midori Shimanouchi Lederer to address the lack of social services for aging Japanese Americans with limited English language skills and little access to information about social service programs. Currently the only professional social services agency for the Japanese community on the East Coast, it provides information or referral services to a wide range of Japanese Americans, including restaurant workers, students, recent immigrants, and and others in the New York area. This unprocessed collection contains administrative materials, including minutes, correspondence, grant applications and employee files as well as financial information such as budgets, audits and payroll information. Also included are materials on services, workshops and events sponsored by JASSI, including client files, intake sheets and volunteer work records. Publicity materials, including brochures, newsletters and press releases are also present. The collection also includes photographs and scrapbooks documenting JASSI events and services.
Quantity: 22.0 linear feet 22 boxes
Location note: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English and Japanese
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-22
Call Phrase: TAM.357