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Finding Aid for the Richard Mosk and Shinzo Yoshida correspondence, 1952-2011
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Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, 1951-1954 (1951-1954)

Physical Description: 19 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Shinzo Yoshida while he attended Koguri National Elementary School in North Kyushu, Japan, Koujou Junior High School in Yamaguchi, Japan and Yamaguchi High School in Yamaguchi, Japan (for one year in 1954).
Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, 1955-1959 (1955-1959)

Physical Description: 28 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Shinzo Yoshida while he lived in Tokyo, Japan finishing his high school education at Shakuji High School and securing his job at Honshu Paper Company.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, 1952-1958 (1952-1958)

Physical Description: 25 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's childhood home on Warner Avenue in Los Angeles throughout high school and continued to his post office box at Stanford University
Box 1, Folder 4

Letters to Richard Mosk from various Japanese students, 1952-1953 (1952-1953)

Physical Description: 14 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's childhood home on Warner Avenue.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Richard Mosk from various Japanese students, 1957-1958. (1957-1958)

Physical Description: 6 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's childhood home on Warner Avenue.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letters to Richard Mosk from various Japanese students, ca. 1952-1958 (circa 1952-1958)

Physical Description: 8 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's childhood home on Warner Avenue.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, ca. 1952-1958 (circa 1952-1958)

Physical Description: 14 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

All undated letters from Shinzo Yoshida are addressed to Richard Mosk at his childhood home on Warner Avenue in Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, ca. 1952-1958 (circa 1952-1958)

Physical Description: 21 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

All undated letters from Shinzo Yoshida are addressed to Richard Mosk at his childhood home on Warner Avenue in Los Angeles.
Box 2, Folder 1

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, 1959-1960 (1959-1960)

Physical Description: 13 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's Stanford University mailing address, Beverly Hills (Roxbury Drive), Menlo Park (Santa Cruz Avenue), and his Harvard University mailing address.
Box 2, Folder 2

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, 1960-1963 (1960-1963)

Physical Description: 19 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Shinzo Yoshida while living in Tokyo, Japan.
Box 2, Folder 3

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, 1961-1964 (1961-1964)

Physical Description: 16 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to multiple addresses in Cambridge, Ma during Richard Mosk's time at Harvard University as well as his address in Beverly Hills (Roxbury Drive)
Box 2, Folder 4

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, 1965-1971 (1965-1971)

Physical Description: 17 letters in 1 folder

Visit to Japan

Letters contain information regarding Richard and Sandy Mosk's visit to Japan in summer of 1971, including a travel itinerary created by Shinzo Yoshida.

Geographic area(s)

Letters sent to Shinzo Yoshida while living in Tokyo, Japan
Box 2, Folder 5

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Sandy Mosk, 1971-1978 (1971-1978)

Physical Description: 4 letters in 1 folder

Contents

Letters from Sandy Mosk include a note with letters and drawings for Shinzo Yoshida from both Mosk children, Matthew and Julie. Also includes two holiday cards from Matthew and Julie Mosk from 1978. Letters are signed by both Sandy and Richard but written by Sandy.

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Shinzo Yoshida while living in Tokyo, Japan.
Box 2, Folder 6

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, 1972-1988 (1972-1988)

Physical Description: 19 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Shinzo Yoshida's address in Tokyo, Japan and Sakura City of Chiba, Japan.

Letter from Julie Mosk

Includes a letter written by Richard Mosk's daughter, Julie, wishing him a great 1978.
Box 2, Folder 7

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, 1965-1979 (1965-1979)

Physical Description: 21 letters in 1 folder

Visit to Japan

This folder contains information on Richard and Sandy Mosk's visit to Japan in the summer of 1971, including a photo album, loose photographs,thank you cards, and travel itineraries.

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's San Francisco address during his time as a clerk for the California Supreme Court Justice and his Beverly Hills address (San Ysidoro Drive).
Box 2, Folder 8

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, 1981-2004 (1981-2004)

Physical Description: 9 letters in 1 folder

Notable items

Includes a letter written in 2004, after Shinzo Yoshida's death, from his daughters Yuki and Aki.

Geographic area(s)

Letters were mailed to Richard Mosk's address in Beverly Hills, California (San Ysidoro Drive)
Box 2, Folder 9

Letters to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, ca. 1962-1978 (circa 1962-1978)

Physical Description: 9 letters in 1 folder

Geographic area(s)

Letters mailed to Richard Mosk while living in Cambridge (Mass.), Beverly Hills (Calif.), and San Francisco (Calif.)
Box 3, Folder 1

Letters to Shinzo Yoshida from Richard Mosk, undated

Physical Description: 15 letters in 1 folder

Notable items

Includes a card with drawings from both Mosk children,Matthew and Julie, as well as original copies of Richard and Sandy Mosk's travel itinerary made by Shinzo Yoshida.
Box 3, Folder 2

Loose items to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida, undated.

Physical Description: 30 items in 1 folder

Loose items

Includes remnants of envelopes, blank postcards, loose stamps and a notebook with biographical information on Shinzo, including photocopies images throughout his life. The notebook may have been created by either Yuki or Aki.
Box 3, Folder 3

Loose items to Richard Mosk from Shinzo Yoshida

Physical Description: 37 items in 1 folder

Loose items

Includes 2 photo album pages and one Japanese booklet.
Box 3, Folder 4

Japanese prints, undated

Physical Description: 2 prints in 1 folder

Prints

Includes two Japanese prints of female characters.
Box 3, Folder 5

Emails to Richard Mosk from Yoshida family, ca 2004-2012 (circa 2004-2012)

Scope and Contents note

Includes a reflective essay on penpal relationship by Richard Mosk follwing the news of Shinzo's death, 2 translations to letters from 1952 and 1953, emails from the Yoshida family providing biographical information on Shinzo in preparation for the donation, printouts of email attachments sent by family (primarily photographs already included throughout collection), and photocopies of miscellaneous photographs.
Box 3, Folder 6

Whistles given to Richard Mosk by Shinzo Yoshida, undated

Physical Description: 4 whistles in 1 folder, 1 whistle is broken.
Material Specific Details: Whistles are made of bamboo and plywood