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Finding Aid for the Matsunosuke Oi Papers, 1906-1966
2010  
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Description
Matsunosuke Oi was born in 1885 in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. He arrived in the United States in 1906 and was a merchant and community leader in Southern California and an active officer in various Japanese associations including being a founding member of the postwar Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. A bulk of the collection is about his participation in that association. The collection also includes materials related to his life: personal papers including manuscripts of his autobiography, correspondence related to the seizure of Oi's properties during his wartime internment, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings from the local press. Some materials in the collection are in Japanese.
Background
Matsunosuke Oi was born in 1885; a native of Kochi Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1906; he was a merchant and community leader in Southern California; he was an active officer in various Japanese associations and was a founding member of the postwar Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California.
Extent
1 box(0.5 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to Library Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Library Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.