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.
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.
1 box(0.5 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
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