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Finding Aid for the Matsunosuke Oi Papers, 1906-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Matsunosuke Oi Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1966
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Oi, Matsunosuke
    Extent: 1 box(0.5 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of 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 the Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Matsunosuke Oi Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the life of Matsunosuke Oi. The bulk of the collection is made up of Oi's association with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California and includes bylaws, notices, announcements, miscellaneous reports, and financial reports. There are also miscellaneous reports and other material related to the Japanese American Citizens League. Also contains personal papers of Oi and includes 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 (December 1941-April 1942).
    Some materials in the collection are in Japanese.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oi, Matsunosuke--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Businessmen--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--California--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Clippings.

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