Finding Aid for the Matsunosuke Oi Papers, 1906-1966

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Matsunosuke Oi Papers, 1906-1966

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone:310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

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

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

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.

Related Material

Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

Oi Papers 1906-1966

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.
 

Biographical materials and Miscellaneous Materials

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Includes papers, a scrapbook on World War II and internment, and documents on the postwar Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California.
Box 132, Folder 1

3 manuscripts of Oi's autobiography.

Box 132 , Folder 1

Kuni o dete kara watakushi no ayunda ato, 1906-1966 [characters] [My life in the United States, 1906-1966]. 1966

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 56pp. Photocopy, 1 item)
Box 132 , Folder 1

Shussei yori chgakko sotsugy made: zempen [characters] [My childhood: Volume I] (incomplete). n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 5pp., photocopy)
Box 132 , Folder 1

Watakushi no jigy nenbetsuhy [characters] [A chronological listing of my jobs and occupations in the United States, 1908-1960]. ca. 1960

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 7pp. Photocopy, 1 item)
Box 132, Folder 2

Documents re Oi's wartime internment. 1942-1945

Physical Description: (5 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence re the alleged illegal seizure of Oi's properties by his Caucasian friends during his internment, 1942-1944; and a Japanese translation of the Geneva Convention, 1942-1945.
Box 132, Folder 3

Documents re the Nanka Nikkeijin Kygikai [characters] [Japanese American Community Council of Los Angeles]. 1947-1948

Physical Description: (6 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a listing of the original members and the objectives of the organization.
Box 132, Folder 4

Documents re the Nanka Nikkeijin Kai [characters] [Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California]. 1950

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 132 , Folder 4

Nanka Nikkeijin Kai Kaisoku [characters] [Bylaws].

Scope and Content Note

Original and amended versions.
Box 132 , Folder 4

Kaih [characters] [ Bulletin], vol. II, no. 12; vol. III, no. 1. December 1, 1950; January 1, 1951

Box 132, Folder 5

Scattered issues of the Nanka Nissh Kaih [characters] [Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California Bulletin], no. 1- . December 12, 1948-October 15, 1949

Physical Description: (25 issues)
Box 132, Folder 6

Kaikei Hokoku [characters] (financial reports) of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California (Incomplete). December 1952-October 1958

Physical Description: (30 reports)
Box 132, Folder 7

Notices, announcements and miscellaneous reports of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. ca. 1950-1958

Physical Description: (32 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper clippings on the organization.
Box 132, Folder 8

Nanka Nikkeijin Kai Meibo [characters] [Directory, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California]. Los Angeles. September 1950; October 1, 1950

Physical Description: (Ditto, 10pp., 1 item)

Scope and Content Note

Appends the Nanka Nikkeijin Kai [ Bulletin], vol. II, no. 10.
Box 132, Folder 9

Documents re the Rafu Seinan Nikkeijin Shiny Chochiku Kumiai [characters] [Los Angeles Southwest Japanese Credit Union]. ca. 1954-1956

Physical Description: (4 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy of the bylaws (Mimeographed) and Bulletin no. 55 (May 1, 1956).
Box 132, Folder 10

Papers re the Shink Tshi Kabushiki Kaisha [characters] [Shink Investment Company, Inc.]. 1956-1958

Physical Description: (3 pieces)
Box 132, Folder 11

Reports and other materials distributed by the Anti-discrimination Committee of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). 1948-1949

Physical Description: (37 items, Mimeographed)
Box 132, Folder 12

Miscellaneous reports and other materials re the JACL. 1946-1960

Physical Description: (25 items)
Box 132, Folder 13

Miscellaneous materials. Postwar.

Physical Description: (20 items)
Box 722

A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings from local presses, from the outbreak of World War II to the evacuation from the West Coast. December 1941-April 1942

Physical Description: (1 oversize scrapbook)