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Finding Aid for the Yoneo Sakai Papers, 1848-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Yoneo Sakai Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1848-1979
    Collection number: 1426
    Creator: Sakai, Yoneo, 1900-1978
    Extent: 43 boxes (21.5 linear ft.) 27 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Yoneo Sakai (1900-1978) was a editor for Japanese language newspapers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. He also travelled around the world as a correspondent for Asahi shimbun from 1931 until the outbreak of World War II when he was interned in the Granada Relocation Center. After the war, he was commissioned to teach Japanese at University of Colorado, and hosted a radio program, Amerika Dayori ( News from America). The collection consists of Sakai's correspondence, manuscripts, published works, notebooks, and diaries.
    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

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Yoneo Sakai's unpublished material (diaries and manuscripts) cannot be photocopied or quoted without the permission of Ruby Sakai.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of 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

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ruby Sakai, 1987-88.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yoneo Sakai Papers (Collection 1426). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Sakai was born in 1900 in Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan; studied at Kansai Gakuin and the Meiji Gakuin, majoring in literature; employed by Kokusai Joho Sha in Tokyo as editor of journal, Eiga to engei ( Motion pictures and dramas); arrived in San Francisco, 1926, and worked as editor for Japanese language newspapers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York; travelled around the world as a correspondent for Asahi shimbun from 1931 until the outbreak of World War II; dispatched to Manchuria after the Japanese attack; returned to U.S. as official correspondent, 1938; interned during World War II in Granada Relocation Center; commissioned to teach Japanese at University of Colorado; one of Japan's most respected newspaper correspondents, he also hosted a radio program, Amerika Dayori ( News from America); interviewees included John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Ernest Hemingway; lived in Washington, D.C. from 1946 until his death in 1978.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, published works, notebooks, and diaries of Yoneo Sakai. Also includes photographs of Sakai and his family, as well as photographs and postcards from Spain, the Middle East, California, China, and Japan. Includes Sakai's collection of publications, books, and serials, including an 1848 history of New York. Also contains nineteenth century photographs (some of which are tinted) of various portraits and scenes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Bibliographical.
    2. Writings.
    3. Graphic material.
    4. Research materials.
    5. Publications not by Sakai.
    6. Diaries.
    7. Manuscripts.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Sakai, Yoneo, 1900-1978--Archives.
    Journalists--Japan--Archival resources.
    Diaries.
    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Japanese American Research Project (Collection 2010). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.