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Yoneo Sakai papers, 1848-1979
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Yoneo Sakai papers
    Collection number: 1426
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 21.5 linear ft. (43 boxes and 27 oversize boxes)
    Date: 1848-1979
    Scope and Content: 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.
    Creator: Sakai, Yoneo, 1900-1978

    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    Yoneo Sakai's unpublished material (diaries and manuscripts) cannot be photocopied or quoted without the permission of Ruby Sakai.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

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ruby Sakai, 1987-88.

    Preferred Citation

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

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233720 

    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.

    Related Material

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sakai, Yoneo, 1900-1978--Archives.
    Diaries.
    Journalists--Japan--Archives.
    Photographs.