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Finding Aid for the Shinkichirō Shima papers, 1894-1965
2010  
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Shima papers 1894-1965

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

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Shima Shinkichirō (1877- ). Cactus nurseryman, Southern California. A native of Fukuoka Prefecture who arrived in America in 1894. Poet and devout Christian.
Box 136, Folder 1

Biographical data : undated

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Eight pieces of scratch paper containing brief biographical information on Shima. Memorable occasions from 1877 through 1933 were documented chronologically. In English and Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 2

Diary : 1894-circa 1950

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One unbound notebook of diary beginning on Oct. 9, 1894 when Shima left Yokohama, Japan, on board the Empress of China for the United States. Subsequent entries were made only on memorable occasions. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 3

Diary : 1949 December 22-1950 February 7

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One notebook of diary. Poems are also included. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 4

Drafts of letters : 1942 August 6-circa 1946, May, 1959

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Three notebooks containing drafts of letters written by Shima: Two notebooks were written in the Manzanar Relocation Center from August 6, 1942 to ca. May 1946; and one notebook contains drafts of letters written in ca. 1959, poems, and some account notes. In English and Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 5

Correspondence : circa 1954-1965

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Incoming correspondence from Oral Roberts, Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and others. Materials also include two letters from Japanese Research Institute of Rare Plants and Animals regarding Cactus business. In English and Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 6

Immigration documents : undated

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Application for a certificate of arrival and preliminary form for a declaration of intention.
Box 136, Folder 7

Naturalization examination : after 1950

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One booklet and two pieces of study notes for the naturalization examination. In English.
Box 136, Folder 8

Address book : 1951-1955, 1960-1963

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One address book for Christmas cards and gifts. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 9

Financial documents : 1958 November 30, 1959 August 29

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Two pieces of financial documents. In English.
Box 136, Folder 10

豊前人同志會創立趣意書 Buzenjin Dōshikai setsuritsu shuisho : 1934 December

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A leaflet containing objectives for 豊前人同志會 Buzenjin Dōshikai, an association for people from the Buzen region, Japan. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 11

南加福岡県人会·婦人会 Nanka Fukuoka Kenjinkai and Fujinkai : ca.1957 October-1961 March

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Leaflets regarding 南加福岡県人会 Nanka Fukuoka Kenjinkai [Association for People from Fukuoka Prefecture] and 南加福岡婦人会 Nanka Fukuoka Fujinkai [Women's Association for People from Fukuoka Prefecture]
Box 136, Folder 12

信用貯金組合人事相談部創立の趣意 Shin'yō Chochiku Kumiai Jinji Sōdanbu sōritsu no shui : undated

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One piece of scratch paper containing objectives for establishment of an office in a trust bank which assists their church members in making savings. Written by Shima and Takai Ikuo.
Box 136, Folder 13

Religious leaflet : 1948

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A leaflet including religious poems circulated by Shima. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 14

Hymns : 1943 January 1, and undated

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Two notebooks of hymns in a Japanese poetic form compiled by Shima; one was compiled in the Manzanar Relocation Camp; and the date of the other notebook is unknown. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 15

Manuscripts for 霊帳 Reichō : undated

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Three notebooks including manuscripts for 霊帳 Reichō, a collection of Shima's poems. In Japanese.
Box 136, Folder 16

霊帳 Reichō : 1958 November

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One privately-printed book including a collection of Shima's poems; and an estimate for its publication. In Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 1

Manuscripts for "Daily blessing" : 1962 January 1-1964 December 31

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Three notebooks and three pieces of paper containing manuscripts for "Daily blessing" written from January 1, 1962 through December 31, 1964. In English and Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 2

Manuscripts for "Daily blessing" : 1965 January 1-December 25

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Manuscripts for "Daily blessing" written from January 1 through December 25, 1965. In English and Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 3

Manuscripts for "Daily blessing" : probably 1966 January 1-30, March 1-April 28

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Manuscripts for "Daily blessing" written probably in 1966, January 1-30, and March 1-April 28. In English and Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 4

Religious writings (1 of 2) : undated

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Four notebooks containing collections of various religious writings. In Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 5

Religious writings (2 of 2) : undated

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Five notebooks containing collections of various religious writings. In Japanese.
Box 137, Folder 6

Religious poems (1 of 3) : 1942-circa 1957, and undated

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Twenty seven pieces of scratch paper containing manuscripts of religious poems composed by Shima. In Japanese and English.
Box 137, Folder 7

Religious poems (2 of 3) : undated

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Four notebooks containing manuscripts of religious poems composed by Shima. In Japanese and English.
Box 137, Folder 8

Religious poems (3 of 3) : undated

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Three notebooks containing manuscripts of religious poems composed by Shima. In Japanese and English.
Box 138, Folder 1

Religious poems with reading notes (1 of 2) : 1901-1910

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One notebook containing reading notes and religious poems composed by Shima.
Box 138, Folder 2

Religious poems with reading notes (2 of 3) : undated

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Religious poems composed by Shima. Includes reading notes on the Japanese translation of "The manhood of the master" written by Harry Emerson Fosdick and "修養の友 Shūyō no tomo" by 吉村末吉 Yoshimura Suekichi. In Japanese.
Box 138, Folder 3

Religious poems with reading notes (3 of 3) : undated

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Religious poems composed by Shima. Includes reading notes for "愛の暦 Ai no koyomi," the Japanese translation of Leo Tolstoy's work, and works of 賀川豊彦 Kagawa Toyohiko. Primarily in Japanese with some in English.
Box 138, Folder 4

Religious poems with religious writings (1 of 3) : undated

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Collections of various manuscripts for religious poems with verses in the Bible and other religious writings. Primarily in Japanese, with texts in English.
Box 138, Folder 5

Religious poems with religious writings (2 of 3) : undated

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Collections of various manuscripts for religious poems with verses in the Bible and other religious writings. Primarily in Japanese, with texts in English.
Box 138, Folder 6

Religious poems with religious writings (3 of 3) : undated

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Collections of various manuscripts for religious poems with verses in the Bible and other religious writings. Primarily in Japanese, with texts in English.
Box 138, Folder 7

Document on loyalty : undated

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One item documenting "忠 chū" [loyalty] in Japanese.