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Finding Aid for the Shigeki Oka Papers, 1914-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Shigeki Oka Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1957
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Oka, Shigeki, 1878-1959
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Shigeki Oka was a native of Kochi Prefecture, Japan, born 1878. He was employed by Yorozu Chh before relocating to the United States in 1902. He was an influential journalist in the pre-war Japanese community. He was briefly interned at Heart Mountain but was released to engage in propaganda activites against Japan. This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and other published materials related to the life of Shigeki Oka. It also includes a small collection of correspondence and miscellaneous manuscripts written during his internment at Heart Mountain (ca. 1942). Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.
    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], Shigeki Oka 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

    Oka was a native of Kochi Prefecture, born 1878; employed by Yorozu Chh before relocating to the United States; he arrived in the United States, 1902; he was an influential journalist in the pre-war Japanese community and operated the Kinmon Press (San Francisco) and published the Amerika Shimbun and fu Nipp ( Sacramento Daily News); was briefly interned at Heart Mountain but was released to engage in propaganda activities against Japan on behalf of the British Armed Forces in India during World War II.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and other published materials related to the life of newspaper publisher, socialist, and author Shigeki Oka. Clippings and published materials relate to research for Oka's publications and includes information about Abiko Kyutaro and pre-war Japanese newspaper articles. Also includes a small collection of correspondence and miscellaneous manuscripts written during his internment at Heart Mountain (ca. 1942), manuscripts of Oka articles, and 1 diary.
    Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Diary, sources and manuscripts for a projected biography of Abiko Kyutaro, and other miscellaneous manuscripts and personal papers (Box 133).
    2. Newspapers, newspaper clippings and other published materials (Box 134).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Oka, Shigeki, 1878-1959--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Journalists--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--United States--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

    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.