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Finding aid for the Takeshi Ban Papers
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Box 1

Series 1 Account books 1927-1936

Physical Description: 4 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains financial records of Takeshi Ban's farm operation and financial records of Orange County Japanese Independent Christian Church Japanese school.
Box 1

Series 2 Administrative records 1937-1949

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains administrative records including contracts, statements, film lists, financial records, stock certificate, and a photograph. Majority of the records are of Nihon Eiga Renmei (Japanese Theatre Association) and Taiheiyo Bunka Kyoikukai (Pacific Society of Religious Education). It also includes constitution and publication for Pacific Bureau of New Musical Study.
Box 1

Series 3 Clippings 1938-1948

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains clippings of film advertisements from newspapers such as Tokyo Nichi-Nichi Shinbun and Hawaii Times.
Box 1

Series 4 Correspondence 1938-1952

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence of Takeshi Ban. Majority of the correspondences are from Noboru Tsuda from Japanese Theatre Association, Inc. and Suimin Matsui from a film-distributing agency.
Box 1

Series 5 Flyers ca. 1935

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains Japanese film flyers: Nihon no Shocho: A Symbol of Japan, Byakui no Kajin, and Tsuki yori no Shisha. The flyers are oversized and stored separately.
Box 1

Series 6 Journals 1933-1941

Physical Description: 18 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains journals of film screenings including dates, titles, locations, donator name lists, attendance, fees, and notes. The location covers from the West coast to the East coast such as, California, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, and New York.
Box 1

Series 7 Notebooks ca. 1913

Physical Description: 2 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains notebooks with drafts. One has a title "Toyoko san" and the other contain poems.
Box 2-9

Series 8 Publications ca. 1902-1986

Physical Description: 6 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications including Japanese textbooks. Most of the publications are in Japanese and the subjects vary including biography, directory, religion, immigration and novels by Japanese American authors. The Japanese textbooks are mostly from Hawaii and California and the level is from elementary to middle school.
Box 10-15

Series 9 Phonograph records ca. 1930s

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains records of Japanese songs mainly from the 1930s. Some are pressed and made in Los Angeles. There is a record of songs called "Rafu Ondo" (LA March) and "Amerika Ondo" (America March), which were made for the Japanese community in L.A.
Box 16

Series 10 3D objects

Physical Description: 3 small boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains rubber stamps (32 objects), stamp pads (2 objects), and business cards of Takeshi Ban and Pacific Society of Religious Education Inc. It also includes date and film flyer stamps.