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Guide to the Tomoo Ogita Photograph Albums
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Biographical and family

 

Tomoo Ogita

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Portraits 1947, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 2

Resume and biographical sketch 1973, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 3

Yoshiaki Ogita portraits, clippings, and event program 1945, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains formal portraits of Tomoo's brother, Yoshiaki, a commencement program Military Intelligence Service Language School, and clippings about the commencement, where Yoshiaki was presented with the Faculty Award for an Outstanding Student.
Box : Folder 1 : 4

Correspondence 1965, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Comprises two incoming letters received by Ogita while in Japan and Korea.
 

Loose photographs

Box : Folder 1 : 5

Photographs laid in Album 1 circa 1920s-early 1940s

Physical Description: 18 images
Box : Folder 1 : 6

Photographs laid in Album 3 circa 1943-1946

Physical Description: 13 images
Box : Folder 1 : 7-14

General circa 1946-1962, undated

Physical Description: 194 images

Scope and Content Note

These photographs are largely unidentified and were not associated with any particular album. Photographs include a wedding (circa 1946) and extensive photographs of a traditional Japanese funeral service (1955).
 

Photograph albums

Box : 2

Album 1. Early photographs of the Ogita Family circa 1920s-early 1940s

Physical Description: 446 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains the earliest photographs of Tomoo Ogita and family members, primarily in California. Photographs span Ogita's youth, from infancy to high school. Early photographs include portraits that probably pre-date Ogita's birth (1924). Later photographs include shots of family outings, football games, track meets, and classmates.
Box : 3

Album 2. Classmates and relocation center 1944, undated

Physical Description: 104 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of university classmates (probably in Michigan), friends, and events at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado.
Box : 3

Album 3. Relocation center and Hiroshima 1943-1946, undated

Physical Description: 252 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of Ogita family members at Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado, 20 photographs (3 x 4 inch) of the ruins of Hiroshima, and photographs of Tomoo and Yoshiaki in U.S. government uniforms. Also contains various friends and family in the U.S. and in Japan, including photographs of Ogita's first wedding.
Box : 4

Album 4. "Memories of Japan, volume I" 1945-1946

Physical Description: 74 images

Scope and Content Note

Primarily contains 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch prints of friends and landmarks. Includes 3 snapshots of Tokyo ruins. Also includes larger portraits of young women. Album is annotated in English and Japanese. Volume II was not received by UCI.
Box : 2

Album 5. "Memories of Japan, volume III" 1945-1946

Physical Description: 242 images

Scope and Content Note

Primarily contains 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch prints of friends and landmarks. Includes 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch prints of the same 20 images of Hiroshima that are described in Album 3. Also includes a map of Kanato, Japan. Album is annotated in English and Japanese.
Box : 5

Album 6. Portraits 1954-1955, undated

Physical Description: 30 images

Scope and Content Note

Primarily contains black-and-white portraits (8 x 10 inch) taken by Tomoo Ogita. Also includes two photographs of Ogita.
Box : 5

Album 7. Proof prints 1956-1957

Physical Description: 633 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white proof prints (2 x 2 inches) cut from contact sheets. Images include friends, U.S. government events in Japan, cultural events, and the production of Japanese arts and crafts, including weaving, pottery, and painting.
Box : 6

Album 8. Proof prints 1956-1957

Physical Description: 1445 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains strips of small black-and-white proof prints (1 x 1 1/2 inches) cut from contact sheets. Images include family, friends, theatrical performances, and scenic shots of Japan, including Iwappara ski resort, Yuzawa, Tokyo, Nagano, and Mt. Asama. Some photographs are labeled.
Box : 6

Album 9. Proof prints 1957 January

Physical Description: 103 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white proof prints (1 x 1 1/2 inches and 2 x 2 inches) cut from contact sheets. Images appear to be of a single event that consisted of speeches, a ceremony, and a traditional Japanese meal. Also includes 5 group portraits (5 x 6 1/2 inch).
Box : 6

Album 10. Proof prints 1961

Physical Description: 1219 images

Scope and Content Note

Contains strips of small black-and-white proof prints (1 x 1 1/2 inches) cut from contact sheets. Images include Sumo wrestling, a picnic, funeral, award ceremony, farewell party, weddings, coworkers, and scenic views of Japan, including Tokyo Bay. Some photographs are labeled.
Box : Folder 4 : 1-10

Album 11. Postcards and photographs undated

Physical Description: 202 images (postcards and photographic prints)

Scope and Content Note

This album does not appear to have been created by Ogita. It contains postcards of Honolulu; surfing in Hawaii; Philippines; and Kyoto, Japan. Photographs primarily include the native peoples and scenic views of Hawaii; Philippines; Mt. Fuji, Japan; and other locations in Japan. Many of the photographs are commercially produced and include the location stamped in ink on the verso.

Processing/Project Information

Album pages had loosened from the binding and were placed in folders for preservation purposes.
Box : Folder 7 : 1-10

Album 12. Postcards and photographs 1935-1936

Physical Description: 590 images (postcards and photographic prints)

Scope and Content Note

This album was not created by Ogita. It contains postcards and photographs of Shanghai; Hong Kong; and Penang, Peking, and the Great Wall in China; Also includes one small Chinese folk painting and a photograph of broken feet that have been traditionally bound. Singapore; Ceylon; Thailand; Malaysia; and many other sites. Some of the photographs are commercially produced rather than original work. Most of the photographs are labeled.

Processing/Project Information

Album pages had loosened from the binding and were placed in folders for preservation purposes.