Guide to the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, 1959-2005 (1959-1963)

Finding aid prepared by Christopher Rockwell
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu
April 2008.


Title: Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records
Identifier/Call Number: JAAC 2005/15
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 7.25 Linear feet (1 manuscript box; 2 record storage containers; 2 oversize flat boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1959-1963
Date (inclusive): 1959-2005
Abstract: The collection contains general meeting minutes, correspondence, program information, and scrapbooks developed by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.
Language of Materials: Collection is predominately in English.
creator: Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.

Custodial History

Members of the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter assembled these records over many years as part of their effort to document their involvement with the Ikebana organization, as well as their appreciation of Japanese culture and flower arrangement.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Access

Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

Biographical / Historical Note

Ikebana is the Japanese study and practice of flower arrangement in order to create a closer bond with nature. In 1956, Ellen Gordon Allen established Ikebana International (I.I.) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Her vision for I.I. was to be a cultural, non-profit, and non-governmental organization that would spread the art form of Ikebana throughout the world. By the late 1950s, I.I. had chapters in cities as far as London to South Africa.
In 1959, approximately thirty women in the Sacramento region submitted membership forms and received permission to create the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter. At a banquet held on December 3rd of the same year, the Sacramento Chapter received it's charter -- the second to be organized in California.
In 1963, Sacramento held the second official Ikebana International Conference.
The Sacramento Chapter continues to hold meetings, programs, exhibits, and tours pertaining to Japanese culture and the Ikebana art form.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], JAAC 2005/15, Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Accrual Information

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Christopher Rockwell.

Scope and Contents

The following collection includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, program and exhibit related materials, conference information, newsletters and scrapbooks collected by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.
There are five main series pertaining to the collection consisting of Meetings; Programs, Events, and Special Guests; the Ikebana International Conference; Newsletters and Bulletins; and Scrapbooks.
In particular, this collection focuses mainly on the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's meeting files, as well as their involvement with the second international conference held in Sacramento, CA in 1963.

Acquisition Information

The Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Joanne Iritani in 2005.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arts, Japanese.
Flower arrangement
Ikebana International. Sacramento Chapter
Sacramento, Calif.

 

Series 1: Meetings, circa 1960s

Arrangement note

Meetings, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 1-10) This series contains materials from Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's meetings, featuring membership listings, resignations, board meeting minutes, reports, statements, correspondence with the official Ikebana headquarters, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to meetings. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.
Box 1, Folder 1

Members and Officers, 1961-1990

Language of Material: English
Box 1, Folder 2

Resignations, 1961-1962

Language of Material: English
Box 1, Folder 3

Board Minutes, 1959

Box 1, Folder 4

Board Minutes, 1960

Box 1, Folder 5

Board Minutes, 1961

Box 1, Folder 6

Board Minutes, 1962

Box 1, Folder 7

Board Minutes, 1963

Box 1, Folder 8

Reports and Statements, 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence, 1959-1964

Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous, circa 1960s

 

Series 2: Programs, Events, and Special Guests, circa 1960s

Arrangement note

Programs, Events, and Special Guests, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 11-20) This series contains correspondence and materials from the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's development and involvement with local programs, events, and special guests. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.
Box 1, Folder 11

Professor Houn Ohara, 1960s

Box 1, Folder 12

Professor Tsujii, 1960

Box 1, Folder 13

Annual Show, 1961 and 1987

Box 1, Folder 14

International Bridal Fashion Show, 1961

Box 1, Folder 15

Ikebana Study Tour, 1961-1963

Box 1, Folder 16

Bonsai Exhibit, 1962

Box 1, Folder 17

Japanese Classical Dancing Program, 1962

Box 1, Folder 18

Sacramento Garden and Art Center, 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 19

International Friendship Luncheon, 1964

Box 1, Folder 20

Miscellaneous, 1961-1962

 

Series 3: Ikebana International Conference, 1963

Arrangement note

Ikebana International Conference, 1963. (Box 1, Folders 21-23) This series contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and a program pertaining to the second International Cofnerence held in Sacramento by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.
Box 1, Folder 21

Committee Meeting Minutes, 1963

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence, 1962-1963

Box 1, Folder 23

Program, 1963

 

Series 4: Newsletters and Bulletins, circa 1960s

Arrangement note

Newsletters and Bulletins, circa 1960s. (Box 1, Folders 24-25) This series contains official Ikebana International newsletters, as well as miscellaneous bulletins, relating to Ikebana International and the Sacramento chapter. The arrangement is organized by type of material, and in chronological order whenever possible.
Box 1, Folder 24

Ikebana International Newsletters and Bulletins, circa 1960s

Box 1, Folder 25

Miscellaneous, circa 1960s

 

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1959-2005

Arrangement note

Scrapbooks, 1959-2005. (Box 2, Item 1; Box 3, Item 1; Box 4, Items 1-3; and Box 5, Items 1-3) This series contains scrapbooks between the years 1959 through 2005 pertaining to the Sacramento Chapter. It includes newsclippings, programs, and photographs. The arrangement is organized in chronological order whenever possible.
Box 2, Object 1

Scrapbook, 1959-1979

Box 3, Object 1

Scrapbook, 1976-1983

Box 4, Object 1

Scrapbook, 1982-1984

Box 4, Object 2

Scrapbook, 1989-1994

Box 4, Object 3

Scrapbook, 1994-1998

Box 5, Object 1

Scrapbook, 1998-1999

Box 5, Object 2

Scrapbook, 2000-2002

Box 5, Object 3

Scrapbook, 2002-2005