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Finding Aid for the Joe Grant Masaoka Papers, 1964-1970
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joe Grant Masaoka Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1970
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Masaoka, Joe Grant
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Joe Grant Masaoka was born in Fresno, California, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was Regional Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in Denver, Colorado, from 1942-51 and established the Northern California regional office in San Francisco. This collection consists of correspondence, reports, legal briefs, and other documents related to the work of Mr. Masaoka.
    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], Joe Grant Masaoka 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

    Joe Grant Masaoka was born in Fresno, California, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was Regional Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in Denver, Colorado from 1942-51 and established the JACL Northern California regional office in San Francisco. He was a public relations consultant from 1951-64 and the Japanese American Research Project Administrator for the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1964-70. Mr. Masaoka died ca. 1970.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of correspondence, reports, legal briefs and other documents related to the work of Joe Grant Masaoka. It includes correspondence and other materials related to the Japanese American Research Project, materials related to the Ishida land case, and assorted legal briefs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence relating to the Japanese American Research Project, 1964-70 (Boxes 121-124).
    2. Miscellaneous materials relating to the Japanese American Research Project, 1962-70 (Box 125).
    3. Documents and correspondence relating to the Ishida land escheat case and claims, 1942-66 (Boxes 126-127).
    4. Documents, records and correspondence relating to Masaoka Associates (Box 128).
    5. Legal briefs (Box 129).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Masaoka, Joe Grant--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles)--Correspondence.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Japanese Americans--United States--Archival Resources.
    Correspondence.
    Briefs (legal documents).
    Legal documents.

    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.