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Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1905-1965
2010  
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Description
Kōtarō Sutō was born ca. 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, ca. 1916. He married Masa Sutō in 1921. Mr. Sutō worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business. This collection contains clippings about the Suts (mostly from Miami sources), photographs and snapshots of the Suts, records and correspondence related to Sutō's nursery, and correspondence and other records related to the Sutō's donations to various charitable organizations. It also includes clippings on Carl G. Fisher, Miami pioneer developer. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
Background
Kōtarō Sutō was born ca. 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, about 1916. He married Masa Sutō in 1921 and worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business. Mr. Sutō was given many commendations and honors for his active participation in and devotion to the city of Miami. Kōtarō and Masa, known as Papa and Mama, became United States citizens in 1958. Ktar died in 1963.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
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.