Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1905-1965

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Carol A. Turley; supplementary encoding and revision by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1905-1965

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library Special Collections

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Carol A. Turley and Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Carol A. Turley, December 2001
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kōtarō Sutō papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1905-1965
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Sutō, Kōtarō
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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

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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], Kōtarō Sutō 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

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.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, business records, and photographs related to the life of Kōtarō Sutō and his wife Masa Sut. Includes clippings about the Sutōs mostly from Miami sources, photographs and snapshots of the Sutōs, records and correspondence related to Sutō's nursery, and correspondence and other records related to the Sutō's donations to various charitable organizations. Also includes clippings on Carl G. Fisher, Miami pioneer.
Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence and newspaper clippings (Box 141).
  2. Business records and correspondence, photographs, and miscellany (Box 142).
  3. Oversize photographs (Box 723).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Sut, Ktar--Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Nursery growers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
Nursery dealers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Correspondence.
Clippings.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Sutō, Masa.


Container List

 

The Kōtarō Sutō papers are found in Boxes 141, 142 and 723 of the Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States   (Collection 2010).