Finding Aid for the Yasukichi Iwasaki Papers, 1899-1965

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
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Finding Aid for the Yasukichi Iwasaki Papers, 1899-1965

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • 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:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Yasukichi Iwasaki Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1965
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Iwasaki, Yasukichi
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Iwasaki was born in 1876. A native of the Shiga Prefecture, he arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1899 and entered the United States in 1901. He worked as a section hand in Missoula, Montana, a cannery worker in Anacortes, Washington, and a hotel manager in Tacoma, Washington. In 1904 he started to farm in Washington and eventually moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, to settle down as a farmer in 1913. He and his family were interned in the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho, during World War II. The collection consists of handwritten autobiographical sketches and diaries of Yasukichi Iwasaki, 1899-1900 and 1917-45. The entire collection is 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

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.

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], Yasukichi Iwasaki 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

Iwasaki was born in 1876; a native of the Shiga Prefecture, he arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1899 and entered the United States in 1901; he worked as a section hand in Missoula, Montana, a cannery worker in Anacortes, Washington, and a hotel manager in Tacoma, Washington; in 1904 he started to farm in Washington and eventually moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, to settle down as a farmer in 1913; he and his family were interned in the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho, during World War II.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of handwritten autobiographical sketches and diaries of Yasukichi Iwasaki, 1899-1900 and 1917-45.
The entire collection is in Japanese.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Handwritten autobiographical sketches (Box 82).
  2. Diaries (Boxes 82-85).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Iwasaki, Yasukichi--Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Japanese American farmers--Northwest, Pacific--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.
Diaries.

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.

Container List

 

Iwasaki Papers 1899-1965

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.
 

Brief Handwritten Autobiographical Sketches and Diaries 1899-1900 & 1917-1945

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.
Box 82, Folder 1

Handwritten autobiographical sketches. n.d. (ca. 1965)

Physical Description: (Manuscripts, 4 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 82

Diaries. 1899-1900 & 1917-1922

Physical Description: (1 notebook & 6 diary-books)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

The entries in the first diary, 1899-1900, begin on September 29, 1899, the day on which he left his native village in Shiga Prefecture for his long trip to America.
Box 83

Diaries. 1923-1929

Physical Description: (7 diary-books)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 84

Diaries. 1930-1937

Physical Description: (8 diary-books)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 85

Diaries. 1938-1945

Physical Description: (7 diary-books)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Includes the diaries kept at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Hunt, Idaho.