Finding Aid for the Shiro Fujioka Papers, 1954-1959

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
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/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Shiro Fujioka Papers, 1954-1959

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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:
Manuscripts Division 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: Shiro Fujioka Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1954-1959
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Fujioka, Shiro
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Fujioka was born in 1878 a native of Aomori Prefecture. He arrived in the United States in 1897 and attended Columbia University. He was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the Nyyku Shimp ( New York Shimpo), the Hokubei Jiji ( The North American Times) (Seattle), and the Rafu Shimp ( The Los Angeles Japanese Daily) (Los Angeles). He was also an author and a respected spokesman and leader for the Southern California Japanese community before World War II. The collection consists of research data, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials assembled by Fujioka for a series of articles entitled Ayumi no ato ( Traces of a Journey) which he wrote for the Rafu Shimp 1954-56. These articles were later published as a book under the same title in 1957 by Ayumi no Ato Kank Kenkai [Committee for the Publication of Ayumi no Ato], Los Angeles. Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of 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 the Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shiro Fujioka Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Fujioka was born in 1878; a native of Aomori Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1897; attended Columbia University; was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the Nyyku Shimp (New York), the Hokubei Jiji (Seattle), and the Rafu Shimp (Los Angeles); president, Nanka Ch Nihonjin Kai (Central Japanese Association of Southern California), 1919-20; died in 1957.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research data, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials assembled by Fujioka for a series of articles entitled Ayumi No Ato ( Traces of a Journey) he wrote for the Rafu Shimp, 1954-56. These articles were later published as a book under the same title in 1957.
Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Fujioka, Shiro--Archives.
Fujioka, Shiro--Ayumi no ato.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Japanese Americans--United States--Archival resources.
Journalists--United States--Archival resources.

Related Material


Container List

 

Fujioka Papers 1954-1959

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.
 

Historical Sources, Biographical Sketches and Other Materials 1954-1956

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Gathered by Fujioka Shiro for the writing of a series of articles “Ayumi no Ato” [characters] [“Traces of a journey”] on the Rafu Shimp.
Box 59, Folder 1

A short handwritten biographical sketch of Fujioka Shiro.

Physical Description: (2pp., 1 item)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 59, Folder 2

Correspondence on the “Ayumi no Ato” articles. December 1954-February 1958

Physical Description: (50 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly information provided by knowledgeable Issei, fellow journalists and writers and friends in reply to the inquiries Fujioka made in regard to buried historical information on the Japanese in America, prominent and interesting Issei, local Japanese communities, and other data in different parts in the United States.
Box 59, Folder 3-4

Historical data for the “Ayumi no Ato” articles. n.d. (ca. 1954-1956)

Physical Description: (33 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly manuscripts written by unidentified authors and given to Fujioka. Cover a wide range of topics.
Box 59, Folder 5

Biographical sketches of 17 prominent Issei. 23 manuscripts prepared by others and given to Fujioka. n.d.

Physical Description: (23 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 59, Folder 6

Miscellaneous memos and notes. n.d.

Physical Description: (33 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 59, Folder 7-8

Miscellaneous printed materials and photos.

Physical Description: (10 items)
 

Newspaper Clippings

Physical Description: .5 linear ft.
Box 60, Folder 1

The Japanese language press. Collected for the “Ayumi no Ato” articles.

Physical Description: (24 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes some prewar articles.
Box 60, Folder 2

“Ayumi no Ato”, no. 1-no. 392. (incomplete). 1954-1956

Physical Description: (187 pieces)
Box 60, Folder 3

Fujioka Shiro articles. Mostly Rafu Shimp articles. Postwar.

Physical Description: (30 pieces)
Box 60, Folder 4

Miscellaneous newspaper articles from the Japanese language press.

Physical Description: (238 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Mostly unidentified. Postwar.