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Toshihei Jikihara papers, 1906-1930
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  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Title: Toshihei Jikihara papers
    Collection number: 2010
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet (6 boxes)
    Date: 1906-1930
    Abstract: Toshihei Jikihara 直(1869-1929), a Japanese immigrant, was a longtime resident of Upland, California and best known as a poet. He came to the United States in 1903 from Okayama Prefecture and thereafter held many occupations including labor camp operator, farmer, and inventor. He was also an avid writer and worked as editor to a coterie poetry magazine titled Remoncho. The collection consists of his biographical sketches, correspondence, diaries, writing manuscripts, notes, and clippings of poems. Materials are mostly in Japanese, with some in English.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Jikihara, Toshihei

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the request button located on this page.

    Preferred Citation

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

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

    Biography

    Jikihara was born 1869 and a native of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. In 1903, at the age of 34, he immigrated to the United Stated and settled in Upland, California. There, he worked as a labor camp operator, farmer, and inventor. He managed to receive patents for some of the agricultural equipments he had invented. He also edited and published for Remoncho, a magazine of Japanese poetry written by a group of agricultural laborers and housewives living in Southern California in the early twentieth century. He himself was an avid writer and became later known as a hermit poet. He died in 1929.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Jikihara’s personal correspondence, diaries, manuscripts of writings, draft notes, business and financial records, and clippings of poems. Materials are mostly in Japanese, with some in English.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Biographical sketches
    2. Personal correspondence
    3. Documents relating to Jikihara’s inventions
    4. Legal papers
    5. Financial records
    6. Scrapbook of poems
    7. Address book
    8. Diaries
    9. Manuscripts of essays, memoirs, poems, short stories, and haiku
    10. Notes and memos
    11. Poems by Flora E. Hill

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Jikihara, Toshihei--Archives.
    Diaries.
    Inventors--California, Southern--Archives.
    Japanese American farmers--California--Upland--Archives.
    Poets, Japanese--California, Southern--Archives.