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Finding Aid for the Matsusaburo Hibi Papers, 1893-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Matsusaburo Hibi Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1893-1972
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Hibi, Matsusaburo
    Extent: 1 box(0.5 linear ft.) and 29 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence, exhibition catalogs, a scrapbook, sketches, watercolors, drawings, oil paintings, and monotype prints by Issei artist Matsusaburo Hibi. Many of these materials relate to the time Hibi spent in the Tanforan Assembly Center (California) and the Central Utah Relocation Center in Topaz, Utah, during World War II. The collection also contains a portfolio of 50 scenes of the Central Utah Relocation Center drawn by Henry Fukuhara. There are English and Japanese materials in this collection.
    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], Matsusaburo Hibi Papers, Japanese American Research Project (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Matsusaburo Hibi was born in 1886; a native of Shiga Prefecture, he attended Hsei University in Kyoto, Japan; came to the United States in 1906; studied at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, 1919-30; taught art and Japanese in Hayward, California, until the beginning of World War II; his family was interned in the Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz, Utah; while in the camp, Hibi served as resident director of its art school, 1942-45; most of his artwork was exhibited in San Francisco, California; he was also known as George M. Hibi; died in 1947.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, exhibition catalogs, a scrapbook, sketches, watercolors, drawings, oil paintings, and monotype prints by Issei artist Matsusaburo Hibi. Many of the materials in the collection relate to the time Hibi spent in the Tanforan Assembly Center (California) and the Central Utah Relocation Center in Topaz, Utah, during World War II. Of note are 42 oil paintings on canvas by Hibi painted at the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Central Utah Relocation Center, 1942-45. The collection also contains a portfolio containing 50 scenes of the Central Utah Relocation Center drawn by Henry Fukuhara.
    Materials in this collection are in English and Japanese.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Biographical data and materials, 1892-1908.
    2. Correspondence between Hibi and his elder brother, Takesuke, November 1906-February 1931.
    3. Materials relating to Hibi's career as an artist.
    4. Materials relating to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz, Utah.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hibi, Matsusaburo--Archives.
    Central Utah Relocation Center.
    Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.).
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles.
    Artists--California--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.
    Oil paintings.
    Drawings.
    Fukuhara, Henry.

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