Finding Aid for the Shasui Takayanagi Papers, ca. 1943

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Amy Shung-Gee Wong
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/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Note

Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies History--United States and North American History Geographical (By Place)--United States Arts and Humanities--Art--Painting

Finding Aid for the Shasui Takayanagi Papers, ca. 1943

Collection number: 1370

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, December 1984 & July 1986
Encoded by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, November 2000
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shasui Takayanagi Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1943
Collection number: 1370
Creator: Takayanagi, Shasui
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Takayanagi was interned at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northwestern Wyoming near the cities of Cody and Powell. It was one of ten United States government camps used to house Japanese Americans during World War II under the administration of the War Relocation Authority (WRA). It opened in August 1942 and closed in November 1945, holding more than 10,000 internees at its peak. Collection consists of paintings, memorabilia, and ephemera related to Heart Mountain Relocation Camp during the 1940s. Some of the 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • 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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shasui Takayanagi, 1984.

Funding

This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shasui Takayanagi Papers (Collection 1370). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Takayanagi was interned at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northwestern Wyoming near the cities of Cody and Powell. It was one of ten U.S. government camps used to house Japanese Americans during World War II under the administration of the War Relocation Authority (WRA). It opened in August 1942 and closed in November 1945, holding more than 10,000 internees at its peak.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of paintings, memorabilia, and ephemera related to Heart Mountain Relocation Camp during the 1940s.
Materials in this collection are in Japanese and English.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Takayanagi, Shasui--Archives.
Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.
Paintings.

Related Material

Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
Japanese American Research Project - Fading Footsteps of the Issei (Collection 2010). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Shasui Takayanagi Papers, v.p., ca. 1943-1945

Physical Description: (4 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Materials pertaining to Mr. Shasui Takayanagi's experiences in Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.
Oversize Box 1

Memorabilia, handicrafts and paintings.

Box 2

Poems, letters and business documents.

Box 3

Poetry written in camp, issues of poetry magazine Hokubei Tanka (1945), and envelopes (only) addressed to Mr. Takayanagi (ca. 1943-44).

Box 4

Miscellaneous printed and manuscript materials and 3 record albums.

Box 5

Carved wood handicrafts.

Oversize Box 6

Watercolors, calligraphy and silk embroidery.