Guide to the Hugh Anderson Collection, 1921-1959

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Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Hugh Anderson Collection, 1921-1959

Pasadena Museum of History



Research Library and Archives

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Research Library and Archives
  • 470 West Walnut Street
  • Pasadena, California 91103-3594
  • Phone: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 13
  • Fax: (626) 577-1662
  • Email: research@pasadenahistory.org
  • URL: http://www.pasadenahistory.org
Processed by:
Teresa Fitzgerald
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
© 1999 Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hugh Anderson Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1921-1959
Origination: Anderson, Hugh Harris, 1912-1999
Extent: 11 boxes
Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Hugh Anderson Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

Biography

Hugh H. Anderson was born in Pasadena on September 12, 1912. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1929. He received an AB in Social Science and Economics from Stanford University in 1934.
During World War II Anderson fought for the rights of relocated Japanese-Americans and helped secure the release of Esther Takei, the first Japanese-American to return to California from a relocation camp. Facing protests by some area residents, the Anderson family housed Ms. Takei upon her return to California where she attended Pasadena Junior College.
In 1954, Anderson took over the presidency of the Model Grocery Company from his father, Hugh S. Anderson. A longtime fixture in Pasadena, the Model Grocery Company opened its doors in 1893. Anderson ran the company until it closed in 1958.

Scope and Content

Besides personal correspondence and materials, the Hugh Anderson Collection (1921-1959) includes newspaper clippings, correspondence and materials regarding the World War II evacuation of Japanese-Americans to relocation centers and correspondence with wartime government and military officials. The collection includes correspondence and newspaper clippings about Esther Takei, the first Japanese-American readmitted to California from a relocation center in 1944, and the controversy surrounding her return to Pasadena.
The collection also includes information and correspondence regarding Anderson's involvement in the Guayule Rubber Project in the 1940s and materials and correspondence relating to the Model Grocery Company of Pasadena, California.

Key to Arrangement

Box I/1, Folder HA-1

Personal correspondence regarding Japanese American relocation during World War II, 1942-1959

Box I/1, Folder HA-2

Personal correspondence regarding Japanese American relocation during World War II, 1942-1944; photographs

Box I/1, Folder HA-3

Bulletins of the Japanese American Relations Committee, 1942-1944

 

"Public Opinion Quarterly: The Japanese-American Looks at Resettlement," 1944

 

"Japan Friends News," May 1946

 

"Climatic Summary of the United States, Section 25 - Northern Arizona"

Box I/1, Folder HA-4

Correspondence, articles regarding military service of Japanese-Americans during World War II, 1944-1946

Box I/1, Folder HA-5

Correspondence regarding property stored by interred Japanese-Americans during World War II, 1944

Box I/1, Folder HA-6

Anti-discriminatory materials, correspondence, articles

 

Japanese-Americans during World War II, 1941-1952, 1974

 

"An Outline of Negro History" by Robert E. Brown, Jr., 1941

 

Poems, pamphlets by Elsie Long, 1926

Box I/1, Folder HA-7

Correspondence, materials regarding Japanese-Americans returning to California from internment camps during World War II, 1944-1945

Box I/1, Folder HA-8/1

Correspondence, materials regarding Guayule Rubber Project, 1943-1944

Box I/1, Folder HA-8/2

Correspondence, materials regarding Guayule Rubber Project, 1944-1945, 1978

Box I/1, Folder HA-9

Reproductions of pencil sketches of scenes of relocation centers by Henry Fukuhara

Box I/2, Folder HA-10

Correspondence regarding Esther Takei's release from Granada Relocation Center in Amachi, Colorado and re-admittance to Pasadena, California to attend Pasadena Junior College. Includes letters for and against her arrival in Pasadena, 1944

Box I/2, Folder HA-10

Pamphlet, "From Camp to College: The Story of Japanese-American Student Relocation" by the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, 4/20/45

Box I/2, Folder HA-11

Newspaper clippings regarding Esther Takei's release from Granada Relocation Center and re-admittance to California to attend Pasadena Junior College, 1944

Box I/2, Folder HA-12

Newspaper clippings regarding Japanese-Americans return to their West Coast homes, conditions in relocation camps, Japanese saboteurs, 1944-1945

Box I/2, Folder HA-12

1944-1945; Newspaper clippings regarding the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order which ordered the relocation of Japanese-Americans, 1995

Box I/2, Folder HA-13

Correspondence regarding Public Law 886, which allowed Japanese-Americans to make claims for losses of property incurred by relocation during World War II

Box I/2, Folder HA-14

Photograph -- Japanese-American woman awaiting train for relocation

Box I/2, Folder HA-14

Correspondence regarding Public Law 866, which allowed Japanese-Americans to make claims for losses of property incurred by relocation during World War II

Box I/2, Folder HA-15

Newspaper clippings regarding evacuation claims

Box I/2, Folder HA-16

Correspondence regarding evacuation claims

Box I/2, Folder HA-17

Asahi Evening News, "Japanese Silk Products," 1962

Box II/1, Folder HA-18

Hugh Anderson personal data, resume, employment data and correspondence seeking employment, early 1950s

Box II/1, Folder HA-19

Correspondence relating to the water system at Ejido "El Porverir," Mexico

Box II/1, Folder HA-20

Correspondence regarding miscellaneous enterprises

Box II/1, Folder HA-21

Automobile pricing information

Box II/1, Folder HA-22

Photographs of and correspondence regarding "The Golden Rule" sailboat

Box II/1, Folder HA-23

Insurance information--homeowner's policy, medical insurance

Box II/1, Folder HA-24

Various consumer cooperatives' fiscal reports, 1954-1956

Box II/1, Folder HA-25

Pardo Players of Ancient Instruments--financial records, membership lists, programs, and correspondence, 1954-1957

Box II/1, Folder HA-26

Sierra Gems, Inc. (Titania)--advertisements, brochures, financial records and correspondence, 1951-1952

Box II/1, Folder HA-27

Pacific Foundation of Southern California--articles of incorporation, correspondence, newspaper clippings and minutes, 1957-1959

Box II/1, Folder HA-28

Brentwood College of Letters & Science (affiliated with Sequoia University)--correspondence, course outline, information, 1954-1957

Box II/1, Folder HA-29

News clippings about and correspondence with Richard Anderson, son of Hugh Anderson

Box II/1, Folder HA-29

Correspondence regarding Richard Anderson's studies in Japan, 1958-1959

Box III/1, Folder HA-30

The New Model Grocery Company

 

Store Catalogues, 1921-1931

 

Christmas catalog, 1954

Box III/2, Folder HA-31

The Model Grocery Company "Model Modes"

 

Volume II: 1-32, July 12, 1954 - June 27, 1955

 

Volume III: 1-33, July 25, 1955 - June 25, 1956

 

Volume IV: 1-13, July 16, 1956 - December 26,1956

 

Volume V: 1-6, July 1, 1957-September 30, 1957

 

1 copy "It all started back in 1893..." n.d.

 

Invitations, advertisement flyers (6), 1957-1958

Box III/2, Folder HA-32

The Model Grocery Company--45 black and white photographs, including a photograph of Hugh H. Anderson, 1956

Box III/3, Folder HA-33-1 - HA-33-37

Cookbooks

Folder HA-34

Grocers' Journal, September 10, 1954

Folder HA-35

Fortnight: California's own Newsmagazine, March 2, 1955

Folder HA-36

Telefood, August 16, 1956 (3 copies)

Box III/4

HA-39 The Model Grocery Company

 

Record Book with articles of incorporation (dated April 12, 1937) and bylaws

 

Minutes of stockholders meetings, 1953-1958

Box III/4, Othertype HA-40

The Model Grocery Company

 

Book of stock certificates

Box III/4, Othertype HA-41

The Model Grocery Company

 

Book of stock certificates

Box III/5, Folder HA-42

The Model Grocery Company

 

Board of Directors--general correspondence, 1955-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-43

The Model Grocery Company

 

Reports to stockholders, report of closing of store, 1953-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-44

The Model Grocery Company

 

Company stock assigned and purchased, 1952-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-45

The Model Grocery Company

 

Financial statements, 1928-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-46

The Model Grocery Company

 

Management reorganization, prospective buyers, early 1950s-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-47

The Model Grocery Company

 

Employees, 1956-1958

Box III/5, Folder HA-48

The Model Grocery Company

 

H.H. Armistead refinancing and operation of company, 1957

Box III/5, Folder HA-49

The Model Grocery Company

 

Mailing lists

Box III/5, Folder HA-50

The Model Grocery Company

 

Indebtedness, loans, notes, creditors, 1948-1958

Box III/6, Folder HA-51

The Model Grocery Company

 

Leases and licenses, 1944-1958

Box III/6, Folder HA-52

The Model Grocery Company

 

Personal correspondence, early 1950s-1958

Box III/6, Folder HA-53

The Model Grocery Company

 

Management consultants Jenssen, Boam & Martin, 1955

Box III/6, Folder HA-54

The Model Grocery Company

 

Hines Grocery Co., 1952-1953

Box III/6, Folder HA-55

The Model Grocery Company

 

Small Business Administration, 1958

Box III/6, Folder HA-56

The Model Grocery Company

 

KPFA (fm) Radio Literature, ca.1950s

Box III/6, Folder HA-57-1

The Model Grocery Company

 

Newspaper clippings

Box III/6, Folder HA-57-2

The Model Grocery Company

 

Newspaper clippings--advertisements

Box III/6, Folder HA-57-3

The Model Grocery Company

 

Opening, closing of store

 

Liquidation of stock

 

Miscellaneous

Box III/6, Folder HA-57-4

The Model Grocery Company

 

Newspaper clippings--obituaries of Hugh S. Anderson and others

Box III/7

HA-58-1 The Model Grocery Company

 

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1934, 1953-1956

Box III/7

HA-58-2 The Model Grocery Company

 

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1930-1942