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Hisaka, Donald M. Collection
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The Donald M. Hisaka Collection spans the years 1962-2007 and documents Hisaka’s career as architect and educator. The Collection is organized into five Series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, and Joseph Kaempfer Projects. The Project Records make up the bulk of the Collection and contain photographs, slides, drawings, and a small number of files. Well-documented projects include the Bartholomew County Jail in Columbus, IN, a city noted for recruiting innovative modern architects to design their buildings, the Old Orchard Country Club in Ibaraki, Japan, and the tasting room and museum for Takara Sake in Berkeley, CA.
Donald Hisaka was born on Bacon Island near Stockton, CA in 1927. His parents were first generation immigrants from Japan and raised Don and his five siblings on an impoverished potato farm. However, after the attack on Pearl Harbor the Hisaka family was relocated to Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas where Don met his future wife, Michiko Oga.
36 Cubic Feet: 1 carton, 32 document boxes, 26 flat folders, 22 tubes
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Collection is open for research.