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
Collection is open for research.