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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information for Digitized Materials
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Kobata Family Photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2021.004
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: 96.5 Megabytes 61 jpeg files
    Physical Description: .75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1967
    Date (bulk): 1910-1925
    Abstract: This collection includes digitized photographs and a commemorative photo album related to the Kobata family. Images in the collection include the Kobata Nursery in Los Angeles, plants at the nursery, tour photographs of Japan, and portraits of the Kobata family. All of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.
    Material Specific Details: English description for the Japanese illustrated album was provided by Yoko Okunishi.
    Language of Material: English , Japanese .

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Harold Kobata donated the digitalized photographs and commemorative photo album during a Scanning Day event in 2018. The original material was returned to the donor.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Gerth Archives and Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    This collection contains digitized photographs created from loaned material. The donor retained the original items.

    Related Materials

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For more information: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. 

    Processing Information for Digitized Materials

    The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files (3.43 Gb, 61 files) were scanned to and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Deparment Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSUJAD Techincal Reference Guide 

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    All of the digitized photographs are available online at Kobata Family Photographs  They are also available on the Public Use Drive as JPG files at the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. Please request copies at the reference desk.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    All of the collection has been digitized and is available at the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project site: Kobata Family Photographs 

    Scope and Contents

    Kobata Family Photographs (1902-1967; bulk 1910-1925) contains 29 digitized photographs (96.5 Mb) and a commemorative album from a tour of Japan in 1925. The digitized photographs and commemorative were donated at a Scanning Day event in 2018. The digitized images in the collection are mainly matted photographs of the Kobata Nursery and portraits of the Kobata family. Most of the digitized photographs have handwritten notes from Harold Kobata, a family member and donor of the collection. The commemorative album includes tour images of Japan, and it features Nobujiro Kobata, Harold Kobata's uncle. Community leaders organized the tour for the Nisei students who studied at Japanese language schools.

    Biographical / Historical

    Harold Takashi Kobata was born in Gardena on April 5, 1926 to Giichiro and Umeno Kobata. Giichiro and Umeno Kobata immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s and opened the Kobata Nursery in Los Angeles on Jefferson. Harold attended Gardena High School before relocating to Salt Lake City during World War II. After World War II, he moved back to Gardena and went to college. Harold married his wife Reiko Hagio on October 1, 1954, and they had two children together. He died in October 2020.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nursery growers -- California
    Japanese American families
    Japan -- Description and travel
    Hawaii -- Description and travel
    Kobata family