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Negatives and Cirkut negatives 1949 - 1986

Scope and Contents

This series contains various sized negatives and cirkut negatives from 1949-1986 taken by the Ninomiya Studio. Also included are negative packets with attached and loose funeral notices, as well as examples of other negative packets selescted from the collection. Items numbered "99" have an unknown creation date.
box 1

Negatives 49-2 to 50-170 1949 - 1950

box 2

Negatives 50-171 to 50-226B 1950

box 3

Negatives 50-227 to 50-314 1950

box 4

Negatives 50-315 to 50-412 1950

box 5

Cirkut negatives 50-900 to 50-903 1950

box 6

Negatives 51-1 to 51-137 1951

box 7

Negatives 51-138 to 51-246 1951

box 8

Negatives 51-249 to 51-358 1951

box 9

Negatives 51-359A to 51-427 1951

box 10

Cirkut Negatives 51-900 to 51-905 1951

box 11

Cirkut negatives 51-906 to 51-909 1951

box 12

Negatives 52-1 to 52-130 1952

box 13

Negatives 52-131 to 52-249 1952

box 14

Negatives 52-250 to 52-382 1952

box 15

Negatives 52-383 to 52-456 1952

box 16

Cirkut negatives 52-900 to 52-905 1952

box 17

Cirkut negatives 52-908 to 52-911 1952

box 18

Negatives 53-1 to 53-137 1953

box 19

Negatives 53-138 to 53-310B 1953

box 20

Negatives 53-311 to 53-588 1953

box 21

Negatives 53-589 to 54-91 1953-1954

box 22

Cirkut negatives 53-900 to 53-903 1953

box 97

8 x 10 Negatives 53-168 to 54-593 1953-1954

box 23

Negatives 54-92 to 54-219B 1954

box 24

Negatives 54-220 to 54-344 1954

box 25

Negatives 54-355 to 54-472 1954

box 26

Negatives 54-473A to 54-593A 1954

box 27

Negatives 54-593B to 55-91 1954-1955

box 98

8 x 10 Negatives 54-597 to 55-437 1954-1955

box 28

Negatives 55-92 to 55-217B 1955

box 29

Negatives 55-218 to 55-328 1955

box 30

Negatives 55-329 to 55-440 1955

box 31

Negatives 55-542 to 55-574 1955

box 32

Negatives 55-564 to 56-111 1955-1956

box 33

Negatives 56-112 to 56-215 1956

box 34

Negatives 56-216 to 56-334 1956

box 35

Negatives 56-335 to 56-415 1956

box 36

Negatives 56-416 to 56-501 1956

box 37

Negatives 56-502 to 56-578 1956

box 99

8 x 10 Negatives 56-443 to 56-302C 1956

box 100

8 x 10 Negatives 56-314C to 56-573 1956

box 38

Negatives 57-01 to 57-130A 1957

box 39

Negatives 57-130B to 57-231 1957

box 40

Negatives 57-232A to 57-384C 1957

box 41

Negatives 57-385 to 57-503B 1957

box 42

Negatives 57-504 to 58-58 1957-1958

box 101

8 x 10 Negatives 57-4 to 57-275 1957

box 102

8 x 10 Negatives 57-276 to 57-503 1957

box 103

8 x 10 Negatives 57-506 to 58-311 1957-1958

box 43

Negatives 58-59 to 58-199 1958

box 44

Negatives 58-200A to 58-318 1958

box 45

Negatives 58-319 to 58-444 1958

box 46

Negatives 58-456 to 58-589 1958

box 47

Negatives 58-590A to 58-900 1958

box 104

8 x 10 Negatives 58-325 to 58-681 1958

box 48

Negatives 59-01 to 59-378B 1959

box 49

Negatives 59-379 to 59-495 1959

box 50

Negatives 59-496 to 59-593 1959

box 51

Negatives 59-595 to 59-644B 1959

box 105

8 x 10 Negatives 59-73 to 59-374 1959

box 106

8 x 10 Negatives 59-378 to 60-356 1959-1960

box 52

Negatives 60-01 to 60-139 1960

box 53

Negatives 60-140A to 60-698 1960

box 107

8 x 10 Negatives 60-357 to 61-19 1960-1961

box 54

Negatives 61-01 to 61-190 1961

box 55

Negatives 61-201 to 61-610 1961

box 56

Negatives 61-411 to 61-614A 1961

box 57

Negatives 61-542 to 61-750 1961

box 108

8 x 10 Negatives 61-25 to 61-532 1961

box 109

8 x 10 Negatives 61-548 to 62-447 1961-1962

box 58

Negatives 62-542 to 62-473 1962

box 59

Negatives 62-474 to 62-625 1962

box 60

Negatives 62-626A to 63-138 1962 - 1963

box 61

Negatives 63-139 to 63-276 1963

box 62

Negatives 63-277 to 63-417 1963

box 64

Negatives 63-418A to 63-542 1963

box 110

8 x 10 Negatives 62-031 to 63-107 1962-1963

box 111

8 x 10 Negatives 63-131 to 63-107 1963

box 65

Negatives 64-01 to 64-166 1964

box 66

Negatives 64-168 to 64-328 1964

box 67

Negatives 64-330 to 64-441 1964

box 68

Negatives 64-442 to 64-559 1964

box 69

Negatives 64-560 to 64-608 1964

box 70

Negatives 65-01 to 65-185 1965

box 71

Negatives 65-186 to 65-420 1965

box 72

Negatives 65-421 to 65-624 1965

box 73

Negatives 65-625 to 66-204C 1965 - 1966

box 74

Negatives 66-421 to 66-544 1966

box 112

8 x 10 Negatives 63-444 to 66-145 1963-1966

box 75

Negatives 67-001 to 67-462 1967

box 76

Negatives 68-001 to 68-254 1968

box 77

Negatives 68-255 to 68-900 1968

box 113

8 x 10 Negatives 66-151 to 67-430 1966-1968

box 78

Negatives 69-01 to 69-218 1969

box 79

Negatives 69-219 to 69-404 1969

box 80

Negatives 70-01 to 70-244 1970

box 81

Negatives 70-245 to 70-905 1970

box 82

Negatives 71-01 to 71-246 1971

box 83

Negatives 71-247 to 71-394 1971

box 84

Negatives 72-01 to 72-188 1972

box 85

Negatives 72-189 to 73-078 1972 - 1973

Physical Description: Includes 35 mm negatives.
box 86

Negatives 73-079 to 74-076 1973 - 1974

box 87

Negatives 74-077 to 76-133B 1974 - 1976

box 88

Negatives 76-134 to 77-144 1976 - 1977

box 89

Negatives 77-145A to 78-109 1977 - 1978

box 90

Negatives 78-111 to 79-113 1978 - 1979

box 91

Negatives 80-34 to 80-952 1980

Physical Description: Includes 35 mm negatives.
box 92

Negatives 81-0 to 81-58 1981

Physical Description: Includes 35 mm negatives.
box 93

Negatives 82-26 to 83-129 1982 - 1983

Physical Description: Includes 35 mm negatives.
box 94

Negatives 84-1 to 84-900 1984

Physical Description: Includes 35 mm negatives.
box 95

Negatives 85-1 to 86-30 1985 - 1986

box 96

Negatives 99-30 to 99-112 undated

box 114

8 x 10 Negatives 68-086 to 99-35 1968 - 1971, undated

box 285, folder 1-6

Negative packets with funeral notices and loose funeral notices 1953-1971

box 286, folder 1

Cirkut ephemera 1950-1952

box 286, folder 2-3

Negative packets 1949-1969

General

Selected negative packets from the collection.
 

Prints 1949 - 1986, undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains various sized prints from 1949-1986 taken by the Ninomiya Studio. Items numbered "99" have an unknown creation date.
box 115

Prints 49-129 to 50-170 1949

box 116

Prints 50-171 to 50-214 1950

box 117

Prints 50-217 to 50-286 1950

box 118

Prints 50-287 to 50-350A 1950

box 119

Prints 50-351 to 50-411 1950

box 120

Prints 51-1 to 51-100A 1951

box 121

Prints 51-100B to 51-184 1951

box 122

Prints 51-185 to 51-235 1951

box 123

Prints 51-238 to 51-280 1951

box 124

Prints 51-281 to 51-322B 1951

box 125

Prints 51-325B to 51-359B 1951

box 126

Prints 51-361 to 51-392B 1951

box 127

Prints 51-392C to 51-419 1951

box 128

Prints 52-2 to 52-75 1952

box 129

Prints 52-76 to 52-164 1952

box 130

Prints 52-165 to 52-228 1952

box 131

Prints 52-230 to 52-315 1952

box 132

Prints 52-316 to 52-339 1952

box 133

Prints 52-340 to 52-392 1952

box 134

Prints 52-393 to 52-431 1952

box 135

Prints 52-432 to 52-447 1952

box 136

Prints 53-5 to 53-154 1953

box 137

Prints 53-160A to 53-300 1953

box 138

Prints 53-307 to 53-547B 1953

box 139

Prints 53-548A to 53-623 1953

box 140

Prints 54-1 to 54-77 1954

box 141

Prints 54-80 to 54-170 1954

box 142

Prints 54-175 to 54-253 1954

box 143

Prints 54-254 to 54-280 1954

box 144

Prints 55-283 to 54-387B 1954

box 145

Prints 54-388B to 54-473A 1954

box 146

Prints 54-473B to 54-546 1954

box 147

Prints 54-554 to 54-593B 1954

box 148

Prints 54-596 to 54-623 1954

box 149

8 x 10 Prints 50-02, 54-41 to 54-390 1950, 1954

box 150

8 x 10 Prints 54-391 to 54-620 1954

box 151

Prints 55-01 to 55-150 1955

box 152

Prints 55-157 to 55-217 1955

box 153

Prints 55-218 to 55-275 1955

box 154

Prints 55-278 to 55-298 1955

box 155

Prints 55-303 to 55-369 1955

box 156

Prints 55-370 to 55-392B 1955

box 157

Prints 55-401 to 55-500 1955

box 158

Prints 55-501 to 55-577 1955

box 159

8 x 10 Prints 55-02 to 55-382 1955

box 160

8 x 10 Prints 55-386 to 56-385 1955-1956

box 161

Prints 56-01 to 56-85 1956

box 162

Prints 56-87A to 56-144B 1956

box 163

Prints 56-149 to 56-215 1956

box 164

Prints 56-216 to 56-310 1956

box 165

Prints 56-314A to 56-400 1956

box 166

Prints 56-401A to 56-456 1956

box 167

Prints 56-457 to 56-500 1956

box 168

Prints 56-501 to 56-543A 1956

box 169

Prints 56-543B to 56-574 1956

box 170

8 x 10 Prints 56-401 to 56-573, 57-21 to 57-145 1956, 1957

box 171

Prints 57-03 to 57-94 1957

box 172

Prints 57-99 to 57-159A 1957

box 173

Prints 57-159B to 57-180 1957

box 174

Prints 57-184 to 57-226 1957

box 175

Prints 57-232A to 57-373 1957

box 176

Prints 57-375 to 57-472 1957

box 177

Prints 57-473A to 57-575 1957

box 178

8 x 10 Prints 57-150 to 57-298 1957

box 179

8 x 10 Prints 57-3xx to 57-384 1957

box 180

8 x 10 Prints 57-393 to 57-536 1957

box 181

Prints 58-302 to 58-373 1958

box 182

Prints 58-2 to 58-110B 1958

box 183

Prints 58-111 to 58-201 1958

box 184

Prints 58-203 to 58-295 1958

box 185

Prints 58-380 to 58-452 1958

box 186

Prints 58-468 to 58-503 1958

box 187

Prints 58-507 to 58-590 1958

box 188

Prints 58-593 to 58-674 1958

box 189

Prints 58-675 to 58-900 1958

box 190

8 x 10 Prints 58-17 to 58-380 1958

box 191

8 x 10 Prints 58-381 to 58-668 1958

box 192

Prints 59-01 to 59-338 1959

box 193

Prints 59-340A to 59-418 1959

box 194

Prints 59-419 to 59-527 1959

box 195

Prints 59-530A to 59-566 1959

box 196

Prints 59-567 to 59-643 1959

box 197

8 x 10 Prints 59-78 to 59-340 1959

box 198

8 x 10 Prints 59-355 to 59-530 1959

box 199

Prints 60-01 to 60-113B 1960

box 200

Prints 60-114A to 60-586 1960

box 201

Prints 60-587 to 60-697 1960

box 202

8 x 10 Prints 60-25 to 60-250 1960

box 203

8 x 10 Prints 60-274 to 60-655 1960

box 204

8 x 10 Prints 60-304 to 60-360 1960

box 205

Prints 61-01 to 61-167 1961

box 206

Prints 61-168 to 61-313 1961

box 207

Prints 61-314 to 61-516 1961

box 208

Prints 61-532A to 61-621 1961

box 209

Prints 61-622 to 61-750 1961

box 210

8 x 10 Prints 61-19 to 61-739 1961

box 211

Prints 62-083 to 62-508A 1962

box 212

Prints 62-509A to 62-674 1962

box 213

8 x 10 Prints 62-031 to 62-457 1962

box 214

8 x10 Prints 62-469 to 62-508 1962

box 215

8 x 10 Prints 62-509 to 62-595 1962

box 216

8 x 10 Prints 62-626 to 62-670 1962

box 217

Prints 63-02B to 63-219 1963

box 218

Prints 63-220 to 63-349B 1963

box 219

Prints 63-350 to 63-472 1963

box 220

Prints 63-475 to 63-577 1963

box 221

Prints 63-578B to 63-648 1963

box 222

8 x 10 Prints 63-003 to 63-181 1963

box 223

8 x 10 Prints 63-188 to 63-307 1963

box 224

8 x 10 Prints 63-309 to 63-406 1963

box 225

8 x 10 Prints 63-412 to 63-313 1963 - 1964

box 226

Prints 64-01 to 64-144 1964

box 227

Prints 64-147 to 64-286 1964

box 228

Prints 64-287 to 64-328 1964

box 229

Prints 64-330 to 64-438 1964

box 230

Prints 64-442 to 64-544 1964

box 231

Prints 64-594 to 64-605 1964

box 232

Prints 65-01 to 65-300 1965

box 233

Prints 65-301 to 65-395 1965

box 234

Prints 65-396 to 65-473 1965

box 235

Prints 65-474 to 65-582 1965

box 236

Prints 65-583 to 65-677 1965

box 237

Prints 66-109 to 66-495 1966

box 238

Prints 66-496 to 66-541 1966

box 239

8 x 10 Prints 66-002 to 66-109 1966

box 240

8 x 10 Prints 66-135 to 66-329 1966

box 241

8 x 10 Prints 66-357 to 66-427 1966

box 242

8 x 10 Prints 66-449 to 66-476 1966

box 243

8 x 10 Prints 66-517 to 66-553 1966

box 244

Prints 67-01 to 67-461 1967

box 245

8 x 10 Prints 67-107 to 67-430, 68-58 to 68-202 1967-1968

box 246

Prints 68-01 to 68-211 1968

box 247

Prints 68-224 to 68-900 1968

box 248

8 x 10 Prints 68-259 to 68-393, 69-21 to 69-323, 70-77 to 70-209, and 71-366 1968-1971

box 249

Prints 69-01 to 69-109 1969

box 250

Prints 69-111A to 69-284 1969

box 251

Prints 69-287 to 69-344 1969

box 252

Prints 69-346 to 69-402B 1969

box 253

Prints 70-02 to 70-193 1970

box 254

Prints 70-194 to 70-904 1970

box 255

Prints 71-01 to 71-258 1971

box 256

Prints 71-263 to 71-391 1971

box 257

Prints 72-002 to 72-131 1972

box 258

Prints 72-231 to 72-273 1972

box 259

Prints 72-133 to 72-229 1972

box 260

Prints 73-001 to 73-138 1973

box 261

Prints 73-141 to 73-901 and 74-03 to 74-76 1973 - 1974

box 262

Prints 74-82 to 74-202 and 75-02 to 75-900 1974, 1975

box 263

Prints 76-04 to 76-903 1976

box 264

Prints 77-24 to 77-114 1977

box 265

Prints 77-116 to 77-901 1977

box 266

Prints 78-01 to 78-107 1978

box 267

Prints 78-108 to 78-158 and 79-04 to 79-93 1978, 1979

box 268

Prints 80-34 to 80-951 1980

box 269

Prints 81-00 to 81-58 1981

box 270

Prints 82-26 to 82-129 and 83-14 to 83-129 1982, 1983

box 271

Prints 84-2 to 84-900 1984

box 272

Prints 85-1 to 85-78 and 86-22 to 86-30 1985, 1986

box 273

Prints 99-01 to 99-14 1999

box 274

Prints 99-15 to 99-113 1999

box 275

Prints 99-39 to 99-902 1950, 1954-1958

General

This box contains unsorted prints and prints with an unknown creation date.
box 287, folder 23

Oversized prints undated

General

Oversized prints of Walter Woo and photograph number 99-23.
 

Invoices, receipts, customer cards, and Ninomiya Studio ephemera 1940 - 1982

General

This series contains invoices, receipts, customer cards, and ephemera, such as envelopes and business cards, for the Ninomiya Studio. Also included is personal material related to the Ninomiya family.
box 276-280

Customer cards 1949 - circa 1982

General

Customer and photograph information written on index cards.
box 284, folder 1

Checkbook for the Ninomiya Studio April 17, 1941 - March 28, 1942; January 20, 1950 - August 26, 1950

box 284, folder 2

Expenses list for August-December 1949 August-December 1949

box 284, folder 6-7

Ninomiya Studio invoices and business receipts 1951-1952

General

Two years (1951-1952) of selected invoices and business receipts for the Ninomiya Studio. Some of the invoices include Kowl American Japanese Cultural Broadcasting Society, The Photomount Company, Gross Photo Supply, Nanka Hiroshima Kenjin-Kai, and LA Japanese Company Daily News.
box 281, folder 1-4

Ninomiya Studio invoices and business receipts January 1953 - December 1954

General

Two years (1953-1954) of selected invoices and business receipts for the Ninomiya Studio. Some of the invoices include The Japanese Telephone Directory of Southern California, New Japanese American News, Browns Photo Supply, and Crossroads.
box 284, folder 3

Unsigned leases for the Ninomiya Studio 1953-1954

box 282, folder 1-6

Ninomiya Studio invoices and business receipts January 1955 - December 1958

General

Four years (1955-1958) of selected invoices and business receipts for the Ninomiya Studio. Some of the invoices include N. S. Blankenberg Company, The New Graphic Arts Directory, The Chicote Company, California Daily News, Keystone Photo Service, and Iwata Photography Supply.
box 284, folder 9-11

Ninomiya Studio invoices and business receipts January - December 1959

General

One year (1959) of selected invoices and business receipts for the Ninomiya Studio. Some of the invoices include The Chicote Company, California Daily News, Brown's Photo Supply, Eastman Kodak Stores Inc., and Iwata Photography Supply.
box 283, folder 1-7

Ninomiya Studio invoices and business receipts January 1960 - December 1965

General

Six years (1960-1965) of selected invoices and business receipts for the Ninomiya Studio. Some invoices include Western Frame Company, Kashu Mainichi, Rafu Shimpo, Calvary Flower Shop, Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. and The Wholesale Supply Company.
box 284, folder 4

Envelopes, business cards, and other material related to the Ninomiya Studio circa 1940-1980

box 284, folder 5

Address book undated

box 284, folder 8

Personal material for the Ninomiya family 1978; undated

General

Personal material includes grocery lists from Elwin Ninomiya, a framed photo of a young boy, and other personal documents.
 

Correspondence 1919 - 1944; 1969 - January 23, 1980

Language of Material: English, Japanese.

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence to the Ninomiya Studio and family.
box 287, folder 1

Two letters from Itsuji Ninomiya, to R. Ninomiya 1919

Language of Material: Japanese.

General

Two letters written in Japanese from Ituji Ninomiya to his son, R. Ninomiya, in Japan.
box 287, folder 2

Easter card from Whitmir, to Kinso Ninomiya March 28, 1921

box 287, folder 3

Letter and Easter program from E.W. Bodley, to Kinso B. Ninomiya April 2, 1921

General

Letter from E.W. Bodley to Kinso Ninomiya discussing his vacation, church life and friends, and the Easter service that took place at Bodley's church. Included is the Easter program from March 27, 1921.
box 287, folder 4

Letter from Shiro Ninomiya, to Ninomiya Studio 1940

Language of Material: Japanese.

General

Two letters and one postcard from Shiro Ninomiya to the Ninomiya Studio written in Japanese. One of the letters was sent from Shanghai.
box 287, folder 5

Letter from S. Ninomiya, to Ninomiya Studio circa 1940

Language of Material: Japanese.

General

One letter from S. (Shiro) Ninomiya to the Ninomiya Studio written in Japanese sent from Shanghai.
box 287, folder 6

Letter from Kataysima, to Mr. Kinso Ninomiya March 18, 1944

Language of Material: Japanese.

General

One letter from Kataysana from the Tule Lake incarceration camp to Kinso Ninomiya, who was incarcerated at the Poston incarceration camp. The letter is written in Japanese.
box 287, folder 7

Postcard from Robert Gisuke Sakamoto to Ninomiya Studio April 6, 1955

box 287, folder 8

Letter from Nisei Week Inc. to Ninomiya Studio September 29, 1969

box 287, folder 9

Letter from Ramsey Mizuki to Elwin Ninomiya January 5, 1971

General

Letter from Ramsey Mizuki to Elwin Ninomiya regarding ordering prints from the Ninomiya Studio.
box 287, folder 22

Christmas card from Miss Hitomi Sogo to Ichiro Elwin Ninomiya December 1978

General

Christmas card from Miss Hitomi Sogo to Ichiro Elwin Ninomiya with a handwritten note describing what is going on in her life and where she is working.
box 287, folder 15

Letters and promotional material from the Sumitomo Bank of California circa 1960 - 1970

box 287, folder 10

Letter from Helen Mitsui to Ninomiya Studio January 23, 1980

General

Letter from Helen Mitsui regarding photograph enlargement and final payment to the Ninomiya Studio.
box 287, folder 11

Letter from Ayako Fujinora, to Ichiro Elwin Ninomiya, Ninomiya Studio undated

General

Letter from Ayako Fujinara to Ichiro Elwin Ninomiya from Japan expressing how he would like to come and visit Ichiro and Los Angeles.
box 287, folder 12

Letter from Satora Ninomiya, to Ninomiya Studio undated

Language of Material: Japanese.

General

Letter from Satoru Ninomiya to the Ninomiya Studio written in Japanese from Hiroshima, Japan.
box 287, folder 13

Letter from Margaret Tanese to Ninomiya Studio October 30, 1961

General

Includes invoice from the Ninomiya Studio.
 

Directories, publications, programs, and other documents circa 1940-1950, 1957, 1969 - June 1993

General

This series contains Southern California Japanese American telephone (1957, 1967-1970, 1973) and Poston incarceration camp reunion directories, Tozai Times publication, Nisei Week programs, and other documents related to the American Legion Department of California, the Japanese American National Museum, and Japanese camp rally songs. There are also business cards, brochures, postcards, and photographs from the "Saving Ninomiya: A Photographic Rescue Mission" project started by producer/director Michael Risner.
box 287, folder 13

Japanese "Y" camp rally song sheets circa 1940-1950

box 287, folder 14

Meeting minutes from American Legion Department of California Commodore Perry Post No. 525 December 7, 1971

box 287, folder 16

Nisei Week Japanese festival programs 1979; 1993

box 287, folder 17

"Directory Colorado River Relocation Center blocks 35, 36, 45, 46" September 4, 1988

General

Reunion directory for the Poston incarceration camp.
box 287, folder 18

Artifact wish list for "Issei Pioneers, 1885-1924;" Collection management policy for the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) July 1989; undated

box 287, folder 19-20

Tozai Times September 1990 - June 1993

box 287, folder 21

"Saving Ninomiya: A Photographic Rescue Mission" 2010-2016

General

Business cards, brochures, postcards, and photographs from the "Saving Ninomiya: A Photographic Rescue Mission" from producer/director, Michael Risner.
box 288, folder 1

Japanese telephone and business directory of Southern California 1957

General

Number 35
box 288, folder 2

Southern California Japanese American telephone directory 1969-1970

box 288, folder 3

Southern California Japanese American telephone directory 1973