Inventory of the Goichiro Inouye papers
Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Library and Archives Staff
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Stanford, CA 94305-6003
Title: Goichiro Inouye papers
Date (inclusive): 1899-1940
Collection Number: 2019C46
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
2 ms. boxes, 1 oversize folder
Abstract: Correspondence, personal documents, and photographs, relating to Japanese immigration to the United States.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
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Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2018.
[Identification of item], Goichiro Inouye Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Japanese immigrant worker in the United States.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Goichiro Inouye papers include correspondence, personal documents, financial documents, and photographs related to Japanese
immigration to the United States.
Goichirō (Charlie) Inouye was a Japanese migrant worker from Fukuoka, Japan. He initially worked at the Mana sugar plantation
camp in Kuai, Hawaii (circa 1899-1906). He later migrated to Sonoma and leased a vineyard (circa 1908-1914), then moved to
Los Angeles to be a gardener (circa 1918-1921) before returning to Japan. He returned to the United States in 1937 and lived
in California (circa 1940). There is no record of Inouye having been removed to an internment camp.
The papers demonstrate the complexity of Japanese migration to the United States in the 20th century. The collection includes
Inouye's immigration records; a passport issued by the Empire of Japan for his son in 1913; a sugar plantation contract and
other supporting documents in Hawaii; a vineyard lease contract in Sonoma, CA; remittance and the receipts for the Nihonjinkai
(the Japanese Association) fee and donations to the Japanese military and temples in Fukuoka and Hilo, Hawaii; and bank ledgers.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Japan -- Emigration and immigration
Japanese -- United States
box 1, folder 1-2
Incoming letters from family in Japan
box 1, folder 4
Yokoyama Village Head
Outgoing correspondence to friends and family in Japan
box 1, folder 5
California state poll tax
box 1, folder 8
Japanese Military Finance and the National War Finance Committee of the American Red Cross
box 1, folder 9
box 1, folder 10
Japanese American newspaper
box 1, folder 11
box 1, folder 12
Waialua Agricultural Company labor contract
box 1, folder 13
Receipts, security deposit for contract labor
box 1, folder 14
Tamomoshi rotating credit certificate
box 1, folder 15
Loan agreements in Japan
box 1, folder 16
Japanese passport issued to Miyoji Inouye