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Guide to the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, 1959-2005 (1959-1963)
MSS 2005/15  
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  • Custodial History
  • Publication Rights
  • Access
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Accrual Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Acquisition Information

  • Title: Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2005/15
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.25 Linear feet (1 manuscript box; 2 record cartons; 4 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1959-1963
    Date (inclusive): 1959-2009
    Abstract: The collection contains general meeting minutes, correspondence, program information, photographs and scrapbooks developed by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.
    Language of Materials: Collection is predominately in English.
    creator: Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.

    Custodial History

    Members of the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter assembled these records over many years as part of their effort to document their involvement with the Ikebana organization, as well as their appreciation of Japanese culture and flower arrangement.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Ikebana is the Japanese study and practice of flower arrangement in order to create a closer bond with nature. In 1956, Ellen Gordon Allen established Ikebana International (I.I.) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Her vision for I.I. was to be a cultural, non-profit, and non-governmental organization that would spread the art form of Ikebana throughout the world. By the late 1950s, I.I. had chapters in cities as far as London to South Africa.
    In 1959, approximately thirty women in the Sacramento region submitted membership forms and received permission to create the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter. At a banquet held on December 3rd of the same year, the Sacramento Chapter received it's charter -- the second to be organized in California.
    In 1963, Sacramento held the second official Ikebana International Conference.
    The Sacramento Chapter continues to hold meetings, programs, exhibits, and tours pertaining to Japanese culture and the Ikebana art form.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2005/15, Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Accrual Information

    Further additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Christopher Rockwell.

    Scope and Contents

    The following collection includes board meeting minutes, correspondence, program and exhibit related materials, conference information, newsletters, publications, photographs and scrapbooks collected by the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter.
    There are seven main series pertaining to the collection consisting of Meetings; Programs, Events, and Special Guests; the Ikebana International Conference; Newsletters and Bulletins; Publications; Photographs and Scrapbooks.
    In particular, this collection focuses mainly on the Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter's meeting files, as well as their involvement with the second international conference held in Sacramento, CA in 1963.

    Acquisition Information

    The Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter records were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Joanne Iritani in 2005. Additions arrived in 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arts, Japanese.
    Flower arrangement
    Ikebana International. Sacramento Chapter
    Sacramento, Calif.