Kumezo Hachimonji was born in 1888. A native of Miyagi Prefecture, he graduated from Thoku Gakuin in Sendai and arrived in
the United States in 1918. He received his BS from Columbia University. Before World War II he owned and operated Valley Seed
Company in El Monte, California. He was also known as K. Hatchmonji. The collection consists of diaries, essays, memoirs,
correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and photographic negatives related to the life of agricultural
specialist and merchant Kumezo Hachimonji. Materials in the collection are in English and Japanese.
Hachimonji was born in 1888; a native of Miyagi Prefecture, he graduated from Thoku Gakuin in Sendai and arrived in the United
States in 1918; BS, Columbia University; owned and operated Valley Seed Company in El Monte, California, before World War
II; he was also known as K. Hatchmonji; died in 1956.
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