This collection consists of correspondence, exhibition catalogs, a scrapbook, sketches, watercolors, drawings, oil paintings,
and monotype prints by Issei artist
Matsusaburo Hibi. Many of these materials relate to the time Hibi spent in the Tanforan Assembly Center (California) and the Central Utah
Relocation Center in Topaz, Utah, during World War II. The collection also contains a portfolio of 50 scenes of the Central
Utah Relocation Center drawn by Henry Fukuhara. There are English and Japanese materials in this collection.
Hibi was born in 1886; a native of Shiga Prefecture, he attended Hsei University in Kyoto, Japan; came to the United States in
1906; studied at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, 1919-30; taught art and Japanese in Hayward,
California, until the beginning of World War II; his family was interned in the Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz, Utah;
while in the camp, Hibi served as resident director of its art school, 1942-45; most of his artwork was exhibited in San Francisco,
California; he was also known as George M. Hibi; died in 1947.
1 box(0.5 linear ft.) and 29 oversize boxes
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Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright
holder, which must also be obtained.
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