The Yamato Ichihashi papers consist of a small amount of biographical material; reports,
notes and surveys concerning foreign relations between Japan and the West, 1919-1928;
uncorrected texts of the Washington Arms Limitation Conferences 1921-1922; reports and
correspondence concerning the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1925; studies and surveys made
by Ichihashi and others dealing with the Japanese immigration to the U.S.; articles and
reviews by Ichihashi; class notes and syllabi of his Japanese History courses, and selected
student papers. Boxes 5 through 8 contain correspondence, notes and some memoirs of the
World War II relocation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from the West Coast of the U.S.
Boxes 9 through 12 contain 21 diaries covering the years 1943-1963 recording current
international news events.
Yamato Ichihashi, born in Japan, came to the United States and received his A.B. in
Economics from Stanford in 1907, A.M. in 1908, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1914. He
returned to Stanford in 1913 to become Professor of Japanese History and Government. His
special interests included studies of Japanese in America and relations between Japan and
the United States. He participated as observer and secretary for the Japanese Government
during the Washington Arms limitation talks and conferences and the Institute of Pacific
Relations. After Pearl Harbor, Dr. Ichihashi and his family were "relocated" with others of
Japanese ancestry to places away from the immediate West Coast of the U.S. Following the end
of the War, Ichihashi and his wife returned to Stanford.
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documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the
Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.