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Wire recordings of Japanese performers in Sacramento, California (Collection LSC 2120)
LSC 2120  
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Description
Twelve wire recordings and corresponding digitized copies that contain portions of a variety of live concerts performed by Japanese and Japanese American musicians on tour in Sacramento, California in and around the year 1950. The recordings capture portions of small concerts performed by unidentified musicians, as well as live concerts of well known Japanese performers of the era, including Hibari Misora, Hamako Watanabe, Yoshiko Otaka (Shirley Yamaguchi), Ryoichi Hattori, Tomiko Hattori, Shizuko Kasagi, and Kawada Haruhisa.
Background
In 1950, Japanese musicians were permitted to travel overseas and perform in the United States for the first time since the end of World War II. Many artists traveled across the United States on concert tours that year, and were greeted by Japanese-American fans in cities including Honolulu, Chicago, Los Angeles and Sacramento. The Wire Recordings of Japanese Performers in Sacramento, California capture a variety of these significant postwar concerts performed in the city during and around the year 1950. The earliest known provenance of the recordings is their purchase from a Sacramento antique market. Subsequently, the recordings were sold on eBay and purchased by the donor in August and September of 2008. The recordings were digitized into .WAV and .MP3 formats by the donor, who gifted both the analog and digital versions to UCLA Library Special Collections in November 2012.
Extent
0.5 linear ft. (1 document box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.