Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1970

Processed by Dan Luckenbill; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Note

Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies Geographical (By Place)--United States History--United States and North American History Arts and Humanities--Art--Photography

Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1970

Collection number: 483

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, November 1997
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, April 2001
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kōtarō Sutō Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940- ca. 1970
Collection number: 483
Creator: Sutō, Kōtarō
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Kōtarō Sutō (ca. 1883- ) worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business. This collection contains clippings about the Sutōs (mostly from Miami sources), photographs and snapshots of the Sutōs, records and correspondence related to Sutō's nursery, and correspondence and other records related to the Sutō's donations to various charitable organizations. It also includes clippings on Carl G. Fisher. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Asian American Studies Center, UCLA.

Funding

This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Ktar Sut Papers (Collection 483). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Kōtarō Sutō was born ca. 1883; a native of Kanagawa Prefecture, he came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, ca. 1916; married Masa Sutō, 1921; worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business; was given many commendations and honors for his active participation in and devotion to the city of Miami; Kōtarō and Masa, known as Papa and Mama, became United States citizens (1958); Kōtarō died in 1963.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, and letters related to Kōtarō Sutō and his wife Masa Sutō.
Most of the collection is in English with portions in Japanese.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Sutō, Kōtarō--Archives.
Nursery growers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
Nursery dealers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Scrapbooks.
Photographs.
Letters.
Clippings.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Sutō, Masa.

Related Material

Additional material related to Kōtarō Sutō is found in Boxes 141-142 and 723 of the (Collection 2010). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
(Collection 2010). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1

Two scrapbooks, photographs and clippings. 1940s-1970s

Scope and Content Note

  • Clippings primarily 1960s and 1970s.
  • photographs earlier ca. 1940s-ca. 1970s.