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Finding Aid for the Shigeki Oka Papers, 1914-1957
2010  
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Oka Papers 1914-1957

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Oka Shigeki [characters] (1878-1959). Mover, printer, newspaper publisher, socialist, and author. A native of Kochi Prefecture. Employed by the Yorozu Choho before arriving in America in 1902. Operated the Kinmon Press in San Francisco and published the Amerika Shimbun and Ofu Nippo [Sacramento Daily News]. Interned at Heart Mountain but released to work for the United States government in India during World War II.
 

Diary, Sources and Manuscripts

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

For a projected biography of Abiko Kytar. Also, other miscellaneous manuscripts and personal papers.
Box 133, Folder 1

A diary of Oka Shigeki. 1914

Physical Description: (1 diary-book)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 133, Folder 2

Correspondence of Oka Shigeki and miscellaneous manuscripts written during his internment at Heart Mountain. ca. June-November 1942

Physical Description: (12 items)
Language of Material: In English.
Box 133, Folder 3

Personal correspondence of Oka Shigeki. 1956

Physical Description: (17 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 133, Folder 4-5

Sources and manuscripts for a projected biography of Abiko Kyutaro.

Box 133 , Folder 4

Manuscripts.

Physical Description: (17 items)

Scope and Content Note

  • 1. Forward by Oka Shigeki, in both English and Japanese. 1957. 2pp. + 3pp.
  • 2. A copy of a speech given by Abiko Kyutaro commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Northern California Japanese Buddhist Church in 1930. In Japanese. 6pp.
  • 3. Akashi Junzo [characters] Abiko-shi no insho: Shashin kekkon kinshi jiken no kioku [characters] [An impression of Mr. Abiko Kyutaro: a memory on the prohibition on the passage of picture-brides to the United States]. Nikko, 1956. In Japanese. 27pp.
  • 4. Konno Toyoji [characters] Senken no meiarishi kaitakusha Abiko Kyutaro-shi o keibo [characters] [A tribute to the enlightened pioneer, Abiko Kyutaro], Livingston, 1955. In Japanese. 6pp.
  • 5. Kodaira Kunio [characters] Chjitsu-naru kykaijin [characters] [A devoted Christian], Tokyo, 1956. In Japanese. 2pp.
  • 6. Kuroishi Kiyosaku [characters] Abiko Kyutaro o [characters] [Abiko Kyutaro], Sao Paulo, Brazil, n.d. In Japanese. Kuroishi is publisher of the Burajiru Jiho, a Japanese language newspaper published in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 36pp. + 4pp.
  • 7. Nakamura Kaju [characters] Abiko Kyutaro o [characters] [Abiko Kyutaro], Tokyo, 1956. In Japanese. 5pp.
  • 8. Kazuo Kay Nishida, Kyutaro Abiko: Pioneer with a Vision, n.d. In English. 2pp.
  • 9. Okina Hisamitsu [characters] Abiko Kyutaro o to watakushi [characters] [Abiko Kyutaro and I], Tokyo, [1956]. In Japanese. 31pp.
  • 10. Okubo Itsuji [characters] Ko Abiko Kyutaro shi no koseki o shinobite [characters] [Abiko Kyutaro and his accomplishments], Los Angeles, 1957. In Japanese. 2pp.
  • 11. Yamamura Shiro [characters] Abiko Kyutaro-kun o tsuiokushite [characters] [Reminiscence of Mr. Kyutaro Abiko], 1956. In both Japanese and English. 8pp. + 5pp.
  • 12. Yamano Masataro [characters] Sempai Abiko-san [characters] [Mr. Abiko: My esteemed senior], Tokyo, [1956]. In both Japanese and English. 8pp. + 6pp.
Box 133 , Folder 5

Correspondence Oka Shigeki received re the projected publication of Abiko's biography, mostly from acquaintances of Abiko living in Japan. 1956

Physical Description: (16 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 133, Folder 6

Manuscripts of Oka Shigeki's articles. n.d.

Physical Description: (18 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 133 , Folder 6

Beikoku shgy kankdan to Koike Sryji [characters].

Physical Description: (2pp.)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Beika Jgoman-yo-doru (hka yonsen-nihyaku-man-en ij) o Nihon nogyoseinen no tame jisan [characters].

Box 133 , Folder 6

Tga-kun ni atau [characters].

Physical Description: (6pp.)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Shoki tobei no josei tachi [characters].

Physical Description: (4pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

'Yorozu Chh' jidai no Yamagata sensei: rokuj-nen mo mukashi no koto [characters].

Physical Description: (6pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Kekkyoku shihonka wa awarena matsuro o tadoraneba naranai no de wa nai ka? [characters].

Physical Description: (4pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Kaikoku isshi: Amerika Hikozo jijoden [characters], [I] & III.

Physical Description: (13pp. + 3pp., photocopies)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Untitled (Autobiography).

Physical Description: (8pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Kawariyuku Nihon-machi: Sk no koto desu [characters].

Physical Description: (25pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

Soko Kokusai Kyokai, Nichibei Kazoku Kurabu hokoku [characters].

Physical Description: (23pp., photocopy)
Box 133 , Folder 6

8 other miscellaneous manuscripts.

Box 133, Folder 7

Sources and documents collected by Oka Shigeki for his writing of articles. ca. 1933-ca. 1948

Physical Description: (14 items)
Language of Material: In English and Japanese.
Box 133, Folder 8

Taisho jnendo Rafu Nihonjinkai ykensha meibo [characters] [Roster of electors: Japanese Association of Los Angeles]. 1921

Physical Description: (4pp.)
Box 133, Folder 9

Ktoku Shusui [characters] Shutsugoku gin nijugoin (sekishokuki) [characters]. 1905

Physical Description: (1p., 1 item)

Scope and Content Note

A Chinese poem composed in a prison.
Box 133, Folder 10

Miscellaneous published materials collected by Oka Shigeki. Mostly postwar.

Physical Description: (14 items)
 

Newspapers, Clippings and Other Published Materials

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.
Box 134, Folder 1

Amerika Shimbun [characters] [ The America Shimbun], vol. III, no. 1-2. May 29, 1957; November 12, 1958

Physical Description: (2 items)

Scope and Content Note

A weekly Japanese language newspaper published by Oka Shigeki in San Francisco.
Box 134, Folder 2

Shmaky [characters] [ Magic Mirror], nos. 1-2. n.d. (ca. 1926)

Physical Description: (2 items)

Scope and Content Note

An exposé newspaper published by Osawa Eizo with Ikeda Toyohiko as editor in San Francisco.
Box 134, Folder 3

Kujku Shinshi [characters], no. 1. June 15, 1917

Physical Description: (1 item)

Scope and Content Note

A newspaper printed by Oka Shigeki in San Francisco mainly as an organ of zaibei Tosajin (people from the Province of Tosa).
Box 134, Folder 4

Hakugekih [characters] [Mortar], no. 2. November 11, 1939

Physical Description: (1 item)

Scope and Content Note

A newspaper printed in San Francisco with intent of challenging the established authorities in the Japanese community.
Box 134, Folder 5

Shh Mitsuhoshi [characters] [ The Three Star Weekly], vol. I, no. 3. October 19, 1939

Physical Description: (1 item)
Language of Material: In both Japanese and English.

Scope and Content Note

A weekly printed in Los Angeles.
Box 134, Folder 6

Clippings of Washizu Shakuma [characters] Rekishi emmetsu no nageki [characters], nos. 1-97 (complete). ca. 1923

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)

Scope and Content Note

A series of newspaper articles which appeared on the Nichibei Shimbun. Includes a few other newspaper clippings.
Box 134, Folder 7

Clippings of newspaper articles written by Suzuki Mugen and published in the Ofu Nippo. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 134 , Folder 7

“Ofu heigen doho kaikoshi” [characters] (An introductory article).

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Ofu heigen doho no hatten shiki” [characters], 1-4.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Doho yo kakuji no rekishi ni mezamete chusho hibo o haiseyo” [characters], 1-4.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Shoki no tobeisha” [characters], 1-3.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Nihon minzoku to kaigai shiso” [characters], 1-5.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Sakuramento heigen” [characters], 1-44.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Sakuramento-gun” [characters], 1-9.

Box 134 , Folder 7

“Sakuramento-shi” [characters], 1-52.

Box 134, Folder 8

Seid [characters]. Osaka, Japan. Vol. 4, no. 11; vol. 22, no. 1, 5,11; vol. 23, no. 1,6-7,9-12; vol. 24, nos. 1-3,8 October 1, 1921; December 1938; April, October; December 1939; May-June, August-November-December 1940; January-February, July 1941

Physical Description: (15 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

A religious monthly magazine.
Box 134, Folder 9

Assorted newspapers and magazines printed in America and Japan. Mostly postwar.

Physical Description: (18 items)
Language of Material: In English and Japanese.
Box 159, Folder 5

Ken Yamada, The Vicissitudious Fifty Years of Life in America of Mr. Shinichiro Oka. n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 22pp., 1 item)
Language of Material: In English.