Finding Aid for the P.M. Suski Papers, ca. 1941-1961

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; 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/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the P.M. Suski Papers, ca. 1941-1961

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

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:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: P.M. Suski Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1941-1961
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Suski, P.M. (Peter Marie), b. 1875
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Sakae Susuki was born in 1875. A native of Okayama Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1898. He graduated from the University of Southern California Medical School in 1917 with additional studies at Berlin University. He lived in San Francisco (1898-1906) but relocated to Los Angeles, California following the Great Earthquake. He was a photographer prior to Medical School and practiced medicine in Southern California before World War II and in Denver post-World War II. He was also known as Dr. Peter M. Suski. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts, clippings, and published versions of works by Sakae Susuki. Includes manuscripts of Issei Viewpoint, a series of short articles published in the English section of the Shin Nichibei (the Japanese American News) (1958-61) as well as clippings of the articles. Also includes clippings of other articles by and about Susuki, and manuscripts for his books, An Introduction to Shosho or the Grass Style of Writing, The Dictionary of Kanji, and Tenbunsh: Jsatsu. Additionally there is a small collection of pre-war photographs. Some materials in this collection are 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], P.M. Suski Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Sakae Susuki was born in 1875; a native of Okayama Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1898; graduated University of Southern California Medical School, 1917; additional studies at Berlin University; lived in San Francisco (1898-1906) and relocated to Los Angeles, California following the Great Earthquake; was a photographer prior to Medical School; practiced medicine in Southern California before World War II and in Denver post-World War II; was also known as Dr. Peter M. Suski; he was also an author and a linguist; died 1961.

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of manuscripts, clippings, and published versions of works by Sakae Susuki. Includes manuscripts of Issei Viewpoint, a series of short articles published in the English section of the Shin Nichibei (the Japanese American News) (1958-61) as well as clippings of the articles. Also includes clippings of other articles by and about Susuki, and manuscripts for his books, An Introduction to Shosho or the Grass Style of Writing, The Dictionary of Kanji, and Tenbunsh: Jsatsu. Additionally there is a small collection of pre-war photographs.
Materials in this collection are in English and Japanese.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Published materials and manuscripts for his books and articles (Boxes 139 and 722).
  2. Manuscripts for his books and articles and newspaper clippings (Box 140).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Suski, P.M. (Peter Marie), b. 1875--Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Authors--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--United States--Archival resources.
Physicians--United States--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.

Related Material


Container List

 

Susuki Papers ca. 1941-1961

Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft.
 

Published Materials and Manuscripts

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

For [Susuki Sakae's] books and articles.
Box 139, Folder 1

Captain Henry Harkness, M.R.A.S., Ancient and Modern Alphabets of the Popular Hindu Languages, Southern Peninsula of India. London: Published for the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland by John W. Parker, West Strand, 1837.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 139, Folder 2

Peter M. Suski. “Ancient & Modern Alphabets of the Hindu and Related Languages of India, Tibet, Siam, etc.” n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 38pp., 1 item)
Box 139, Folder 3

A booklet, articles and papers written by Susuki Sakae.

Physical Description: (6 items)
Box 139 , Folder 3

Hints to Students of the Japanese Language. Hollywood, California: W.M. Hawley. 1957

Physical Description: (12pp.)
Box 139 , Folder 3

“Beikoku umare Nihonjin-kei jid no taikaku chosa (Dai-ipp)” [characters] [“The body build of American-born Japanese children”, Report No. 1], Tokyo Kenbikyo Gakkai Zasshi, vol. 39, no. 1. January 1932

Physical Description: (11pp.)
Box 139 , Folder 3

“Beikoku umare Nihonjin no taikaku (Daisamp)” [characters] [“The body build of American born Japanese”, Report no. 3], Taiiku Kenkyu, vol. 5, nos. 5-6. April & June 1938

Physical Description: (40pp.)
Box 139 , Folder 3

“The Body Build of American-Born Japanese Children”, Biometrika, vol. XXV, parts III & IV. December 1933

Physical Description: (pp. 323-352)
Box 139 , Folder 3

Historical Notes on Japan, Denver, Colorado. 1956

Physical Description: (Mimeographed. 21pp.)
Box 139 , Folder 3

Sword Making. n.d.

Physical Description: (3pp., mimeographed)
Box 139, Folder 4-7

Manuscripts for his books.

Box 139 , Folder 4

Tenbunshu, Jsatsu [characters] [ A Collection of Chinese Seal Characters, Volume I]. 1941

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 189pp., 1 volume).
Box 139 , Folder 5

Partial manuscripts for The Dictionary of Kanji with a chart of phonetic kana. n.d.

Physical Description: (45pp. + 31pp., 3 items)
Box 139 , Folder 6-7

2 completed manuscripts for An Introduction to shosho or the grass style of writing. 1944

Physical Description: (118pp. + 118pp., 2 volumes)
Box 722

Manuscript for Setsubun ni kansuru kenky [characters] [ A study on the Chinese small seal characters]. n.d.

Physical Description: (98pp., 1 oversize bound volume)
 

Manuscripts

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

For his books and articles and newspaper clippings.
Box 140, Folder 1

Manuscript for My life story (translation of Suiri Kaiko Gojunen [characters]. 1957

Physical Description: (53pp., 1 item)
Box 140, Folder 2

Manuscripts for Issei Viewpoint. February 5, 1958-August 15, 1961

Physical Description: (199 items)

Scope and Content Note

A series of short articles Susuki Sakae published in the English section of the Shin Nichibei [characters] [ The Japanese American News] in Los Angeles.
Box 140, Folder 3

Clippings of his articles Issei Viewpoint (complete). February 5, 1958-August 15, 1961

Physical Description: (1 notebook)

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a few other articles written by him or about him.
Box 140, Folder 4

Engei [characters] [Synopsis of Japanese Shibai]. n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 45pp., 1 notebook)
Language of Material: In English.
Box 140, Folder 5

Miscellaneous printed materials.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese and English.
Box 140, Folder 6

Photographs. n.d. (postwar)

Physical Description: (15 pieces)