The Samuel I. Hayakawa Papers document Hayakawa's term as a United States Senator. The collection comes from Hayakawa's San Diego-based regional office,
one of five regional offices in California, and consists only of office records. The San Diego regional office covered the
counties of San Diego, Imperial Valley, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The records consist of biographical data on Hayakawa,
correspondence, invitations, office memos, press releases, reports, subject files, files on organizations and businesses,
and some confidential materials. This collection is organized into three series: General Office Files, Subject Files and Reports, and Organizations and Businesses.
Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 18, 1906 and naturalized as a United States
citizen. Hayakawa, who was of Japanese decent, attended public schools in Calgary and Winnipeg. He received a B.A. in English
(University of Manitoba, 1927) an M.A. in English (McGill University, 1928), and a Ph.D. in English and American literature
(University of Wisconsin, 1935). After attaining his higher degrees, Hayakawa subsequently taught English at the University
of Wisconsin (1936-1939), Illinois Institute of Technology (1939-1947), the University of Chicago (1950-1955), and San Francisco
State College (1968-1973).
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