Finding aid for the Gary Y. Okihiro Papers

Marlon Romero
Japanese American National Museum
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Finding aid for the Gary Y. Okihiro Papers

Collection number: 99.163.1

Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Marlon Romero
Encoded by:
Yoko Shimojo
© 2010 Japanese American National Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gary Y. Okihiro papers
Dates: 1912-1999
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1941-46, 1995)
Collection number: 99.163.1
Creator: Gary Okihiro, 1945-
Repository: Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles, California 90012
Abstract: The Gary Y. Okihiro Papers document the professional activities of Gary Okihiro including research he conducted for his publications. One such publication is Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II (1999). Based on archival research and oral histories from nisei students, Storied Lives describes how these students relocated to colleges and universities outside of the West Coast exclusion zone with the assistance of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (NJASRC), formerly the National Student Relocation Council. The collection contains correspondence, photocopies of archival documents mostly dating from the 1940s, and some photographs and negatives.
Physical location: Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Access

By appointment only. Contact the Hirasaki National Resource Center by e-mail (hnrc@janm.org) or telephone (213.830.5680)

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Hirasaki National Resource Center at the Japanese American National Museum (hnrc@janm.org).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gary Y. Okihiro papers. 99.163.1, Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles, CA.

Project Information

This finding aid was created as part of a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project started in 2007. Project Director was Yoko Shimojo and Project Archivist was Marlon Romero.

Biography / Administrative History

Gary Y. Okihiro is a professor of international and public affairs and director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York City. Okihiro has also taught at Cornell University, Santa Clara University, and Humboldt State University. He received a Ph.D in Asian American History, African American History, and Linguistics from University of California at Los Angeles in 1976. He is the author of eight books, including Common Ground: Reimagining American History (2001) and Cane Fires: The Anti-Japanese Movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945 (1991). Okihiro has also published numerous articles and reviewed essays on Asian American history, oral history, and African population. In addition, he has presented papers at and participated in a number of conferences and symposiums on African studies, Asian studies, and women's history. Okihiro has played an active role in a variety of capacities for various professional organizations, including Organization of American Historians, Japanese American Resource Center, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, and Association for Asian American Studies. Among the awards he has received are a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association and several notable fellowships.

Scope and Content of Collection

The series documents the research Okihiro conducted for his numerous publications and includes correspondence and copies of archival documents. The resources used for his publication in Storied Lives are divided into two series: Research Material and Audio Video Material.
Series 1 : Research Material

The research materials are comprised of: 1) interviews Okihiro conducted of nisei students along with published articles on their experiences as relocated college students; 2) correspondence with and documents from colleges and universities regarding student information from yearbooks, newspaper clippings, college newsletters, and other available college files, which form the bulk of this subseries, and are arranged alphabetically by state followed by college name; 3) archival material from the Hoover Institution Archives: NJASRC files and various papers of NJASRC staff; and 4) published and unpublished works by other authors on nisei students during World War II.
Series 2: Audio Video Material

The Audio Video Material includes two subseries: The Nisei Experience panel discussion and oral interviews conducted by Gary Okihiro. The materials are in micro cassette format unless otherwise noted.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Okihiro, Gary Y.
Japanese Americans
Education (Higher)
Correspondence
Interviews
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Concentration camps
Resettlement
United States
20th century
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council


Contents List

Box 1

Series 1 Research Material

 

Subseries 1 Interviews and Solicitations

 

Baler, Blanche K. (1995)

 

Bodine, Thomas (1993-1994)

 

Cook, Ann Graybill (Mrs. Franklin H. Cook) (1993-1994)

 

Emlen, Betty and Woody (1993-1994)

 

Fuyuume, John N. (1995)

(see also Box 4)

Gordon-Campbell, Ian (1946-1947, 1995)

 

Hara, George (1995)

 

Hayashi, Teruo (1995)

 

Hibino, Nobu (1993-1994)

 

Hoare, Louise (1995)

 

Iiyama, Chizu (1996)

 

Kawa, Taro (1995)

 

Kawamura, June S. (1995)

 

Kawate, Agnes (1943, 1995, 1997, n.d.)

 

Kikuchi, John T. (1995-1996)

 

Kinoshita, Jin H. (1969, 1989, 1995)

 

Kitagawa, Fujiko (1995)

 

Kobayashi, Mary Jane (1995)

 

Kobayashi, Yutaka (1995)

 

MacFarlane, Masako (1995)

(see also Box 4)

Matsumoto, Alice Abe and Yoshio (1944, 1994-1996, n.d.)

 

Matsumoto, George (1995)

 

Mineta, Albert K. (1995)

 

Miyamoto, Shizuko (1995)

 

Murase, Kenji (1995)

 

Murashige, Seiji (1995)

 

Nagasaka, Chiyo (1995)

 

Nason, John (1993-1994)

 

Nishi, Shunji (1995)

 

Noda, Lafayette (1994)

 

Okamoto, Margaret and Marilyn (1995)

 

Otani, Mary (1942-45, 1976, 1995-96)

 

Shimasaki, Mary (1995)

 

Shimizu, George (1995)

 

Sowers, Margaret Cosgrove (1993-1994)

 

Stevenson, Bill (1995)

 

Suzuki, Esther (1942-1946, 1994-1996)

 

Suzukida, Kayo (1942-1944, 1995)

 

Tada, Kazuo (1989, 1994-1995)

 

Takasugi, Nao (1945, 1993)

 

Taniguchi, Mari (1995-1996)

 

Uemura, Maye Oye (1944, 1946, 1994-1996)

 

Uyematsu, Kaley (1995)

 

Yamada, Yas (1995)

 

Yamashita, Kay (1992-1994)

 

Yasukawa, Mary Fujii (1944-1946, 1995-1996)

 

Yasukochi, George (1995)

 

Yoshida, Minoru (1944, 1986, 1994-96, n.d.)

 

NJASRC Staff Solicitations (1995)

 

Nisei Interview List (n.d.)

 

Nisei Alumni Solicitation Letters (A-Y) (1995)

 

Erroneous Nisei Solicitations (B-T) (1995)

 

Photographs (Hoare, L. and Yasukawa, M.) (ca. 1920's-ca. 1950's)

 

Subseries 2 Colleges and Universities

 

Arizona

 

Phoenix College (1995)

 

Colorado

 

Barnes Business College (1995)

 

Colorado College (1944-1945, 1995)

 

Colorado State University (1942-1945, 1993, 1995)

 

Iliff School of Theology (1995)

 

Pueblo Community College (1939, 1995)

 

Regis University (1995)

 

University of Colorado-Boulder (1941-1945, 1995)

 

University of Colorado-Denver (1995)

 

University of Denver (1995)

 

University of Northern Colorado (1995)

 

District of Columbia

 

American University (1995)

 

George Washington University (1944, 1995)

 

Georgia

 

Emory University (1995)

 

Idaho

 

Albertson College of Idaho (1942-1951, 1995)

 

Gem State Adventist Academy (1942, 1995)

 

Idaho State University (1995-1996)

 

North Idaho College (1995)

 

Ricks College (1941-1944, 1995)

 

University of Idaho-Moscow (1995)

 

Illinois

 

American Academy of Art (1995)

 

Baptist Theological Union (1995)

 

Barat College (1944-1946, 1995)

 

Bradley University (1942-1944, 1995)

 

Chicago Academy for the Arts (1995)

 

Chicago Medical School (1995)

 

Chicago Musical College/Chicago Music Alliance (1995)

 

Chicago Theological Seminary (1995)

 

DePaul University (1995)

 

Elmhurst College (1944-1946, 1995)

 

Garret-Evangelical and Seabury-Western Theological Seminaries (1995)

 

Illinois Institute of Technology (1995)

 

Loyola University (1995)

 

MacMurray College (1995)

 

Moody Bible Institute (1995)

 

National-Louis University (1995)

 

North Central College (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Northwestern University (1995)

 

Rockford College (1943-1946, 1995)

 

Saint Xavier University (1995)

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1995)

 

University of Chicago (1995)

 

Wheaton College (1945-1946, 1995)

 

Indiana

 

DePaul University (1940-1943, 1962-1995)

 

Earlham College (1995)

 

Indiana Institute of Technology (1995)

 

Manchester College (1995)

 

Purdue University (1995)

 

Saint Mary's College (1943-1946, 1995)

 

Tri-State University (1995)

 

Valparaiso University (1943, 1995)

 

Iowa

 

Central College (1995)

 

Cornell College (1995)

 

Kansas

 

Kansas State University (1942-1949, 1995)

 

University of Kansas (1942-1943, 1995)

 

Kentucky

 

Asbury College (1944, 1958, 1995)

 

Berea College (1942-1949, 1995)

 

Louisiana

 

Louisiana State University (1995)

 

Tulane University (1995, 1997)

 

Maine

 

Colby College (1995)

 

Maryland

 

Goucher College (1995)

 

University of Maryland (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Massachusetts

 

Boston University (1995)

 

Emerson College (1941-1944, 1995)

 

Episcopal Divinity School (1995)

 

Harvard University (1941-1948, 1995)

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1916, 1942-55, 1995)

 

Mount Holyoke College (1943-45, 1994-95)

 

Perkins School for the Blind (1938-62, 1995-96)

 

Radcliffe College (1970, 1995)

 

Regis College (1995)

 

Simmons College (1945-1948, 1995)

 

Smith College (1995)

 

Springfield College (1995)

 

Wellesley College (1990, 1995)

 

Williams College (1948, 1993, 1995)

 

Michigan

 

Albion College (1995)

 

Hillsdale College (1942-1948, 1995)

Box 2

Hope College (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Kalamazoo College (1943-45, 1992-98)

 

Michigan Technological University (1941-1945, 1995)

 

Spring Arbor College (1995)

 

University of Detroit (1995)

 

University of Michigan (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Wayne State University (1995)

 

Western Michigan University (1995)

 

Minnesota

 

Carleton College (1995)

 

Hamline University (1995)

 

Macalester College (1995)

 

North Central Bible College (1944-45, 1991, 1995)

 

Saint Cloud University (1944, 1995)

 

Saint Mary's School of Nursing (1995)

 

Saint Olaf College (1944-1951, 1995)

 

University of Minnesota (1942-1945, 1995)

 

Missouri

 

Central Methodist College (1943, 1995)

 

Concordia Seminary (1995)

 

Eden Archives (1995)

 

Park College (1937-1943, 1995)

 

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (1995)

 

Saint Louis University (1995)

 

University of Missouri-Columbus (1995)

 

University of Missouri-Kansas City (1942-52, 1987-95)

 

University of Missouri-Rolla (ca. 1940's, 1995)

 

Washington University (1943-1945, 1995)

 

William Jewel College (1942-1943, 1995)

 

Nebraska

 

Creighton University (1995)

 

Doane College (1995)

 

Nebraska Wesleyan University (1942-1946, 1995)

 

Nebraska Western College (1995)

 

Union College (1995)

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1942-46, 1992-95)

 

Nevada

 

University of Nevada-Reno (1943-45, 1989, 1995)

 

New Hampshire

 

Dartmouth College (1995)

 

New Jersey

 

Drew University (1944, 1995)

 

Rutgers University (1944, 1954, 1995)

 

New Mexico

 

University of New Mexico (1995)

 

New York

 

Alfred University (1944, 1995)

 

Art Students League of New York (1995)

 

Bard College (1995)

 

Barnard College (1942-1944, 1995)

 

Biblical Seminary in New York (1995)

 

Columbia University (1995)

 

Hunter College (1995)

 

New School for Social Research (1995)

 

New York Institute of Photography (1995)

 

New York University (1912, 1942, 1995)

 

Pace University (1995)

 

Pratt Institute (1995)

 

Rochester Institute of Technology (1941-1943, 1995)

 

Sage Colleges (1942-43, 1995, 1998)

 

State University of New York-Buffalo (1995)

 

Syracuse University (1995)

 

Union College (1939-1943, 1995)

 

Union Theological Seminary (1942-1945, 1995)

 

University of Rochester (Eastman School of Music (1995)

 

Vassar College (1995)

 

North Carolina

 

Catawba College (1995)

 

Guilford College (1943-68, 1993-95)

 

Louisburg College (1995)

 

Wake Forest University (1945, 1953, 1994-95)

 

North Dakota

 

University of North Dakota (1940-1964, 1995)

 

Ohio

 

Antioch College (1995)

 

Baldwin-Wallace College (1995)

 

Bluffton College (1995)

 

Case Western University (1995)

 

College of Wooster (1940-43, 1965-67, 1995)

 

Denison University (1995)

 

Heidelberg College (1945-46, 1994-95)

 

Kenyon College (1989, 1995)

 

Marietta College (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Oberlin College (1942-64, 1981, 1995)

 

Ohio State University (1941-1945, 1995)

 

Ohio University (ca. 1940's, 1995)

 

Ohio Wesleyan University (1939-47, 1992, 1995)

 

Otterbein College (1944-1947, 1995)

 

University of Cincinnati (1995)

 

University of Dayton (1995)

 

University of Toledo (1964, 1976, 1995)

 

Oklahoma

 

Phillips University (1995)

 

University of Tulsa (1995)

 

Pennsylvania

 

Beaver College (1995)

 

Bryn Mawr College (1943, 1995)

 

Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1995)

 

George School (1943-1945, 1995)

 

Gettysburg College (1941-1944, 1995)

 

Hahnemann University (1942-43, 1992, 1995)

 

Haverford College (1995)

 

Keystone Junior College (1995)

 

Lehigh University (1942-43, 1957, 1993-95)

 

Pendle Hill School (1995)

 

Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Library (1995)

 

Swarthmore College (1995)

 

Temple University (1943-1944, 1995)

 

Wilson College (1995)

 

South Dakota

 

Dakota Wesleyan University (1947, 1992, 1995)

 

Huron University (1942-1945, 1995)

 

Tennessee

 

Johnson Bible College (1942-1943, 1995)

 

Scarrit-Bennett Center (1995)

 

Vanderbilt University (1945, 1995)

 

Texas

 

Abilene Christian University (1995)

 

Dallas Theological Seminary (1995)

 

Hardin-Simmons University (1995)

 

Rice University (1943-1949, 1995)

 

Texas A and M University (1995)

 

Texas Woman's University (1940-43, 1989-95)

 

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (1942-1945, 1995)

(see also Box 4)

University of Texas-Austin (1942-1946, 1995)

 

Utah

 

Brigham Young University (1995)

 

Latter Day Saints Business College (1995)

Box 3

University of Utah (1941-49, 1957, 1995-97)

 

Weber State University (1995)

 

Westminster College (ca.1940's, 1995)

 

Vermont

 

Bennington College (1995)

 

Virginia

 

Lynchburg College (1943, 1995)

 

Washington

 

Gonzaga University (1943-1947, 1995)

 

Walla Walla College (1942-1945, 1995)

 

Washington State University (1941-1946, 1995)

 

Whitman College (1995)

 

Whitworth College (1995)

 

Wisconsin

 

Marquette University (1943-1946, 1995)

 

Milwaukee School of Engineering (1995)

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison (1944, 1995)

 

University of Wisconsin-Stout (1938-54, 1995-96)

 

University of Wisconsin-Superior (1995)

 

Wyoming

 

University of Wyoming (1943, 1995)

 

Subseries 3 Hoover Institution Archives

 

General (1993, n.d.)

 

Bodine, Thomas R. Papers (1942-1944, 1985)

 

Conard-Duveneck Collection (1942-1944)

 

Dodge, Alice Sinclair Collection (1942-1943)

 

Nason, John W. Papers (1942-1943, 1989)

 

NJASRC Directory (1995, n.d.)

 

NJASRC Files (1942-1946)

(see also Box 4)

Pearson, Grace Nichols Papers (1942-1943)

 

Sowers, Margaret Cosgrove Papers (n.d.)

 

Subseries 4 Other Works

 

Barstow, Robbins W., Help for Nisei Students (1942)

 

Bernard, Elaine, A University at War: Japanese Canadians at UBC During World War II (1977-1999)

 

Embree, John, Resistance to Freedom-An Administrative Problem (1943)

 

Hale, William Q., Japanese-American Student Evacuation and Relocation (1943, 1996)

 

Hayashi, Ann Koto, Face of the Enemy: of a Patriot (1992, 1995)

 

Ito, Leslie A., Loyalty and Learning: Nisei Women and the Student Relocation (1996)

 

O'Brien, Robert W., The College Nisei (1949)

 

O'Brien, Robert W., Reaction of the College Nisei to Japan and Japanese Foreign Policy From the Invasion of Manchuria to Pearl Harbor (1945)

 

O'Brien, Robert W., Student Relocation (1943)

 

Provinse, John H., Relocation of Japanese-American College Students: Acceptance of a Challenge (1945)

 

Richardson, O.D., Nisei Evacuees-Their Challenge to Education (1942)

 

Smith, Joan, Backgrounds, Problems, and Significant Reactions of Relocated Japanese American Students (1943)

 

Nisei Authors (Various) (1941-1946)

 

No Author, From Camp to College: The Story of Japanese American Student Relocation (n.d.)

 

No Author, Nisei Students in Junior College (1943)

 

No Author, Nisei Students Speak for Themselves (1944)

Box 5

Series 2 Audio-Visual Material

 

Subseries 1 The Nisei Experience Panel Discussion: University of Nebraska-Lincoln(videocassette) (1994)

 

Subseries 2 Oral Interviews

 

Bodine, Tom (12/14/88 and 5/18/94)

 

Cook, Ann Graybill (6/10/94)

 

Emlen, Woody and Betty (6/9/94)

 

Hayashi, Terry (11/11/95)

 

Hayashi, Terry and Ann (12/14/88)

 

Hoare, Louise (11/3/95)

 

Kawamura, June (11/4/95)

 

Kawate, Agnes (11/3/95)

 

MacFarlane, Masako (12/15/95)

 

Matsumoto, Alice and Yoshio (4/12/96)

 

Matsumoto, George (12/14/95)

 

Mineta, Albert (12/15/95)

 

Murase, Kenji (8/26/95)

 

Nason, John (6/9/94)

 

Nishi, Shunji (12/14/95)

 

Otani, Mary (12/14/95)

 

Sowers, Mary Cosgrove (12/11/93)

 

Stevenson, Bill (8/23/95)

 

Suzuki, Esther (4/11/96)

 

Suzukida, Kayo (11/18/95)

 

Takasugi, Nao (11/20/93)

 

Uemura, Maye (4/12/96)

 

Yamashita, Kay (4/6/94)

 

Yoshida, Min (4/13/96)