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Finding Aid for the West Adams Christian Church Records
2005.136.1  
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Box 1-3

Series 1 Japanese Christian Church 1910-1964

Physical Description: 3 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from the Japanese Christian Church. It is organized alphabetically by type of records. Folders organized by topics can be found under "Events" and "Subjects." Includes materials in Japanese. Other materials of the Japanese Christian Church can also be found under the series by type of materials.
 

Binders ca 1946

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Booklets 1946-1948

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Bulletins 1926-1929

 

Cards 1930s

 

Conferences 1933-1941

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Correspondences 1914-1949

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Directories 1931-1940

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Events 1928-1941

Physical Description: 7 folders
 

Ledgers 1913

 

Lists

 

Minutes 1933-1941

Physical Description: 7 folders
 

Newsletters 1925-1974

Physical Description: 20 folders
 

Notebooks 1915-1958

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Photographs 1924-1938

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Poster Papers

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Programs 1933-1941

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Receipts 1924-1931

 

Reports 1929-1938

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Roll Books 1924-1927

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Scrapbooks 1931-1934

 

Subjects 1931-1946

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Miscellaneous 1910-1964

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 3

Series 2 West Adams Christian Church (post-war) 1947-1969

Physical Description: 8 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from the West Adams Christian Church during the post war period. It is organized alphabetically by type of records.
 

Booklets

 

Correspondences 1948-1969

 

Events 1950s-1960s

 

Reports 1947-1966

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 3, 4

Series 3 Japanese Christian Institute 1921-1942

Physical Description: 16 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from the Japanese Christian Institute, mainly financial records. It is organized alphabetically by type of records.
 

Correspondences 1921-1942

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Notebooks 1924-1930

 

Photographs

 

Receipts 1931-1942

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Reports 1921-1925

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Miscellaneous 1922-1939

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 4, 5

Series 4 United Christian Missionary Society 1918-1960

Physical Description: 21 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from the United Christian Missionary Society. It is organized alphabetically by type of records. The series contains a large amount of correspondence to B. E. Watson from United Christian Missionary Society.
 

Correspondences 1925-1927

Physical Description: 10 folders
 

Maps 1923

 

Notebooks 1948

 

Notes 1965-1966

 

Printed Materials 1919-1924

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Reports 1924-1960

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Subjects 1925-1927

 

Miscellaneous 1918-1927

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 5

Series 5 Young People's Church 1928-1942

Physical Description: 20 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from the Young People's Church including materials from summer school. The folders organized by topics can be found under "Events" and "Subjects." Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Events

 

Financial 1930-1942

 

Meetings 1938-1940

 

Newsletters 1931-1939

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Programs 1933-1938

 

Records 1928-1942

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Roll Books 1939-1942

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Subjects 1931-1941

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Miscellaneous

Box 6

Series 6 Other Institutions 1907-1960

Physical Description: 31 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from other institutions such as publications from various Christian institutions, reports from the Japanese Church Federation, and materials from summer schools. The sub-series is organized alphabetically by type of records. The folders organized by topics can be found under "Subjects." Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Books 1925

 

Flyers

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Newsletter 1930-1947

Physical Description: 9 folders
 

Reports 1934-1946

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Serials 1907-1948

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Subjects 1928-1960

Physical Description: 11 folders
 

Miscellaneous 1930-1932

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 6-10

Series 7 Rev. Unoura 1917-1963

Physical Description: 4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from Reverend Kojiro Unoura. It is organized alphabetically by type of records. Folders organized by topics can be found under "Subjects." The bulk of the series consists of correspondence organized alphabetically by institutions and individuals. Also in the series are materials on valuables and properties left behind by congregation members due to their forced relocation during World War II. Under correspondence, there are letters from Rev. Unoura and his wife addressing to their son from the camp. Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Booklet 1929, 1948

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Clippings 1947-1961

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Correspondences 1925-1959

Physical Description: 47 folders
 

Diaries 1965-1969

Physical Description: 4 items
 

Financial 1942-1958

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Lists

 

Notebooks 1945

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Notes 1944

 

Programs 1948-1949

 

Reports 1942-1955

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Statistics 1930-1946

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Subjects 1917-1963

Physical Description: 62 folders
 

Miscellaneous 1943-1957

Box 10

Series 8 Charles Severns' files (World War II) 1937-1956

Physical Description: 20 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials from Charles Severns' files. It is organized alphabetically by type of records. Reports by Rev. Unoura on church member's properties are included.
 

Correspondences 1937-1956

Physical Description: 9 folders
 

Financial 1941-1947

Physical Description: 8 folders
 

Reports 1942-1944

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 11

Series 9 Miscellaneous 1918-1950

Physical Description: 15 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a variety of materials that do not belong to any of the series above. It is from variety of sources including the Japanese Christian Church and some are unclear. It is organized alphabetically by type of records. Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Booklets 1924, 1927

 

Business cards

 

Certificates 1932-1936

 

Events 1936

 

Financial 1925-1936

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Forms 1919,1925

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Newsletters 1918-1950

 

Sermons 1921-1949

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Miscellaneous 1925-1926

Box 12

Series 10 Bound Materials 1906-1931

Physical Description: 26 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains bound materials such as address books, ledgers, record books and roll books. Majority of them are from the Japanese Christian Church. The sub-series is organized alphabetically by type of records. Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Address books 1907-1927

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Ledgers 1908-1931

Physical Description: 12 folders
 

Records 1906-1932

Physical Description: 8 folders
 

Roll books 1919-1932

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 13-15

Series 11 Oversized Materials 1911-1963

Physical Description: 15 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains oversized materials stored in different shaped boxes. It is from different sources including the West Adams Church and the Japanese Christian Church. The sub-series is organized alphabetically by type of records. Most of the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings. Also in the series are blue prints of West Adams Church. Includes materials in Japanese.
 

Blue prints 1950, 1953

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Certificates 1911-1912, 1962

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Clippings 1951-1956

 

Scrapbooks 1941-1963

Physical Description: 9 folders
 

Photographs 1932-1936

Box 16-19

Series 12 Photographs, Negatives 1919-1968

Physical Description: 1 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains photographs and glass negatives stored in flat boxes. Some photos are in an album, framed or loose. The album is from the Japanese Christian Church and the others are unclear. There is one panorama of Rev. Unoura's commencement from University of Southern California.
 

Photographs 1919-1968

Physical Description: 2 small boxes
 

Glass negatives

Physical Description: 8 plates
Box 20

Series 13 Publications 1904-1930

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications mostly related to Christianity including the Holy Bible. The publications belonged to the Japanese Christian Church and the United Christian Missionary. The publications are organized alphabetically by titles.
 

Books 1904-1930

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 21

Series 14 3D Objects 1939

Physical Description: 1 item

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a wooden object: a plaque, baseball 1939 Kalifans "B" champions.