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Finding aid for the Chica Sugino Papers
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Box: 1

Series 1 Writings 1934-1984

Physical Description: 26 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains short stories and poems by Sugino as well as Sakura, her unpublished book based on her life. Papers by Sugino for the Sociological Research Bureau are not included in this series and can be found under Research and Activities.
Box: 2,3

Series 2 Correspondence 1919-1983

Physical Description: 30 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence between Sugino and her family and friends. Items that may be of special interest are letters regarding Kenzo Sugino's arrest and the correspondence between Sugino and her husband while he was incarcerated in the Tujunga Detention Center. Also in the series are correspondence between Sugino and her friends who were helping her and her family while they were in Poston. Correspondence with Alexander Leighton and other members of the Sociological Research Bureau can be found in the Research and activities series. Similarly, correspondence related to her activities such as the Women's Welfare Service can also be found under Research and activities.
Box: 4,15

Series 3 Photographs 1910s-1980s

Physical Description: 12 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains photographs of Sugino and her family and friends. Only a few photographs are from her days as a vaudevillian performer. Included in the series are photographs from a Sociological Research Bureau trip.
Box: 4,15

Series 4 Personal Documents and Items 1910s-1940s

Physical Description: 13 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a wide assortment of personal documents and items belonging to Sugino and her family. Materials in this series include financial records, application forms, report card, passport, and marriage certificate. Also in the series are war ration books belonging to Sugino's daughter, Elizabeth.
Box: 5

Series 5 Ephemera 1940s-1968

Physical Description: 17 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains items such as booklets, pamphlets, and programs. Pamphlets published by the WRA can be found in the WRA publications series.
Box: 5,15

Series 6 Newspapers and Periodicals 1922-1967

Physical Description: 22 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains magazines, newspapers, newspaper clippings, and newsletters; some are in Japanese.
Box: 6,7,8

Series 7 Research and Activities 1924-1964

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This is a broad series that not only includes documents related to Sugino's research for the Sociological Research Bureau, but also to her club and community activities. Some materials related to her research are difficult to distinguish from her other activities at Poston and may be mixed together.
Box: 8,9,10

Series 8 WRA publications 1940s

Physical Description: 6 folders, 10 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains pamphlets and booklets published by the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Non-WRA publications sent with WRA materials by Alexender Leighton to Sugino were kept together and placed under this series as well.
Box: 11

Series 9 Journals 1917-1962

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains Sugino's daily planners.
Box: 12,13,14

Series 10 Sound Recordings

Physical Description: 28 records, 20 audio reels

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains Japanese 78 rpm phonographic albums and audio reel recordings of Sugino reading aloud her manuscript Sakura. Also in the series is the microphone that Sugino used.
Box: HNRC

Series 11 Microfilm

Physical Description: 22 reels

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains microfilmed reels of camp and assembly newspapers which can be accessed in the Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center. (Item number 1999.88 "Camp Newspapers").