Consists of Uchida's correspondence, writings, and professional files, along with a small amount of personal and family papers,
providing insight into the life of a successful and distinguished author, as well as her experiences as a Japanese-American
growing up in Berkeley, Calif., and internment camps during the war years. Uchida's correspondence chiefly concerns business
with publishers and other professionals in the literary publishing trade, and includes a large amount of fan mail. Her writings
contain manuscripts of both published and unpublished works, including books, short stories, folktales, articles, and poetry.
Her professional papers contain biographical and autobiographical information, as well as her bibliographies, awards, notes,
and transcripts for appearances and speeches, interviews, and other professional activities.
Uchida's personal papers contain writings she did as a child, with other memorabilia, as well as diaries and journals, personal
documents and miscellaneous papers, as well as memorabilia from several memorial services and exhibits held after her death.
The Uchida family papers include correspondence among the immediate family, along with a few papers of her parents, Takashi
("Dwight") and Iku Uchida. Of special interest are those materials concerning relocation and redress, which include correspondence
written by family members during their internment, scrapbooks, diaries, drawings and watercolors, and miscellaneous publications
Yoshiko Uchida was born in Alameda, California in 1921, the second daughter of Takashi ("Dwight") and Iku Umegaki Uchida.
Dwight Uchida immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1903 and worked for the San Francisco offices of Mitsui and Company,
where he eventually became a manager. Iku Umegaki, the eldest daughter of a prefectural governor of Japan, immigrated to the
U.S. in 1916 to marry Dwight Uchida. Both were graduates of Doshisha University, one of the early Christian universities of
Japan, and were early and active members of the Sycamore Congregational Church in El Cerrito, Calif.
Number of containers: 68 boxes, 1 carton, 2 volumes, 2 oversize folders, 14 oversize boxes, 1 portfolio
linear feet: 32.2
26 digital objects
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