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Finding Aid for the Kōtarō Sutō Papers, ca. 1905-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kōtarō Sutō Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1905-1965
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Sutō, Kōtarō
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Kōtarō Sutō was born ca. 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, ca. 1916. He married Masa Sutō in 1921. Mr. Sutō worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business. This collection contains clippings about the Suts (mostly from Miami sources), photographs and snapshots of the Suts, records and correspondence related to Sutō's nursery, and correspondence and other records related to the Sutō's donations to various charitable organizations. It also includes clippings on Carl G. Fisher, Miami pioneer developer. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kōtarō Sutō Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Kōtarō Sutō was born ca. 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, about 1916. He married Masa Sutō in 1921 and worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his own nursery business. Mr. Sutō was given many commendations and honors for his active participation in and devotion to the city of Miami. Kōtarō and Masa, known as Papa and Mama, became United States citizens in 1958. Ktar died in 1963.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, business records, and photographs related to the life of Kōtarō Sutō and his wife Masa Sut. Includes clippings about the Sutōs mostly from Miami sources, photographs and snapshots of the Sutōs, records and correspondence related to Sutō's nursery, and correspondence and other records related to the Sutō's donations to various charitable organizations. Also includes clippings on Carl G. Fisher, Miami pioneer.
    Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence and newspaper clippings (Box 141).
    2. Business records and correspondence, photographs, and miscellany (Box 142).
    3. Oversize photographs (Box 723).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Sut, Ktar--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Nursery growers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
    Nursery dealers--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Florida--Miami--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Correspondence.
    Clippings.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Sutō, Masa.

    Related Material

    Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 483).
    Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.