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Finding Aid for the Kumez Hachimonji Papers, 1918-1955
2010  
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Hachimonji Papers 1918-1955

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.
Box 61, Folder 1

Memoirs, To my children, 2 volumes. 1934-1939 & 1955

Physical Description: (2 diary-books)
Language of Material: In English.
Box 61 , Folder 1

Volume 1. 1934-1939

Scope and Content Note

He wrote: “I have [for] a long time been thinking of writing down memoirs of such nature that relates to our boys' life, Memoirs that would interest them when they are grown, that would help them in steering through the life when they are grown. I would write my failures -- try avoid[ing] them, my boys.”
Box 61 , Folder 1

Volume 2. 1955

Scope and Content Note

A collection of essays on a wide variety of topics -- Arab-Israel conflict, farming, wartime evacuation, religion, Japanese-Chinese relations, racism, and immigration, etc. -- which were written after he became ill.
Box 61, Folder 2

Diaries, 2 volumes. 1941 & 1945-1946

Physical Description: (2 diary-books)
Language of Material: In English and Japanese.
Box 308

Scrapbook I, The Dawn of Life. 1928-1945

Physical Description: (1 oversize scrapbook)
Language of Material: In English.

Scope and Content Note

Contains records, documents and photographs on his children with explanatory notes.
Box 308

Scrapbook II, The Long Journey. 1942-1948

Physical Description: (1 oversize scrapbook)
Language of Material: In English.

Scope and Content Note

Contains typewritten excerpts from the internment camp correspondence exchanged between Hachimonji Kumazo and his children and friends.
Box 61, Folder 3

Scrapbook III. 1918 1924

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)

Scope and Content Note

Unindentified newspaper clippings, mostly from English language press.
Box 61, Folder 3

Scrapbook IV. 1939-ca. 1941

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of Hachimonji's articles on agriculture which appeared on a Japanese language press (not identified).
Box 61, Folder 4

Two photographic negatives of Hachimonji's wedding. n.d.

Physical Description: (2 items)