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Finding Aid for the Danzo Kiyohara Papers, ca. 1895-1964
2010  
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Kiyohara Papers 1896-1964

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Kiyohara Danzō [characters] (1881-1964). Businessman, Southern California. A native of Kumamoto Prefecture who arrived in 1894 at the age of 14. Attended public schools in Oakland and the University of California. In Oakland, Matsuoka Ysuke [characters] was his classmate. Active in business ventures, including oil drilling in Texas and Southern California. Member of many different Japanese-American organizations in Southern California before World War II. Known as George D. Kiyohara.
 

English diaries and 2 photo albums. 1906-1908, 1929-1941.

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.
Box 111

English diaries. 1906-1908

Physical Description: (3 diary-books)

Scope and Content Note

Kiyohara was in San Francisco in 1906, thus experiencing the Great Earthquakes: in Oakland in 1907 and in Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1908.
Box 111

Photo albums containing snapshots of Kiyohara and his relatives and friends, taken in the United States, Japan, and China. 1929 to ca. 1941

Physical Description: (2 albums)
 

Miscellaneous Personal Papers, and Correspondence

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

re various Japanese-American organizations in Southern California.
Box 112, Folder 1

Biographical materials of Kiyohara, including his passports and school records of public schools in Oakland. 1895-1964

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 112, Folder 2

Petition. April 28, 1913

Physical Description: (1 piece)

Scope and Content Note

Submitted by the Japanese Farmers' Association of Southern California, California Japanese Farmers' Association, Southern California Flower Market, Japanese Businessmen's Association of Los Angeles, Japanese Industrial Association of Southern California, and Los Angeles Berry Growers Cooperative Association to Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan on April 28, 1913.
Box 112, Folder 3

Shin-ichiba jh [characters] [ Market News], nos. 1-3. January 1910 -?

Physical Description: (2 pieces, mimeographed)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

A bulletin issued by the Nanka Ngy Kumiai [characters] [Japanese Farmers' Association of Southern California].
Box 112, Folder 3

A financial report of the Japanese Farmers' Association of Southern California. August 1910

Physical Description: (1 piece)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 112, Folder 4

Correspondence re the Japanese-American Fraternity of Los Angeles. May 1913-August 1914

Physical Description: (10 items)

Scope and Content Note

Kiyohara was the Secretary and Treasurer of the organization.
Box 112, Folder 5

Correspondence re the Japanese-American League of Los Angeles. March 1915-January 1917

Physical Description: (58 items)

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from K.S. Inui, K.K. Kawakami, and Matsuoka Yosuke.
Box 112, Folder 6

Correspondence and other materials re the Japan-American Society of Los Angeles. 1931-1934

Physical Description: (22 items)
Box 112, Folder 7

Documents re the Council on International Relations, Los Angeles. 1924-1926

Physical Description: (14 items)
Box 112, Folder 8

Personal correspondence of Kiyohara, #1: Letters. 1901-1940 & 1961

Physical Description: (49 items)
Language of Material: Mostly in English.
Box 112, Folder 9

Personal correspondence of Kiyohara, #2: Postcards. 1905-1947

Physical Description: (142 cards)
Language of Material: In English and Japanese.
Box 112, Folder 10

3 English manuscripts of articles; author unknown (Sue Kiyo Inui?).

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 112 , Folder 10

On the Shanghai Situation. n.d.

Physical Description: (10pp. Carbon copy)
Box 112 , Folder 10

Missionaries Appeal: Methods of Japanese Critisized [sic]. n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Carbon copy)
Box 112 , Folder 10

Japanese Reply: To Missionaries Appeal. n.d.

Physical Description: (2pp. Carbon copy)
Box 112, Folder 11

Programs of the Japanese Methodist Episcopal Church of Oakland. 1903-1905

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 112, Folder 12-13

Photographs and snapshots. Includes group photographs of the members of Japan-American Society of Los Angeles. ca. 1910-1964

Physical Description: (approximately 35 items)
Box 864

Photograph of Japan-American Society of Los Angeles, 25th Anniversary dinner. 1934

Physical Description: (1 item)