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

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone:310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Danzō Kiyohara Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1895-1964
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Kiyohara, Danzō
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Danzō Kiyohara was born ca. 1881 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He arrived in the United States in 1894 and attended the University of California. Later he became a businessman in Southern California and was active in various business ventures including oil drilling in Texas and Southern California. Mr. Kiyohara was a member of many Japanese American organizations in Southern California prior to World War II and served as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL) (ca. 1915-17), as well as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American Fraternity of Los Angeles (ca. 1913-14). This collection consists of diaries (1906-08), photo albums (1929-ca. 1941), personal papers and correspondence. The collection also includes correspondence and other materials related to the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL), photographs of relatives, friends and members of the JAL (ca. 1910-1964), and postcards. 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to Library Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Library Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Danzō Kiyohara Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

Biography

Danzō Kiyohara was born ca. 1881. A native of Kumamoto Prefecture he arrived in the United States in 1894. He attended the University of California. A businessman in Southern California, he was active in various business ventures including oil drilling in Texas and Southern California. He was a member of many Japanese American organizations in Southern California prior to World War II and served as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL) (ca. 1915-17), as well as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American Fraternity of Los Angeles (ca. 1913-14). He was also known as George D. Kiyohara; he died ca. 1964.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of diaries (1906-08), photo albums (1929-ca. 1941), personal papers, and correspondence related to Kiyohara. Includes correspondence and other materials related to the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL), personal correspondence, postcards, and photographs of relatives, friends, and members of the JAL (ca. 1910-1964).
Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Kiyohara, Danzō--Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Businessmen--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--California, Southern--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.
Diaries.

Related Material

Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

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)