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Finding Aid for the Yoshio Nishimura Papers, ca. 1919-1947
2010  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Yoshio Nishimura Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1919-1947
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Nishimura, Yoshio
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Yoshio Nishimura was born ca. 1875 in Nara Prefecture, Japan, and raised in Hokkaid. He arrived in the United States ca. 1906. He was a laborer, socialist, and newspaperman; editor for Kyy (the Kyoyu Times) and Rd no Chikara ( The Workers' Power), both printed for Japanese laborers in the United States. He was also a reporter for the fu Nipp ( Sacramento Daily News) (1939-41); his pen name was Kantaishi. The collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the life of Yoshio Nishimura. Some of the materials in this collection are 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], Yoshio Nishimura 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

    Nishimura was born ca. 1875; a native of Nara Prefecture and raised in Hokkaid, he arrived in the United States ca. 1906; was a laborer, socialist and newspaperman; editor for Kyy (the Kyoyu Times) and Rd no Chikara ( The Workers' Power), both printed for Japanese laborers in the United States; reporter for the fu Nipp ( Sacramento Daily News) (1939-41); his pen name was Kantaishi.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of correspondence related to the life of Yoshio Nishimura. The correspondence includes letters from Sen Katayama (ca. 1928-ca. 1931), known labor leader and founding member of the Communist Party in the United States. Also includes 1 diary notebook (November 1941-April 1942), personal correspondence, clippings of articles written by Nishimura, and some material related to the Japanese Socialist movement in the United States (ca. 1919-45).
    Materials in this collection are in Japanese and English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nishimura, Yoshio--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Journalists--United States--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--United States--Archival resources.
    Correspondence.
    Letters.
    Katayama, Sen, 1859-1933.

    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.