Finding Aid for the Yoshio Nishimura Papers, ca. 1919-1947

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/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Yoshio Nishimura Papers, ca. 1919-1947

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
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

 

Nishimura Papers ca. 1919-1947

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.
Box 131, Folder 1

Katayama Sen letters. From Katayama Sen, Moscow, to Nishimura Yoshio, New York. ca. 1928-ca. 1931

Physical Description: (13 items)

Scope and Content Note

4 postcards and 7 letters. Includes 2 photographs of Katayama Sen.
Box 131, Folder 2

Documents re the Japanese Socialist Movement in the United States. ca. 1919-1945

Box 131 , Folder 2

Constitution of the Japanese Labor Fraternity. n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 3pp., 1 item)
Box 131 , Folder 2

Sangy rdkumiai rengkygikai no shsh [characters]. Printed by the Japanese Section of the Trade Union Educational League.

Physical Description: (1p., 1 item)

Scope and Content Note

A leaflet announcing the opening of the International Trade Union League Conference to be held on August 30, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Box 131 , Folder 2

Wataru Kaji, We were seven: Report on Kwei-Nan Campaign. Chungking. 1945

Physical Description: (7pp. Mimeographed, 1 item)
Box 131 , Folder 2

Miscellany.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 131, Folder 3

Correspondence of Nishimura re the labor movement in the United States. ca. 1919-ca. 1936

Physical Description: (11 items)
Box 131, Folder 4

Correspondence of Nishimura during World War II. April 1942-February 1946

Physical Description: (27 pieces)
Box 131, Folder 5

Miscellaneous personal correspondence of Nishimura. Postwar.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 131, Folder 6

Diary, Nihonjin bochi nisshi [characters]. November 16, 1941-April 22, 1942

Physical Description: (1 notebook)
Box 131, Folder 7

Clippings of newspaper articles written by Nishimura. Mostly unidentified. (?)-1947

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)
Box 131, Folder 8

2 unidentified manuscripts, probably written by Nishimura. n.d.

Box 131 , Folder 8

Chapter II, on the China Incidents.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 13pp., 1 item)
Box 131 , Folder 8

Shinsei Nihon no shinzui o nigiri kseidh no shishin to seyo [characters] [Come to grips with the true objectives of New Japan and have the reformed Japanese move toward those directions].

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 9pp.)
Box 131, Folder 9

A collection of miscellaneous leaflets and magazine clippings. n.d.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 131, Folder 10

Miscellany.

Physical Description: (9 items)