Finding Aid for the Toshihei Jikihara Papers, 1906-1929

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
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 Toshihei Jikihara Papers, 1906-1929

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Toshihei Jikihara Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1929
Collection number: 2010
Creator: Jikihara, Toshihei
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Jikihara was born in 1869 and was a native of Okayama Prefecture. He arrived in the United States and was a farmer and inventor in Southern California and later known as a hermit poet. He published and edited a poetry magazine titled, Remonch. The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, memoirs, business records, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous materials. Some parts of the 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Toshihei Jikihara Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Jikihara was born in 1869; he was a native of Okayama Prefecture; the date of his arrival in the United States is unknown; he was a farmer and inventor in Southern California and was later known as a hermit poet; he was a longtime resident of Upland, California; published and edited a poetry magazine titled, Remonch.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of diaries, correspondence, memoirs, business records, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous materials related to the life of poet, inventor, and farmer Toshihei Jikihara.
Materials in this collection are in both Japanese and English.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Biographical data.
  2. Diaries.
  3. Personal correspondence, 1916-29.
  4. Business records.
  5. Memoirs.
  6. Three diary-books containing drafts of short essays on a wide range of topics.
  7. A scrapbook containing clippings from the Remonch, ca. 1915-16.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jikihara, Toshihei--Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Poets, Japanese--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Japanese American farmers--California--Upland--Archival resources.
Inventors--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Diaries.

Related Material


Container List

 

Jikihara Papers ca. 1906-1929

Physical Description: 3 linear ft.
 

Personal Correspondence, Business-Farming Records, and Other Miscellaneous Personal Papers

Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft.
Box 86, Folder 1

Biographical materials.

Physical Description: (3 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

  • Handwritten biographical sketch of Jikihara written by his friend.
  • Manuscripts, n.d.
  • Newspaper article on Jikihara.
Box 86, Folder 2

Personal correspondence. ca. 1916-ca. 1929

Physical Description: (17 items)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly letters received from relatives and friends.
Box 86, Folder 3

An address book listing addresses of Japanese in Japan. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 86, Folder 4

Various agreement and contract deeds. 1908-1913

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 86, Folder 5

Documents on Jikihara's two patented inventions. 1912-1913 & 1915-1916

Physical Description: (18 items)
Box 86, Folder 6

Court papers. 1907-1915

Physical Description: (7 items)

Scope and Content Note

re complaints and claims on the nonfulfillment of a contract, payment arrears and other financial matters, filed by Jikihara or against him.
Box 86, Folder 7

Various business and personal financial records of Jikihara. 1906-ca. 1917

Physical Description: (75 pieces)
Box 86, Folder 8

A scrapbook containing clippings mostly from the Remoncho. ca. 1915-ca. 1916

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)
 

Diaries, Memos, and Manuscripts

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.
Box 87

Diaries of Jikihara. 1909-1920

Physical Description: (6 diary-books and 9 notebooks)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 88

Diaries. ca. 1925-1929

Physical Description: (3 diary-books and 5 notebooks)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 6 diaries of which the years are unknown.
Box 88

8 small notebooks containing scribbled notes and memos. ca. 1918-ca. 1929

Physical Description: (8 notebooks)
Box 88

Manuscripts. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 diary-books)

Scope and Content Note

3 diary-books containing many short essays on various topics.
 

Manuscripts For His Projected Memoirs

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.
Box 89

Memoir 1. Daijijitsu no Kokuhaku [characters] [Confession of inner truth]. n.d. (ca. 1925-26)

Physical Description: (9 volumes, manuscripts)
Language of Material: In Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a diary entitled Nagaharasan no danjiki [characters] [Daily records on Mr. Nagahara's fasting],July 13- August 17, 1925.
Box 90

Memoir 2. Daijijitsu [characters] [Inner truth]. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 diary-books, manuscripts)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 90

Memoir 3. Danjiki [characters] [Fasting]. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 diary-books, manuscripts)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 90

Memoir 4. Kosei [characters] [My personality]. n.d.

Physical Description: (2 diary-books, manuscripts)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 90

Memoir 5. Aish [characters] [Congeniality]. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 diary-book, manuscript)
Language of Material: In Japanese.
Box 90

Fiction. Manuscript for an untitled short story.

Physical Description: (1 diary-book, manuscript)
Language of Material: In Japanese.