Finding Aid for the Akahori Family papers, ca. 1908-1965

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) collection
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Akahori Family papers
Collection number: 2010
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 19.5 linear ft. (39 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Date: ca. 1908-1965
Abstract: Masaru Akahori was a writer, businessman, and an active member of the Japanese American community. He worked for several different Japanese language newspapers both in Japan and in the United States. He was also involved in numerous business ventures, many of which ended in failure. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was arrested on suspicion of being an enemy alien and incarcerated in various internment camps until March 1946. In the postwar years, he resettled his family in Los Angeles, and founded the “Town Crier,” a Japanese language daily, in Little Tokyo. The collection consists of his diaries, memoirs, correspondence, business and financial records, and clippings from the many publications to which he contributed. It also includes diaries and letters written by his second wife Kiku, and various personal records relating to the Akahori family. Materials are in both English and Japanese.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
Creator: Akahori family

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Preferred Citation

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

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

Biography

Masaru Akahori was born in 1884 in Tokushima Prefecture. He arrived in the United States in 1904, and worked as a reporter for a Japanese language press in Northern California for several years until returning to Japan in 1919 to work as a reporter for the “Yomiuri Shimbun” in Tokyo. He returned to America three years later, and became involved in various business ventures, many of which proved unsuccessful. These ventures included a legal office, a commercial company, and an advertising agency. Following a particularly messy financial fallout, he moved to Seattle to work for a couple of Japanese language newspapers based in the Pacific Northwest region. Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was arrested by FBI agents as a suspect enemy alien, and thereafter moved from one internment camp to another until he was finally released in March 1946. Following the War, he and his family resettled in Los Angeles, California, and he began publishing the “Town Crier,” a mimeographed Japanese language daily. Throughout his life, he went by various pen names and aliases such as: Meishu, Bennaishi, Bennosuke, Manako, and Hyoroku Oishi. He was known among his American friends as Ben. He married twice. He had two sons from his first marriage and a daughter, Tomoko Marjorie, from his second.
Kiku Akahori (née Ishizuka, 1900-1961), Masaru's second wife, was also known as Kikuko or Keybow. A native of Kanagawa Prefecture, she originally came to the United States to join her first husband, Katsu Hosaka, but divorced him in 1928 on the basis of spousal mistreatment. She looked to Masaru as a confidant and often went to him with her troubles about her first marriage. They saw and wrote to each other often and eventually married in 1935.They had one daughter between them, and remained together until her death in 1961 as a result of an illness.

Expanded Biographical Narrative

Masaru Akahori (1884-). Writer, businessman, and newspaper publisher. A native of Tokushima Prefecture, he graduated from Tokushima Chugakko [characters] [Tokushima Middle School], at which Toyohiko Kagawa, a well-known Christian social reformer and labor leader, was his senior classmate. Masaru arrived in the United States in 1904, initially resided in the San Francisco Bay Area, and later worked in Sacramento and Placerville, California, as a reporter of a Japanese language press. In 1919 he went back to Japan to work as a reporter for the” Yomiuri Shimbun” [characters] in Tokyo. He returned to America in 1922, and was involved in various business ventures in Southern California, including the Akahori Horitsu Jimusho [characters] [Akahori Legal Office] and the American Oriental Advertising Company (AOC). Many of these ventures proved unsuccessful, and his financial entanglement with business partners of the AOC resulted in his abscondence from his Terminal Island community. Subsequently, he fled to Seattle, Washington, where he became Managing Editor of the Taihoku Nippo [characters] [The Great Northern Daily News], and also served as the Pacific Northwest region correspondent of the Nichibei Shimbun [characters] [The Japanese American News] of San Francisco, one of the largest and influential Japanese language newspapers in America, until World War II broke out. Immediately after the Pearl Harbor attack, he was arrested by FBI agents as a suspected enemy alien, and was incarcerated in various internment camps, including Fort Missoula, Lordsburg, Santa Fe, and Crystal City. When he was finally released from the internment camp in March 1946, he and his family were resettled in Los Angeles. In the following month he began publishing the “Town Crier,” a mimeographed Japanese language daily, in Little Tokyo. He married twice. He had two sons, Seikichi Julius and Sakuzo (both residing in Japan), from his first marriage to Mikie Miki, and a Nisei daughter, Tomoko Marjorie, from his second to Kiku Ishizuka. His pen names and aliases included: Meishu, Bennaishi, Bennosuke, Manako, and Hyroku Oishi. He was known as Ben M. Akahori among his American friends.

Scope and Content

The Akahori Family Papers are one of the largest and most significant collections of personal papers of Japanese immigrants (the Issei) included in the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection housed in Library Special Collections. Particularly detailed are Masaru Akahori's diaries and memoirs, extensive files of personal correspondence, a large and comprehensive collection of documentary and printed materials regarding his wartime incarceration, hefty amounts of clippings and draft notes of his numerous publications, and fairly complete sets of business and financial records from his various attempts in venture business. The collection also contains diaries and letters written by his wife Kiku, and various correspondence and personal records relating to the Akahori family. Materials are in both English and Japanese.
Most of Akahori’s prewar papers were impounded by FBI agents when he was arrested on December 7, 1942 in Seattle. Soon after he was released from the Crystal City Internment Camp in Texas in March 1946, he got in touch with the FBI and went to a designated Los Angeles warehouse, where his impounded personal papers and belongings were returned to him. He encouraged his Issei friends and acquaintances who were fellow inmates in the internment camps to do the same. However, many of them remained reluctant and afraid in the days of uncertainty, not far removed from their unpleasant experiences, to have any dealings with the FBI. This may account, in part, for the noticeable absence in the JARP Collection of comparable personal papers, records and documentary materials of other Issei.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • 1. Diaries
  • 2. Memoirs of Masaru Akahori
  • 3. Scrapbooks and mementos compiled by Masaru Akahori
  • 4. Personal correspondence
  • 5. Personal records of family members
  • 6. Writings and publishing by Masaru
  • 7. Office records of Akahori Horitsu Jimusho
  • 8. Stone Chemical Products Company
  • 9. American Oriental Advertising Company (AOC)
  • 10. Hyoroku Oishi Office
  • 11. Columbia Commerical Company
  • 12. Wartime internment
  • 13. Postwar business records
  • 14. Financial records
  • 15. Published materials collected by Masaru Akahori

Items Removed from the Collection

Box 40 removed as a result of reprocessing.

Related Material

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Akahori family--Archives.
Akahori, Kiku--Archives.
Akahori, Masaru, b. 1884- --Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Business records.
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Family papers.
Japanese American families--California--Archives.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Journalists--California--Los Angeles--Archives.

 

Diaries.

Box 1, Envelope 1

Masaru Akahori, vol.1. 1910.

Box 1, Envelope 2

Masaru Akahori, vol.2. 1912.

Box 1, Envelope 3

Masaru Akahori, vol.3. 1920.

Box 1, Envelope 4

Masaru Akahori, vol.4. 1922.

Box 1, Envelope 5

Masaru Akahori, vol.5. 1923.

Box 1, Envelope 6

Masaru Akahori, vol.6, no.1. 1924.

Box 1, Envelope 7

Masaru Akahori, vol.6, no.2. 1924.

Box 1, Envelope 8

Masaru Akahori, vol.7. 1925.

Box 2, Envelope 1

Masaru Akahori, vol.8. 1926.

Box 2, Envelope 2

Masaru Akahori, vol.9. 1927.

Box 2, Envelope 3

Masaru Akahori, vol.10. 1928.

Box 2, Envelope 4

Masaru Akahori, vol.11. 1929.

Box 2, Envelope 5

Masaru Akahori, vol.12. 1931.

Box 2, Envelope 6

Masaru Akahori, vol.13. 1934.

Box 2, Envelope 7

Masaru Akahori, vol.14. 1938.

Box 2, Envelope 8

Masaru Akahori, vol.15. 1939.

Box 2, Envelope 9

Masaru Akahori, vol.16, no.1. 1941.

Box 2, Envelope 10

Masaru Akahori, vol.16, no.2. 1941.

Box 2, Envelope 11

Masaru Akahori, vol.17. 1949.

Box 3, Envelope 1

Masaru Akahori, vol.18. 1950.

Box 3, Envelope 2

Masaru Akahori, vol.19. 1951.

Box 3, Envelope 3

Masaru Akahori, vol.20, no.1. 1952.

Box 3, Envelope 4

Masaru Akahori, vol.20, no.2. 1952.

Box 3, Envelope 5

Masaru Akahori, vol.21. 1953.

Box 3, Envelope 6

Masaru Akahori, vol.22. 1954.

Box 3, Envelope 7

Masaru Akahori, vol.23. 1955.

Box 3, Envelope 8

Masaru Akahori, vol.24. 1956.

Box 3, Envelope 9

Masaru Akahori, vol.25. 1957.

Box 4, Envelope 1

Masaru Akahori, vol.26, no.1. 1958.

Box 4, Envelope 2

Masaru Akahori, vol.26, no.2. 1958.

Box 4, Envelope 3

Masaru Akahori, vol.26, no.3. 1958.

Box 4, Envelope 4

Masaru Akahori, vol.27, no.1. 1959.

Box 4, Envelope 5

Masaru Akahori, vol.27, no.2. 1959.

Box 4, Envelope 6

Masaru Akahori, vol.27, no.3. 1959.

Box 4, Envelope 7

Masaru Akahori, vol.28, no.1. 1960.

Box 4, Envelope 8

Masaru Akahori, vol.28, no.2. 1960.

Box 4, Envelope 9

Masaru Akahori, vol.29, no.1. 1961.

Box 5, Envelope 1

Masaru Akahori, vol.29, no.2. 1961.

Box 5, Envelope 2

Masaru Akahori, vol.30. 1962.

Box 5, Envelope 3

Masaru Akahori, vol.31. 1963.

Box 5, Envelope 4

Masaru Akahori, vol.32. 1964.

Box 5, Envelope 5

Masaru Akahori, vol.33. 1965.

Box 5, Envelope 6

Kiku Akahori, vol.1. 1923.

Box 5, Envelope 7

Kiku Akahori, vol.2, no.1. 1924.

Box 5, Folder 8

Kiku Akahori, vol.2, no.2. 1924.

Box 5, Envelope 9

Kiku Akahori, vol.3, no.1. 1925.

Box 5, Envelope 10

Kiku Akahori, vol.3, no.2. 1925.

Box 5, Envelope 11

Kiku Akahori, vol.4. 1926.

Box 5, Envelope 12

Kiku Akahori, vol.5. 1927.

Box 6, Envelope 1

Kiku Akahori, vol.6. 1928.

Box 6, Envelope 2

Kiku Akahori, vol.7. 1929.

Box 6, Envelope 3

Kiku Akahori, vol.8. 1931.

Box 6, Envelope 4

Kiku Akahori, vol.9. 1932.

Box 6, Envelope 5

Kiku Akahori, vol.10. 1933.

Box 6, Envelope 6

Kiku Akahori, vol.11. 1961.

 

Memoirs of Masaru Akahori.

Box 6, Volume 7

"Ano toki no ano koto" [characters] [It occurred at that time]. 1932-1966.

Box 6, Volume 8

Untitled. 1950-1966.

Box 6, Volume 9

"Watakushi no odotta butai: ano toki no ano koto" [characters] [The stage on which I performed: It occurred at that time]. ca.1962.

Box 7, Folder 1

"Shiku hakku" [characters] [Trial and tribulation]. 1932-1944.

Box 7, Folder 2

"Watakushi no odotta butai o" [characters] [The stage on which I performed]. 1934-1939.

Box 7, Folder 3

"Sekkei" [characters] ['Construction']. 1957.

 

Scrapbooks and mementos compiled by Masaru Akahori.

Box 7, Folder 4

"Gikyoku: Hatto pin to Oishi Hyroku" [characters] [A play: hat pin and Oishi Hyroku]. 1966.

Scope and Content

The play "Hatto pin" was originally written in the late 1910's by Yoshizo Nakamura [characters], and performed in Tokyo in 1921. Two principal characters in the play were modeled after Akahori and his first wife.
Box 7, Folder 5

"Taikyo sannen gakuya nikki" [characters] [Three years' stay in Tokyo]. 1919 September-1922 September .

Scope and Content Note

A scrapbook containing memos, correspondence, and other miscellaneous papers re Akahori's three years' sojourn in Tokyo as a reporter for the "Yomiuri Shimbun."
Box 7, Folder 6

"Tokyo seikatsu sannen [oyobi] Hokka nanka kiji" [characters] [Three years' stay in Tokyo and articles written for Japanese language newspapers in Northern and Southern California]. 1918-1922.

Scope and Content Note

A scrapbook of correspondence, photographs and other miscellaneous papers re Masaru's stay in Tokyo from 1919 to 1922, and clippings of newspaper articles Akahori wrote for the "Hokubei hochi" [characters] and other Japanese language newspapers in California.
Box 7, Folder 7

"Wagami no rekishi" [characters] [A fragment of my life story]. 1953.

Scope and Content Note

A scrapbook containing correspondence and newspaper clippings re a beautification plan of Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, which was proposed by Akahori in 1953.
Box 8, Folder 1

Large correspondence record book. 1933-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Contains copies of Akahori's personal and business letters: - September 18, 1933-May 4, 1934, and August 22- November 24, 1941, Seattle, Washington - July 6-29, 1951, and December 23, 1953-April 21, 1959, Los Angeles, California.
Box 8, Folder 2

Photographs and mementos. ca. 1932-1963.

 

Personal correspondence.

Box 8, Folder 3

From Akahori to his first wife and sons in Japan. ca. 1931-1961.

 

From Akahori to Kiku.

Box 8, Folder 4

Volume 1: "Haru natsu no maki" [characters] [Spring and summer], Section 1: "Kikubo no kikoku made" [characters] [Till Kiku returned to Japan]. 1927 September-1928 January.

Box 8, Folder 5

Volume 1: "Haru natsu no maki" [characters] [Spring and summer], Section 2: "Hanazukushi" [characters] [Adorned with flowers]. 1928 February-March.

Box 8, Folder 6

Volume 1: "Haru natsu no maki" [characters] [Spring and summer], Section 3: "Manofuchi" [characters] [An abyss]. 1928 March 17-April 12.

Box 8, Folder 7

Volume 1: "Haru natsu no maki" [characters] [Spring and summer], Section 4: "Nakimushi" [characters] [A cry-baby]. 1928 April 23-May 15.

Box 9, Folder 1

Volume 1: "Haru natsu no maki" [characters] [Spring and summer], Section 5: untitled. 1928 June 1-September 27.

Box 9, Folder 2

Volume 2: "Aki no maki" [characters] [Autumn], Section 1: untitled. 1928 October 1-November 19.

Box 9, Folder 3

Volume 2: "Aki no maki" [characters] [Autumn], Section 2: "Shuppan yori haha no futokoro made" [characters] [Sailing for Japan to be in her mother's bosom]. 1928 November 10-1929 September 27.

Box 9, Folder 4

Volume 3: "Fuyu no maki" [characters] [Winter], Section 1: "Joriku yori byoki made" [characters] [From her return to U.S. to her illness]. 1929 November 14-1930 July 25.

Box 9, Folder 5

Volume 3: "Fuyu no maki" [characters] [Winter], Section 2: Untitled. 1931 February 12-1932 November 4.

Box 9, Folder 6

Volume 3: "Fuyu no maki" [characters] [Winter], Volume 4: "Love-nest Nikki" [characters] [Love-nest Diary]. 1931-1932.

Box 9, Folder 8

Between Akahori and Issei writers and journalists. 1929-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Writers include Abiko Kyutaro, Momoi Ikken, Oka Shigeki, Okina Hisamitsu, and Sagitani Seiichi.
Box 9, Folder 9

Prewar correspondence. undated.

Box 10, Folder 1

Condolence messages the Akahoris received upon Kiku's passing. 1961 October.

Box 10, Folder 2

Envelopes of koden [characters] [funeral condolence money] for Kiku's passing (1 of 3). 1961 October.

Box 10, Folder 3

Envelopes of koden [characters] [funeral condolence money] for Kiku's passing (2 of 3). 1961 October.

Box 10, Folder 4

Envelopes of koden [characters] [funeral condolence money] for Kiku's passing (3 of 3). 1961 October.

 

Personal records of family members.

Box 10, Folder 5

Personal resumé and short biographical sketches of Akahori and his parents. ca.1943-1946.

Box 10, Folder 6

Papers regarding Sei Fujii's deportation case. 1929 August -1931 October.

Scope and Content Note

Sei Fujii, an illegal immigrant from Japan, faced deportation as a result of information obtained by the U.S. immigration authorities from Japanese informants. Akahori, together with two other Issei, were accused of being the informants and ostracized by a group of Japanese residents at a mass meeting organized by Fujii himself himself and held on December 2, 1930 in Los Angeles.
Box 10, Folder 7

Akahori's insurance papers. 1927-1961.

Box 10, Folder 8

Divorce papers, marriage certificate, and medical records belonging to Kiku (Hosaka) Akahori, Masaru's second wife.. 1928-1961.

Box 10, Volume 9

Record book on the birth of Akahori and Kiku's daughter, Tomoko Marjorie Akahori, in November 1935.. 1935 November-1941 January.

Box 10, Folder 10

Tomoko's school work. ca.1935-1962.

Box 10, Folder 11

Birth certificates of Seikichi Julius Akahori, first son by Akahori's first marriage. 1929.

 

Writings and publishing by Masaru.

Box 11, Folder 1

Scrapbook of clippings of newspaper articles written in Los Angeles for various Japanese language papers in California. ca. 1919-1923.

Box 11, Folder 2

"Kareshi no nikki: iminchi sanjunen shi" [characters] [His diary: Thirty years' life as an immigrant]. 1939.

Scope and Content

A collection of essays and fiction Akahori Masaru wrote and published in magazines published by Issei in the United States. The magazines include the "Hokubei Noho" [characters] and the "Zaibei Fujin no Tomo" [characters].
Box 11, Folder 3

Papers relating to the publication of "California Romance" and "This is California: Early History and Its Development into a State," books written by Akahori. ca. 1931.

Box 11, Folder 4

Manuscripts of essays and articles written by Akahori. ca.1933-1941.

Box 11, Folder 5

Poems written by Akahori. 1934.

Box 11, Folder 6

Clippings of various articles written by Akahori in Japanese (1 of 2). 1933-1941.

 

Seihokubu Nihonjin Suisankai [Japanese Fisheries of the Northwest].

Box 16, Folder 5

Correspondence regarding the Seihokubu Nihonjin Suisankai. 1934 November-1939 April.

Scope and Content

Mostly in Japanese.
Box 16, Folder 6

Notes on the discussion sessions organized by the association. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Masaru's handwritten notes taken at and his speech drafts for these sessions.
Box 16, Folder 7

U.S. Bureau of Fisheries reports on salmon fish oil, salmon, and kelp, as well as notes written by masaru onteh same subjects.. 1934.

Box 16, Folder 8

A publication by the Canned Foods Association of Japan entitled "Fishery Industries of Japan: Salmon, Crab, Tuna, Sardine, Shellfish and Fishmeal". 1935.

Scope and Content

In English.
Box 17, Folder 1

Research reports on the shark industry with Masaru's notes. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Japanese.
Box 17, Folder 2

Research articles written by Japanese authors on the fishing industry. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "What the Drill Is and Does" and a report on bonita by H. Shiihara as well as "Canned Tuna Fish 'Honeycomb'" by Shitoku Yera. In English and Japanese.
Box 17, Folder 3

"Smelt and Herring Regulations" and "Game Farm Regulations" of the State of Washington. undated.

Box 17, Folder 4

Study notes and short reports written by Masaru on various fisheries topics. ca.1934-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly in Japanese.
Box 17, Folder 5

Manuscripts of Masaru's articles on the fishing industry in Japan and the U.S.. ca.1933-1938.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Japanese.
Box 17, Folder 6

Leaflets of articles written by Masaru published by the Suisankai. 1934.

Box 17, Folder 7

Financial papers of the Suisankai. ca.1934-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly in Japanese.
Box 12, Folder 1

Clippings of various articles written by Akahori in Japanese (2 of 2). 1933-1941.

Box 12, Folder 2

A collection of Japanese leaflets printed in San Francisco and Los Angeles. ca.1914-1941.

 

"Taihoku Nippo" [characters] [Great Northern News].

Box 12, Folder 3

Correspondence relating to the "Taihoku Nippo". 1935 July-1941 September.

Box 12, Folder 4

Papers regarding the paroles of Eika Chiba and Unokichi Tanaka. 1934 November-1941 July.

Scope and Content

Eika Chiba was an inmate of the state penitentiary at Walla Walla, Washington, charged with a felony and given a life sentence. Unokichi Tanaka as an inmate at the Folsom Prison in California charged with murder and given a life sentence. Akahori, as managing editor of the "Taihoku Nippo," petitioned for their parole hearings. Correspondence included is mostly between Akahori and Chiba.
Box 12, Folder 5

Manuscript by Shoryu Matsui entitled "Sugishi nichiro kowasho no kangai" [characters] [Reminiscence of the past: the Portsmouth Peace Conference of 1906] for publication in the "Taihoku Nippo". ca.1941.

Box 12, Folder 6

Fictions and short essays written by Akahori published in the "Taihoku Nippo". 1935-1941.

Box 12, Folder 7

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori on various topics (1 of 2). 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Topics include: alien land laws in the state of Washington; the visit of Prince Chichibu (the Emperor's brother); a murder committed by a Japanese in Auburn, California; and the visit of a training ship from Japan.
Box 12, Folder 8

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori on various topics (2 of 2). 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Topics include: alien land laws in the state of Washington; the visit of Prince Chichibu (the Emperor's brother); a murder committed by a Japanese in Auburn, California; and the visit of a training ship from Japan.
Box 12, Folder 9

A scrapbook of "Taihoku Nippo" articles, 1933-41. 1933-1941.

Box 13, Folder 1

"Natsu no kashu o kataru" [characters] [California in the summer], a collection of articles from the "Taihoku Nippo" (1 of 2). 1939.

Box 13, Folder 2

"Natsu no kashu o kataru" [characters] [California in the summer], a collection of articles from the "Taihoku Nippo" (2 of 2). 1939.

Box 13, Folder 3

Clippings on various topics relating to the fishing industry. 1934.

Scope and Content

Many are from the "Taihoku Nippo."
Box 13, Folder 4

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (1 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 1

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (2 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 2

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (3 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 3

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (4 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 4

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (5 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 5

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori (6 of 6). undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly editorials.
Box 14, Folder 6

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori, ca.1933-1941 (1 of 2). ca.1933-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Many of them a part of the "Nippon rekishi monogatari" [characters] [Japanese history stories] series.
Box 14, Folder 7

Clippings of "Taihoku Nippo" articles written by Akahori, ca.1933-1941 (2 of 2). ca.1933-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Many of them a part of the "Nippon rekishi monogatari" [characters] [Japanese history stories] series.
Box 15, Folder 1

Financial papers of the "Taihoku Nippo". 1938-1939.

 

"Nichibei Shimbun" [characters] [Japanese American News].

Box 15, Folder 2

Correspondence exchanged between Hyoroku Oishi (Masaru) and Shichinosuke Asano, editor of the "Nichibei". 1937 Februrary-1938 June.

Box 15, Folder 3

Masaru's memos as well as correspondence exchanged between Akahori and the editorial and managerial staff of the "Nichibei". 1937 April-1938 September.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regards the question of establishing the company's Pacific Northwest Branch in Seattle.
Box 15, Folder 4

Memos and manuscripts of articles written by Akahori for the "Nichibei". 1937-1939.

Box 15, Folder 5

"Ame ni kiku tabigokoro" [characters] [Wanderlust as heard through the rain]. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

A series of essays Akahori wrote for the "Nichibei."
Box 15, Folder 6

Records regarding the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" [characters] [Who's Who of Japanese in America]. 1941.

Box 15, Folder 7

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (1 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
Box 15, Folder 8

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (2 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
Box 16, Folder 1

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (3 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
Box 16, Folder 2

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (4 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
Box 16, Folder 3

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (5 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
Box 16, Folder 4

Biographical data of Japanese families residing in the Pacific Northwest area for inclusion in the proposed publication of the "Zaibei nihonjin jinmei jiten" (6 of 6). 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data on approximately 500 families.
 

"Town Crier".

Box 17, Folder 8

Lease agreements and licenses. 1946-1950.

Box 17, Folder 9

"Town Crier" business correspondence. 1947 January-1961 February.

Box 17, Folder 10

Subscription list. undated.

Box 17, Folder 11

Advertisement contract records. 1950-1966.

Box 17, Folder 12

Partial manuscript for "Kikashiken no tora no maki: shiminken no nijugokamuku" [characters] [Twenty-five lessons in citizenship]. 1950 and 1952.

Scope and Content

A citizenship manual on American institutions to assist Issei to pass their naturalization examination. Edited by Akahori and published by the "Town Crier."
Box 17, Folder 13

Print ad sample. 1946-1950.

Box 17, Folder 14

Booklet of sample images. undated.

Box 17, Folder 15

Clippings of sample graphics. undated.

Box 18, Folder 1

Press photographs. undated.

Box 18, Folder 2

Partially completed manuscript of "Zaibei nikkeijin jinmei jiten" [Directory of Japanese residing in the U.S.]. 1954.

Box 18, Folder 3

"Town Crier Year Book 1947: U.S. Japanese Address Book". 1947.

Box 18, Folder 4

"Orphans All: Toyohiko Kagawa" by Ralph Ernest Downie. 1947.

Scope and Content

The Japanese translation and the original English section on Toyohiko Kagawa published in Ralph E. Downie's "Orphans All" (Seattle, 1936).
Box 18, Folder 5

"Anata no unsei" [characters] [Your future] and "Nanka meibutsu Hyoroku goyomi" [characters] [Los Angeles Almanac]. 1947.

Scope and Content Note

A pamphlet explaining the signs of the Zodiac (in English) and a pamphlet explaining the sexagenary cycle (in Japanese).
Box 18, Folder 6

"Nihonkoku kempo" [characters] [Constitution of Japan]. 1947.

Scope and Content Note

A mimeographed reproduction of the postwar Japanese Constitution. In Japanese and English.
Box 18, Folder 7

"Go-meishi kokancho" [characters] [Trading book of business cards] (1948). 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Special new year issue for the purpose of printing the new year greetings of subscribers and advertisers. In English and Japanese.
Box 18, Folder 8

"Go-meishi kokancho" [characters] [Trading book of business cards] (1949). 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Special new year issue for the purpose of printing the new year greetings of subscribers and advertisers. In English and Japanese.
Box 18, Folder 9

"Wakodo" [characters] [The Youth], No.2. 1950 July.

Scope and Content Note

A literary magazine published by Inter-culture Club and printed by the "Town Crier." A collection of short essays, poems, and fiction written by Kibei and Japanese students in Los Angeles.
Box 18, Folder 10

2 issues of “Shinnengo” [characters] [Special New Year's issue] (1965&1966). 1965 and 1966.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Japanese
Box 19, Folder 1

"Shinran Shonin shichi hyaku nenki" [characters] [The 700th Anniversary of the Death of Shinran, the Holy Priest]. 1958.

Box 19, Folder 2

"Nanka nikkeijin eigyo annai" [characters] [Southern California Japanese Business Guide]1962-63. 1963.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Japanese.
Box 19, Folder 3

"Town Crier Blue Book 1948-1949: Our 2nd Year". 1948.

Box 19, Folder 4

"Town Crier Blue Book 1949-1950: Our 3rd Year". 1949.

Box 19, Folder 5

"Town Crier Blue Book 1951-1952: Our 4th Year". 1951.

Box 19, Folder 6

"Town Crier Blue Book 1952-1953: Our 5th Year". 1952.

Box 19, Folder 7

"Teien gafu" [characters] [Art of the Landscape Garden in Japan and in America] (Town Crier Blue Book). 1954.

Box 19, Folder 8

"Kokyo gyoen gafu" [characters] [Pictoral record of the Imperial gardens] (Town Crier Blue Book). 1954 and 1956.

Box 19, Folder 9

"This Is California: Early History of California and its Developments into a State" (Town Crier Blue Book 12 Year). 1959-1960 reprint of the original 1932 publication.

Box 19, Folder 10

"Town Crier Blue Book 1961: Our 15th Year". 1961.

Box 19, Folder 11

"Town Crier Blue Book 1962". 1962.

Box 20, Folder 1

"Nanka nihonjin yakyushi" [A History of Japanese Baseball in Southern California]. undated.

Box 20, Folder 2

Listings of the names and addresses of Japanese for the "Zenbei nihonjin jushoroku" [A Directory of the Japanese in America] (1 of 2). 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled from the 1947 shinnengo furoku [New Year's special issues] of various Japanese newspapers, including Nichibei Jiji, Chicago Shimpo, Hokubei Shimpo, and Rafu Shimpo. Lists approximately 750 names in total.
Box 20, Folder 3

Listings of the names and addresses of Japanese for the "Zenbei nihonjin jushoroku" [A Directory of the Japanese in America] (2 of 2). 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Compiled from the 1947 shinnengo furoku [New Year's special issues] of various Japanese newspapers, including Nichibei Jiji, Chicago Shimpo, Hokubei Shimpo, and Rafu Shimpo. Lists approximately 750 names in total.
Box 20, Folder 4

Drafts for the "Town Crier" special publication of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [A Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity]. 1960.

Box 20, Folder 5

Manuscripts for the publication of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity] (1 of 2). 1960.

Box 21, Folder 1

Manuscripts for the publication of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity] (2 of 2). 1960.

Box 21, Folder 2

Corrected proof of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity]. 1960.

Box 21, Folder 3

Printed copy of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity]. 1960.

Box 21, Folder 4

Thank-you letters from the students of Takahi Elementary School of Hiroshima Prefecture for sending them copies of "Nichibei shuko hyakunensai gafu" [characters] [Photo Album to Commemorate 100-Years of Japanese American Amity]. 1960.

Box 21, Folder 5

A few articles Masaru printed in the "Ofu Nippo" [characters] [Sacramento Daily News], "Kanada Shimbun" [characters] [Canada News], and "Nippon to Amerika" [characters] [Japan and America]. ca.1940-1941.

 

Office records of Akahori Horitsu Jimusho.

Scope and Content

In the prewar years, some bilingual Issei who had formal legal training or experiences in handling legal matters in the United States assisted other Issei with their legal affairs. They often opened a horitsu (legal) or tsuyaku jimusho (interpreter’s office) to render such services such as writing business letters, preparing legal documents, acting as court interpreters, and referring court cases to American lawyers. Akahori ran such an establishment in Little Tokyo and Terminal Island, California, from 1924 to 1933. There, he provided legal assistance to numerous individuals in cases such as divorce, traffic accidents, and unpaid wages. A large portion of his clientele came from the fishing industry in Terminal Island. His office also functioned as a collection agency.
Box 21, Folder 6

Correspondence with American lawyers. 1960.

 

Correspondence with Willard J. Laney, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles. 1929 September=1933 April.

 

Correspondence with Lester O. Luce, Attorney at Law, Inglewood. 1929 May-1930 March.

 

Correspondence with Stephen Monteleone, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles. 1929 December-1931 July.

 

Correspondence with Tim Okawara, Attorney at Law, Fresno. 1931 October.

 

Correspondence with Max Lewis, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles. 1932 April-1934 December.

 

Correspondence with Arthur C. Webb, Attorney at Law. 1931 September-November .

Box 21, Folder 7

Correspondence with L.C. Crossman, Searcher of Titles, Los Angeles. 1931 November-1933 January.

Scope and Content Note

Masaru often relied on Crossman's services to look up past court cases and related files.
Box 21, Folder 8

Correspondence with R.J.H. Mittwer, notary public and Japanese interpreter, Los Angeles. 1931 February-1933 January.

Box 21, Folder 9

Correspondence regarding delinquent balances of operation costs for the Akahori Horitsu Jimusho. 1932 March-July.

Box 21, Folder 10

Scattered correspondence on various business dealings. 1927-1931.

Box 21, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding political campaigns that Akahori supported. 1932 May-June.

Box 21, Folder 12

Correspondence with Arch Colemen, First Assistant Postmaster General, Washington. 1933 March.

Scope and Content

Regarding the request by residents of Terminal Island for the Terminal Island post office to retain its current station.
 

Records on clients who sought assistance in legal matters at the Akahori Horitsu Jimusho.

Box 21, Folder 13

Arai, Yoshitaro. 1929 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his immigration status or an employment application.
Box 21, Folder 14

Dei, Eitaro, Long Beach. 1927 December-1931 October.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the transfer of a property title.
Box 21, Folder 15

Fujikawa, Y., gardener, Los Angeles. 1930 April-October.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding claims for unpaid wages filed with the Division of Labor Statistics and Law Enforcement.
Box 21, Folder 16

Fujimoto, F.S. and Kato, G.. 1929 September.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the issuance of their operator's licenses.
Box 21, Folder 17

Goto, Noboru, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1931 June-1932 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the issuance of a Japanese Consulate residency certificate, required to secure employment on a fishing boat
Box 21, Folder 18

Harada, K., West Los Angeles. 1930 July-1931 November.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the filing of a complaint for damages caused by an automobile accident.
Box 22, Folder 1

Hayashi, Ayame. 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding her divorce, the selling of her florist business, and the buying of a chop suey restaurant.
Box 22, Folder 2

Hayashi, Kenzo, insurance agent, Los Angeles. 1933 November-July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the settlement of a dispute over rent arrears. Hayashi was a defendant in a civil suit.
Box 22, Folder 3

Hayashi, Shigeru, Los Angeles. 1924 April and 1931 March.

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 legal documents.
Box 22, Folder 4

Hinoki, J., Terminal Island. 1932 September and October .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the fulfillment of a promissory note agreement.
Box 22, Folder 5

Hiraga, J.S., Terminal Island. 1933 July-August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the arrears of a loan payment.
Box 22, Folder 6

Hirata, Isao, proprietor of a boarding house and a pool hall, Oxnard, California, and Rockspring, Wyoming. 1923 October-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of a balance payment.
Box 22, Folder 7

Horita, Koshiro, farmer, Stockton. 1932 October-1933 January .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the settlement of disputes over large debts incurred from business failure.
Box 22, Folder 8

Ichiki, Kinzo, farmer, Stockton. 1930 April-June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his deportation on charge of assisting his brother's illegal entry into the U.S.
Box 22, Folder 9

Iriye, K., Terminal Island. 1932 December-1933 February .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a bond balance owed to him.
Box 22, Folder 10

Ishima Kazuyoshi, Inglewood. 1931 October .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the custody of his son.
Box 22, Folder 11

Ishino, Yuki, cafe manager, Terminal Island. 1933 February-March.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the unauthorized sale of liquor.
Box 22, Folder 12

Izawa, Sokichi, barber, Hollywood. 1931 September.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding application for a reentry permit.
Box 22, Folder 13

Japanese Farmers Association of Los Angeles. 1928 December-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the claims for unpaid wages filed by employees.
Box 22, Folder 14

Kamidoi. 1930 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the adoption of Yone Tanada.
Box 22, Folder 15

Kawano, K. (George Kono), restaurant proprietor, Los Angeles. 1929 October-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the investigation into claims filed by the wife of his late business partner.
Box 22, Folder 16

Kawashima, J., San Gabriel. 1930 April.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the sale of an estate.
Box 22, Folder 17

Kiuchi, Sadaji. 1930 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his enrollment in school in the U.S.
Box 22, Folder 18

Kochi, Y., candy maker, Los Angeles. 1932 July-1933 January.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the filing of claims for damages caused by a fire, and settling of personal disputes with another Japanese.
Box 22, Folder 19

Kodama, Sotaro, Los Angeles. 1932 July-1933 January.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a suit he brought against a printer for stealing and selling his Japanese translation of the Operator's Examination.
Box 22, Folder 20

Kogano, T., fisherman, Terminal Island. 1933 April.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his exemption from tax payments for a boat he previously owned.
Box 22, Folder 21

Kojima, K., fisherman, San Pedro. 1932 June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding divorce.
Box 22, Folder 22

Kojima, Yachio, Terminal Island. 1932 June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of an outstanding balance.
Box 22, Folder 23

Koshino, J.. ca.1927.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the application for a reentry permit.
Box 22, Folder 24

Maeda, K., pool hall operator, Los Angeles. 1929 January-May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a police raid on the charge of illegal gambling on the premises of his operation.
Box 22, Folder 25

Mambo, K., gardener, Hollywood. 1930 July-August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a claim for unpaid wages file with the Division of Labor Statistics and Law Enforcement.
Box 22, Folder 26

Maruki, Fuji, Downey. 1932 June-1933 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding reissuance of a Japanese passport.
Box 22, Folder 27

Masuno, Ryosaku, El Monte. 1929.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his arrest.
Box 22, Folder 28

Matsutsuyu, I., Terminal Island. 1929 December-1933 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the arrears of a mortgage payment.
Box 22, Folder 29

Migaki, S., Los Angeles. 1929-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding various payment settlements.
Box 22, Folder 30

Minamiji, Fukutaro, hotel and pool hall operator, Terminal Island. 1932 April-1933 February.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the disposition of the estates of the late Minamiji Naoichi.
Box 22, Folder 31

Mitsui family. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the dissolution of partnership and subsequent financial settlement.
Box 22, Folder 32

Mitsui, G. and Ozaki, M., restaurant operators, Los Angeles. 1930 August-1932 June.

Scope and Content

Regarding the dissolution of partnership and the subsequent financial settlement.
Box 22, Folder 33

Miyazaki, Goematsu, produce broker, Los Angeles. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding matters relating to the sale, repair, and operation of motor vehicles.
Box 22, Folder 34

Mizukawa, T., gardener, Los Angeles. 1930 May-October.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a claim for unpaid wages filed with the Division of Labor Statistics and Law Enforcement.
Box 22, Folder 35

Mori, Juhei. 1929-1930.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a loan payment.
Box 23, Folder 1

Morisawa, Ichitaro, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1932 November-1933 September.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the filing of claims for damages caused by automobile accidents and the cancellation of an automobile insurance policy due to payment arrears of premiums.
Box 23, Folder 2

Muramatsu, Yozaburo, farmer, Hawthornes. ca.1928-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of personal loans and a claim for damages caused by an automobile accident.
Box 23, Folder 3

Muramoto, Shigeichi. 1936-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a fine.
Box 23, Folder 4

Nagata, Tomoichi, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1933 February-August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding filing for bankruptcy.
Box 23, Folder 5

Nagumo, Seiji gardener, Los Angeles. ca.1930 March-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a claim for unpaid wages filed with the Division of Labor Statistics and Law Enforcement.
Box 23, Folder 6

Nakamura, Harry T., cook, Los Angeles. 1930 January-May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding filing claims for unpaid wages with the Division of Labor Statistics and Law Enforcement.
Box 23, Folder 7

Nakamura, Kitaro, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1932 October-1933 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding arrears of a mortgage payment on a fishing boat.
Box 23, Folder 8

Nakamura, Meiji, fisherman and vegetable-fruit stand vendor, Long Beach. 1932 May-December.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a lease agreement.
Box 23, Folder 9

Nakamura, Nobutaro. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Inquiry into the rental of a wharf.
Box 23, Folder 10

Nakanishi, S.. 1929.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the payment of a rental.
Box 23, Folder 11

Nakao, Shoichi. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the investigation in an automobile collision.
Box 23, Folder 12

Nakashima, K.. 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the sublease of a storeroom.
Box 23, Folder 13

Nakatsukasa, Setsuji, farmer, Redondo Beach. 1928 October-1932 December .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the entry of his brother and his wife into the U.S.
Box 23, Folder 14

Nakayama, Munetaro, Hollywood. 1931 November-1932 September.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding application for a reentry permit and the extension of the immigration bond due to a delayed departure.
Box 23, Folder 15

Ogawa, Tsunesaburo, produce market employee, Los Angeles. ca.1927-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding divorce and claims for unpaid wages.
Box 23, Folder 16

Okada, Nobuko, housewife, Los Angeles. 1931 April-November.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding filing for divorce.
Box 23, Folder 17

Okumura, Harry S., produce market proprietor, Los Angeles. 1931 March-1933 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding small claims court cases and legal counseling on other miscellaneous matters.
Box 23, Folder 18

Oyama, Jiro. 1929.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the recovery of a life insurance claim.
Box 23, Folder 19

Sasaki brothers (Kichiro and Shichiro), Buena Park. 1930 June-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding their eviction from the ranch by their Issei partner and restitution claims.
Box 23, Folder 20

Sassa, S.. 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of a paymnet.
Box 23, Folder 21

Shiraishi, Senyo, inmate of the state penitentiary at Represa, California. 1931 March-1933 February.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the petition for retrial and claims for his mining rights in Baja California, Mexico.
Box 23, Folder 22

Sonoda, Heijiro. 1920 and 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the sale of a patent.
Box 23, Folder 23

Sugi, Yoshio and Elizabeth Willard, Los Angeles. 1931 April-August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding divorce.
Box 23, Folder 24

Suzuki, Kanejiro, Terminal Island. 1932 December-1933 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding legal counsel on various matters.
Box 23, Folder 25

Takahashi, Eimatsu, cafe operator, Terminal Island. 1932 September-1933 April .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding small claims court cases.
Box 23, Folder 26

Takase, Harutoshi. 1930 February .

Scope and Content Note

Power of Attorney
Box 23, Folder 27

Takata, Arthur S., Los Angeles. 1931 December-1932 April .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the fulfillment of a promissory note agreement.
Box 23, Folder 28

Takeuchi, Otoichi, Terminal Island. 1931 December-1932 April .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a complaint filed to the Los Angeles Municipal Officer for an accident occurring on public grounds.
Box 23, Folder 29

Takeuchi, Shobei and Yasu, Long Beach. 1933 January-July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding claims on the late Otozo Takeuchi's life insurance policy and the settlement of his debt.
Box 23, Folder 30

Tamaki, N., owner of a rooming house. 1933.

Box 23, Folder 31

Tanaka, Shogo, farmer, Bellflower. 1928 September-1933 February .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding settlement on claims filed against Tanaka for damages caused by automobile accidents.
Box 23, Folder 32

Tanaka, Yaichi, parolee, Los Angeles. 1930 January-July .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding filing monthly reports to the state parole officer on Tanaka's behalf.
Box 23, Folder 33

Tateishi, Tachiro, gardener, West Los Angeles. 1931 November-1932 January .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the petition for a parole hearing for Tateishi who was charged with possession of a liquor manufacturing still.
Box 23, Folder 34

The Tawadas (1 of 2). ca.1927-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Kikuzo Tawada and his son, Kenzo, had been engaged in many different business ventures in Pecos, Texas; Pueblo, Colorado; and Oxnard and Los Angeles, California from about 1911 to 1932. These included oil drilling, farming, produce broker, and shipper. Akahori assisted the family as business advisor, collection agent, and legal counselor from about 1927 to 1932.
Box 24, Folder 1

The Tawadas (2 of 2). ca.1927-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Kikuzo Tawada and his son, Kenzo, had been engaged in many different business ventures in Pecos, Texas; Pueblo, Colorado; and Oxnard and Los Angeles, California from about 1911 to 1932. These included oil drilling, farming, produce broker, and shipper. Akahori assisted the family as business advisor, collection agent, and legal counselor from about 1927 to 1932.
Box 24, Folder 2

Teramoto, Tatsuzaburo and Nishino, K., Terminal Island. 1928 December-1933 June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the petition for Teramoto's parole and legal counseling on business and financial matters.
Box 24, Folder 3

Togo, Noboru. 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a loan agreement.
Box 24, Folder 4

Toma, Tsurumatsu. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding business license permits.
Box 24, Folder 5

Tomita, Masaki, Hawthorne. 1930 February .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding claims for damages caused by an automobile accident.
Box 24, Folder 6

Torii, Zennosuke, Los Angeles. 1929 January-1931 October .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the settlement of a claim filed against Torii for damages caused by an automobile accident/
Box 24, Folder 7

Tosaki, Seiroku. 1930 June .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding application for a reentry permit.
Box 24, Folder 8

Tsuda, Yukusue, drug store employee, Los Angeles. 1929 September-October .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding his application for a reentry permit to visit Canada.
Box 24, Folder 9

Tsutsui, Rinzo, Los Angeles. 1930 July-1931 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the renunciation of Japanese citizenship of his six Nisei children.
Box 24, Folder 10

Uchida, Tsutomu. 1931 .

Scope and Content Note

Power of Attorney.
Box 24, Folder 11

Wada, Kishino, Terminal Island. 1933 February.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the disposition of her late husband's estate.
Box 24, Folder 12

Wada, T.. 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a plea bargain.
Box 24, Folder 13

Wakino, H.. undated.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the immigration status of his family.
Box 24, Folder 14

Watanabe, Toku. 1930 January .

Scope and Content Note

Power of Attorney for the execution of a will.
Box 24, Folder 15

Yamada, Tokumatsu, gardener, Hollywood. ca.1927-1931 April.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a mining claim in Mexico and a claim for damages caused by an automobile accident.
Box 24, Folder 16

Yamaguchi, S., Los Angeles. 1929 April .

Scope and Content Note

Affadavit.
Box 24, Folder 17

Yamamoto, M., proprietor of a fish cake company, San Pedro. 1929 April .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the sale of his business and the subsequent settlement of financial claims.
Box 24, Folder 18

Yamashita, Frank, cafe proprietor, San Pedro. 1933 January-February .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the settlement of claims filed by an injured customer.
Box 24, Folder 19

Yarita, J. 1929 July-1930 December.

Box 24, Folder 20

Yokoyama, R., cafe owner. 1932 .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of unpaid bills
Box 24, Folder 21

Yoshimura, Shuzo, sales clerk, San Diego. 1929 January-February .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a small claims court case.
Box 24, Folder 22

Scattered records on various clients. 1926-1933.

Box 24, Folder 23

Applications for city liquor licenses for and related correspondence on 11 restaurant and grocery store operators in Terminal Island and adjacent areas.. 1932 November-1933 May.

 

Office records relating to the fishing industry in Terminal Island.

Box 24, Folder 24

Office reference copies of the Japanese government passport regulations and the U.S. immigration law and regulations. ca.1930-1933.

Scope and Content

Includes newspaper clippings on the Japanese immigration question.
Box 24, Folder 25

Correspondence exchanged between Akahori and the law offices of Briney and Ekdale, proctors in admirality, in San Pedro, regarding Japanese fishermen in Terminal Island. 1932 April-1933 July.

Box 24, Folder 26

Correspondence exchanged between Akahori and agents of fishing companies, and documents related to the chartering of fishing boats for Terminal Island fishermen.. 1932-1933 .

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence are with agents Hansen & Rowland, Inc. and J.F. Gisler, as well as fishing boats owner John Skansi.
Box 24, Folder 27

Correspondence with Albert K. Kempton, import/exporter. 1933 May-July.

Box 25, Folder 1

Insurance policy papers of Japanese fishermen in Terminal Island. 1932 September-1933 January .

Box 25, Folder 2

Correspondence relating to the National Fisheries Co., San Francisco. 1932-1933.

Box 25, Folder 3

Office records on Heisaku Inaba, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1932 January-1933 November .

Scope and Content

Regarding Mariner's insurance policy; settlement of disputes with Toyo Fishing Co., Inc., San Pedro; insurance claims for damages caused by a marine accident; and the charter of a fishing boat at Tacoma, Washington.
Box 25, Folder 4

Office records on Y. Kato and his crew, Terminal Island. 1932-1933 .

Scope and Content

Regarding a settlement of disputes with Coast Fishing Co. and other canneries in Terminal Island.
Box 25, Folder 5

Office records on Tetsumasa Miyagishima and his crew. 1932 September-December.

Scope and Content

Regarding the charter of a fishing boat.
Box 25, Folder 6

Office records on Akira Miyama, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1932 May-1933 April.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the charter of a fishing boat and claims for damages caused by a collision with a cargo vessel in the San Pedro Harbor.
Box 25, Folder 7

Office records on Shigeichi Muramoto, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1932 August-1933 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the charter of fishing boats at Monterey and San Francisco, California, and Tacoma, Washington; and contract negotiatons with canneries.
Box 25, Folder 8

Office records on K. Murata and his crew, Terminal Island. 1933 June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the charter of a fishing boat named "Hermosa."
Box 25, Folder 9

Office records on Shintaro Nakagawa, fisherman, Terminal Island. 1927 April-1933 March.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a settlement of disputes with investors over a mortgage payment, and the charter of fishing boats in Seattle and San Francisco.
Box 25, Folder 10

Office records on A. Nakasuji and his fishing crew, Terminal Island. 1931 May-1933 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding settlements of disputes with Martinac Ship Building Company in Tacoma, Washington, over a new ship ordered by the crew; and negotiations on the charter of a fishing boat.
Box 25, Folder 11

Office records on Sanyo Trading Company, Los Angeles. 1932 August-September .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the tuna canning business.
Box 25, Folder 12

Office records on Kurakichi Shimizu, fisherman, San Pedro. 1932 January-1933 January .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the building of a new fishing boat by Martinac Ship Building Company in Tacoma, Washington, and disputes with the company over financial matters.
Box 25, Folder 13

Office records on Sotaro Shinji and Kenichi Tsuchiya, fishermen, Terminal Island. 1933 April-July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding financial difficulties and bankruptcy.
Box 25, Folder 14

Office records on Kumaichi Takeoka, fisherman, Monterey. 1933 February-March .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the hiring of a diver.
Box 25, Folder 15

Office records on Asagoro Yoshioka and his crew, Terminal Island. 1932 December-1933 January .

Scope and Content Note

Regarding financial matters.
 

Office records relating to the Akahori Collection Agency.

Box 25, Folder 16

Official documents regarding the startup of the Akahori Collection Agency. 1930.

Box 25, Folder 17

Office records on N. Abe & Co., wholesale produce merchant, Honolulu, Hawaii (debtor). ca.1928-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection of a personal loan in the amnount of $500, through the Kawasaki Office in Hilo, Hawaii.
Box 25, Folder 18

Office records on S. Amasuga. 1931 August-September.

Box 25, Folder 19

Office records on Al Fletcher, collection agent, Long Beach. 1930 August-1931 August.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the collection from Japanese debtors, totalling approximately $2000.
Box 25, Folder 20

Office records on Y. Fujita. 1929 April-1930 March.

Box 25, Folder 21

Office records on K. Furutani, service station owner, Terminal Island (creditor). 1932 October.

Scope and Content

Regarding unpaid bills.
Box 25, Folder 22

Office records on Gardena Lumber Co., Gardena (creditor). 1928 October-1930 December.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding unpaid bills of Japanese customers, amounting to approximately $1300.
Box 25, Folder 23

Office records on Ethel M. Gifford, collection agent, Long Beach. 1933 February-June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a collection from Japanese debtors in the amount of $180.
Box 25, Folder 24

Office records on K. Hamada and other Japanese investors, Los Angeles. 1933 January.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the recovery of invested funds totalling $31,417.
Box 26, Folder 1

Office records on Hara. 1928-1929.

Box 26, Folder 2

Office records on Takejio Hari, Tacoma, Washington. 1931-1933 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a collection on a personal loan in the amount of $150.
Box 26, Folder 3

Office records on Hashimoto Company, wholesale dealer in fishermen's supplies, Terminal Island (creditor). 1931 November-1932 December.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding unpaid bills.
Box 26, Folder 4

Office records on Hayashi Floral Company, Hollywood (debtor). 1929 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a collection referred by the Acme Adjusting Association, Los Angeles, in the amount of $378.
Box 26, Folder 5

Office records on Isekichi Hayashikawa, Terminal Island (debtor). 1932 November-1933 July.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a personal loan of $1250 and repayment schedule.
Box 26, Folder 6

Office records on Frank Hidaka, Los Angeles (debtor). 1930 March-1931 June.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding unpaid medical bills in 1928.
Box 26, Folder 7

Office records on J. Hirota and others, Los Angeles (creditors). 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the recovery of invested funds from Kisaburo Hatanaka, manager of a pig farm in Long beach, who misappropriated investors' money reported to amount to about $51,000.
Box 26, Folder 8

Office records on Inglewood Mercantile Company (creditor). 1929 June-1930 May.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the unpaid bills of Japanese customers, amounting to approximately $850.
Box 26, Folder 9

Office records on M. Ishii. 1932 May-July.

Box 26, Folder 10

Office records on H. Isomura and H. Morioka, fishermen, Terminal Island (creditors). 1932 September.

Box 26, Folder 11

Office records on Masao Itano, interpreter and insurance agent, Sacramento. 1932 April.

Box 26, Folder 12

Office records on Kichinosuke Iwashige, Los Angeles (debtor). 1931 November-1933 December.

Box 26, Folder 13

Office records on Yasujiro Iwata, farmer, San Francisco (debtor). 1925 Deember-1931 August.

Box 26, Folder 14

Office records on Kanzo Izumi. ca.1929 August-1930 July.

Box 26, Folder 15

Office records on I.H.Kakishita, fisherman, Terminal Island (debtor). 1933 February.

Box 26, Folder 16

Office records on K. Kamitaki. ca.1930 June-July.

Box 26, Folder 17

Office records on Taro Kanemoto, farmer, Montebello (debtor). 1932 October-1933 January .

Box 26, Folder 18

Office records on Tokuyoshi Katayama, proprietor if Tokyo Hotel, Los Angeles (creditor). 1932 February-September.

Box 26, Folder 19

Office records on Y. Kawabata. ca.1933 February-May.

Box 26, Folder 20

Office records on Takeo Kiyota, proprietor of I&I Produce Co., Los Angeles (creditor). 1927 December-1931 December.

Box 26, Folder 21

Office records on T. Kobata, fisherman, Terminal Island (debtor). 1932 November-1933 May .

Box 26, Folder 22

Office records on J. Kohara. 1933 August.

Box 26, Folder 23

Office records on M. Koyama. 1933 January.

Box 26, Folder 24

Office records on I. Kuga. ca.1933 May.

Box 26, Folder 25

Office records on B. Maeda. 1932 December .

Box 26, Folder 26

Office records on Yozo Maeda, farmer, Chatsworth (debtor). 1927 August-1928 November .

Box 26, Folder 27

Office records on Jiro Masuda, Mt. View (creditor). 1930 October-1933 December.

Box 26, Folder 28

Office records on Masukawa. 1933 April.

Box 26, Folder 29

Office records on Torasaku Mikuriya, West Los Angeles (debtor). 1933 August.

Box 26, Folder 30

Office records on J.K. Miyaji. 1929 June.

Box 26, Folder 31

Office records on Shinkichi Miyoshi, Terminal Island (debtor). 1931 April-1933 June.

Box 26, Folder 32

Office records on D. Murata, Los Angeles (creditor). 1930 March-May.

Box 26, Folder 33

Office records on Nakamoto, produce shipper, Calexico (debtor). 1927 September-1928 July.

Box 26, Folder 34

Office records on Akimatsu Nakamura, proprietor of A. Nakamura Co., general merchandise store, Terminal Island (creditor). 1933 May-July.

Box 26, Folder 35

Office records on M. Nakamura, Los Angeles (debtor). ca.1929-1931 June.

Box 26, Folder 36

Office records on K. Nakayama, owner of Paradise Florist, Los Angeles (debtor). 1930 April-October.

Box 26, Folder 37

Office records on S. Nakazawa. 1932 July-October.

Box 26, Folder 38

Office records on T. Oda. 1931 November.

Box 26, Folder 39

Office records on Okumura. 1932.

Box 26, Folder 40

Office records on F.Y. Otsuka. 1930 July-October.

Box 26, Folder 41

Office records on Ozawa. 1932 December.

Box 26, Folder 42

Office records on Jack Pole. 1932 October-December.

Box 26, Folder 43

Office records on Sakagami. undated.

Box 27, Folder 1

Office records on Sakauye. 1930 July-August.

Box 27, Folder 2

Office records on A. Sano. 1929-1931.

Box 27, Folder 3

Office records on Taro Shiba, M.D., Terminal Island (creditor and debtor). 1932 October-November.

Box 27, Folder 4

Office records on Umekichi Shibanaka. undated.

Box 27, Folder 5

Office records on Shibata. 1931 February-August.

Box 27, Folder 6

Office records on Ryoen Shimanouchi, journalist, Los Angeles (debtor). 1929 January-1930 January.

Box 27, Folder 7

Office records on F.S. Shimegi. 1931 February-August .

Box 27, Folder 8

Office records on T. Shindo, Terminal Island. 1932 September-1933 July .

Box 27, Folder 9

Office records on A.G. Snow. 1927 September .

Box 27, Folder 10

Office records on K. Suzuki. 1931 August.

Box 27, Folder 11

Office records on G.K. Takeda, gardener, Los Angeles (creditor). 1930 May-1931 August.

Box 27, Folder 12

Office records on Ichisuke Taniguchi, fisherman, Terminal Island (creditor). 1933 May-August.

Box 27, Folder 13

Office records on Tanimoto. 1930 March-1931 August.

Box 27, Folder 14

Office records on K. Tsuji. 1928 January-February .

Box 27, Folder 15

Office records on H. Uchino. 1930 February-1931 August .

Box 27, Folder 16

Office records on Shige Ueno, proprietor of Showa Hotel, Los Angeles (creditor). 1929-1933.

Box 27, Folder 17

Office records on Uyeshima. 1930 April-July.

Box 27, Folder 18

Office records on J. Watanabe. 1930 July.

Box 27, Folder 19

Office records on Tom Watanabe. 1933 January-August .

Box 27, Folder 20

Office records on H.C. Westover. 1933 August .

Box 27, Folder 21

Office records on S.H. Yamamoto. 1932 August-1933 May .

Box 27, Folder 22

Office records on R. Yano, proprietor of Hollywood Wholesale Produce Co., and Nippon Art Goods Co., Los Angeles (creditor). 1931 Septemer-November.

Box 27, Folder 23

Office records on Yoshida. 1929 July-1930 July.

Box 27, Folder 24

Office records on S.I. Yoshii. 1930 June.

 

Stone Chemical Products Company.

Scope and Content

Akahori purchased the Stone Chemical Products Company along with two other Isseis in July 1926 as a business interest. The outcome of this venture is unknown.
Box 27, Folder 25

"Report on Books and Accounts of the Stone Chemical Products Company". 1926 September 30.

 

American Oriental Advertising Company (AOC).

Scope and Content

While still holding his Horitsu Jimusho, Akahori also entered business dealings with the American Oriental Advertising Company (AOC) in Hollywood. This proved to be an especially costly mistake as his entanglement with its chief Japanese investor, Y.K. Yamamoti, over financial matters, resulted in his abscondence from the Japanese community in Terminal Island, California to Seattle, Washington. Included in the series are business correspondence, records of both personal and business expenses, as well as legal paperwork.
Box 27, Folder 26

Minutes of various meetings before and after the incorporation of the AOC. 1931.

Box 27, Folder 27

Certificate of incorporation from the state of Delaware. 1931 July 29.

Box 27, Folder 28

Business correspondence relating to the AOC. 1931 April-1932 September.

Box 27, Folder 29

Correspondence regarding Teruo K. Takimoto, prinicpal investor. 1929 December-1932 April.

Box 27, Folder 30

Correspondence regarding the proposed publication of the Japanese edition of "The Olympiad California". 1931 November-1932 February .

Scope and Content Note

In commemoration of the upcoming 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.
Box 27, Folder 31

Documents relating to the proposed idea of advertising on trash cans. 1931 April-September.

Scope and Content Note

In English and Spanish.
Box 27, Folder 32

A stenographer's notebook. 1931.

Box 27, Folder 33

Life insurance policies of the AOC. 1931.

Box 28, Folder 1

Financial statements of the AOC. 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bank statements, notes, and records of checks issued.
Box 28, Folder 2

Cancelled checks. 1931.

 

Detailed and extensive reports with exhibits on the AOC, written by Akahori. 1931 April-September.

Box 28, Folder 3

Report #1 with exhibits. 1931 April.

Box 28, Folder 4

Report #2 with exhibits. 1931 May.

Box 28, Folder 5

Report #3 with exhibits. 1931 June.

Box 28, Folder 6

Report #4 with exhibits. 1931 July.

Box 28, Folder 7

Report #5 with exhibits. 1931 August.

Box 28, Folder 8

Report #6 with exhibits. 1931 September.

Box 28, Folder 9

Correspondence and notes relating to an extortion allegedly committed against Akahori by his creditor in Terminal Island, and his escape to and subsequent resettlement in Seattle.. 1931 September-1934 July.

Box 29, Folder 1

Reports and notes documenting Akahori's arrest on charges of grand theft and forgery.. 1932 March.

Box 29, Folder 2

Court papers, notes, and clippings on claims filed by Akahori against E.E. Violette.. 1932 March.

Scope and Content Note

For unpaid wages amounting to $1,808.10.
 

Hyoroku Oishi Office.

Scope and Content

Akahori opened the Hyoroku Oishi Office in Seattle after fleeing from Terminal Island, using one of his aliases, providing similar services as he did at his Horitsu Jimusho. He ran this office from 1931 to 1941.
Box 29, Folder 3

Correspondence, notes, and financial records of the Hyoroku Oishi Office.. 1934-1941.

Box 29, Folder 4

Records on Yoshikawa Torakichi, proprietor of T. Yoshikawa Co., Seattle, Washington.. 1934 February-1940 September.

Scope and Content Note

Akahori made business arrangements and negotiations for the company.
Box 29, Folder 5

Documents and correspondence on the charter of fishing boats for Japanese fishermen in Seattle, Washington, and Terminal Island, California.. ca.1935-1938.

Box 29, Folder 6

Notes, statements, and reports on the charter of a fishing baot, Garnet C, by Akahori for albacore fishing off the Oregon-Washington coast.. 1938 August-1939 February.

Box 29, Folder 7

Sales materials for Insurance Investors Fund, Inc.. 1937.

Scope and Content Note

The Hyoroku Oishi Office was the sole agent of the company for Japanese communities.
Box 29, Folder 8

Office records on 11 clients. 1934-1941.

 

Columbia Commerical Company.

Scope and Content

Akahori founded the Columbia Commercial Company, a fisheries trading business which also served as a publisher, in conjunction with the Hyoroku Oishi Office from 1934 to 1941.
Box 29, Folder 9

Business correspondence. 1934 August-1941 September.

Box 29, Folder 10

Notes, financial records, and product sample. ca.1938.

Box 30, Folder 1

Records on the various publications of the Columbia Commercial Company. 1934-1941.

Scope and Content

Publications include "Beikoku kishinroku" [characters] [Who's Who in America], 1934; Japanese telephone directory: Seattle and vicinity, 1938; "Jinji koshinroku: dai juni han" [characters] [Who's Who of Japanese, no.12], 1941; and "Koronbia Shoho" [characters] [The Colombia Commercial News], 1941.
 

Wartime internment.

 

Internment diaries.

Box 30, Folder 2

Akahori's "An Internee's Diary.". 1942.

Box 30, Folder 3

Akahori's internment camp diary.. 1945 November 4-1946 February 10.

Scope and Content Note

With photocopy.
 

Personal records.

Box 30, Folder 4

Biographical notes written by Akahori in internment camps.. 1941-1943.

Box 30, Folder 5

Petitions for Akahori's release from internment and related documents.. 1943.

Box 30, Folder 6

Documents regarding Akahori's postwar repatriation hearings.. 1945 November-1946 April.

Box 30, Folder 7

Petitions for the family reunion of internees at Crystal City, Texas.. ca.1943 September.

Box 30, Folder 8

War Relocation Authority (WRA) forms used at Fort Missoula, Lordburg, Santa Fe, and Crystal City.. 1942 February-1945 February.

Box 30, Folder 9

Documents on the shipment, storage and disposition of the properties belonging to the Akahoris during internment.. 1942 June-1946 April.

 

Internment correspondence.

Box 30, Folder 10

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1941 February-March.

Box 31, Folder 1

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1941 December 11-December 26.

Box 31, Folder 2

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1941 December 28-1942 June 22.

Box 31, Folder 3

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1942 June 26-1943 June 1.

Box 31, Folder 4

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1943 June 22-1944 February 22.

Box 31, Folder 5

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1941 December 25-1942 July 4.

Box 31, Folder 6

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1942 July 12-1943 August 25.

Box 31, Folder 7

Akahori's correspondence to his wife and daughter during internment.. 1943 September 1-1944 February 24.

Box 31, Folder 8

Correspondence between Akahori and his friends during his internment.. 1942 March 24-1944 March 1.

Box 31, Folder 9

Correspondence between Akahori and his friends during his internment.. 1945 October-1946 May.

 

Masaru's lecture outlines.

Box 32, Folder 1

Outlines prepared by Akahori for a series of lectures on current world affairs, given at Santa Fe and Crystal City (1 of 2).. 1943 December-1944 September .

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft outlines for 25 lectures, mostly undated. His earlier lectures on the current war between the U.S. and Japan delivered at Santa Fe in 1943 were published in outline form as "Heiwa to senso" [characters] [Peace and War].
Box 32, Folder 2

Outlines prepared by Akahori for a series of lectures on current world affairs, given at Santa Fe and Crystal City (2 of 2).. 1943 December-1944 September .

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft outlines for 25 lectures, mostly undated. His earlier lectures on the current war between the U.S. and Japan delivered at Santa Fe in 1943 were published in outline form as "Heiwa to senso" [characters] [Peace and War].
Box 32, Folder 3

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1944 December 31-1945 March 25.

Box 32, Folder 4

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1945 April 8-29.

Box 32, Folder 5

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1945 May 6-27.

Box 32, Folder 6

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1945 June 3-25.

Box 32, Folder 7

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1945 July 1-29.

Box 32, Folder 8

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City. 1945 August 5-26.

Box 33, Folder 1

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City (1 of 2). ca.1944.

Box 33, Folder 2

Outlines for Akahori's "Nichiyo jiji kaisetsu" [characters] [Sunday news commentaries on current phases of the war in the Pacific and European theaters] at Crystal City (2 of 2). ca.1944.

Box 33, Folder 3

Outlines for 12 lectures given by Akahori on various topics.. ca.1944.

 

Lordsburg.

Box 33, Folder 4

A collection of weeds and plants in and around the Lordsburg Internment Camp. 1942 June-July .

Scope and Content Note

2 notebooks.
Box 33, Folder 5

Draft notes for Akahori's news broadcast programs on radio in the Lordsburg Internment Camp. 1942 July 23-1942 August 19.

Box 33, Folder 6

Copies of letters drafted by Akahori for the Lordsburg Camp spokesperson. 1943 January and March.

Box 33, Folder 7

Akahori's memos from Lordsburg. ca.1943 February.

Box 33, Folder 8

Kenji Kasai, "Rozubagu jiho no naiyo to jiho dojin no shosoku" [characters] [The Lordsburg Times and its staff members]. 1943.

Box 33, Folder 9

Publications by the Lordsburg internees. 1942 October, 1943 January, undated.

Box 34, Folder 1

Akahori's notes on a series of lectures delivered by Shuichi Watanabe, fellow internee, on English grammar at Lordsburg. 1942 December 17-1943 June 8.

 

Minidoka.

Box 34, Folder 2

Typewritten copies of Father Joseph Kitagawa's sermon given at the Church of the Holy Apostles at the Minidoka Internment Camp, Hunt Idaho. 1943 March-April.

 

Santa Fe.

Box 34, Folder 3

"Heiwa to senso" [characters] [Peace and war]. 1943 March-April.

Scope and Content Note

A series of lectures on American history given by Akahori in the Santa Fe Internment Camp. Includes his memos and notes regarding its publication in the camp.
Box 34, Folder 4

Manuscripts of essays written in the Santa Fe Camp. 1944 February.

Box 34, Folder 5

Santa Fe nihonjin shyosho jinmeiroku [characters] [Roster of Japanese internees at Santa Fe]. 1943 November 1.

Box 34, Folder 6

Santa Fe Bukkyo Renmei [characters] [Santa Fe Buddhist Association], "Reihai seiten" [characters] [Buddhist scriptures and hymns]. 1943.

Box 34, Folder 7

Sadaichi Furugochi, "Kanpu eiseiho: dai ippen" [characters] [Hygeine in the camp, part 1], Santa Fe. 1943.

Box 34, Folder 8

Letters drafted on behalf on the Santa Fe Camp spokesperson. 1943 June-October.

Box 34, Folder 9

Memos regarding Akahori's internment at Santa Fe. 1943-1944.

Box 34, Folder 10

"Shinnen tanzaku tenrankai" [characters] [New Year exhibition of tanzaku]. 1944 January 3.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of tanka, haiku, and senri poems composed by Santa Fe Camp internees.
Box 34, Folder 11

Religious publications at Santa Fe. 1944.

Scope and Content Note

3 leaflets and notices
 

Crystal City.

Box 34, Folder 12

Notes and ephemera relating to the internment life of the Akahoris at Crystal City. ca.1944-1945.

Box 34, Folder 13

"Hibi no chikara" [characters] [Daily strength], no.1-12, Crystal City. [1946], 1954-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Diary entries written on the sides of pages.
Box 35, Folder 1

Documents regarding the Jichikai [characters] [the organization for self-government] of the Crystal City Internment Camp. 1944 January-1945 June.

Box 35, Folder 2

Akahori's handwritten memos taken at various Jichikai meetings in Crystal City. ca.1944 April-July.

Box 35, Folder 3

"Nihonjin Kazoku meibo" [characters] [Japanese family roster], Crystal City. ca.1945-1946.

Box 35, Folder 4

"Kikokusha kachomei narabini kazokuso (ABC jun)" [characters] [Rostor of repatriators: an alphabetical listing of the names of household heads with the numbers of family members], Crystal City. 1945 November 29.

Box 35, Folder 5

Jichikai kaijo [characters] [Jichikai circulars], Crystal City. 1944 April 5-October 20.

Box 35, Folder 6

Scattered issues of the "Jichikai Jiho" [characters] [Jichikai Times], no.42-434, Crystal City. 1944 January 18-1946 March 14.

Box 35, Folder 7

Masaru's notes from a series of lectures given by Dr. Motoichi Mori on world politics and other related topics, Crystal City. 1944.

Box 35, Folder 8

Akahori's handwritten memos taken at Suishoshi Dokushokai [characters] [Crystal City Reading Club] lecture series. 1944.

Scope and Content

Mostly on lectures given by Dr. Mori. In Japanese.
Box 35, Folder 9

Akahori's lecture notes from the camp at Crystal City. ca.1944-1945.

Box 35, Folder 10

Two copies of letters written by Japanese spokespersons for the internees at Crystal City.. 1945 March and December.

Box 35, Folder 11

Official War Relocation Authority (WRA) announcement at Crystal City. ca.1945.

Box 36, Folder 1

Programs of athletic and educational events held at the Crystal City Internment Camp. 1944 April-December.

Box 36, Folder 2

Notices of the Kurisutaru Shichi kirisuto kyokai [characters] [Crystal City Japanese Christian Church]. 1944 March-1945 March.

Box 36, Folder 3

Kanshi [characters] [Chinese poems] and other verses composed by Akahori and other internees at Crystal City upon hearing the news about the end of the war and thereafter.. August 1945.

Box 36, Folder 4

Notes and letters regarding off-camp site hiking trips of the internees at Crystal City organized by Akahori.. 1946 February-March.

Box 36, Folder 5

Documents regarding the repatriation of Peruvian Japanese interned at Crystal City.. 1946 February-April.

Box 36, Folder 6

Akahori's scrapbook entitled "Tessaku sekatsu gonen" [characters] [Five years behind barbed wires]. 1941-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs and mementos of the internment camps.
Box 36, Folder 7

Notes and ephemera relating to postwar get-togethers of former internees in Los Angeles. 1952 and 1954.

 

Postwar business records.

Box 36, Folder 8

Documents relating to an employment agency Akahori started in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. 1946.

Scope and Content

This was the first business that Akahori started after his release from the internment camp. On July 1, 1946, however, he transferred the title to the employment agency to Kamekichi Sasaki, fellow internee at Crystal City, so that he could start publishing the Town Crier.
Box 36, Folder 9

Correspondence and other papers relating to Phil Boland Enterprises. 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a proposal for opening a bank in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles; a reception for the visit of Prince Kuni; and a plan to establish a non-profit organization to aid illegitimate children of American GI's born in Japan.
Box 36, Folder 10

Akahori's postwar office records regarding the divorce of Yahei Naruto, Los Angeles. 1946 May-December.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly correspondence exchanged between Naruto and his children.
Box 36, Folder 11

Akahori's postwar office records regarding the naturalization of an Issei who returned to the U.S. after a prolonged stay in Japan. 1952-1959.

Box 36, Folder 12

Akahori's postwar office records regarding the Rafu Nihonjin Shogyokumiai [characters] [Association of Japanese shop-owners in Los Angeles] and Kashujinkai [characters] [Association of former Washington State residents in Los Angeles]. undated.

Box 36, Folder 13

Correspondence and other postwar office records regarding Okinawa ryokka undo [characters] [Movement to plant trees in Okinawa]. 1959.

Box 36, Folder 14

Court documents on litigations involving Akahori, Los Angeles Municipal Court.. 1947 March-December.

 

Financial records.

Box 36, Folder 15

Receipts and invoices. ca.1923-1941.

Box 37

Account books and bank statements. ca.1950-1960.

Scope and Content

Includes eight account books on Akahori's personal and business expenses and a folder containing bank statements and cancelled checks.
 

Published materials collected by Masaru Akahori.

Box 38, Folder 1

Issues of various theatrical magazines published in Japan. ca.1926.

Box 38, Folder 2

A collection of printed programs for the performances of Satsuma and Chikuzen biwa [characters] [Japanese lute] at Nihonkan [characters] [Japanese Hall], in Seattle. 1923-1935.

Box 38, Folder 3

Clippings from various Japanese language newspapers printed in Los Angeles. 1931-1932.

Box 38, Folder 4

Pamphlets from the Sangyo Nippo and related materials. ca.1939-1941.

Box 38, Folder 5

"Miscellaneous Clippings". 1934.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of clippings from various newspaper and magazine articles.
Box 39, Folder 1

"America in Danger!" Bulletin no. 113-118.. 1938 April 3-May 9.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins printed and circulated by Chas. B. Budson of Omaha, Nebraska. Its objective was a weekly exposé of un-American-ism in education, finance, labor, politics, and religion for truth-seeking readers.
Box 39, Folder 2

"Gakusei no mita amerika" [characters] [America, as seen by visiting Japanese students]. 1935.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of essays written by those visiting Japanese students.
Box 39, Folder 3

Reports and references on Freemasons. 1927 and ca.1931.

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Constitution of Mystic Knights of the Flaming Cross.
Box 39, Folder 4

Materials relating to the establishment of the North American Daijingu, a Shinto shrine, in Terminal Island.. 1932 June.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a sketch, power of attorney, notes, and blue prints.
Box 39, Folder 5

Correspondence relating to the Japan Aid Society of America, a Japanese organization in Los Angeles.. 1935 October 1, 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

In Japanese.
Box 39, Folder 6

Statistical data on the number of Japanese living in the U.S.. 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Includes data provided by the Japanese Consulates in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the California Department of Health and a newspaper clipping.
 

Postwar news clippings.

Box 39, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings on the end of World War II. 1945 August.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings from the "Los Angeles Examiner," "New York Times," and "Yuta Nippo" [characters] [Utah Daily News].
Box 39, Folder 8

Clippings from the "Nichibei Jiji" [characters] [Japan America Times] of San Francisco. 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly clippings of "Nanka dayori" [characters] [correspondence from Southern California] written by Hyoroku Oishi (Masaru Akahori) for the newspaper.
Box 39, Folder 9

A scrapbook of clippings from various Japanese language newspapers. 1948 January-October.

Box 39, Folder 10

"Shinnengo furoku" [characters] [New Year supplement], no. 1-4 of the "Nichibei Jiji". 1955 January 1.

Box 39, Folder 11

Undated (postwar?) newspaper clippings. undated.

Box 241, Volume 1

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings given as a gift to Akahori from a friend. 1934.

Box 241, Folder 2

Scrapbook of English language newspaper clippings. 1938 August-December.

Scope and Content

Mostly from the "Post-Intelligencer," Seattle, Washington.
Box 241, Folder 3

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of articles Akahori wrote as a Sacremento-based reporter for the "Nichibei," a Japanese language daily in San Francisco. 1908-1911.