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Finding Aid for the Danzo Kiyohara Papers, ca. 1895-1964
2010  
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Description
Danzō Kiyohara was born ca. 1881 in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He arrived in the United States in 1894 and attended the University of California. Later he became a businessman in Southern California and was active in various business ventures including oil drilling in Texas and Southern California. Mr. Kiyohara was a member of many Japanese American organizations in Southern California prior to World War II and served as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL) (ca. 1915-17), as well as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American Fraternity of Los Angeles (ca. 1913-14). This collection consists of diaries (1906-08), photo albums (1929-ca. 1941), personal papers and correspondence. The collection also includes correspondence and other materials related to the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL), photographs of relatives, friends and members of the JAL (ca. 1910-1964), and postcards. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
Background
Danzō Kiyohara was born ca. 1881. A native of Kumamoto Prefecture he arrived in the United States in 1894. He attended the University of California. A businessman in Southern California, he was active in various business ventures including oil drilling in Texas and Southern California. He was a member of many Japanese American organizations in Southern California prior to World War II and served as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American League of Los Angeles (JAL) (ca. 1915-17), as well as secretary and treasurer of the Japanese American Fraternity of Los Angeles (ca. 1913-14). He was also known as George D. Kiyohara; he died ca. 1964.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
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.