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Finding Aid for the Shiro Fujioka Papers, 1954-1959
2010  
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Description
Fujioka was born in 1878 a native of Aomori Prefecture. He arrived in the United States in 1897 and attended Columbia University. He was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the Nyyku Shimp ( New York Shimpo), the Hokubei Jiji ( The North American Times) (Seattle), and the Rafu Shimp ( The Los Angeles Japanese Daily) (Los Angeles). He was also an author and a respected spokesman and leader for the Southern California Japanese community before World War II. The collection consists of research data, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials assembled by Fujioka for a series of articles entitled Ayumi no ato ( Traces of a Journey) which he wrote for the Rafu Shimp 1954-56. These articles were later published as a book under the same title in 1957 by Ayumi no Ato Kank Kenkai [Committee for the Publication of Ayumi no Ato], Los Angeles. Materials in this collection are primarily in Japanese, with some in English.
Background
Fujioka was born in 1878; a native of Aomori Prefecture, he arrived in the United States in 1897; attended Columbia University; was a journalist for various Japanese language newspapers in the United States, including the Nyyku Shimp (New York), the Hokubei Jiji (Seattle), and the Rafu Shimp (Los Angeles); president, Nanka Ch Nihonjin Kai (Central Japanese Association of Southern California), 1919-20; died in 1957.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
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.