Japanese Association of North America records, 1916-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Japanese Association of North America
Title
Japanese Association of North America records
Dates
1916-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
12.11 cubic feet including 22 microfilm reels
Collection Number
1235
Summary
Correspondence, census packets, lists, publications, photographs, ephemera of this Issei organization based in Seattle founded to perpetuate Japanese traditions
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English, Japanese


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Japanese Association of North America (JANA) was a Seattle association but included small, scattered local organizations. The Northwest American Japanese Association (NAJA) encompassed the JANA and other local groups throughout Washington, Northern Idaho, Alaska and parts of Montana. JANA, which was founded in 1900, merged in 1931 with the Seattle Japanese Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1928, to form the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Japanese Association of North America (S&J). The main purpose of these organizations was to perpetuate Japanese traditions and many of their functions were ceremonial or commemorative. They also served as intermediaries between Japanese Americans, who were denied U.S. citizenship by law, and the Japanese government.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1235-001: Japanese Association of North America records, 1918-1939Return to Top

1 microfilm reel positive; 1 microfilm reel negative

Scope and Content: Microfilm of scrapbooks (4 volumes); 1918-1939. Japanese style journal for the business of the association. Not meeting minutes. Total of 4 volumes. Vols. 1-2 handwritten Japanese notes and news articles from local Japanese-American newspapers - not clear which papers. Vols. 3-4 all newspaper clippings with dates, but not newspapers. Vol. 4 is scanned backwards.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by JANA, 1/1/1969.

Description
Japanese Association of North America records

Accession No. 1235-002: Japanese Association of North America records, 1918-1935Return to Top

2.50 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, business records, committee reports, censuses, clippings (mainly in Japanese).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Nicholas Manring, 1/31/1977.

Description
Japanese Association of North America records

Accession No. 1235-003: Japanese Association of North America records, 1916-1941Return to Top

8.00 cubic feet (includes oversize)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, lists, writings, census, minutes, financial records, photographs, notes (mostly in Japanese).

Included are records of the Northwest American Japanese Association, a regional organization. On behalf of the Japanese government, NAJA conducted censuses of Japanese-Americans in the Northwest between 1916 and 1940. Censuses record names of heads of household, occupation, marial status, place of birth, etc.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Edward Burke, 3/2/1984.

Description
Japanese Association of North America records

Accession No. 1235-004: Japanese Association of North America records, 1919-1931Return to Top

.42 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, census packets, lists, publications, photographs, ephemera.

Materials include: Alien Land Law; patriotism for the U.S. of Japanese living here during World War I; travel book and tourist leaflets about Seattle (in Japanese); some correspondence about purchase of 2,000 cherry trees which were planted in Seattle in 1929.

Also includes material in Kanji, date and content not known.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Dennis Broderson, 10/8/1986.

Description
Japanese Association of North America records

Accession No. 1235-005: Japanese Association of North America records, 1916-1941Return to Top

1.19 cubic feet (10 microfilm reels positive; 10 microfilm reels negative, plus 1 copy of each)

Scope and Content: Selections from Accessions #1235-002 and -003 (made by Fukuhei Andoh, Hiroshima Prefectural Archives) in 16mm microfilm format.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: For permission to reproduce or quote for publication, consult the Curator of Manuscripts, University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Filmed from originals in UW MSS Collection.

Description
Japanese Association of North America records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Edwards, Frank
  • Hara, Seiji
  • Ito, Chusaburo
  • Matsumi, Daihachi
  • Okiyama, Eihan
  • Okuda, Henry Heiji
  • Sowa, Tokusaburo
  • Takabatake, Torataro
  • Wickersham, George W
  • Corporate Names :
  • Japanese Association of North America--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mihara, Genji
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Legion. Seattle Post No. 1 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Japan. Consulate General (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Northwest American-Japanese Association (creator)
    • Seattle Chamber of Commerce (creator)
    • Seattle Progressive Citizens' League (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • United States. Dept. of Justice (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)