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Guide to the Karl Ichiro Akiya Papers TAM.236

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Tamiment Staff, 2004

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 19, 2016
Description is in English.

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect updated administrative information  , February 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Akiya, Karl Ichiro, 1909-2001
Title: Karl Ichiro Akiya Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1921-2002, (Bulk 1949-1998)
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1949-1998
Abstract: Karl Ichiro Akiya (1909-2001) was an activist in the labor and Japanese community both in the United States and Japan. Interned at Topaz, Utah, he was released to serve as a language instructor in the U.S. Army’s Japanese language school at the University of Michigan. Akiya was member of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Furniture Workers Union and the Communist Party of the U.S.A. He wrote for the Japanese American Hokubei Shimpo and literary magazine the New York Bungei. The collection contains subject files documenting Akiya’s life and work in the United States and Japan; his writings, including articles published in Hokubei Shimpo newspaper and The New York Bungei, essays, short novels, and an autobiography; notebooks and address books; artwork and photographs.
Quantity: 10.0 linear feet (11 boxes)
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-10
Call Phrase: TAM.236