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Guide to the George Yuzawa Papers TAM 442

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Container List

Series II: Post World War II, 1938-2009

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, event programs, flyers, newsletters, and clippings documenting Yuzawa's activist work within the Japanese and Asian American community in New York from the 1970s to 2000s. The series is organized into seven subseries, each devoted to campaigns or organizations in which Yuzawa took an active part.

Subseries A: Redress Campaign and World War II Remembrance, 1972-2008

Scope and Content Note

Subseries A: Redress Campaign and World War II Remembrance documents the legislative struggle in the 1980s to secure reparations and official apology from the U.S. government for Japanese Americans interned during WWII. These efforts are documented through letters in support of and testimonies given at, summary explanations of laws, newsletters, newspaper clippings as well as flyers and other ephemera advertising workshops, films and other events designed to educate and build collective remembrance of Internment and support for the Redress Movement. Victory in the campaign is documented through copies of George and Kimi Yuzawa's Redress checks, programs to community Redress celebrations, and photographs of Ronald Reagan signing the 1988 Civil Liberties Act (originals located in Series V: Photographs and Artwork).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 81A General (correspondence, clippings)
1975-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 82 Amache Memorial Dedication and Reunion: Programs, Correspondence and Clippings
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 83 "America's Japanese Internment and its Transgenerational Impact" (student paper by Scarlet W. St. James)
[1990s]
Box: 1 Folder : 84 Brief by Bay Area Attorneys for Redress on Selected Constitutional Issues
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 85 Campaign for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans: Call for Letters Urging President Clinton to Act
Apr 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 86 Clippings re: Day of Remembrance, Internment and Redress (sent to George Yuzawa by Shosuke Sasaki)
Nov 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 87 Clippings re: Redress
1972-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 88 Clippings and Newsletters re: Redress
1981-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 89 Clippings re: Remembering JA Internment
1973-2009
Box: 1 Folder : 90 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act (Public Law 96-317), Summary of
[1980s]
Box: 1 Folder : 91 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Hearing in New York: East Coast Japanese Americans for Redress: Correspondence, Flyer and Press Release
1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 92 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians: JAHFA Letter in Support of Hearing in New York
Jun 18, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 93 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Hearing in New York: Testimonies
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 94 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Hearings in New York and Washington, DC: Agendas
Jul 16, 1981-Nov 23, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 95 Conscience and the Constitution (PBS documentary by Frank Abe): Correspondence and Press Release
Jul 2000-Mar 2003
Box: 1 Folder : 96 Correspondence: Garry Oniki to Jimmy Carter (in support of Robert F. Drinan's appointment to Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians)
Oct 7, 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 97 Correspondence: Jack and Aiko Herzig to Chiyeko Watanabe, Elinor Kajiwara, June Kushino and George Yuzawa
Dec 4, 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 98 Hearings on H.R. 4110 (Civil Liberties Act of 1983): Summary Statements
Sep 1984
Box: 1 Folder : 99 Hirabayashi v. United States: Court Ruling
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 100 Hohri, William et al v. United States: Petition for Rehearing
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 1 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Opposition to: Department of Justice
Apr 25, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 2 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
Apr 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 3 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: JACL-LEC and Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
Apr 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 4 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: Korematsu Legal Team
May 10, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 5 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: NCJAR and AALDEF
Apr 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 6 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: NCJAR Cover Letter and List of People Who testified at Hearings
Apr 28, 1986-May 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 7 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: Sala Burton, Daniel K. Inouye and Spark Matsunaga
Apr 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 8 H.R. 442, Testimonies in Support of: Washington Coalition on Redress, American Bar Association and ACLU
Apr 28, 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 8A "Japanese American and Concentration Camp" (essay about George Yuzawa written by Michiyo Nakamura)
Feb 11, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 9 JACL: Call for Support of Civil Liberties Act Amendments of 1992 (HR 4551/S2553)
Jul 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 10 JACL: "...Congress Apologizes on Behalf of the Nation" (newsletter about the Civil Liberties Act)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 11 JACL: "Japanese American Incarceration: A Case for Redress" Brochure
[1980s]
Box: 2 Folder : 12 JACL Speakers' Bureau: Presentation Materials and Thank You Letters
1989-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 13 JACL: Redress Question and Answer Fact Sheet
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 14 JACL: Teacher Training Workshop on Japanese American Internment: Letter and Registration Form
May 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Japanese American Internment and Redress: Brochures, Flyers, Booklets, Clippings
1974-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 16 National Council for Japanese American Redress: Newsletters
Sep 1984-Jan 1988
Box: 2 Folder : 17 National Council for Japanese American Redress: Testimony, Newsletter and Press Release re: William M. Hohri
1980-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 18 National Council for Japanese American Redress: Oral History Interview with Karl R. Bendetsen (transcript)
1972-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 19 New York City Day of Remembrance: Ed Koch Mayoral Proclamation
Feb 19, 1979
Box: 2 Folder : 20 New York City Day of Remembrance Committee: "Honoring Japanese American Veterans of WWII" (commemorative book)
1996
Box: 2 Folder : 21 New York City Day of Remembrance Committee: Programs and Flyers
1982-2003
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Office of Redress Administration: George and Kimiko Yuzawa's Redress Payments
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Office of Redress Administration: Regulations, Forms, Written Statements, and Press re: Redress
1980-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Public Law 96-317 (act to establish Commission on Internment): Summary
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Redress Celebration Committee: Program for "A New York Community Redress Celebration"
Nov 4, 1988
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Redress Workshop at JAUC
1990-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 27 "A Word Heard for the First Time" (essay written by Shun Shimakata)
1994
Sub-subseries AI: Japanese American Military Service Memorials

Scope and Content Note

Sub-subseries AI: Japanese American Military Service Memorials consists of newsletters, correspondence and event programs from the Go For Broke Foundation, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, JANM and other institutions hosting events and erecting memorials commemorating the service of Japanese Americans in the armed forces. Also included are recent clippings that Yuzawa collected about Japanese American WWII veterans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 28 100th/442nd/MIS World War II Memorial Foundation: Fundraising Letter and Brochure
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Clippings re: Japanese American World War II Veterans
1997-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Go For Broke Educational Foundation: Newsletter, Exhibition Brochure, Postcards and Clipping
1998-2008
Box: 2 Folder : 31 JANM National Salute to Japanese American Veterans: Program and Tribute Journal
Nov 1995
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Japanese American Korean War Veterans: Newsletter and Robert Wada Speech "From Looking Like the Enemy to Solitude"
2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 33 National Constitution Center "We the People Award" to JA World War II Veterans: Program, Invitation and Announcement
Nov 2002
Box: 2 Folder : 34 National Japanese American Memorial Foundation: Newsletter
Winter 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 35 National Japanese American Memorial Foundation Dedication Ceremonies: Program Booklet, Publicity Release
Nov 2000
Box: 2 Folder : 36 National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism Groundbreaking Ceremony: Brochure and Program
1999

Subseries B: Japanese American National Museum (JANM), 1984-2000

Scope and Content Note

Subseries B: Japanese American National Museum (JANM) consists largely of press and information about "America's Concentration Camps," an exhibition about Japanese American internment on view at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum between November 11, 1994 and October 15, 1995. Yuzawa served on the board of the New York Committee of JANM which brought the exhibition to Ellis Island and thus had access to documents relating to the exhibition's planning such as internal correspondence and resource binders listing information about docents, community relations and key contacts as well as more public documents such as fact sheets, brochures, press kits and museum visiting information. The series also contains member outreach materials such as campaign reports, museum publications, and information on the museum's opening and expansion. There are also a few files relating to the New York Committee of JANM, including its planning of an exhibit featuring early Issei settlement in the state.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 37 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Clippings
Apr 1998-May 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 38 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Correspondence and Memos
Mar 1998-May 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 39 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Fact Sheets about Exhibition
[1998]
Box: 2 Folder : 40 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Docent List and Memos
Mar 1998-May 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 41 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: George Yuzawa's Letter of Support for Bringing the Exhibition to Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Dec 1996-May 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 42 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Museum Visitor Information and Miscellaneous
Mar 1998-Oct 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 43 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Press Kit
Apr 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 44 "America's Concentration Camps" Exhibition: Programs, Brochures, Postcards and Clippings
1995-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 45 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: April Schedule of Events
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 46 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Community Relations
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 47 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Exhibition Text
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 48 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Key Contacts
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 49 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Museum Information
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 50 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Press and Marketing
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 51 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Public Programs
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 52 "America's Concentration Camps": Exhibition Resource Binder: Volunteers
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 53 Booklet Celebrating JANM's Opening
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 54 Clippings re: JANM's Opening
1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 55 Construction of JANM's New Expansion Pavilion: Letter to Supporters
Jun 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Correspondence (general)
1991-1997
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Event Calendars, Programs, Flyers and Invitations
1992-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 58 "Issei Pioneers in Oregon" Traveling Exhibit: Grant Proposal
Dec 1985
Box: 2 Folder : 59 JANM and American Jewish Committee Joint Statements re: Use of Term "Concentration Camps"
Mar 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 60 Japanese American National Museum Bulletins (newsletters)
1988-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Japanese American National Museum Magazine
Spring 2000
Box: 2 Folder : 62 Japanese American National Museum Quarterly
1994-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 63 List of Board of Trustees and Staff
1997
Box: 2 Folder : 64 Member Outreach and Campaign Reports
1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 65 New York Advisory Council Memo re: JANM's Mission/Vision
May 1999
Box: 2 Folder : 66 New York Committee of JANM: Correspondence (with Board of Trustees Minutes)
Nov 1990-Jun 1994
Box: 2 Folder : 67 New York Committee of JANM: New York Project: Correspondence and Attachments
Mar 1992-Apr 1994
Box: 2 Folder : 68 New York Committee of JANM: New York Project: Correspondence and Attachments re: Issei Pioneer Exhibit
Jan 1990-Sep 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 69 New York Committee of JANM: Grant Proposal (draft)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 70 Oral History Instructions, Sample Interview and Questions
1984

Subseries C: Asian American Media Monitoring, 1952-2006

Scope and Content Note

Subseries C: Asian American Media Monitoring documents the campaigns that George Yuzawa, Kazu Iijima, Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga and other activists who later founded Asian Americans for Fair Media conducted during the 1970s and 1980s against racially offensive representations of Asian Americans in the media. The campaigns—which include protests against designer Kenzo Takada's use of the trademark "JAP" on his clothing labels, the ILGWU's "Made in Japan" poster scapegoating Japan for Americans' loss of jobs , and the use of the term "Jap" in newspapers and broadcasts—are largely documented through correspondence and clippings but also through a few flyers, press releases, notes and legal documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Asian Americans for Fair Media: The Asian Image in the United States (handbook and circulated draft)
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Asian Americans for Fair Media: Correspondence and Clippings
Sep 1972-Jun 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Asian Americans for Fair Media: Correspondence and Clippings
Jul 1972-Mar 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Asian Americans for Fair Media: Founder(s) File
1969-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Campaign against ILGWU "Made in Japan" Poster: Asian Americans for Action:Correspondence
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Campaign against ILGWU "Made in Japan" Poster: Asian Americans for Action: Picket Planning Committee Working Papers
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Campaign against ILGWU "Made in Japan" Poster: Asian Americans for Action: Signed Petition
Sep 1972-Oct 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Campaign against ILGWU "Made in Japan" Poster: Clippings
Aug 1972-Nov 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Campaign against ILGWU "Made in Japan" Poster: Poster (copies of)
[1970s]
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Campaign against John J. Wilson's Slur on Senator Daniel K. Inouye's Ancestry: Clippings
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Campaign against John J. Wilson's Slur on Senator Daniel K. Inouye's Ancestry: Letters of Protest
Aug 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Anti-Kenzo Campaign Package (includes correspondence and clippings)
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": "Boycott J.A.P. !!" Leaflets
[1970s]
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings
1971-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings (in Japanese)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings (mostly from New York Nichibei)
1971-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings of Advertisements
1971-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings re: Butterick Fashion Marketing Company
Aug 1972-Sep 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Clippings re: Exclusion of Kenzo in Nisei Week Festival Fashion Show
Jul 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence
1971-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Butterick Fashion Marketing Company
1972-1975
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Consulate General of Japan
Jul 1971-Jul 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Eleanor Holmes Norton to William Fine
Jun 1, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Glenn Omatsu to David Ushio
May 30, 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: George Yuzawa to Harry A. Murray
Sep 15, 1971-Jul 26, 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Jewish Conciliation Board of America
Jul 7, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: (Mrs.) Kazu Obayashi to Spark Matsunaga
Jul 20, 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Manuel Diaz to George Yuzawa
Jun 9, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Moonray Kojima to Muriel Silverberg
Jun 3, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence re: Exclusion of Kenzo Takada in Nisei Week Festival Fashion Show
Jul 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Suki Ports to Daniel K. Inouye
Aug 1, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Suki Ports to Patsy Mink
Jul 29, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: Suki Ports to Spark Matsunaga
Aug 1, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of Customs
Jun 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Handwritten Notes
[1970s]
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": JACL v. Kenzo Takada (affadavit submitted by George Yuzawa)
Jun 3, 1971
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Press Release
Aug 3, 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Campaign against Kenzo Takada's Use of Trademark "J.A.P.": Resolution (formal agreement and press announcement)
Jul 1972-Aug 1972
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Campaign against Use of Term "Jap": Correspondence, Handwritten Notes and Clippings
1971-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Campaign against Use of Term "Jap" in Newspapers: Correspondence
Sep 1952-Mar 1981
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Clippings
1972-2006
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Jean Carey Bond to Clive Barnes
Mar 4, 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Correspondence: John Koster to George Yuzawa
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Shosuke Sasaki (re: appointment to Federal Communications Commission)
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Warren Graves to Alexander H. Joseph
Oct 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Dictionar Definitions of "Jap"
1957-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 47 How to Attack the Newspaper Use of "Jap"(published by JACL)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Newspaper Listings and Addresses
1996

Subseries D: Japanese American Association of New York (JAA), 1951-2001

Scope and Content Note

Subseries D: Japanese American Association (JAA) consists of administrative documents such as meeting minutes, financial reports, constitution, by-laws and correspondence that Yuzawa kept as vice president, board member and committee chair. Newsletters, flyers and programs document events that JAA helped sponsor such as the Nipponanza cultural and arts festival, Miss New York Nikkei contest and member dinner dances.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 49 General
1980-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Anniversary Dinner (40th): Program
1986
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Annual Meeting (27th): Agenda, Financial Reports, List of Nominees
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Board of Directors: General
1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Board of Directors: Chapter By-Laws (drafts of)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Board of Directors: Fundraising and Cost Analysis for Moving Offices
Jul 1992-Nov 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Board of Directors: Meeting Minutues, Agendas, Balance Sheets and Memos
Mar 1986-Dec 1986
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Reports and Memos
Feb 1987-Nov 1987
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Balance Sheets and Annual Reports
Jan 1988-May 1989
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Balance Sheets and New Member Lists
May 1992-Nov 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Constitution and By-Laws
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Correspondence (general)
1987-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Events: Calendars, Flyers and Invitations
1987-2004
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Issei Pioneers (list of names and date of immigration)
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 63 JAA Constitution Study Committee: Report
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 64 JAA News (newsletters)
1984-2001
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Japanese American Committee of New York: Japan Night Relief Show Flyer
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Miss New York Nikkei Contest: Application Forms and Program
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Miss New York Nikkei Contest: Program
Apr 26, 1986
Box: 3 Folder : 68 New York Japan Festival, City Hall: Invitation and Program
Mar 27, 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 69 New York Japan Festival, Proposal for
May 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Nipponanza (planning meeting minutes, correspondence, critique of event)
Apr 1979-May 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Nipponanza: Correspondence
Apr 1979-Jun 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 72 Nipponanza: Performer Biographies
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 73 Nipponanza: Planning Documents
Mar 1979-Apr 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 74 Nipponanza: Programs and Press
Apr 1979-May 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 75 The Silver Bridge: Commemorating the New York-Tokyo 25th Sister City Anniversary: Magazine, Program and Flyer
May 1985-Sep 1985
Box: 3 Folder : 76 Tokyo Week Japan Day Parade: Press Release
Jun 1985
Box: 3 Folder : 77 JAA Welfare Committee Annual Goodwill Hospital Visit: Correspondence and List of Visitees
Nov 1974

Subseries E: Japanese American Help for the Aging (JAHFA), 1972-2007

Scope and Content Note

Subseries E: Japanese American Help for the Aging, Inc. (JAHFA) documents Yuzawa's work with the New York Japanese American elderly as JAHFA's founding director and consists of meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, newsletters, events flyers and resource information on elderly housing and care. The early history of JAHFA is documented through files on its various predecessor ad hoc committees, needs assessment questionnaires and grant proposals.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 78 General
1974-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 79 Ad Hoc Committee for the Elderly: Senior Citizens Questionnaire Results
Apr 16, 1973
Box: 3 Folder : 80 Ad Hoc Committee for Health Issues: Free Community Health Forum
Feb-Apr 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 81 Ad Hoc Committee for Health Issues Meeting: Minutes
Feb 1, 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 82 Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Asians for New York: Meeting Minutes
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Asians for New York: Senior Citizens Questionnaire
1972-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Asians for New York: Senior Citizens Questionnaire (in Japanese)
Jun 1972
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Ad Hoc Committee on Housing for the Elderly: Clipping re: Questionnaire
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Articles of Incorporation
Aug 1974
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Board of Directors: Memo and Service Statistics
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Board Meetings: Minutes, Agendas, Reports and Correspondence
Jun 1976-Jun 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Board Meetings: Minutes, Agendas and Reports
1983-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Constitution and By-Laws
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence re: Award to George Yuzawa from Emperor of Japan
Jan 1982-May 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence re: Donations
Jan 1987-May 1994
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence re: Keirokai Events
1986-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence re: Senior Citizens Survey
Dec 1986
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Early Alert Program (for senior citizens): Information and Notes
Apr 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Events: Flyers and Programs
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Financial Statements
1974-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Financial Statements
1987-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Grant Proposals
1974-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Grant Proposal to Commission on Race and Religion
Nov 21, 1979
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Grant Proposal to New York Community Trust
Nov 21, 1979
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Grant Proposal to New York Foundation
Mar 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Grant Proposal and Information
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Health Facilities Resource List, Newsletter for Seniors and Questionnaire (draft)
Mar 1977-Aug 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Health Information Pamphlets (in Japanese)
1981-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Isabella Geriatric Center: Correspondence, Newsletter, Annual Report and Clippings
1995-2005
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Isabella Geriatric Center Autumn Gala: Program
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 26 JAHFA Committee on Community Services: Meeting Minutes
Jun 1, 1977-Jul 6, 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 27 JAHFA Newsletters (in English and Japanese)
1980-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 28 "Japanese Americans: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness" (study by Joan Naples, Cindy Karczewski and Mary Stoffo)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Japanese American Social Services, Inc (JASSI): Correspondence and Clippings
1982-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 30 JASSI Report (newsletters)
2004
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Mission Statement
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 West Side Federation for Senior Housing: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence
Jul 1981-Mar 2007
Box: 4 Folder : 33 West Side Ferderation for Senior Housing: Newsletters
1981-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 34 West Side Federation for Senior Housing: Public Advertisement for Section 8 Housing
1981

Subseries F: Japanese American United Church (JAUC), 1938-2004

Scope and Content Note

Subseries F: Japanese American United Church (JAUC) consists of minutes and reports from JAUC's annual congregational meetings, Board of Directors meetings, pastoral search committee and Concerned Group of JAUC; correspondence; fellowship newsletters; event flyers and programs; and directories of members and church officers. The series also contains materials relating to the 19th Century Japanese burial plot at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Brunswick, NJ and memorial services at Cypress Hills and Mount Olivet Cemeteries. Yuzawa, as part of his advocacy work for the Japanese American elderly, regularly assisted in making funeral arrangements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 35 General
1974-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Anniversary Celebration (100th): Program, Invitations and Press Release
1993
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 25, 1970-Jan 30, 1977
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 31, 1982-Jan 30, 1983
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 29, 1984-Jan 27, 1985
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 26, 1986-Jan 29, 1989
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 27, 1991-Jan 31, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 26, 1997-Jan 25, 1998
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 31, 1999-Feb 10, 2002
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Annual Congregational Meeting: Reports and Minutes
Jan 25, 2004
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Bazaar (fundraiser): Correspondence, Flyers, Reports, and Donor Lists
1985-1988
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes
1987-1996
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Concerned Group of Japanese American United Church: Transcript of Meeting
Dec 10, 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Constitution, By-Laws, Chronology and Committee Chairpersons List
1978-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Correspondence (general)
1995-2004
Box: 4 Folder : 50 Cries of the Hudson (booklet of sermons and testimonies)
2001
Box: 4 Folder : 51 Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY: Maps
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY: Tom Hayashi Memorial Vault
1980-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 53 Cypress Hills Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery: Maps and Funeral Arrangements
1983-2003
Box: 4 Folder : 54 Directories of Church Members
1988-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Events: Flyers and Programs
1975-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Pastoral Search Committee: Memorandum and Meeting Notes
1996
Box: 5 Folder : 3 JAUC Women's Fellowship Newsletters
Oct 1972-Apr 1985
Box: 5 Folder : 4 List of Church Officers
1980-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Mount Olivet Japanese Cemetery: Memorial Day Service
1984-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 5
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Weekly Bulletin (JAUC newsletters)
1972-1988
Box: 5 Folder : 7
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Willow Grove Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ: 19th Century Japanese Burial Plot: Correspondence (in English and Japanese)
1967-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 7
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Willow Grove Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ: 19th Century Japanese Burial Plot: Papers, Maps, and Clippings
1938-1978
Box: 5 Folder : 8
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Willow Grove Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ: 19th Century Japanese Burial Plot: Report
1967-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 9

Subseries G: Personal Documents, Correspondence, and Subject Files, 1949-2009

Scope and Content Note

Subseries G: Personal Documents, Correspondence, and Subject Files consists of personal documents, correspondence and subject files relating to Asian American organizations and individuals in which Yuzawa took an interest or active part. There are substantial files relating to the Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) that Yuzawa was instrumental in establishing at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) New York Chapter, of which Yuzawa was a board member. Most other organizations have one file with contents ranging from event programs and flyers to correspondence, newsletters and member lists. The series also contains Yuzawa's personal documents such as resumes and awards, birth and marriage certificates, medical records, memory writing exercises and personal correspondence. Yuzawa avidly collected and archived information about Asian American events and people. The files he kept on individuals, some of whom he knew personally, range in content from clippings to more personal documents such as correspondence, resumes and ID cards.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 General (flyers, pamphlets, notes)
1960-1998
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Asian American Federation: "Strength in Diversity" Conference Program
May 26, 1993
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Asian Americans for Jesse Jackson: Flyer
Feb 7, 1988
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Asian Coalition: Flyer
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)
1992-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Branch Brook Park (New Jersey), Sakura Matsuri: Correspondence, Programs and Maps
1991-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Japanese/American Business Council: Membership Invitation and Request for Sponsorship
Feb 1981
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Map and Self-Guided Tour (brochures in English and Japanese)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Newsletter and Press Release
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: General
1984-2005
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: Flyers, Poster and Schedule of Events
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: Japanese American Cultural Committee Stationary
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: Mayoral and Governor's Proclamation
May 1982
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: Planning Committee (mostly correspondence)
Nov 1981-May 1982
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri: Posters and Schedules of Events
1982-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 25 "The Chinese Garment Industry in New York City" (student paper)
May 10, 1972
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Clipping from Nikkei Heritage: "Japanese American Moral Values and Behavioral Norms"
Winter 2000
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Clippings re: Interviews of George Yuzawa on Pearl Harbor (movie)
May 2001
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Clippings re: Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
1995-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Committee for July 4th in Old New York: Memo to Parade Float Applicants
May 24, 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 29A Correspondence: Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga
1999-2009
Box: 5 Folder : 29B Correspondence: Ed Koch to George Yuzawa and Komataro Kishi
Aug 17, 1984
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Correspondence: George Yuzawa to Donald Rumsfeld
1999-2003
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Correspondence: George Yuzawa to Indian Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 11, 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 31A Correspondence: Mario M. Cuomo to Komataro Kishi, Masako Nishi and Yae Yanase
1983-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 31B Correspondence: Norman Y. Mineta to George Yuzawa
1988-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Robert and Carolyn Goodman to George Yuzawa (re: death of Andrew Goodman)
Jul 15, 1964
Box: 5 Folder : 32A Correspondence: Ronald Reagan to George Yuzawa
1983-1984
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Correspondence (general): George Yuzawa
1964-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Friends of the Obayashi Family (funds for Kazu Obayashi and Family)
1976
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Grand Sumo Tournament, Madison Square Garden: Programs
Jun 1985
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Harmonia Opera Company, Inc.: Correspondence re: Rehearsal Space in Japanese American Churches
1984-1998
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Hashimoto, Henry: Travel Itinerary
1957
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Hattori, Walter Seikichi: Funeral Service Program
Mar 11, 1965
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Issei Oral History Project: Issei Christians (transcripts of selected interviews)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 40 JACL: Correspondence re: Charles Kubokawa's Proposal for a National Senior Citizens Center
Nov 2, 1972
Box: 5 Folder : 41 JACL: Correspondence re: Minority Health Fair Program
Jan 19, 1983
Box: 5 Folder : 42 JACL: Correspondence: Robert T. Matsui to George Yuzawa
Aug 18, 1986
Box: 5 Folder : 43 JACL: Events: Programs and Flyers
1973-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 44 JACL: "The Future of JACL" (typescript contemplating dissolving NY chapter)
[1973]
Box: 5 Folder : 45 JACL National Convention: Meeting Minutes
1972
Box: 5 Folder : 46A JACL New York Chapter Newsletters
1978-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 46
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Japanese American Lions Club: List of Members and Addresses
Nov 1987
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA): Luncheon Honoring Jack and Aiko Herzig: Minutes/Report
Nov 8, 2003
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Japan Society: Dinner Given in Honor of Crown Prince of Japan: Program and Menu
Sep 17, 1953
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Kinney, Pat: Correspondence and Clippings
Jun 1999-Jan 2004
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Kishikawa, Hyotaro: Personal Documents
Jun 17, 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Kobo Abe Studio Production of "The Little Elephant is Dead: An Exhibition of Images": Programs
1979
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Konokawa, Asae: As I Remember (memoir)
May-Jun 1992
Box: 5 Folder : 54 Konokawa, [Asae]: Testimonial Given in Church (about her husband and Rev. Matsunaga)
Jun 23, 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 55 Mirikatani, Jimmy: Invitation, Correspondence and Clippings
2002-2003
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Museum of Chinese in the Americas: "Allies and Enemies: The Dilemma of Asian Americans During World War II" (public programming brochure)
1996
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Music from Japan: Concert at Carnegie Hall: Flyer, Correspondence and List of Attendees
Jan-Feb 1984
Box: 5 Folder : 58 National Asian American Mental Health Conference: Poster of Delegates and Schedule
Apr 27-29, 1972
Box: 5 Folder : 59 National Federation of Asian American United Methodists: Newsletter and Membership Brochure
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 60 National Japanese American Historical Society: Americans of Japanese Ancestry and the United States Constitution (commemorative booklet)
1987
Box: 5 Folder : 61 National Japanese American Historical Society: Centennial of U.S. Constitution Opening Ceremonies: Programs and Schedules
Oct 1987
Box: 5 Folder : 61A National Japanese American Historical Society: Nikkei Heritage Newsletters
1997-1999
Box: 5 Folder : 51A
Box: 5 Folder : 62 New York Coalition for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival: Flyers and Press Release
May 1979
Box: 5 Folder : 63 New York Peace Pagada Committee: Proposal for Peace Pagoda on Roosevelt Island, New York
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 64 Nisei Investors of New York: Agenda, Club Rules and Procedures and Partner Agreement
1972-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 65 Nisei Investors of New York: Member List and Contact Information
2000
Box: 5 Folder : 66 Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles, CA (37th Annual): Program Booklet
Aug 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 67 Pacific Citizen (newspaper)
1971-1999
Box: 5 Folder : 68 Ports, Suki: Resume and 70th Birthday
2004
Box: 5 Folder : 69 Reformed Church in America: General Synod Festival, Albany, NY: Program and Paper re: Internment (presented by George Yuzawa)
Jun 1992
Box: 5 Folder : 70 Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, CA: Real Estate Option
Mar 1964
Box: 5 Folder : 71 Sasaki, Shosuke: Resume
Oct 1967
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Soh Daiko: Flyer
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 73 Sugihara, Chiune: Clippings and Correspondence re: Holocaust Oral History Project
1994-1995
Box: 5 Folder : 74 United Asian Communities Center Bulletin (newsletter)
Jun 1974
Box: 5 Folder : 75 United States Commission on Civil Rights, New York State Advisory Committee: The Forgotten Minority: Asian Americans in New York City (report)
Nov 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 76 U.S. National Arboretum: The Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees of Washington, D.C. (publication)
Dec 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 77 Watanabe, Ruth: Correspondence, Clippings and Obituary
1970-2005
Box: 5 Folder : 78 York College, CUNY: "Asian Culture: Tradition and Diaspora" Conference Program
Oct 27, 1993
Box: 5 Folder : 79 Yoshida, Takashi: "Standing Loyally by the Flag: The Experience of People of Japanese Ancestry in New York During World War II" (draft of paper)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 80 Yuzawa Family Photographs (printed on paper)
Mar 21, 2001
Box: 5 Folder : 81 Yuzawa, George: Award from Emperor of Japan (Fifth Class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure)
Nov 1983-Feb 1984
Box: 5 Folder : 82 Yuzawa, George: Birth and Marriage Certificates (photocopies)
Feb 21, 1915-Aug 4, 1940
Box: 5 Folder : 83 Yuzawa, George: Book Purchases and Copies of Excerpts
2001-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 84 Yuzawa, George: Event Invitations and Thank Yous
1974-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 85 Yuzawa, George: Flight Itinerary for trip to Amache, Colorado
Nov 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 86 Yuzawa, George: Memory Writing Exercises
2005-2006
Box: 5 Folder : 87 Yuzawa, George: Park Central Florist Delivery Tag
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 88 Yuzawa, George: Physical Examination Report
2003-2004
Box: 5 Folder : 89 Yuzawa, George: Resume and Chronology; Obituaries
undated, 2011
Box: 5 Folder : 90 Yuzawa, George: Volunteer Work and Awards (chronology, programs, correspondence, clippings)
1982-2003
Box: 5 Folder : 91 Yuzawa-Ruben, Patricia: Notes Accompanying Addition to George Yuzawa Papers
2009

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