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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Yuzawa Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1900-2009
Quantity: 7.5 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons and 7 folders.
Language: Materials are primarily in English, with some publications and correspondence in Japanese.
Call Phrase: TAM 442

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Historical/Biographical Note

George Katsumi Yuzawa (1915-2011) was born in Los Angeles, California on February 21, 1915. A Nisei (second-generation Japanese American), George's Issei (immigrant) parents named their son after the first president of their adopted country, George Washington, whose birthday was a day later on February 22nd. His parents, Tamasaburo "James" and Bun "Mary" Yuzawa, emigrated to the United States from Nagano, Japan. In 1917, James Yuzawa established the Vermont Flower Shop located in downtown Los Angeles near the campus of the University of Southern California. He served a term as president of the Southern California Floral Association.

As a young man, George was a founding member of Boy Scout Troop 64 in Los Angeles and achieved the rank of Life Scout. In 1932, he and other young Nisei helped Mas Satow, of the YMCA, establish the Japanese Athletic Union (JAU) to coordinate Nisei high school baseball, basketball, football, and track competitions in southern California. Yuzawa served as president of the JAU from 1935-1938. In 1933, George graduated from Manual Arts High School and attended Los Angeles City College, where he earned an associate's degree in Business. Discrimination against persons of Japanese ancestry limited job opportunities, even for educated Nisei. The prevailing employment climate led George to work with his father.

In 1940, George married Kimiko Hattori. She was the 23-year-old Nisei daughter of Tora and Seikichi "Walter" Hattori. Walter was the proprietor of Nippon Produce Market in Los Angeles. He was also an official in a local southern California produce union.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The law required all Japanese and Japanese Americans on the west coast to relocate to internment camps under the direction of the Wartime Civilian Control Agency (WCCA). The Yuzawa and Hattori families were forced to evacuate their homes, abandon their prosperous businesses, leave their many non-Asian friends and acquaintances, and dispose of whatever property they could not carry with them. They were among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were sent to ten relocation centers in the western and south central United States.

The Yuzawas and Hattoris lived for several months with approximately 20,000 other Japanese Americans at the Santa Anita racetrack in temporary barracks and converted stables. George served as the assistant director of men's athletics at Santa Anita. In September 1942, they were transported under armed guard to the Amache Internment Camp in the desolate southeastern region of Colorado, near the small town of Granada. Amache housed over 7,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of whom were American citizens or longtime permanent U.S. residents who were ineligible for citizenship under American immigration laws. Barbed wire fences surrounded the internment center and armed U.S. Army soldiers monitored the internees from guard towers. At Amache, George's father served as a block manager and George worked as the purchasing officer for the camp school system.

George's younger sister, Chieko "Patricia," 19 years old at the time of the evacuation, was not permitted to join her family at Santa Anita or Amache for health reasons. Shortly before the evacuation, Chieko contracted tuberculosis. The U.S. government moved her to Hillcrest Sanitarium, located in the mountains of northwest Los Angeles. She died there in 1942, never having seen her parents again. During her stay, George was given permission to leave the camp (with an army escort) only once to visit her. The second and final time he went was to claim her body.

Internees were allowed to leave the camps if they had someone to sponsor them. In September 1943, the Wartime Relocation Authority (WRA) released George from Amache because he had the promise of employment from the Annenberg and Erickson Florist Shop in New York City. Once in New York, he arranged for his wife and their parents to join him. In 1944, shortly after the family was reunited, George volunteered for the U.S. Army. He did this despite the fact that he was 29 years old, no longer subject to the military draft and not required to serve. He completed his basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and was then attached to an Army Intelligence unit. George was stationed in Tokyo as part of the American Occupation of Japan, where he served as a special officer for entertainment for enlisted U.S. military servicemen. He received an honorable discharge in 1946 and returned to New York City.

George attended City College of New York from 1946 to 1947 on the G.I. Bill, earning a certificate in foreign trade. After forming and operating a modest import-export business named HATCO Trading Company, Inc., George put aside his career ambitions in commercial trading to assist in his father's floral business. Named Park Central Florist for its proximity to Central Park, the shop, located at 532 Columbus Avenue, became very successful. Loyal clientele included actors, musicians, and Japanese businesses and corporations.

George's father retired in the late 1950s due to ill health. George continued operating the shop, working long hours seven days a week, until his own retirement in 1982.

Despite his intense work schedule, George made the time to volunteer for social, religious, political, and other charitable work. He even maintained a separate telephone line for these non-florist-related pursuits. A devout Methodist, Yuzawa negotiated the sale of the Japanese Methodist-Episcopal Church building at 323 West 108th Street following the church's merger with two other congregations. In 1969 and 1970, he helped design the interior of the then-new Japanese American United Church building at 255 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. He also provided leadership as a longtime chair and member of the church's board of directors.

George became actively involved in social and political causes. In the early 1970s, he worked with other Nisei and Sansei (third-generation Japanese American) civil rights activists to combat racial discrimination against Asians. These activists included future academic historian and author Mitziko Sawada, Kazu Iijima and Min Matsuda, the founders of Asian Americans for Action, human rights activist Yuri ("Mary") Kochiyama, future AIDS advocate Suki Terada Ports, Princeton University theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, and Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, the individual who later discovered "the smoking gun" that demonstrated the Roosevelt Administration knew, back in 1942, that there was no military necessity for the Japanese American evacuation and internment.

This same core group of Nisei activists banded together to confront Paris clothing designer, Kenzo Takada. Kenzo, a Japanese national, owned several worldwide boutiques named "Société Jungle Jap" and used the trademarks "Kenzo of J.A.P." and "JAP" on his clothing. Infuriated by the use of historically derogatory terminology, the group initiated a vigorous writing campaign to educate advertisers and department stores across the nation. They demanded that newspapers like the New York Times stop accepting and printing Kenzo's advertisements and insisted that stores immediately stop selling his clothing. Despite this effort, some stores continued to carry Kenzo's line. In response, the activists organized a demonstration in front of the Bonwit Teller flagship store on Fifth Avenue at 56th Street and Macy's main department store at 34th Street near Herald Square. The New York City Commission on Human Rights assisted in this effort.

George then asked Ruby Schaar, the president of the New York chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) – a national civil rights organization composed primarily of Japanese Americans – for assistance. At the time, George was a board member of the New York chapter (he had been an active member since 1965). The chapter board contacted New York Nisei attorney Moonray Kojima, who filed a lawsuit against Kenzo's Paris firm as well as its American distributor Mallory Outerwear. The lawsuit sought to enjoin Kenzo from using either "JAP" or "J.A.P." on his labels and trademarks. On July 13, 1972, while the legal case was under appeal, Kenzo agreed to cease using both "JAP" and "J.A.P." An entire Butterick Patterns shipment with the word JAP was recalled in 1972. The Butterick Fashion Marketing Company also agreed to remove "J.A.P." from its Kenzo-designed patterns and from their catalog.

George and this same group protested the ILGWU's (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) implied anti-Japanese racism in its "Buy American" campaign. During the late summer and early autumn of 1972, the ILGWU produced a series of subway posters that contained anti-Japanese themes. One of the more provocative posters depicted a U.S. flag with the caption, "Made in Japan." Underneath the "Made in Japan" caption in smaller lettering was the question: "Has your job been exported to Japan yet?" The outraged activists physically removed the posters from subway trains. In October 1972, about 100 people of various races and ethnicities, including the Japanese American activists, participated in a rally in front of ILGWU headquarters. Professor Michio Kaku was the rally spokesperson. Later that autumn, George met with ILGWU officials and they negotiated an agreement to remove the posters.

The Kenzo and ILGWU incidents prompted George and others to organize Asian Americans for Fair Media, Inc. (AAFM) in 1973. This group of Nisei volunteers monitored the local and national broadcast and print media for negative Asian stereotypes and racial slurs. In 1973, the AAFM published a booklet entitled Stereotypes and Realities: The Asian Image in the United States. In 1974, in recognition of George's work, the Eastern Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights asked him to serve as a consultant.

George also devoted much of his time between 1965 and the early 2000s attending to the needs of senior citizens. In 1965, he organized the Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Asians in New York City to develop a strategy for addressing the housing needs of Issei and Nisei senior citizens. During the early 1970s, with a grant from the New York Community Trust (NYCT), Concerned Asians conducted a survey to assess the needs of Issei and Nisei senior citizens living in New York City. The findings convinced George and other committee members that a permanent organization was necessary to support the aging Nisei community.

Japanese American Help for the Aging, Inc. (JAHFA) was formed in 1974. JAHFA was a grassroots, non-profit effort to help elderly Issei and Nisei in New York with various concerns such as bilingual assistance, access to medical care, information and referral, food delivery for shut-ins, group activities such as luncheons and field trips, and housing. JAHFA located senior residential housing at the Methodist Home in Riverdale and began placing Issei and Nisei seniors there in 1974. In the early 1980s, JAHFA became a standing committee of the Japanese American Association of New York (JAA) to secure additional financial and manpower resources.

In the mid-1980s, George established an affiliation with the Isabella Geriatric Center in upper Manhattan. Isabella offered both a nursing home and resident apartments for seniors. He formed an exchange program between eldercare professionals from Japan and the staff at Isabella.

With a large population of Issei and Nisei residing on the West Side between 59th Street and 120th Street, George helped establish the West Side Federation for Senior Housing, Inc. (WSFSH) and served on this organization's board of directors. Founded in 1977, the WSFSH facilitated the allocation of funds from federal and private sources to local residential construction projects on the Upper West Side.

In 1981, George served as a member of the East Coast Japanese Americans for Redress organization that advised the federal Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and helped organize the November 1981 commission hearings in New York City. The hearings in turn helped shape the 1988 Civil Liberties Act in which President Ronald Reagan and the U.S. Congress apologized for the WWII evacuation and internment of Japanese American citizens and permanent residents, authorized the payment of $20,000 to each evacuee who was still alive, and allocated $50 million for a public education fund.

As a vice president, board member, and committee chair of the Japanese American Association of New York (JAA), George organized various Japanese cultural, educational, and preservation activities in New York City. Between 1968 and 2001, George helped plan cultural celebrations such as Nipponanza at the Beacon Theater in 1979. Nipponanza was part of a nationwide festival featuring Japanese arts and culture. In 1980, George coordinated the renovation of a Japanese burial plot at Willow Grove Cemetery in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Established in 1870, the plot contains the remains of eight Japanese – seven students and one infant – who died during the 1870s and 1880s and who were among the earliest Japanese settlers in the tristate region.

In 1982, George and the JAA helped establish the annual spring Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This festival continues to the present day. During the summer of 1985, George also served on the New York-Tokyo Sister City Committee, helping to plan various events that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the New York-Tokyo sister city relationship. He and then JAA president, Shigeru Inagaki, helped raise 168 Japanese cherry trees between 1992 and 2001 in Van Cortlandt Park. In April 2001, the trees were donated to New York City and transplanted to Cherry Hill Slope, near the World's Fair Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, where they constitute the George Yuzawa Grove.

George was a charter member of the Japanese American Lions Club of New York, a member and president of the Nisei Investors of New York, and a Day of Remembrance Committee member. He worked with the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles to develop an Ellis Island exhibit titled "America's Concentration Camps." He was also a founding member (1987) of Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA), a member of the National Parks Conservation Association, and an advisor to Harmonia Opera.

George has received numerous commendations for his years of service, including an invitation to the White House from President Jimmy Carter and the Governor's Award for Excellence from New York Governor George Pataki. In 1983, the Emperor of Japan awarded George the prestigious Order of the Sacred Treasure, 5th Class, for his service on behalf of both Japanese and non-Japanese people.

Many of George's acts of kindness went unnoticed, but a blind young Japanese woman will never forget the trips he made to obtain health and legal services for her. The families of many who died alone in their apartments will remember the efforts he made to insure that their loved ones received proper funerals and that next-of-kin were located and notified. George was always there for those in need, always willing to help solve problems, to enter into late-night conversations with anyone who needed support or advice, to assist with out-of-pocket donations and expenses.

George and Kimi, married for 71 years and separated in death by only 49 days, are survived by their two married children, Gene Yuzawa and Pat Yuzawa-Rubin; and three grandchildren.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection, spanning in date from 1908 to 2009, documents the life and work of Japanese American activist George Yuzawa through meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, legal documents, press releases, newsletters, clippings, event flyers and programs, posters, buttons, video, audio, books, scrapbooks and photographs. The bulk of materials date from the 1940s—the time of his internment and military service—and from the 1970s through 1990s, during which he actively served in leadership positions in numerous Asian American organizations, including JAA, JACL, JAHFA, JAUC, and JANM. The oldest materials in the collection is a subject file containing personal documents belonging to Nobuji Ashikaga (how or why Yuzawa acquired this is unknown). The most recent materials in the collection are contextual notes that daughter Patricia Yuzawa-Ruben sent to accompany the second accrual to the collection.

Arrangement

All series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title and then chronologically.

The collection consists of 4 series:

The collection is arranged chronologically and by format, with Series I containing materials dating through World War II and Series II continuing with materials dated post-war. Oversize, print, ephemera, graphic, audiovisual and photographic materials have been separated and placed in Series III, IV and V. Folders within each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by title and then chronologically.

The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series 1, Early Life through World War II, 1908-2004

Series 2, Post World War II, 1938-2009
Subseries A: Redress Campaign and World War II Remembrance
Sub-subseries AI: Japanese American Military Service Memorials
Subseries B: Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Subseries C: Asian American Media Monitoring
Subseries D: Japanese American Association of New York (JAA)
Subseries E: Japanese American Help for the Aging (JAHFA)
Subseries F: Japanese American United Church (JAUC)
Subseries G: Personal Documents, Correspondence, and Subject Files

Series 3, Oversize, Ephemera and Printed Materials, 1942-1999

Series 4, Video and Audio, undated

Series 5, Photographs and Artwork, circa 1900-2008

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Yuzawa, Kimiko
  • Kojima, Moonray
  • Herzig, Aiko Yoshinaga-
  • Rademaker, John Adrian, 1905-
  • Lindley, James G.
  • Yuzawa-Rubin, Patricia
  • Myer, Dillon S. (Dillon Seymour), 1891-1982
  • Yuzawa, Chieko Patricia
  • Yuzawa, Bun
  • Shosuke Sasaki, 1941-
  • Mink, Patsy T., 1927-2002
  • Takada, Kenzo
  • Inouye, Daniel K., 1924-
  • Matsunaga, Spark M., 1916-1990
  • Herzig, Jack
  • James T. Yuzawa
  • Yuzawa, Gene

Document Type

  • Photographs.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Military records.
  • Newsletters.
  • Press releases.
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Programs (documents).

Subject Organizations

  • Japanese American Association of New York
  • Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.
  • Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Japanese American Citizens' League
  • Asian Americans for Fair Media
  • Japanese American Help for the Aging, Inc.
  • YMCA of Los Angeles
  • Japanese American Athletic Union
  • Japanese American United Church
  • West Side Federation for Senior Housing
  • Japanese American Social Services, Inc.
  • Isabella Geriatric Center
  • Butterick Fashion Marketing Co.
  • National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR)

Subject Topics

  • Military Intelligence Service Language School (Fort Snelling, Minn.)
  • Japanese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -x History.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
  • Granada Relocation Center -- Amache (Colo.)
  • War Relocation Authority (United States)
  • Santa Anita Assembly Center (Calif.)
  • Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century.
  • Japanese Americans -- Civil rights
  • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- History.
  • Japanese American veterans
  • Japanese Americans -- Reparations.

Subject Places

  • Amache (Colo.)
  • Cypress Hills Cemetery (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Woodlawn Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to unpublished materials in this collection created by George Yuzawa was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; George Yuzawa Papers; TAM 442; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The George Yuzawa Papers were donated by Gene Yuzawa and Patricia Yuzawa-Rubin in 2009. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 2008.029, 2009.044, and 2011.049.

Processing Information

Photographs and artwork were separated from this collection during processing and were established as a separate collection, the George Yuzawa Photographs (PHOTOS 278). In 2013, the photograph and artwork collection was reincorporated into the George Yuzawa Papers (TAM 442).

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Container List

Series I: Early Life through World War II, 1908-2004

Scope and Content Note

Series consists largely of official documents, correspondence and clippings chronicling the experience of the Yuzawa and Hattori families at Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado. During his time there, James T. Yuzawa held leadership roles, including representing fellow residents of Block 8K as block manager and serving as a board member of Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc., a co-op established to serve residents within the camp. In these capacities, James was able to amass administrative documents documenting camp governance such as by-laws, financial reports, communications and directives from authorities, forms requesting and granting permission, letters of reference and lists of residents, relatives, and addresses as well as more personal items such as notebooks. These, along with documents that George Yuzawa preserved relating to arriving at, living in and leaving the camp, provide rich detail of the interaction between interned Japanese American families and the War Relocation Authority. Also contained within this series are records George requested relating to his service in the U.S. Army during WWII and a few files on his life in Los Angeles, CA before internment. These include correspondence, programs, and forms documenting his involvement in the YMCA, Japanese American Athletic Union, and Boy Scouts of America.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Addresses of Internees at Concentration Camps in Livingston, Louisiana and Lordsburg, New Mexico Separated from Family in Amache, Colorado
Feb 10, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Analysis Report of Books and Records
Aug 31, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Audit Report of Books and Records
Feb 28, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Balance Sheet
Apr 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: By-Laws
[1942-1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Certificate to James T. Yuzawa for Service on Board of Directors
Oct 26, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Consumer Cooperatives Information Booklets (in English and Japanese)
1942-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Correspondence: M. Naruse (President) to James T. Yuzawa
Aug 2, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Flyer Advertisements
May 25-27, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: List of Board of Directors, Committee Members, and Employees
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Ashikaga, Nobuji: Passport Translation, Alien Seaman's ID Card, Reference Letters
1908-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Booklet of Collected Newspaper Articles on Pacific Front of World War II and Japanese Americans
[1941-1942]
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Boy Scouts of America: Excerpts from Constitution and Application Form
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Church of All Nations: Athletic Activities Leaflet
Sep 22, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Citizens National Bank of Los Angeles: Correspondence: H.B. Dickie to James T. Yuzawa (re: Chieko Yuzawa's accounts)
May 17, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Civilian Exclusion Order No. 5
Apr 1, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Clipping from New York Times Magazine: "What We Don't Know is Likely to Hurt Us"
May 14, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Disciples of Christ, Committee on War Services: Blank Data Forms (with accompanying letter)
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Executive Order No. 9066
Feb 19, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 20 FBI: Correspondence: E.E. Conroy to George Yuzawa (re: inquiry into employment of JAs in defense industries)
Oct 7, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Amache Senior High School Yearbook
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Camp Directory
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Charter for Community Government
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Community Analysis Report
1943-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James G. Lindley (Project Director) to Community Council
Jan 12, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James G. Lindley to James T. Yuzawa
Feb 11, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James T. Yuzawa to Ray Gibbons (Council for Social Action)
Apr 14, 1944-May 22, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: Samuel J. Gordon (Director of Adult Ed) to Bun Yuzawa
Feb 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Directory of Staff and Internees
Jan 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Forum Discussion Series re: Leaving Concentration Camp: Lecture Schedule
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: James T. Yuzawa's Block Manager Files
[1942-1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: John Adrian Rademaker (Community Analyst) Farewell Speech to Internees
Jun 3, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Instructors and Students in Japanese Arts and Music Classes (handwritten)
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Interned Families by Block Residence
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Persons Above 16 Years of Age in Block 8K
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Names and Addresses of Internees and Their Relatives and Friends in Japan
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: "The Need for Community Leadership" (typescript)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Petition for Permission for Internees to Reunite with Families
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Hillcrest Sanitarium at La Crescenta, California: Correspondence: Louis Boonshaft to James T. Yuzawa (re: Chieko Yuzawa)
Sep 11, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Japanese American Athletic Union Souvenir Program
Mar 29-31, 1934
Box: 1 Folder : 41 National Japanese American Student Relocation Council: Newsletter
Apr 20, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Resettlement Council of Japanese American Organizations in New York City
Sep 13, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Santa Anita Assembly Center: Directive to Evacuate to Granada Issued to George and Kimi Yuzawa
Sep 21, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Santa Anita Assembly Center: Schedule of Athletic Events
[1941]
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Seabrook Farms, Deerfield Packing Corporation: Instructions to All Employees re: Treatment of German Prisoners of War Contracted to Work at Company
Jun 17, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Sherwin Cody School of English: Brochure and Enrollment Form
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 University of California at Los Angeles Commencement Program
Jun 14, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 48 U.S. Army Service: Correspondence: George Yuzawa to James T. and Bun Yuzawa
Aug 6, 1944-Dec 13, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 49 U.S. Army Service: Discharge Papers (George Yuzawa)
1946
Box: 1 Folder : 50 U.S. Army Service: Family Allowance of World War II Servicemen
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 51 U.S. Army Service: Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) Commencement Program
Sep 23, 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 52 U.S. Army Service: Special Orders (George Yuzawa)
1944-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 53 U.S. Army Service: Veteran Benefits (forms and information)
1997-2004
Box: 1 Folder : 54 U.S. Department of State: Memorandum re: Reunion of Internees with Their Families
Feb 7, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 55 War Relocation Authority: Application for Leave Assistance Grant and Travel Authorization (made by James T. Yuzawa)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 56 War Relocation Authority: "Civilian Living in Wartime" (booklet prepared for residents leaving camp)
Feb 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 57 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: Dillon S. Myer (Director) to James G. Lindley
Nov 12, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 58 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: E. M. Rowalt (Deputy Director) to Kimiko Yuzawa (re: repatriation to Japan)
Jan 14, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 59 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: Jacob Gerrild (Counselor, Public Welfare Section) to James T. Yuzawa
Jun 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 60 War Relocation Authority: First Quarterly Report
Mar 18, 1942-Jun 30, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 61 War Relocation Authority: Information and Regulations re: Repatriation to Japan
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 62 War Relocation Authority: Information re: "What Relocators Need to Know and What Evacuees Need to Know to Encourage Them to Relocate"
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 63 War Relocation Authority: Message from WRA Director re: Final Phase of Relocation Program and Closing of Centers
[1945-1946]
Box: 1 Folder : 64 War Relocation Authority: Public Welfare Section Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence
Nov 18, 1943-Aug 2, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 65 War Relocation Authority: Questionnaires to be Filled Out by Relocatees
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 66 War Relocation Authority: Records on George Yuzawa (copies of medical records, travel requests, references)
1942-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 67 War Relocation Authority: Records on George Yuzawa: Property Storage and Transportation
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 68 War Relocation Authority: Relocation Advisory Board: Meeting Minutes and List of Committees and Members
Dec 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 69 War Relocation Authority: Request for Transportation of Property to Amache, Colorado (made by George Yuzawa)
[1942]
Box: 1 Folder : 70 War Relocation Authority: Resettlement Information Bureau: Flow Chart of Services and Benefits
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 71 War Relocation Authority: Summary Assessment of Hattori Family at Granada Relocation Center
May 19, 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 72 YMCA of Los Angeles: Correspondence: James W. McCandless to George Yuzawa
Apr 24, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 73 YMCA of Los Angeles: Correspondence: Masao W. Sato to Japanese American YMCA Fellows (re: mass evacuation)
Mar 18, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 74 YMCA of Los Angeles and Southern California Japanese Athletic Union
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 75 Yuzawa, James T.: Declaration of Intent to Travel
Aug 23, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 76 Yuzawa, James T.: Declaration of Intention Filed With Immigration and Naturalization Service
Feb 7, 1947
Box: 1 Folder : 77 Yuzawa, James T.: Letters of Reference from WRA Officers at Amache, Colorado
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 78 Yuzawa, James T.: Scrapbook of Clippings re: World War II
1944-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 79 Yuzawa, James T.: Spiral Composition Book
[1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 80 Yuzawa, James T. and Bun Yuzawa: Correspondence
1942-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 81 Yuzawa, James T., Bun, and Chieko Yuzawa: Personal Documents
1942-1944

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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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Series III: Oversize, Ephemera and Printed Materials, 1942-1999

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of ephemera such as posters and buttons and printed materials such as books and copies of the Japanese American community newspaper New York Nichibei. Of note are several items separated from Series I: Early Life and WWII because of size or format. These include James T. Yuzawa's personal notebook and scrapbook of clippings and "souvenir albums" (scrapbooks) of the Amache Consumer Enterprises co-op and the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Amache Co-op Souvenir Album, Amache Colorado
[1940s]
Box: 6 Elementary Japanese for University Students Texts (textbook)
1942
Box: 7 Frank Fujii's "Call to Arms" Redress Movement Logo: Buttons (multiple duplicates)
undated
Box: 7 Frank Fujii's "Call to Arms" Redress Movement Logo: Oversize Poster (signed by Fujii)
undated
Box: 6 GHQ Enlisted Club, Tokyo: General Headquarters, Far East Command (scrapbook)
1946
Box: 6 Graph of America: The Imperial Visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan to the United States (book)
1976
Box: 6 The Honorable Elders: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Aging in Japan (book)
1975
Box: 6 Japanese Indigenous Orchids in Colour (book)
1981
Box: 6 Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) Album
1946
Box: 7 National Japanese American Memorial Foundation Ground Breaking in Washington, DC: Button; Park Central Florist, Gift Tags; V-E Day St. Patrick's Cathedral, NY, NY, Prayer Card.
1999; undated; 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 1 New York Nichibei (newspaper)
1971
Box: 6 Folder : 2 New York Nichibei (newspaper)
1972-1973
Box: 6 Folder : 3 New York Nichibei (newspaper)
1974
Box: 6 Folder : 4 New York Nichibei (newspaper)
1978-1983
Box: 6 Folder : 5 New York Nichibei (newspaper)
1988-1992
Box: 7 Pacific Stars and Stripes...the First Year: Dependent Housing (oversize news magazine)
Sep 2, 1946
Box: 6 Pan American Yearbook
1945
Box: 6 Picture Travel Book on Hida Takayama, Japan
undated
Box: 6 Tokyo Walking Map: Guidebook for Visiting Businesspeople and Tourists
1983
Box: 6 Yuzawa, James T.: Date Book (personal notebook)
1946
Box: 6 Yuzawa, James T.: Scrapbook of Clippings re: World War II
1944-1953

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Series IV: Video and Audio, undated

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of a betamax video cassette recording and three long-playing (LP) albums recording lessons in English language conversation for Japanese speakers.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 7 "Channel 28" (Betamax L-250 Video Cassette)
undated
Box: 7 English Conversation in Six Weeks 1 by Obunsha's Educational Records (LP 33 1/2)
undated
Box: 7 English Conversation in Six Weeks 2 by Obunsha's Educational Records (LP 33 1/2)
undated
Box: 7 English Conversation in Six Weeks 3 by Obunsha's Educational Records (LP 33 1/2)
undated

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Series V: Photographs and Artwork, circa 1900-2009, undated

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of eighty three black-and-white and color photographs, and two pieces of artwork, dating from circa 1900-2009 that document George Yuzawa's family history, experience before, during and after World War II, and activism and personal life beginning in the early 1970s. Includes early twentieth century studio portraits of George Yuzawa, Kimiko Hattori, and family, and other pre-war photographs; and wartime-era snapshots of Yuzawa in the United States Army, and with family and friends.

Events Yuzawa participated in or observed from the 1970s to circa 2009 include late 1970s group portraits of Yuzawa with JAHFA members; a visit to the White House with First Lady Rosalyn Carter; 1982 "Day of Remembrance" activities in New York City; Ronald Reagan signing bill to pay reparations to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II; and Yuzawa receiving the "Day of Remembrance" Proclamation at City Hall in 1992, the Governor's Award for Excellence from New York State Governor George Pataki, and the order of the Sacred Treasure, 5th Class in 1983. Includes two reproductions of photographs depicting Japanese Americans in detention camps during World War II used to publicize an exhibit at Ellis Island, "America's Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience," and a photograph of the exhibit.

Two pieces of artwork include one colored (woodblock?) print of a skier by K. Sakamoto signed and inscribed to Yusawa (which may refer to Yusawa's enjoyment of skiing), and one pen and ink sketch of a man (possibly George Yusawa) unsigned.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: A004 Family Photographs
circa 1900s-1940s, 1960s
Box: A004 Photographs
circa 1940-1949
Box: A004 Photographs
circa 1970-1979
Box: A004 Photographs
1980-1989
Box: A004 Photographs
circa 1990-2009, undated
Box: OS003 James Tamasaburo Yuzawa, George, Mr. Kikuchi, Yosemite National Park California [Oversized]
circa 1920
Box: A004 Artwork
undated

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