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Guide to the Midori Shimanouchi Lederer Papers TAM.596

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Lederer, Midori Shimanouchi, 1923-2005
Title: Midori Shimanouchi Lederer Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1943-1994
Abstract: Born in California, Midori Shimanouchi Lederer (1923-2005) founded JASSI, Inc. (Japanese American Social Services), a non-profit organization based in New York City, dedicated to addressing gaps in social services for the Japanese American community. In 1942, Shimanouchi, along with her family, was incarcerated and sent to an internment camp at Topaz, Utah. She later worked for director Michael Todd from 1952 to 1958 and as a press agent for Bill Doll and Company in New York City from 1959 to 1979. The papers encompass both her personal and professional life, documenting her contributions and activism efforts for the Japanese American community from the early 1980s until the late 1990s. Materials within the collection include correspondence, oral history transcripts, biographical and family history information, audio and videocassette tapes, photographs and clippings. Of note are the Japanese Internment files, including NARA records and scholarly publications that incorporate interviews of Shimanouchi Lederer.
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet in 1 record carton, 1 manuscript box and 1 small carton
Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English, with select documents and few videocassettes in Japanese.
Call Phrase: TAM.596