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Guide to the Midori Shimanouchi Lederer Papers TAM.596

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Janice Liao

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 06, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2020 accretion Record updated by Rachel Searcy to correct harmful language regarding drug use  , September 2020 , October 2020

Container List

Series I: Personal and Biographical Materials , circa 1890-2004

Scope and Contents

The files contained in this series document Shimanouchi-Lederer's personal life. Materials include legal and personal documents, unpublished book transcripts, personal correspondence, research articles, and newspaper clippings. Included in the family history files are media clippings, pamphlets belonging to Shizue Shimanouchi, and writings of Henry Toshio Shimanouchi, former General Consul of Japan. The bulk of materials are photo albums covering family history during their settlement in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California (1890-1970). Of significance are Shimanouchi-Lederer's NARA files that document her family's forced removal and incarceration at the Topaz Relocation Center, with government records and her application to the War Relocation Authority for leave of clearance to pursue a university education. This series also includes extensive oral history transcripts her childhood struggles where Lederer describes her childhood struggles growing up as a Japanese American during the pre-WW II era, her marriages, incarceration experience, career rise in the Hollywood publicity circuit, and grassroots organizing to create JASSI. Also of note are copies of scholarly publications and news articles that integrate Shimanouchi-Lederer's interviews on her incarceration experience.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Academic Certificates
1928-1937
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Biographies
1990-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Book Transcript (unpublished): "Must We Perish?"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Clippings
1996, 1981, 2005
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Family History: Photographs
circa 1930-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Family History: Photograph Negatives
circa 1940-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Family History: Shimanouchi Album
circa 1890-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Family History: Shimanouchi, Henry Toshiro
1932, 1942, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Family History: Shimanouchi, Shizue
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Japanese American Forced Removal and Incarceration: Articles
1992-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Japanese American Forced Removal and Incarceration: National Archives Records
1941-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Oral History Transcript
2002, 2004
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Oral History Transcript: Notes
2002-2004
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Personal Album, Part I
1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Personal Album, Part II
Jul 1985 - Dec 1985
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Personal Correspondence
1958-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Personal Documents
1923, 1943, 1958, 1966
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Personal Photograph Album
circa 1980s-1990s
Box: 1 Folder : 18 (Photographs) Personal Photographs
circa 1950-1990s
Box: 5 Folder : 2-3 (Mixed Materials [31142067122807])
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Personal Photographs: Negatives
circa 1970
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Personal Research
1965-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Various Items of Personal Interest
1948, 1967-1968, 1996-1997

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