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Guide to the Midori Shimanouchi Lederer Papers TAM.596

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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 II: Professional Files, 1958-2004

Scope and Content Note

Files within this series relate to Shimanouchi-Lederer's professional career as a manager and secretary for Mike Todd Company, a press agent for Bill Doll Company, and her tenure as director of JASSI. The bulk of materials within the series are photographs, some of which are retained in the original order of the albums. Photographs from her Michael Todd days document Shimanouchi alongside Michael Todd and former wife, Elizabeth Taylor, in private settings with other celebrities, as well as at other large red carpet events and venues. Papers from her time at the Michael Todd Company include various newspaper and media clippings, correspondence, press releases.

The Bill Doll and Company files are mainly comprised of photos, many of which were used for press releases and captured Shimanouchi with famed actors, directors and producers of the 1950s - 1960s. While a large folder of photos from Shimanouchi's publicity days remain unidentified, they offer a glimpse into the publicity networks with which Shimanouchi was affiliated.

Contents within the JASSI files document programming and events, organizational publications, newsletters, flyers and some correspondence. Writings by former JASSI volunteers and staff members provide contextual community history of JASSI. The bulk of JASSI materials are photo albums documenting various JASSI fundraising events and former staff members of the organization.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Bill Doll and Company, Inc.: Clippings
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Bill Doll and Company, Inc.: Correspondence
1959, 1979
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Bill Doll and Company, Inc.: General
1958-1967
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Bill Doll and Company, Inc.: Photographs
circa 1960-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI): Correspondence
1983-1984, 1999, 2004
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI): General
1984, 2003
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI): History
1994, 2004
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI) : Photographs
1986, 1988
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI): Photographs
1986-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Japanese American Social Services, Inc.(JASSI): Photographs
1987-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Michael Todd Company: Clippings
1958
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Michael Todd Company: Correspondence
1957-1958, 1961
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Michael Todd Company: Photographs
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Photographs: Unidentified
circa 1941-1960

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