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Guide to the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Collection of Japanese American Newspapers TAM 688

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

Collection processed by Mark Simon Haydn

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 12, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Collection of Japanese American Newspapers assembles issues of 15 newspapers intended for a Japanese American audience, published between 1946 and 2014 in New York, California, Colorado, Washington, and Japan. The collection is comprised of incomplete runs of daily and weekly newspapers extracted from archival collections, and from materials donated to Tamiment. The newspapers offer a contemporaneous account of life in Japanese American communities in the 20th century, and highlight a range of progressive causes in news stories and editorials, from civil rights to women's and gay rights. The collection includes extended runs of Hokubei Shimpo and New York Nichibei and short runs of regional newspapers from New York, Colorado, and Washington, chronicling community life in the 1980s, alongside international editions of Japanese newspapers documenting broader changes through the 1990s and early 2000s. These include Nisei Weekender; Yomiuri Shimbun; Pacific Citizen; New York Journal; Rocky Mountain Jiho; Asahi Shimbun International Edition; California Mainichi Shimbun; U.S. Japan Business News; OCS News; and Nichi Bei jiji. Recent issues of Rafu Shimpo, Nichi Bei Weekly, and North American Post provide insight into activities within different regional Japanese American communities in the early 21st century. No complete runs of publications are contained herein, and in some cases only the English-language pages of the newspaper are present.

Arrangement

Titles are arranged in alphabetical order by publication title. Issues of each publication are organized chronologically.