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Guide to the Michi Kobi Papers TAM.697

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

Collection processed by Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 08, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include incorporation of September 2016 accretion Edited by Rachel Searcy to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , January 2017 , September 2020

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Michi Kobi name, the creator of this collection, were relinquished and transferred to the public domain in 2016 by Margaret (Maggie) S. Nakamura. These materials are governed by a Creative Commons CC0 license, which permits publication and reproduction of materials accompanied by full attribution. See,

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Michi Kobi Papers; TAM 697; 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 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

Donated by Margaret S. (Maggie) Nakamura in 2016. The accession number associated with these gifts are 2016.061 and 2017.003.

Processing Information

This collection was received in two accretions in 2016. The first accretion, consisting of two boxes, was rehoused and described at the collection-level. The second accretion consisted of an additional five boxes papers, photographs, and artifcats. Materials were moved into archival housing and at the time of accessioning a file list was created for both accretions. Materials in this collection have not been arranged by an archivist. In 2020, narrative description was edited to more accurately describe the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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