THE TOYO SUYEMOTO PAPERS: A GUIDE
(Compiled by Maureen H. Donovan and Shelley Bloom in 2006)
Toyo Suyemoto was born on January 14, 1916 in Oroville, California, the oldest of eleven children, to Tsutomu Howard Suyemoto (d.1959) and Mitsu Hyakusoku Suyemoto (d. 1950). She died on December 30, 2003 at her home in Columbus, Ohio.
Toyo grew up in Sacramento, where she attended school through junior college. Her family then moved to Berkeley, where she studied at the University of California, earning a B.A. in 1937 (with majors in Latin and English) and continuing with graduate work in English during 1937 to 1941.
Starting in the 1930s and continuing throughout her life, Toyo wrote poems and essays extensively, with her published works appearing primarily in Japanese American newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. As a student at Berkeley, she wrote an unpublished paper discussing the Japanese American literary scene of the time (January, 1934) (Folder 96). Among the poets discussed was her future husband, Iwao Kawakami, a poet and Nisei newspaperman whom she had met not long before, when she applied for membership in a newspaper for which he served as editor. Against the wishes of her parents, she became romantically involved with Iwao, who was married at the time. (Folder 413 has some early love letters, along with photos of Iwao.) Following his divorce, they married in 1941 and had a son, Kay, who was born on October 13, 1941. Toyo and Iwao separated on Christmas Eve in 1941 (with a divorce following in 1951). Although Toyo’s publications came out mainly under her maiden name of Suyemoto, she continued to use her married name of Kawakami socially throughout her life.
Toyo and Kay moved back with her family in Berkeley (where the family had relocated in about 1937) after she left Iwao. The Suyemoto family entered the Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno CA) on April 27, 1942, in compliance with Executive Order 9066, requiring the internment of all Japanese Americans living in and near the West Coast. Tanforan was a race track where the Suyemotos were housed in whitewashed horse stalls. While at Tanforan, the infant Kay became sick due to the harsh conditions, and was taken from the camp to be hospitalized briefly. The family was relocated on October 3, 1942 to the Central Utah Relocation Center (Topaz) where they were interned for three years, leaving on October 23, 1945. During the camp years, Toyo taught English and Latin in high school and served as librarian at the Topaz Public Library. After release, the Suyemoto family moved to Cincinnati, where Toyo worked as a librarian for the Cincinnati Art Museum and later at the University of Cincinnati. Tragically, Kay Kawakami died on August 7, 1958 from complications of allergies. Toyo earned a masters degree in library science at University of Michigan, and from 1964 worked at the Ohio State University Libraries, where she was Head of the Social Work Library and Assistant Head of the Education Library. At Ohio State, Toyo was known affectionately as “Mrs. K.” She retired after 21 years of service in 1985 with the rank of Associate Professor.
Toyo Suyemoto’s papers document her personal experiences and those of her family members, the internment experience, life at Tanforan and Topaz, the movement for redress, and other matters related to Japanese Americans, while her poetry notebooks, diaries, and correspondence with poets, writers, and artists document her artistic life. Prominent among the papers are typescripts of many presentations that Toyo made to college and high school classes, community groups, and others narrating her internment experience, as well as newspaper articles about her.
Complementing journal issues and anthologies that include her published poems and essays are her original scrapbook collections of newspaper clippings of early writings as well as photocopies of them (Folders 102-103, 127-130, and Box 43). A complete photocopy of Current Life, the Magazine for the American Born Japanese, for which she was a regular contributor, is also included. Drafts of her unpublished collection of selected poems, “How Small a Whisper: Poems,” are included (see especially folders 107, 112, 189, 310). Drafts of her memoirs, with working titles of “I Call to Remembrance” and “Time Disrupted,” are also among the papers (see especially folders 88, 192, 311).
Toyo maintained correspondence with other poets throughout her life, most notably Will C. Jumper, a friend and fellow poet who became Professor of English at Iowa State University and was the author of From Time Remembered (El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Foothills Press, 1977). (See especially Folders 93, 97, 276-281, but note that other letters and other materials by or about Will are spread throughout the papers, especially in folders of correspondence.) The papers include correspondence with artists Masumi Hayashi, Keiko Minami, Mine Okubo, and Julian Stanczak, and with many Asian American writers.
This collection was donated by John Howard Kidd, Toyo’s nephew, and presented to the Libraries by James R. Bailey, executor of Toyo’s estate, who also donated some materials. In addition, Mr. Kidd donated Toyo’s personal book collection, which has been added to the circulating collections of the Libraries.
b/w = black-and-white
cc = carbon copy / copies
holog = holographic (handwritten)
ms = manuscript / manuscripts
nd = no date
orig = original (not a photocopy or other copied form)
p = page / pages
pc = photocopy / photocopies
ts = typescript
TOYO SUYEMOTO PAPERS -
CATALOGUE OF INVENTORY, OHIO STATE
Detailed Listing/ Box and Folder Listing:
Folder Number #1-47
- “American History Honors Seminar.” Gary Best; Debbie Smouse. (transcribed interview). 1978.
- “An American Experience.” Second draft. nd. 7 p. ts.
- “An American Experience in Wartime Concentration Camps.” Otterbein College, April 21, 1987. 8 p. ts.
“Being a Nisei.” September 28, 1972. 6 p. ts.
- “Camp Memories: Rough and Broken Shards.” (presented on panel: Reminiscences of Camp Life, March 11, 1983, International Conference on Relocation and Redress: The Japanese-American Experience, Salt Lake City) 4 p. pc.
Tim Doulin. “Woman Recalls Pain of Internment Camps.” Columbus Dispatch, April 22, 1987. newspaper clipping. Also, pc of same.
- "Distorted Images.” nd. 8 p. ts. (in first paragraph: “I admit to being 73”)
- “Forced Exodus: An American Experience. (Wartime Evacuation and Interment of the Japanese Americans).” (Presented at Oberlin College, March 10, 1973) 18 p. ts.
“Evacuation and Internment of the West Coast Japanese.” nd. 8 p. ts.
“Evacuation and Internment of the West Coast Japanese.” nd. 1 p. ts. (incomplete)
“Growing up a Nisei in California.” nd. 7 p. ts.
“Growing up a Nisei in America.” nd. 5 p. ts.
- “Nisei American.” October 19, 1990. 1 p. ts.
“Hyphenated American.” nd. 5 p. ts.
- “Internment Years.” nd. 5 p. ts.
- “Japanese American.” nd. 9 p. ts.
- “Japanese American (E Pluribus Una).” nd. 5 p. ts.
“One Branch of the Ume (Japanese Flowering Plum).” nd. 4 p. ts. with additions in pencil at end. Also, 4 p. pc of same.
- “A Personal View of the Wartime Internment of the Japanese Evacuees.” nd. 14 p. ts. Also, 14 p. pc of same.
“Sic Persona.” nd. 4 p. holog. Also, 1 p. holog. of “Sonnet – Edna St. Vincent Millay.”
“Tanforan High School.” nd. 5 p. ts
“Yesterday and Today.” nd. 4 p. ts; Also, 4 p. cc of the same.
- Untitled. nd. 3 p. holog .
- - “Otterbein English Festival.” April 27, 1988. (brochure)
Virginia Moran. “Jewel of the Desert.” 5 p. pc of ts. (interview). Also, pc of Virginia Moran. “Jewel of the Desert.” Aim (Fall 1995), 37-39.
- “Questions for Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami.” nd. 1 p. ms .
- Japanese American National Museum Quarterly v.9 no. 3 (Oct-Dec 1994). Special Issue Featuring “America’s Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience.” Also: “Topaz Pilgrimage.” 1 p. flyer for trip, May 26-29, 1995.
Also: Japanese American National Museum. Collection Information Form Procedures. nd. 4 p.
- Japanese American National Museum National Annual Report: July 1st, 1993 – June 30th, 1994. 54 p.
- Japanese American National Museum Quarterly v. 12 no. 1-2 (1997). (2 issues)
- Topaz Museum. “Funding for Perpetuity.” nd. brochure. [8 p.] 20 x 20 cm. 3 copies.
- Return to Topaz ’93. May 29-30, 1993. 32 p. 22 cm. 2 copies.
- Return to Topaz ’93: Recollections Reflections Remembrances. vi, 52 p. 22 cm. (received November 16, 1993). Also, letters from Chuck Kubokawa, Chairperson (1993).
- Relocation & Redress The Japanese American Experience An International Conference. March 10-12, 1983, University of Utah & Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City. Program (12 p.) and “Schedules of Sessions” (5 p.).
- “Guilty By Reason of Race.” Program at Bowling Green State University, May 16, 1975. Also, 3 p. pc of “Possible points for discussion.” Also, flyer for event. Also, thank you letter from R. Errol Lam (June 2, 1975).
- Invitation letter to present in the Mult. Ethnic Studies class of Central High School, Columbus. (Oct. 20, 1971) Also, thanks letter from Georgina Bowman (Jan. 29, 1972).
- Draft of a letter to Patricia Wakida and poems (dated: 30 Oct 2000 and 2001?) 3 p.
- Asian American Theater Company schedule for 1992-1993 season and flyers. Also, Calvin Ahlgren. “Asian Stage Chalks up Two Decades.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 20th, 1992 (newspaper clipping). Also, “20 Years of the Dragon: New Faces, New Challenges for the Asian American Theater Company.” San Francisco Bay Guardian , November 11, 1992 (p. 31-38).
- “Continuing Traditions: Japanese Americans Story of a People 1869-1992.” Sacramento History Museum flyer, includes reproduction of “Wakamatsu Colonists Planting Mulberry Trees 1870” by George Mathis.
- Topaz 1993 Calendar: Paintings by Topaz Artists. “From Sue Hayashi 15 Dec 92.”
- United States War Relocation Authority. Proposed Curriculum Procedures for Japanese Relocation Centers: Prepared for the War Relocation Authority by the Summer Session Students in Education 299b – Curriculum Development. Stanford University (1942).
- Unfinished letter addressed to Mrs. Knapp. 1 p., holog.
- English Composition Class papers (assignments from two Topaz High School Students): “On American Leisure” (8/31/43) (3 p. holog.) and “How the Day Comes into Our Small Town” (7/15/43) (2 p. holog.).
- Toyo S. Kawakami’s Tanforan Mess Hall Card (Bldg. 6 Apt 22 No. 13423).
Also, Letter from L. G. Noble, Superintendent of Schools of Topaz (February 10th, 1943) in English and Japanese. Also, Information Letter from Community Welfare Services of Topaz. Also, Pencil Sketches – unsigned.
- “1944 Topaz High School Latin.” (Feb. 2 – Apr. 26, 1944) lesson plans in spiral stenographer’s note book (16 x 24cm). holog.
- Teaching staff meeting notes in stenographer’s note book (16 x 24cm) ca July – Sept. 1943. (topics include: Tule Lake students and faculty relocation to Topaz; firing of Topaz faculty to be replaced by faculty from Tule Lake, etc)
- Correspondence about status, job hunting, etc (1944-45). Also, magazine clippings.
- “Americanization and Poetry.” ts (1 copy ) + cc (1 copy) 7 p. June 1943. Also, memo from R. A. Bankson about revisions (June 22, 1943) 1 p.
Folder Number #48-90
- Charles F. Ernst. Relocation Manual. Topaz, Utah: War Relocation Authority, Central Utah Project. 15 p. Also, Charles F. Ernst, Project Director. Gaibu Tenju Binran (Japanese translation of: Relocation Manual. Topaz, Utah: War Relocation Authority, Central Utah Project. 15 p.
- Japanese Groups and Associations in the United States; Community Analysis Report. No. 3 (March 1943) 7 p.
- J. L. DeWitt, “Civilian Exclusion Order No. 5… Instructions to all Persons of Japanese Ancestry….” (April 1, 1942) (reprint by Japanese American Citizens League)
- “Topaz Public Library; a History.” 5 p. ts
- Transfer Slip from school director of Basic English (Adult Education) to Ass’t Librarian (December 3, 1943). Also, Notice of Assignment Slip (classification: Associate Librarian) (February 1, 1944). Also, pc of the above two slips 1 p. Also, Kay Kawakami’s Nursery Enrollment Card (August 17, 1945)
- California Alumni Association Card, U. of California (5/22/1944) (life membership). Also, U. of California Graduate Student Registration Card (Aug., 1940)
- Toyo Suyemoto and Nori Ikeda. “Report of the Basic English Division of the Adult Education Department; October 18, 1942 to February 20, 1943.” 6 p.
- Photographs and postcards (Topaz during 1942-1945). 15 cards in envelope
- Photograph of eight children: “Children of the Block.” Note on back of photo: “Kay is on left side, front row per Jim Bailey 9-2-2004”
- Small note book with teaching notes. (1943) (10 x 15cm)
- RAM-BLER(Topaz City High School) 5: 3, (March 16th, 1945).
- Mailing List of the Cincinnati Chapter, Japanese American Citizens League. (1952)
- Letter from Charles F. Ernst, Project Director, War Relocation Authority Central Utah Project (December 11, 1943). Also, “Topaz Community Welfare Department Discussion Guide” 6 p. Also, “Family Counseling Face Sheet.” 4 p. Also, “Discussion Teams.” 1 p.
- Letter from Drayton B. Nuttall, Principal of Topaz City High School (Sept. 2, 1943).
Also, “Basic English Adult Education Department Fall Schedule 1943.” 1 p.
- Printed letter from Pres. George H.W. Bush (“received October 15th, 1990”).
- Also, pc (2 copies) of check received, (dated 10/10/90).
- Also pc of the envelope.
- Application for Federal Employment. (January 8, 1945)
- Letter from Josephine Borson, M.D. (Jan. 13, 1942) (waives fees for Kay’s care)
- Also, “Japanese-Americans in Relocation Centers.” (War Relocation Authority, March 1943). 4 p.
- Also, Topaz Museum “Funding For Perpetuity.” Pc. 7 p.
- Also, James R. Bailey. “Notes on Three Poems by Toyo S. Kawakami.” Otterbein Miscellany 8:1 (May, 1972), 32-34. pc.
- Also, 1 p. ms “Kay Kawakami.” (dates of Kay’s illnesses)
- Also, 1 p. haiku ts on drawing of Topaz barracks, “Topaz Museum.”
- Also, bibliographical notes: “Books for Reference” (2 p.), “Related Books” (1 p.), 1 p. ms list of books and articles, 1 p. pc of Education Index.
- Also, 1 p. notes. nd.
- Also, 1 p. Letter “Thanks for the Memories 40th Year Reunion Class of 1945 Topaz, Utah WRA High School.” (Apr. 10, 1985) ts. (incomplete)
- Also, 4 p. “40th Year Reunion Class of 1945 Topaz, Utah WRA High School.” (June 29-30, 1985).
- Also, 3 p. “Speech by Miss Mary Iwaki, 33-4-E at the High School Graduation Exercise.” (dated June 1, 1945) pc, ts.
- Also, Utah Rural Social Work v.5, no.1 (Mar. 1946)
- Also, Leila Philip “Legacy of Dec. 7 Remains Troubling.” Columbus Dispatch, Dec. 1, 1991.(newspaper clipping)
- Also, Donald E. Collins. “Bibliography” in Native American Aliens: Disloyalty and Renunciation of Citizenship by Japanese Americans During WWII. (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1985) pc 6 p.
- Letters to Joe Suyemoto (1944-45) from California Packing Corporation, National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, and Topaz City High School, (5 letters in envelopes). Also, “Certificate of Financial Aid” from National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, 1 p. Also, cc of letter to Mrs. Betty Emlen (National Japanese American Student Relocation Council) (May 28, 1945). Also, Newspaper clipping (photo): shows 4 Japanese-American evacuees accepted to the University of California. nd.
- “Dr. Joe Suyemoto, 63.” (obituary) Boston Globe , February 11, 1991. pc, 2 copies.
- Also, “In Memoriam, Joe Suyemoto, M.D., November 17, 1927 – February 8, 1991.” (program of memorial service), 2 copies.
- Also, “Good Bye” “Haiku” 1 p. ts. nd.
- Letters to Joe from Mom (dictated to various family members):
- May 15th, 1945 – 1 p. ts.
- May 22nd, 1945 – 3 p. ms.
- June 4th, 1945 –2 p. ts.
- June 8th, 1945 –3 p. ts.
- June 12th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet), ms.
- June 15th, 1945 – 3 p. ms.
- June 20th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet, folded), ms.
- June 25th, 1945 – 4 p. ms.
- June 25th, 1945 – 4 p. (2 sheets), ms.
- June 30th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet), ms.
- July 10th, 1945 – 3 p. (1 sheet, folded), ms.
- July 12th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet, folded) ms.
- July 16th, 1945 –3 p. (1 sheet, folded), ms.
- July 20th, 1945 –2 p. ( 1 sheet, folded), ms.
- July 26th, 1945 – 3 p. ms
- August 2nd, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet, folded), ms.
- August 9th, 1945 – 4 p. ms.
- Letters to Joe from Mae:
- May 25th, 1945 – 6 p. (3 sheets), ms.
- May 28th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet), ms.
- May 29th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet), ms.
- May 31st, 1945 - 8 p. (2 sheets, folded), ms.
- June 1st, 1945 – 4 p. (2 sheets), ms.
- June 6th, 1945 – 4 p. (2 sheets), ms.
- June 11th, 1945 – 4 p. (2 sheets), ms.
- June 16th, 1945 – 2 p. (1 sheet), ms.
- June 19th, 1945 – 8 p. (4 sheets), ms.
- June 22nd, 1945 – 4 p. (2 sheets), ms.
- July 4th, 1945 –6 p. (3 sheets), ms.
- Letters to Joe from Lee: June 4th, 1945 – 4 p. holog. Also, Aug. 18th, 1957 – 1 p. ts. (about Kay)
- Letter to “Everbody” [sic] (September 29th, 1945) – 2 p. ms.
- “The Offering.” 3 p. ts. Also, “The Offering.” 1 p ts (with notes, corrections)
- Also, “The Offering.” 6 p. holog.
- “Hearsay.” 7 p. holog.
- “School Play/Pageant” 4 p. holog. Also, “Unfinished Journey….” 1 p. holog.
- Evaluation forms for Communication 400-03, Culture and Communication( Spring 1997) Denison University. Taught by Victoria Chen. 6 student evaluations, including comments about Toyo Kawakami’s class visit.
- Valerie Matsumoto. “Desperately Seeking “Deirdre”: Gender Roles, Multicultural Relations, and Nisei Women Writers of the 1930’s,” Frontiers, 12:1 (1991), 19-32. pc with note from VM to Toyo on post-its on the back; includes “Afterwords” (p.19), “Hae Quoque” (p.31), photo of Toyo taken in 1930s (p.30). Also, ts of same article. 23 p. pc.
- News Notes (Ohio State University Libraries), Spring 2004 (printout of 4/12/2005) -- includes: Susan B. Richardson.“Tribute to Toyo Suyemoto (Kawakami) – 1916-2003.” on p. 5-7.
- Education & Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL). 25th Anniversary Program (June 28th, 1993). Also, Education & Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL) certificate honoring Toyo S. Kawakami for 18 yrs professional service in 1984/85. Also, Marda Woodbury. A Guide to Sources of Educational Information. (Washington D.C., Information Resources Plus, 1976) pc of p. 17 (notice of Toyo’s book). Also, Education U.S.A. March 29th, 1971. pc of p. 166 (notice of Toyo’s book). Also, School Activities and the Library (ALA, 1971) -- p. 7 has notice of Toyo’s book. Also, letter from E.J. Josey. (Feb. 5, 1976)
- Bamboo Leaves; Newsletter of the Asian American Association Ohio State University. pc pf Spring 1976 issue. -- p. 5 has profile of Mrs. Toyo Kawakami, faculty advisor.
- Directory of Significant 20th Century American Minority Women. pc of form filled out by Toyo Kawakami. 4 p.
- Resume. nd. (after May 31, 1980) 7 p. ts. Also, Personnel Data Record of Library Faculty. 1 p. pc
- Contemporary Authors Biography 33-36. corrected proofs. 3 p. pc
- Letter from Christopher Chow (March 31, 1975), regarding the First Asian American Writers Conference (1975). Also,(OLA) Awards and Honors (brochure). Also, Letter from Daniel L. Dorman of the Greater Columbus Arts Council (May 14th, 1976), 3 p. pc. Also, Letter from Cecil Hale Hartzell (July 18, 1978).
- Permission form from Susan Schweik (October 3rd, 1990) 3 p. Also, flyers for: The Evacuation Dairy of Hatsuye Egami, with a note from Susan Schweik (3-18-1996). Also, Susan Schweik. “The Pre-Poetics of Internment: The Example of Toyo Suyemoto.” American Literary History. 1:1 (Spring, 1989), 89-109. pc.
- Materials related to oral testimony before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (September 22-23, 1981) in Chicago:
- Letters to and/or from Toaru Ishiyama, Bill Yoshino, Ron Yoshino, Katrina Shores, and Agnes Macbeth, along with schedules and agendas of the hearings.
- Also, questionnaires, 4 p. pc.
- Also, 2 c of the itinerary for the testimony prepared by the Chicago JACL Redress Committee and 2 copies of the agenda for the public hearing from the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.
- Also, “Outline of Presentation.” 1 p. pc. Also, “The Internment Years.” 5 p. pc. Also, “Oral Testimony.” 4 p. ts.
- Also, flyer: “We Regret the Spectacle, but Honor the Victims.”
- “Wanted: You Who Were There.” School and Community Update(Westerville, OH) (August-September 1978).
- Also, Dale Yu Nee. “See, Culture is Made, Not Born…” BRIDGE, an Asian American Perspective (August 1975)
- Also, “Former OSU Employee Recalls Pearl Harbor.” Pipeline a Newsletter for the College of Social Work (January 1998) p. 2. reprint of Lantern article.
- Also, Janet McCracken, Jan Fisher & Natalie Lantz. “Jones Journal.” Upper Arlington News (December 13th, 1978), newspaper clipping.
- Also, Brian Bursack. “Mrs. K; Retiring Librarian Recalls Time in American Prison Camps.” The Ohio State Lantern , (May 31st, 1985), 11. (newspaper clipping, 2 copies).
- Also, Denise Begeman. “Time Softens Japanese-American’s Bitterness; Internment Camp Memories Still Haunt Woman.” The Ohio State Lantern (July 18th, 1988), 8. pc
- Also, Rich Rico. “OSU Woman Recalls WWII Plight.” The Ohio State Lantern. nd. Newspaper clipping. (3 copies)
- Also, “At Lions Club Meeting; Experiences in Internment Camp During World War II Described.”Washington C.H.(O.) Record-Herald. (December 10th, 1975). 13. newspaper clipping.
- Also, Marcie Mahoney. “Those Who Do: Sweet Pea Ladies.” And Toyo Suyemoto. “To Marcie Mahoney: Indian Lament.” The X-Ray. (Sacramento High School) (March 17th, 1933). 2 p. pc.
- Also, Virginia Moran. “Jewel of the Desert.” Aim (Fall 1995), 37-39. pc.
- Also, Tim Doulin. “Woman Recalls Pain of Interment Camps.” Columbus Dispatch (April 22, 1987) newspaper clipping and pc of same.
- Also, Charles Kikuchi. The Kikuchi Diary (Urbana, IL: U Illinois Press. 1973), pc of p. 133 and 135.
- Topaz Times: the City. (Topaz Museum Board) 1: 1 (July 1994). p. 1 pc.
- Also,Topaz Times: the City. (Topaz Museum Board) 98: 1 (March 1998).
- Also, letter from Jane Beckwith (July 18th, 1994).
- Also, map, schedule, and registration form for 40TH Year Reunion of Class of 1945 Topaz, Utah WRA High School. June 29-30, 1985 San Francisco, California. 2 p.
- Also, “Tours of Japanese Internment Camp.” (“from Victoria Chen” at top) 1 p. pc
- Don T. Nakanishi’s email: “Labor Activist Karl Yoneda Passes Away.” (12 May 1999)
- Also, “In Memoriam Michi Weglin.” by Phil Najitsu Nashand others. 4 p. pc
- Also, Louis Fiset’s email: “The Nikkei Experience in the Pacific Northwest.” (27 Jun 1999)
- Also, letter from John Streamas, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University (2000)
- Also, Susan Richardson, syllabus for Asian American Women Writers, course held in Spring 2000. 1 p. pc
- Also, Toyo Suyemoto. “Prologue.” (April 11th, 2000), pp. 23-29.
- Also, “From Susan Richardson Consolo” – handouts (April 11th, 2000) 9 p. (5 sheets) pc
- Also, Valerie Matsumoto. “Two Deserts.” in Richard Holeton. Encountering Cultures. 2d ed. (1995), 73-81. pc.
- Also, “Lee Ann Roripaugh.”
- Also, Chizu Omori. “Lacking Storylines Can’t support Sweeping Scenery in ‘Snow’.” Nichi Bei Times. (January, 11th, 2000) 3 p. printout.
- “Time Disrupted: Years of Internment.” 20 p. pc and 2 p. ts
- holog. notes. 6 p.
- holog. notes. 2 p.
Folder Number #91-97
Small notebook of holog. copies of poems by various authors
- 3 lists of poems:
- “Shawn Wong” (30N75);
- “To Doug Yamamoto” (10Sep75);
- “To Lawson Inada” (11May81)
- Portfolio with tie closure containing ts and holog. copies of poems (includes many by Will C. Jumper), notes, lists, etc.
- Spiral-bound notebook containing holog. copies of poems by various authors
- Written assignment for English 6a (February 12th, 1935).
- "Second Generation Japanese Poetry: English 7” (January14, 1934); includes newspaper clippings.
- Also, bound pc of same, with “Camp Poems” added.
- From Time Remembered: Selected Poems by Will C. Jumper (Foothills Press, 1977) 72 p. -- inscribed by the author (with handwritten note: “1978 from Will Jumper” on dedication page). Also, “A Birthday Poem for Toyo: Storm” inscribed by Will (January 14, 1952) 1 p. ts.
Folder Number #98-102
- Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings of poems by various writers.
- Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings of poems by various writers.
- Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings of poems by various writers.
- Ambar Leap. “Lost Syllables” “Poetry” Aug. 9, 1959. title page + 12 sheets of ts enclosed in folder.
- PC of Scrapbook, 1939-1940? of Nisei writers. (bound) (pc of scrapbook of newspaper clippings of published poems and articles written by herself and other Nisei writers).
- Also, another copy (loose pages): “Acid-free pages of Scrapbook, 1939-1940? of Nisei writers” (note: original scrapbook is in Folder 103)
Folder Number #103-113
Scrapbook, 1939-1940? of Nisei writers. Original scrapbook of newspaper clippings of published poems and articles written by herself and other Nisei writers
(pcs of this are in Folder 102)
- Scrapbook (red binder) of newspaper clippings, pcs of drawings and documents used in presentations. Contents:
newspaper clipping: “U.C. Teacher Held as Alien Law Violator.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 1942.
- newspaper clipping of photo of Tanforan as evacuees board trains for Delta, UT.
- pc of schematic drawings of the Central Utah Relocation Center (Topaz).
- pc of Toyo’s dining hall card; pc of sketch of a watch tower.
- Two newspaper clippings: Damon Runyon, “The Brighter Side” San Francisco Examiner, May 18, 1943 and Ray Richards, “Japs Move Back to W. Coast.” (1943)
- pc of the reparation check and letter of apology from George H.W. Bush.
- pc of the envelope from U.S. Department of Treasury.
- 33 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of typed poems.
- 8 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of typed poems.
- How Small a Whisper: Poems.” 29 numbered sheets (5.5 x 8.5”). Also, 7 sheets (5.5 x 8.5”) of typed poems.
- 35 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of typed poems.
- 31 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of typed poems.
- Collection of printouts of web pages made on 2/5/2001
- 17 sheets (8.5 x11”) of typed poems.
- Cc of “How Small a Whisper: Poems.” ts submitted Dec. 25, 1989 to David Citino, Poetry editor, University Press. (54 poems; 56 p.) Also, 71 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of poems. ts.
- Pcs of published poems, publication release forms, newspaper articles, and advertisements. Includes:
- Many Mountains Moving 2:2 (1996). 6pp pc.
- “Ohio Poets’ Review Reflection of U.S.” Dispatch (Sept. 24, 1978)
- Announcement of 73 Ohio Poets (1978)
- Japanese American Anthology(1977)
- Yale Review 35:2 (1946)
- Ohio Poetry Review 1:1 (1958)
- Ohio Poetry Day Contest Awards (1978)
- Crux 1:2 (1964) 2c.
- Otterbein Miscellany8:1 (1972) 2 c.
- Best of 1978
- School Community Update (Westerville OH, 1978)
- Japan: theme and variations(1959) 2 c.
- Harvest (1937)
- Gyo-Sho (1936)
- Common Ground (1948)
- Open Fire: Recovering Asian American Poetry(1995)
- Pacific Citizen (1952)
Folder Number #114-122
“Seedlings and Roots (Poems in the Making).” (spiral note book)
- "Unfinished Poems.” (envelope of 52 small sheets of holog. notes for poems)
- 43 sheets of holog. poems.
- Also, 3 sheets of holog. notes.
- Also, one ts of “For My Son” (1957).
- Also, one envelope of 25 sheets of holog. notes for poems
- One sheet of typed poems: “Difference” (1935), “Gradient” (1938), “Into the Dark” (1938), “A New Year’s Prayer for Toyo” by Ellen Thun (1/1/42)
- Also, 1 sheet (mended) “To Dad” (June 13) and “Doubtful Lover: after Catullus” (June 12)
- “Toyo Suyemoto: 1934 – 1937.” holog. (14x21 cm, bound notebook of poetry).
- “Poetry: January, 1933 – June, 1938.” holog. (21x27 cm, spiral notebook).
- “Poetry: August 6th, 1938 – May 15, 1943.” holog. (22x28 cm, spiral notebook).
- “Poetry: May 18th, 1943 – October 7, 1955.” holog. (22x28 cm, spiral notebook).
- “Poetry: October 13, 1955 – May 10, 1966.” holog. (22x28 cm, spiral notebook).
Folder Number #123-127
Current Life the Magazine for the American Born Japanese. pcs of vol. 1 no. 1-12 (Oct. 1940 – Sept. 1941), vol. 2 no. 1-4 (October 1941 – January 1942) (16 issues).
1:1(Topaz, UT: Project Reports Division, Central Utah Relocation Center,
December, 1942). Orig. Note: p. 6: “Gain”
1:2 (November 1940), p. 2: “Dusk” ; p. 5: “The Day Came Not So Soon”; p. 13: letter from Iwao Kawakami (mentions Toyo).
- 1:3 (December 1940): p.2: “This Month” (introduction to Toyo Suyemoto’s poetry); p. 4: “Attitude”
- 1:4 (January 1941): p. 14: “Rationalized”
- 1:5 (February 1941): p. 4: “Yellow”
- 1:6 (March 1941): p. 4: “Japonica”
- 1: 9 (June 1941): p. 7: “Spring”; p. 8: “Day”
- 1: 10 (July 1941): p. 3: “The Dream”; p. 6: “Afterwards”
- 1: 11 (August 1941): p. 10: “Hae Quoque”
- 1: 12 (September 1941): p. 5: “Ending”
- 2: 4 (January 1942): p. 5: “Waiting Daylight”
All Aboard. (Topaz, UT: Central Utah Project, Spring 1944) 2 copies. Orig. Note: p. 15-18: “Mr. and Mrs. Issei;” p.17 “Hokku;” p. 45: “Tanka;” p. 53: “Topaz.”
Notebook of holog. copies of poems by various authors (19x25 cm, black bound notebook). Includes three loose sheets of notes and poems.
Trek. 1:2 (Topaz, UT: Project Reports Division, Central Utah Relocation Center, February, 1943). Orig. 2 copies. Note: p. 20: “In Topaz”
- Also, Trek. 1:3 (Topaz, UT: Project Reports Division, Central Utah Relocation Center, June 1943). Orig. Note: p. 8: “Transplanting”; p. 37: “Retrospect”
Folder Number #128-133
“Essays and Poetry 1936-1939.” (23x29 cm) (pc of scrapbook in Folder 130).
- Prologue to Twenty 1934-1935. [sic] (spine title)ms. (22x29 cm, red hard-cover bound book). pc of “Essays and Poetry 1936-1939” (pc of scrapbook in Folder 130).
- “Essays and Poetry 1936-1939” original scrapbook of newspaper clippings of publications (pcs of this scrapbook are in Folders 128 and 129).
- 3-ring binder (18 x 25 cm) with journal entries (dated from January 3, 1944 to December 30, 1991) and other notes on 20 sheets of paper.
- 3-ring binder (18x23 cm) with one typed poem per page.
- 3-ring black binder (25x29 cm) with notes and drafts collected for her memoir of internment, along with resource materials related to getting it published.
Folder Number #134-159
- Guest Book. Topaz Public Library, nd. 37 double-folded pages. (27 x 33cm). includes sketches of daily life at Topaz.
- 3 letters to Joe from T.S. dated May 25th, 1945; June 21, 1945; August 7th, 1946
- “Topaz.” 2p. cc. Also, pc of a different version of same, 2p. Also, mimeo of another version of same, 2p. with notes and emendations, including romanized translations of some terms into Japanese (this copy marked “Teacher’s copy” and “(Intermediate) “ )
- Mersereau, Ann. “A Primer of Democracy: Why Is America?” 6 p. with “(Intermediate)” in upper left corner and handwritten notes, including romanized translations of some terms into Japanese
- Also, “Utah.” 6 p., with “Teacher’s copy December 9, 1942 (Advanced)” in upper left corner and holog. notes, including romanized translations of some terms into Japanese
- Also, another version of same, 1 p. with “Teacher’s copy December 7 (Intermediate)“ at top and holog. notes, including romanized translations of some terms into Japanese
- Also, “A Christmas Carol. By Charles Dickens.” 2 p., with “(Intermediate) December 14, 1942” at top.
- Also, “The Origin of Thanksgiving.” 1 p. with “(Advanced)” at top.
- “A Prayer for Teachers.” The Weekly Adult Education Bulletin Central Utah War Relocation Center, April 2, 1943. 1 p.
- “3 IN 1 Extravaganza: Let’s Sing”
War Relocation Authority, Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz Utah: Division To Division Transfer Slip & Notice of Reassignment (December 3, 1943), 1 p.
- Also, Personnel Record Form, Community Services Division for Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami, 2 p.
- Also, letter from Lorne W. Bell, Chief Community Services Division (June 19th, 1943), 1 p.
- Fighting Americans, Too! (Volunteers for Victory, April 3, 1943), 16 p. pc.
- Also, Topaz Times = Topazu Shinpo. (title varies: Topazu Shinbun) (In both English and Japanese unless noted). Includes the following issues:
- January 1, 1943 (vol. I no. 42) 6 p.
- February 9, 1943 (Vol. II Special No.) “Proclamation Made”
- February 11, 1943 (Vol. II No. 35)
- March 20, 1943 (Topaz Times Americanization Supplement)
- March 27, 1943 (Vol. II No. 72)
- April 16, 1943 (Extra)
- April 20, 1943 (Extra)
- August 15, 1945 (Special Edition) – in English
- January 1, 1943 (Vol. I No. 42) -- in Japanese
- February 6, 1943 (Vol. II No. 31 -- in Japanese
- February 12, 1943 (Vol. II No. 36)
- February 15, 1943 (Vol. II No. 38)
- February 16, 1943 (Vol. II No. 39)
- February 17, 1943 (Vol. II No. 40)
- February 19, 1943 (Vol. II No. 42)
- March 10, 1943 (Vol. II No. 57)
- March 11, 1943 (Vol. II No. 58) - & announcement from War Time Relocation Agency
- March 16, 1943 (Vol. II No. 62)
- March 20 & 21, 1943 (Vol. II No. 66)
- April 20, 1943 (Vol. III No 10)
- Also, “’Koseibu’ wa Nani o Nashi Tsutsu Aru ka: Koseibu no Jigyo ni Tsuite” (=introduction to Public Welfare Dept of Topaz) (January 1943).
- Also, “Wakasa Hatsuki Sogi Junjo.” (= James Hatsuki Wakasa’s funeral program) (April 19, 1943).
- Also, “Explanation of Grades (Translation).”
- Joe Suyemoto, “Grammar Rules: --“Tanforan, Spring ’42, Granstan [sic], Iwao Bando , Instructor. holog., 10 leaves (8 written in ink on both sides)
- Also, Joe Suyemoto. “My Mother.” 1 p. holog. (in pencil)
- Also, Joe Suyemoto. “Meae Sententiae.” 3 versions: 5 p. ts (dated 3/16/45); 3 p. ts with corrections in red (nd); 2 p. ts. (dated Fall ’44)
- Also, “American Problems.” 3 p. ts.
- Also, Joe Suyemoto. “Racial Prejudice.” 1 p. holog.
- Also, “Tanforan High School.” 1 p. mimeo schedule of classes
- Also, “Toku Kasumuwa Hikonejo…” 1 p. holog. in romanized Japanese.
- Also, envelope “Joe Suyemoto” containing: Resident Identification Card (Joe Suyemoto age 14); Resident Identification Card (Joe Suyemoto age 16); Immunization Record No. 39117; City of Berkeley School Transfer Blank, War Relocation Authority Central Utah Relocation Center Termination Notice; War Relocation Authority Central Utah Relocation Center Notice of Assignment; Notice to Report to Work on Project; Topaz High School Associated Student Body Cards, Fall 1943, Fall 1944, Spring 1945; Topaz High School Student Association card ’43; Senior Ball booklet (Jan 17, 1945)
- Also, envelope from Dept of Agriculture with 6 payroll slips (dated from 6/30/1944 to 8/10/1944)
- Letter from James Landis, Editorial Director, William Morrow & Company, Inc. Publishers (dated November 30, 1981), 1p.
- Also, Suyemoto, Toyo. “PROSPECTUS for Time Disrupted: Years of Internment.” 2 p. ts, “Outline of Chapters.” 1 p. ts., “Chapter 2: Berkeley.” 9 p. ts., “Chapter 3: April 1942.” 7 p. ts.
- “Welcome To Topaz.” Central Utah Relocation Project Topaz, Utah. 30p.
Written in bottom right corner: “Mae Suyemoto Oct. 3, 1943 Day of Arrival at Topaz”
- “Kay Kawakami.” ts. nd. 6p.
- “Directory For Resettlers, Community Agencies and Local Resources, Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio” pc , 14pp. Reproduced at the National Archives.
- War Relocation Authority Records for Toyo S. Kawakami. 111 p. of pcs made by the National Archives 6/28/1985
- Letter from Kazuye (dated Jan. 4, 1983) 1 p. Also, Welkos, Robert. “Japanese-Americans Split on Reparations.” nd. (newspaper clipping). Also, cutout of envelope addressed from Dr. & Mrs. Elmer L. Good. Postmarked Jan. 5th, 1983. Also, The Rafu Shimpo ’82 Year End Magazine (December 21, 1982)
- Letter from Russell Leong, Editor of the Amerasia Journal, (Oct. 12, 1995) ts. 1 p.
- 2 p. pc of two poems , “Home” and “Storm”
- Also, The National Amateur, volume 91, number 4 (June 1969)
- Also, Letter from Ben Hazard, City of Oakland, CA. (January 8, 1973) ts. 1 p.
- Also, Letter from Mieko Tsuchida, Program Director of Oberlin College’s Asia House (October 2, 1972) ts. 1 pg.
- Also, Library News (The Ohio State Libraries) Volume 38: 15 (April 11, 1989). 3p.
- Also, The Central Outlook, Central High School, Columbus, Ohio, Vol. 52, No. 4, January 25, 1972. (news story: “Ethnic Class Hears Guest” on p. 1)
- Also, Letter from A. Chapman Parsons, Executive Director of the Ohio Library Association. (September 17, 1974) ts. 1p.
- Also, Letter from Christopher Chow, The Oakland Museum (March 31, 1975) pc . 1p.
- Also, b/w photograph (26x21 cm). nd. “Karl Shapiro” handwritten on back.
- Letter from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Office of Redress Administration (stamped date of March 14, 1990).
- Also, California State Board of Health Certificate of Birth of Toyo Suyemoto. (filed Jan. 15th 1916) pc . 1p.
- Also, California State Board of Health Certified Copy of State Record. (April 14, 1917) pc . 1p.
- Drafts for memoir: holog. notes and drafts stapled together: “December, 1942 (Trek),” 7p.
- Also, holog. notes and drafts stapled together: “Relocation Planning” 5p.
- Also, 1 p. ms miscellaneous notes nd. Also, incomplete ts. (no title) p.7-10.
- Letter to Fellowship Publications. (August 12, 1977) cc. 1p.
- Also, Letter to Common Council for American Unity (August 12, 1977) cc. 1p.
- Also, Letter to Yale Review (August 3, 1977) cc. 1p.
- Also, Letter to Ohio Library Association Bulletin (August 12, 1977) cc. 1p.
- Also, Letter to Muriel Rukeyser (August 3, 1977) cc ., ts, 1p.
- Also, Letter to Caroline Schauffler (August 6, 1977) cc. 1p.
- Also, Letter to Professor David Daiches (September 18, 1966) cc . 1p.
- Also, Letter to David Daiches (August 26, 1966) cc 1p.
- “National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism: Dedication.” Nov. 9, 2000.
- Also, “National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism Gala Dinner.” Nov. 10, 2000.
- Also, The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American studies Program and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation. “A More Perfect Union Reception.” November 11, 2000.
- Letter from Frank Chin (March 30, 1998) ts. 1p.
- Also, “Author’s Permission to Print” form (March 30, 1998) ts. 1p.
- Also, proofs of poems: “The Day Came Not So Soon” and “Yellow” ts. 4pp.
- Also, portion of original mailing envelope.
- American Council on Public Affairs. The Displaced Japanese-Americans . reprint, 20p. Drawings by Mine Okubo.
- Also, Suyemoto, Toyo. “Of Earth and Sun” poem, orig. newspaper clipping. nd.
- Also, envelope with holog. note by Ivey Adell (December 20, 1992)
- Also, Christmas card from Ivey Adell (dated December 20, 1992)
- Also, Jim Sanders. “Elk Grove Honors Teacher’s Trials – and Triumphs” The Sacramento Bee. October, 25 1992 newspaper clipping – article about Mary Tsukamoto
- Also, Sierra Scroll vol.1, no.3. (September/October, 1992) newsletter,
- Also, Timelines (Sacramento History Museum) Vol.5 No.2 (February 1992)
- Also, Marcie Mahoney, “Those Who Do,” and Toyo Suyemoto, “To Marcie Mahoney, Indian Lament” pc 1 p.
- Also, “Interpretations” “Gladness” “My Creed” poems , nd, pc , 1p.
- Also, letter to Ivey Adell. (Dated February 5, 1993) ms. pc . 2p.
- Also, letter to Ivey Adell (Dated April 20, 1933) ms pc . 2p.
- Also, “Madonna-Like (To Ivey Adell Ruiter)” poem. ts. pc . 1p.
- Also, letter to Ivey Adell (Dated June 10, 1933) ms pc . Pages 1 & 4 2x copies, pages 2 & 3, 1 copy.
- The New World Daily News, San Francisco (October 25, 1933) 1p. (clipping)
- Also, The New World Daily News, San Francisco (June 4, 1933) “ We Got – Unlike Welly-Kelly Hey, Hey Folks! Look What, Unkle Nobu Begins Day with His Round of Charming Tales; Aunt Tsugi Captures Unkle Kelly in His Weak Moment by Aunt Tsugi” 1p.(clipping)
- Also, “Nursing-Health College Names Two to Staff” Cincinnati Times – Star (Jan. 30, 1946) newspaper clipping 1p.
- Also, Iwao Kawakami, “Iseult A Sonnet” newspaper clipping, nd. 1p.
- Also, The New World Daily News, San Francisco, CA (July 31, 1933) “The New World’s ‘Rendezvous’ conducted by Aunt Tsugi’ 1p.(clipping)
- Also, color photo of Toyo Suyemoto (13x9 cm). “In the audience, after presenting oral testimony before the U.S. Commission on War time Relocation and Internment of Civilians, Chicago Hearing September 22, 1981.” (written on back)
- Also, Education Index July 1941-June 1944, pp.864 & 873. pc . 2 p.
- Also, “Family History” notes. nd. holog. 1p
- Also, Albert Q. Maisel. “The Japanese among Us” The Reader’s Digest. nd. 8p.
- Also, Monroe Traditional Middle School, School Awards Program (May 22, 1984)
- Also, Marcie Mahoney. “Those Who Do.” (dated March 17th, 1933). 1p. clipping (An article written about Toyo Suyemoto and her poetry; includes her poem, “Seventeen”)
- Also, holog. notes nd. 10p.
- Also, notes, with dates: June 1, August 11 & 17, 2003. 1p.
- Also, letter from David Daiches (Dated 5 June, 1960) ts. pc .1p. Includes photocopies of “Gift of Quince”, “Berkeley Hill”, “Learning”, “Connais-tu le Pays?”, “Change”, “Faith”, “Anne Frank”, “New Year’s Day, 1943 (Central Utah Internment Camp)”, “K.W.K. (October 13, 1941-August 7, 1958)”, “Internment”, “Handspan” ts. pc . 4p.
- Flyer “Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami Nisei Poet and ‘Relocation Camp’ Internee.” nd.
- Also, House, Kevin. “Poet Credits Parents for her Success” Columbus Dispatch (March 13, 1993) regarding Gwendolyn Brooks. Newspaper clipping, orig. 1p.
- Also, “Interview with Mia Nihara” 4p. nd. pc .Also, Hisaye Yamamoto DeSoto. “Eucalyptus.” Gidra (1990), 34-36. pc .
- Letter from James M Omura (dated March 1, 1984) ts. 2p. Includes envelope.
- Also, Letter from James M Omura (dated July 12, 1984) ts. 1p. Includes envelope.
- Also, Letter from James M Omura (dated September 26, 1984) ts. 2p. Includes Oyama, Richard. “James Omura: Outspoken Nisei Journalist” Hokubei Mainichi (dated September 21, 1984) with letter from Richard Oyama and typed note by James Omura. pc . 2p. Includes envelope.
- Also, Letter from James M Omura (dated June 26, 1987) ts. 1p. Includes envelope.
- Also, Christmas Card from James Omura. nd. Includes letter from James M Omura (dated December 18, 1987) ts. 1p. and envelope.
- Also, Letter from James M Omura (dated June 10, 1988) ts. 2p. Includes flyer/ordering form for Yuji Ichioka’s book The Issei, pc . ts. 1p., columns from The Denver Post(dated May 15 and 27, 1988) pc . 1p. and envelope.
- Also, Letter from James M Omura (dated October 8, 1988) ts. 1p. Includes Asian Week (dated September 23, 1988) “Names in the News.” pc . 1p. and envelope.
- Also, Christmas card from James Omura. (1992), with “James Matsumoto Omura.” reprint: World Biographical Hall of Fame (Historical Preservations of America). 4p. pc
- Letter from Erica Harth (Brandeis University) (dated October 21, 1999) 2 copies. ts. 1p. Also, Draft of “Another Spring.” 2 copies. ts. nd. 21p.
Folder Number #160-183
- “Father.” pc . ts. nd. 1p.
- Also, “Mother.” cc. ts. nd. 2p.
- Also, “Berkeley.” pc. ts. nd. 1p.
- Also, “Vibrant and Laughing.” (January 1, 1935) pc. ts. 2p.
- Also, “Country Quietness.” (December 22, 1934) pc. ts. 1p.
- Also, “Thanksgiving Day.” (November 29, 1934) cc. ts. 1p.
- Also, letter from Sandra C. Taylor (University of Utah) (January 25, 1984) pc . ts. 1p. with pc of “Camp Memories: Rough and Broken Shards.” 15p.
- Also, The Women’s Studies Review, (The Ohio State University Center for Women’s Studies). Volume 5 No. 1 (January/February 1983).
- Also, letter from Ann Evory, editor Contemporary Authors( “Rec. 4 Feb 84”) ts. 1p. with draft of biography for publication 1p. and envelope.
- Also, Women’s Studies Review(The Ohio State University Women’s Studies Library) 2:3 (March 1980).
- Also, “At Lions Club Meeting; Experiences in Internment Camp During World War II Described.” Washington C.H.(O.) Record-Herald. (December 10th, 1975) pc . 1p.
- Also, pc of p. 1936 of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. V.15, (May 1945-April, 1947). 1p.
- Also, “The Japanese in Ohio.” nd. ts. pc . 1p. “Article submitted for the Ohioana Library Yearbook for 1977.”
- Also, “Asian American Librarians In Academic Libraries” nd. ms . ts. pc . 15p.
- Holog. letters to Hideichi dated:
February 25, 2000, 2p.
- February 15, 1999, 2p.
- February 24, 1998 2p.
- April 26, 1997, 2p.
- January 31, 1996, 2p.
- February 5, 1995, 2p.
- October 21, 1993, 1p.
- February 16, 1993, 2p.
- December 28, 1992, 1p.
- November 6, 1992, 2p.
- January 26, 1992, 2p.
- January 21, 1991, 2p.
- April 29, 1990, 2p.
- February 23, 1989, 2p.
- Virginia Moran. “Fourteen Karat Gold.” nd. ts. 4p.
- Library News Notes. (The Ohio State University Libraries ) 38: 23 (June 20, 1989). p.1-2. and 38:15 (April 11, 1989). p.1-2.
- Also, Focus On Education(The Ohio State University College of Education) 3:8. (1985) 2 pcs of p.1.
- Envelope (32x24cm) addressed to: Miss Toyo Suyemoto, 421 O Street, Sacramento, Calif.
- Letters from Ronald Caltabinao, David Citino, James Bailey, Sylvia Vance, B. Shollar, Susan Rhodenbaugh (“Song: on Reading Your Poetry”), Ellen Gilbert, Virginia H Parr, Sandra C. Taylor, Richard Oyama, Jay L. Ladd.
- Also, Flyer for 55 Year Reunion Sacramento High Class of ’33. (“Reservation April 18, 1988” in upper right hand corner) ts. pc . 1p.
- Also, program for “This Constitution,” Integrative Studies Festival, Otterbein College, April 20-24, 1987.
- Also, mimeo handout of “Thirty-eight Years Later: the Legacy of the Internment Camps.” (Asian American Alliance, Otterbein College)
- Also, ccs of letters to Citino, Shollar, Taylor, Russell Leong, Hokubei Mainichi, Highsmith Company, Oyama, Ladd (notice of retirement), Terri Meese Harrison (STRS), Thomas M. Peischl, Jane Beckwith, Caltabiano.
- Also, “U.S. Publishers of Children’s Literature” 8 p. ts.
- Letter from Andrew Wertheimer (5 July 1995) with pcs of newspaper articles and documents related to the history of libraries in internment camps (Santa Anita, Manzanar, etc), including photos of the Japanese sign for the Issei library at Topaz (now in the Columbia University Libraries).
- Note from Masumi Hayashi (Dec 20, 1998) with Rafu Shimpo (December 11, 1998) (article about Frank Chin).
- Also, postcard from Masumi Hayashi (19 Apr 2000)
- Clippings of letters to the editor of Newsweek concerning the conviction of Iva D’Aquino (“Tokyo Rose”) of treason.
- Also, “Americans After All” (newspaper clipping dated August 16, 1956).
- Cards and letters received on the occasion of Toyo’s retirement from Ohio State University Libraries – 25 pieces, 1985.
- Also, Faculty Women’s Club: 1984-1985 (brochure).
- Also, “Defense” (September 9, 1936) and “Measure” (December 30, 1945) – two poems typed on one sheet of paper.
- “Continuing Traditions: Japanese Americans: Story of a People, 1869-1992.” (Sacramento History Museum). Pamphlet.
- Also, Contemporary Japanese Prints Kyoto: The Red Lantern Shop, Winter 1968. 28p.
- Also, The Displaced Japanese-Americans. Washington: American Council On Public Affairs. Reprint of “Issei, Nisei and Kibei” originally published Fortune April 1944. 20p. Drawings by Mine Okubo. 3 copies.
- Also,From Camp To College, The Story of Japanese American Student Relocation. Philadelphia: National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, nd. [12 p.]
- Also, The Relocation Program: A Guidebook for the Residents of Relocation Centers. Washington: War Relocation Authority, May 1943. 16p.
- Also, James Fisher-Northrop. “Enrich the Soil, Oh, Weary Soldier…..” (poem). February, 1947. ts. 1p.
- Miscellaneous magazine and newspaper clippings for craft projects
- “Notice: Instructions to All Japanese.” nd. 14p. “Oberlin College” holog. on cover
- “On My Seventieth Birthday.” (June 12th, 1943). 3p. Handwritten class assignment.
- Also, “A Nisei Mother Receives Son’s Posthumous Medal.” (July 12, ’46) (newspaper clipping)
- Also, “Topaz (Advanced).” 2p.
- Also, “Nisei Mother Receives Son’s Metal.” (newspaper clipping).
- Also, Jane O’Reilly. “The Burden of Shame.” Time, August 17, 1981, p.32. (magazine clipping)
- Also, Peter I. Rose, ed. Socialization and the Life Cycle.(New York: St. Martin’s,1979), pc of pp. 334-335.
- Also, Jack Rothman. Issues in Race and Ethnic Relations: Theory, Research and Action. (Itasea, Il: Peacock Pubs, 1977). pc of pp. 49-50.
- Also, Sugimoto, Harry. “An Artist’s Diary of Agony.” Response, (United Methodist Women, September 1978) pc of pp.26-30
- UC Davis. Asian American Studies. Booklet. nd. 12p.
- Also, Chin, Frank. “Confessions of the Chinatown Cowboy.” nd. ts. 23p.
- Also, Dale Yu Nee. “See, Culture is Made, Not Born…” Bridge: An Asian American Perspective, August 1975, p. 42-48. pc. 3 copies.
- Also, “The Time of your Life: Summary of Film: For Discussion Leader(s) and, as an Option for Distribution to Participants.” (Association of Research Libraries). pc . 4p.
- Also, 3 p. summary of Tadashi Shiga. “Historical View of Education of Women before the Time of Meiji.” Education in Japan; Journal for Overseas, 6, 1971: 1-14. (3p for ts.)
- Also, 4 p. summary of Hisako Shibukawa, Hisako. “An Education for Making Good Wives and Wise Mothers (Ryosai Kenbo no Kyoiku).” Education in Japan; Journal for Overseas, 6, 1971: 47-57.
- Also, “Peace on Earth.” poem on green paper.
- Discover your Mission: Selected Speeches and Writings of Yuri Kochiyama. UCLA Asian American Studies Center Reading Room/Library, June, 1988. 42p.
- Also, National Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism Event Attendee List.
- Also, “A Japanese American Film Festival.” S. Dillon Ripley Center, Nov. 10, 2000 (flyer)
- Also, registration confirmation and program for “Memorial to Patriotism Dedication Ceremonies.” addressed to Dr. & Mrs. Sven Lundstedt (Nov. 2, 2000).
- “Hearings: Chicago, Illinois.” (22 Sep. 81) 7p. holog. notes.
- East Wind; Politics and Culture of Asians in the U.S.3:1 (Spring/Summer 1984).
(includes: Grant Din. “Soft Silver Interwoven with Quick Fire.” p.8-9, an interview with Toyo Suyemoto.)
- Also, The Midwest Quarterly; a Journal of Contemporary Thought. 20:1 (Autumn, 1978). Volume XX, No. 1
- Flyer for Asian American Writers Conference, The Oakland Museum, Mar 24-29, 1975.
- Also, Virginia Moran, “Jewel of the Desert.” Aim(Fall, 1995), 37-39. pc.
- Also, Bill Suyemoto. “The Philanthropist???” (1946). ts. pc . 1p.
- Also, ts of poems: “Defense (self-portrait)” (1936), “California Spring” (1938), and “Fox” (1938). 1p.
- Also, “Japanese-American Research Study.” (Karen L. Suyemoto). 7p. printout (1998)
- Also, photographs: Topaz commemoration plaque (Dec. 1982) (22 x 28 cm), Topaz Barrack (Dec. 1982) (22 x 28 cm), Toyo and son Kay (18 x 26 cm), Toyo and others at Topaz (18 x 26 cm) (photo by Carl Iwasaki, People Weekly, 3/12/83), Toyo (18 x 26 cm) (photo by Carl Iwasaki, People Weekly, 3/12/83)
- Susan Richardson. “Hisaye Yamamoto’ s Gentle Antidote: Narratives of Japanese American Women in Exile While At Home.” nd. ts. 8p.
- “A Conference of Japanese America Actors, Artists, Activists and Interested Critics.” (printed 10/6/2005) 21p. http://www.resisters.com/study/actors_artists_activists.pdf
(Note: p.9-10 has Toyo’s poem, “Yellow.”)
- Also, “Conscience and Constitution.” (printed 10/07/2005) 18p. http://www.resisters.com/updates_2004.htm
- Also, MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) NewsNotes. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Spring 2004. (printed 10/07/2005) 9p. http://www.marshall.edu/melus/archives/spring_2004_text.htm
(Note: p.4-6 has Susan B. Richardson. “Toyo Suyemoto (Kawakami) – 1916-2003.”
- Also, The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Intervention; A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends. Spring 2004. 20p. pc. (p. 13 has notice of Toyo’s death)
- Letter from James M. Omura (Mar. 31, 1988) with his speech, “Japanese American Journalism During World War II” (August 23, 1987) 11p. and book critique, “A Critique on a Book: Debunking the JACL Fallacies.” (February 28, 1988). ts. pc . 14p.
- Letters from Patricia Wakida of Heyday Books. (1999 - 2000) ts. 5p.
- Printout of photograph of “40th Year Topaz Reunion” (September 24, 1983)
- Also, printout of another photograph. http://www.lib.utah.edu/spc /photo/9066/t36
- Also, “Shield” pc . 1p.
- Also, Letter to Jean (November 14, 1982) holog. 1p.
- Also, “Family Gets Two More.” Cincinnati Post, June 9th, 1951. Photo of Joe, Roy, Lee and Masa. pc . 1p.
Folder Number #184-205
- “Selected Bibliography on Asian American Literature.” (1996) 3 p.
- Also, “Selected Bibliography of Asian American Writers.” 3 p.
- Also, “The Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II: a Brief Bibliography.” compiled by Maureen H. Donovan (5/21/83)
- “Collection of Personal Writings and Nisei Writers; Scrapbook Titled “Prologue to Twenty,” 1934-1935.” nd. holog. 3p.
- Also, “List of Publications (partial).” nd. ts. 2p.
- Also, “Local: Retired Professor Recalls Internment” (newspaper clipping) 2 copies.
- Also, Dennis Fiely. “Executive Order 9066; Columbus Residents Recall the Indignity of WWII Detention Camps.” Columbus Dispatch, May 16th, 1988. p. B1-2.
- “Topaz Materials Received January 8, 1985.” (from Jane Beckwith):
- Letter (Jan 5, 1985); photographs (6); Model (Delta H.S.) 3 (Mar 9, 1983) (focus of the issue: “D.H.S.Class Explores Topaz”) (3 copies); pcs of newspaper articles in the Millard County Chronicle 2 p.; Topaz Museum: Funding for Perpetuity (brochure); Trek (December 1942) pc; pc of S. Maren Sharvy, “Revised: Testimony to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians.” (September 23, 1981) ts. 2 p.; “Monument at Topaz, Utah.” ts. 1 p.; “Project Area.” pc. 1 p. ; Jane Beckwith, “Bibliography.” (Japanese American Curriculum Project, Inc) 1 p.
- “Topaz Museum to Link Camp’s Past, Present.” Salt Lake Tribune (July 15, 1994)
- Also, 3p. of photographs of Topaz with haiku typed underneath each one
- Also, Topaz Times, the City (Topaz Museum Board). 4 issues: 1:1 (July 1994), 95:1 (March 1995), 96: 1 (April 1996), 97: 1 (July 1997).
- Correspondence (1972-1983) related to speaking invitations, publications, conference participation, professional service, and other matters.
- Pc of published poems and writings Also, ts. of “Camp Memories: Rough and Broken Shards.” 4 p. Also, draft table of contents for collection of 205 poems entitled “How Small a Whisper.” nd. holog. 6p.
- Holog. reading notes on Gerald W. Haslam, Forgotten Pages of American Literature. (1970) 4 p.
- Kozo Hongo, “Former OSU Employee Recalls Pearl Harbor.” The Ohio State Lantern, December 5, 1997, p. 3. newspaper clipping with photo by Kozo Hongo. 1p.
- Also, Lori Olszewski. “Japanese-Americans Recall Years in ‘Relocation Centers.’ The Times(Hammond, Indiana), December 7, 1980. newspaper clipping with photo of Masa Kidd (Toyo’s sister). Also, You Are OLA: Have a Voice in the Future (brochure of Ohio Library Association), with photo of Toyo receiving award.
- “I Call To Remembrance: Years of Internment.” nd. pc of ts., 42 p. (iv, 38p.) (includes: Preface (i-iii), Guilt by Heredity (iv), Prologue (1-11), Berkeley (12-21), April, 1942 (22-29), Morning of Departure (30-38) only)
- Susan Richardson, syllabus for English 255: Ethnic American Literatures (Fall 1996), with note. Also, pc of her December 1942 poem, “I sought to seed the barren earth….” In Louis Obed Renne, Our Day of Empire. (1954), 145. (received from Andrew Wertheimer 3 June 96). Also, other pcs (2 p.) and a note.
- Envelope from [Susan] Richardson/Consolo with edited version of an article, handout of poems, and ts of poems
- Carey McWilliams. What about Our Japanese-Americans? (American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, Public Affairs Committee, 1944). 31p.
- Also, The Ohioana Library Yearbook, 1977: Ethnic Groups. 120p. (p. 72: Toyo Kawakami, “The Japanese”)
- “Evacuation and Internment of Japanese-Americans.” Black binder (23x29cm) with ts. of Topaz Times Jan. 1, 1943-March 27, 1943, ts. of letters and correspondence, pc of articles and essays pertaining to Japanese-Americans and the internment.
- Scrapbook. Blue 3-ring binder, 25x29cm. Contains instructions for sewing alterations, clothes patterns, and cutout pictures. nd.
- Pc of withholding statements, 1946-64. 9p.
- Also, cc of curriculum vitae (May 9, 1957) ts 2p.
- Also, letters and correspondence received with Common Council for American Unity regarding publication of her poem “Transplanting” in Common Ground (1948).
- Also, Mildred Miller, “Talk about Women.” (newspaper clipping) (June 21, 1948).
- Also, letter from The Yale Review(Sept. 1945)
- Also, holog. of poems with critical remarks in pencil
- Also, May Dearness. “Buffet Planned by AAUW.” The Cincinnati Enquirer. April 8, 1962. (newspaper clipping with photo of Toyo)
- Also, pc of Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature v.15 (May, 1945-April 1947), 1936.
- Newspaper and magazine clippings related to Japanese culture. Includes cutout pictures, articles, newspaper clippings.
- Also, a collection of hand-colored postcards and small envelopes (women in kimono)
- Also, flyer for Sakura Co. (kimono store in Tokyo)
- Also, Shinjidai no Konrei Hitokire no Kokore Gaho and Shinjidai Yomeiri Chodo Meisai Gaho(Japanese brochures for brides showing kimonos, accessories, etc)
- Nikkei Heritage. 1:1 (Winter 1993).
- Also, Teaching Tolerance. 4:1 (Spring 1995).
- Also, California Monthly. 103:3 (December 1992), with note from Jim (Dec. 26, 1992)
- Correspondence with Rosen and Rosen, including documents relating to the divorce of Toyo Kawakami and Iwao Kawakami (6 June 1951).
- Letter from Weldon A. Kefauver (Director, Ohio State U Press) rejecting ms “How Small a Whisper” (18 Aug 1966).
- Also, letter from Jane Beckwith (July 21, 1987)
- Also, “Names Not to be Fictionalized.” (page of notes)
- Pcs of articles, clippings, etc on internment, Asian-American literature, etc.
- “Evacuation and Internment of the West Coast Japanese.” 6 p.
- Also, “Evacuation and Internment of the West Coast Japanese.” (Original presented at Princeton University April, 1972) 8 p., with p. 9: “Postscript” (1987) 1 p.
- Also, “Evolution of Minority Rights.” 2 p. pc. Also, 3 p. holog. notes.
- pc of Ellen Erlanger. “Toyo: A Poet Shares Her Life.” (May 19, 1979). ts. 8p.
- Also, letter from Lawson Inada and copy of his article, “Ghostly Camps, Alien Nation.” The Nation (1995).
- Also, pc of Virginia Moran. “Jewel of the Desert.” Aim (Fall 1995), 37-39.
- Also, holog. notes 4 p.
- Also, Rich Rico. “OSU Woman Recalls WW II Plight.” The Lantern nd.
- Also, “Wanted: You Who Were There.” School Community Update (1978).
- Also, You are OLA. (brochure with photo of Toyo).
- Also, newspaper clippings related to restitution for Japanese Americans (1988).
- Also, photo in Faculty and Staff Bulletin.(Feb. 24, 1974).
- Also, “Teacher Seeking Historical Interviews.” (includes photo of Toyo with Jane McMeekin and Debbie Smouse).
Folder Number #206-217
Correspondence, 1997-1999. ts. orig. and cc .
- Draft of Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, “Overcoming the Enemy Identity: Emergent Japanese American Community In Wartime and Post War Saint Louis and Chicago.” (May 17, 2001). ts. pc. 26p.
- Correspondence of Toyo to and from Sue Hayashi (1981-2002).
- Newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photocopies and other materials pertaining to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, redress, oral histories, and related topics (ca 1970s and early 1980s). orig. and pc .
- “Testimony Preparation Materials.” Japanese American Citizens League, May 11, 1981. pc . 20 p.
- Russell Leong. “Toshio Mori: An Interview.” Amerasia Journal 7:1 (1980), 86-108. pc. Also, letter from Grant Din (1-16-85).
- “Civil Action No. 83-0750.” District Court for The District of Columbia. 41p.
- Also, National Council for Japanese American Redress. Newsletter. June 11, 1983, 7p. & July 30 1983, 8p. ts. pc .
- Newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to the experience of evacuation and internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII and addressing the topic of Redress (ca. 1981-1983). orig. and pc .
- Materials from Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta (1988).
- Correspondence (1970s – 1991).
- Newspaper clippings (1995), correspondence (1990s -2000).
- Letter from Constance Andrea Keremes (Dec. 14, 1993). Also, Constance Andrea Keremes. “The Development and Operation of Libraries within Japanese American Internment Camps.” (thesis proposal, Palmer School of Library and Information Science). 1993. ts. pc . 48p.
Folder Number #218-234
Letter and questionnaire from Nancy Kawasaki (23 Dec.1996). 20p.
- Newspaper and magazine articles on Japanese Americans, internment. orig. and pc .
- Memorial notices for Amnon Zipin and Perry A. Davis. Also, young adult literature lists.
- Marybeth Cass. “Librarian Relates Hardships of U.S. Concentration Camps.” Lantern Aug. 14, 1975. newspaper clipping. 2 copies. (with photo by Harold Stevens Jr.)
- Also, May Dearness. “Buffet Planned by AAUW.” Cincinnati EnquirerApr 8, 1962. newspaper clipping with photo of Toyo.
- Also, photo in OSU Faculty and Staff Bulletin. Feb. 21, 1974. (clipping)
- Also, Joe Rolando. “Japanese Americans Return to Topaz With Tour to Remember Internment.” Tribune. newspaper clipping with photo of Toyo.
- Also, flyer for “Day of Remembrance.” Ohio State University, Feb. 19, 2003.
- Japanese American National Museum. v.5 no. 4 – v.9 no.3 (1990-1994). 14 issues.
- Materials from the Japanese American National Museum, Oakland Museum, UCLA Wright Art Gallery.
- Also, Japanese American Library Bulletin. 2:1/2 (Summer/Fall 1989), 2:3 (Winter 1990), 3:4 (Summer 1992) (3 issues). Also, Nikkei Heritage. 5:3 (Summer 1993)
- Letters and correspondence, 1988-2000. ts. orig. and pc .
- Young People’s Christian Conference of Northern California Souvenir Program, 1934.
- Letter from Sandra C. Taylor (January 25, 1984) with edited copy of “Camp Memories: Rough and Broken Shards.” ts. pc . 15p.
- 1982: An Asian American Calendar. Asian American Resource Workshop. 14p.
- Letter from Sandra C. Taylor (April 18, 1983) 2 p. Also, pc of letter to Dean L. May (May 9, 1983) 1 p. Also, collection of newspaper articles, brochures, programs, etc/ pertaining to the Japanese American, internment and related topics. Orig. and pc.
- Newspaper and magazine clippings on Japanese Americans, internment, and related issues (ca 1970s – early 1980s).
- Letter from Doug Yamamoto (Sept. 8, 1975) with press release for the Japanese American Anthology.
- Materials related to the conference, International Conference on Relocation and Redress: the Japanese-American Experience (Salt Lake City, March 10-13, 1983). Includes letters, itineraries. ts. pc. Also, Kawakami, Toyo. “Camp Memories: Rough and Broken Shards.” nd. ts. 6p.
- Newspaper clippings: poetry and other writings (1930s); articles about Toyo in Lanternand other publications; includes writings by and about Yasuo Sasaki.
- Articles and manuscripts. Copies of poetry, newspaper clippings. ts. orig. and pc .
- Letter from Helen Hiltbrand (April 26, 1983).
- Also, People Weekly, May 2, 1983.
Folder Number #235-248
Social Casework. 57:3 (Mar. 1976). Spec. issue: Asian and Pacific Island Americans.
- Letter from Sue Hayashi (Dec. 11, 2002). Also, Jan Muto. “Books to Inspire.” (2002) (5x12cm).
- Prologue; the Journal of the National Archives. 12:2 (Summer 1980).
- 9 color photographs of the remains of Topaz, Utah Internment camp (10x13cm). nd.
- Paul Zimmerman. Citizens behind Barbed Wire: The Japanese Relocation and Democratic Ideals in Total War. [Teacher’s and Student’s Manual]. Amherst, MA: Committee on the Study of History, 1969. 22x28cm. pc . ts. 93p.
- Akiko J. Tohmatsu. Japanese American Youth in Topaz Relocation Center, Utah: An Oral History. (Master’s Thesis.) Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1994. 22x28cm, spiral-bound. ts. pc . 124p.
- “The Evacuation of Japanese civilians From the Pacific Coast In World War II: Bibliography.” & “Supplementary Bibliography.” (January 12 & 14, 1959). orig. ts. 33p.
- Also, bibliographic notes. holog.
- Also, “Robinson Jeffers and His Poetry.” (May 7, 1935). orig, holog, 9p.
- Also, “E.E. Cummings and His Poetry.” nd. ts. 5p.
- Also, “Hokku.” with comments written by Randall Jarrell
- Also, Programs from the George Elliston Poetry Foundation a Series of Public Lectures (U Cincinnati). 1958, 1959, 1960.
- Also, U Arizona Library permission to consult manuscripts form (June 28, 1971)
- Also, tearsheet for “Autumn Hour” and “Clearing”
- Letter from Willlian Hohri (May 10, 1998). Also, draft of portions of William Hohri, et al. Draft Resistance: Challenging the Constitutionality of Detention. (1998). Pc.
- “An American Experience.” OLA Bulletin (Ohio Library Assoc.), April, 1974, 4-8. pc . 5p. Also, printout of “The Camps.” http://www.oz.net/~cyu/internment/camps.html(3/23/99)(Note:The link is not active as of 0ctober 2006). Also, holog. notes, poems.
- Correspondence (ca. 1994-98).
- Correspondence (ca. 1996-99).
- Correspondence (ca. 1997-2000).
- “Distorted Images.” ts. 8 p. Also, “Firepot – Not the Melting Pot.” ts. 4 p.
- Dorothy Chu. “Some Aspects of the Asian American Experience.” Social welfare Forum, 1976.. pc . 25p.
- Also, Fisher, Dexter. “Asian American Women Writers.” The Third Woman; Minority Women Writers of the United States. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980), 433-440. pc .
- Also, The Legacy of Gold Mountain: A History of the Chinese in Sacramento 1850 to the Present. 1994. pamphlet with handwritten notes on cover.
- Also, holog. notes. 1p.
Folder Number #249-261
Articles about Asian Americans by various authors. (ca 1970-1984). pc.
- Bibliographies of materials about Asian Americans
- Also, Kawakami, Toyo S. Notes on articles and books. nd. handwritten orig.
- Also, letter from Asian American Studies Assoc., Yale U. (February 20, 1982).
- Also, “Firepot – Not Melting Pot.” nd. ts. 4p.
- Clippings about Asian Americans, race and ethnicity in census data, etc.
- We, the Asian Americans. (US Dept. of Commerce, 1970). Booklet.14p.
- Also, We the American Foreign Born. (US Dept of Commerce, 1970). Booklet. 14p.
- News clippings (1980s) about Asian Americans, John McCloy, movement for redress, etc. Also, Floyd C. Watkins. “Even His Name Will Die: the Last Days of Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 3:4 (1976).
- Articles pertaining to Asian American culture, racism and related topics.
Also, Reading notes on articles and books. nd. holog. orig.
- Columbus Citizen reprints of WWII front pages – 6 issues.
- Also, newspapers and magazine clippings
- Also, note from Jean Lundstedt with pcs of documents (March 15, 1997)
- Also, letter from Shawn H. Wong (11 Aug 1975)
- Also, “Vita.” nd.
- Newspaper clippings about Japanese Americans, internment, etc (1980’s).
- Also, correspondence and information about archival collections related to internment.
- Correspondence with Christopher Landis. 1990. ts. 2p. Also, Christopher Landis. “Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.” (rough copy) ts. pc . 17p.
Japan; the Shaping of Daimyo Culture 1185-1868. National Gallery of Art, 1988. booklet. 11p.
- Also, Contemporary Japanese Prints. Kyoto: Red Lantern Shop. 1966. 32p.
- Correspondence received at Topaz, UT. 1943-1945.
- Letter from William Hohri (March 8, 1995). Also, William Hohri. “Rambler’s Nemesis.” 1994-Febuary 18, 1995. ts. pc . 21p.
- “Spicer Papers.” (Papers and reports regarding the War Relocation Authority, racism against Japanese Americans, the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, Topaz, Utah and related matters during 1943-1945.) (green binder 23x29cm) ts and pc .
Folder Number #262-271
“Evacuation and Internment Materials.” Collection of articles from periodicals and books (orange binder 23x29cm). 1970’s. pc .
- Souvenir postcards from trip to Japan (Kyoto and Nikko) and Hong Kong. Blank. 6 packets. nd.
- Correspondence with Julian and Barbara Stanczak. 1986-1997.
- Also, exhibition notices of Stanczak’s work and news clippings. Also, Serigraphs and Drawings by Julian Stanczak 1970-1972.
- Grant Din. Transcript of interview of Toyo S. Kawakami. June 3, 1982. pc . ts. 21p. Also, letter from Grant Din (March 3, 1983)
- Two letters from Jane Beckwith. February 5, 1994 & March 7, 1998. ts.
- Miscellaneous notes. nd. handwritten and ts. orig.
- Notepad. 13x21cm. Contains poems and miscellaneous notes. holog.
- cc and pc of letters to family. 1989-2000. pc . ts.
- Diary for 1964 (14x20cm). holog.
- Diary for 1965 (14x20cm). holog.
Folder Number #272-277
Diary for1966 (14x20cm). holog.
- Pocket appointment books for 1981-1984 (8x12cm). 4 v. holog.
- Appointment calendar refills for 1997 – 2002 (8x10cm). 6 looseleaf v. holog.
- Pocket appointment books for 1972 (2 v.), 1973-1977 (7x11cm) and 1979-1980 (8x13cm). 9 v. holog.
- Letters from Will C. Jumper (1937-1940, 1963, 1966): 25 letters in envelopes.
- Also, letter from Don O. Greene (1967)
- Also, envelope with heading: “Poems by Iwao Kawakami; pictures of family gathering with guests from Japan” containing a first day of issue cover for Project Mercury stamp (Feb 20, 1962), two photographs, two sheets of paper with 5 poems: “In What Way,” “But Better Than These,” “Your Presence,” “A Lass – and a Lack!” and “Toyo.”
- Also, newspaper clipping: Nancy Wilson Ross, “The Inspiration of Zen”
- Letters from Will C. Jumper (1940-1943): 32 letters in envelopes.
Folder Number #278-282
Letters from Will C. Jumper (1943-1947): 36 letters in envelopes.
- Letters from Will C. Jumper (1948-1963): 36 letters in envelopes.
- Also, accompanying sheets of poems.
- Letters from Will C. Jumper (1954-1959): 29 letters in envelopes.
- Also, 3 letters/cards from Carol and Leonard Nathan (1958-59)
- Also, letter from May Seitz (Jan 8, 1959)
- Letters from Will C. Jumper (1960-1985): 21 letters in envelopes.
- Also, letters from others (1937-1959): 9 letters in envelopes
- Correspondence (includes letters from Ellen Thun, Welly Shibata, Yasuo Sasaki, Taro Katayama, David Daiches, Larry Tajiri, John Fujii, and others) (1933-1979).
Folder Number #283-294
Five Year Diary for 1935-39 (14x18cm) holog.
- Diary for 1940 (11x18cm) holog.
- Diary for 1945 (12x15cm) holog
- Diary for 1982 (20x24cm) holog.
- Diary for 1985 (14x22cm) holog.
- Diary for 1986 (18x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1987 (19x20cm) holog.
- Diary for 1988 (19 x 24 cm) holog.
- Diary for 1989 (19x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1990 (18x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1991 (18x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1992 (18x23cm) holog.
Folder Number #295-309
- Diary for 1993 (18x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1994 (19x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1995 (19x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1996 (19x23cm) holog.
- Diary for 1997 (19x23cm) holog.
- Diary(“The Unicorn Notebook”) January 11, 1988-July 11, 1990. holog.
- 35 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of poems, with dedication to Kay. ts.
- 12 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of poems. ts.
- 8 sheets (8.5 x 11”) of poems ts (with note: “sent to Stan Yogi”)
- Also, “English Poems in Japanese Forms” by Toyo Kawakami (from Susan Richardson Consolo 22 Oct 1996).
- Also, Selected Bibliography on Asian American Literature (July 16, 1996) 3 p.
- Flyer for “Relocation Camp Remembrances” Library Diversity Brown Bag (Ohio State University Libraries), Nov. 24, . Also, materials exhibited at the brown bag (poems, biography, bibliography, and “Another Spring”). Also, “Japanese American Internment: Selected Resources at the Ohio State University” prepared by Marti Alt and Maureen Donovan; revised by Virginia Reynolds.
- Letter from Stan Yogi (March 20, 1990). ts. pc . 4p. Also, Stan Yogi.“Legacies Revealed: Uncovering Buried Plots in the Stories of Hisaye Yamamoto.” Studies in American Fiction, 169-181.
- Also, Nikkei Review.1: 2-3 (Spring 1990).
- Notes and drafts of poems. nd. handwritten orig.
- Notebook (16x24cm) with research notes. nd. holog.
- “Poetry: August 22, 1966-December 5, 1990.” (12x28cm). holog.
- “Poetry January 1, 1991 - .” (22x28cm) holog.
Folder Number #310-316
3 ring binder: “How Small a Whisper: Poems.”(20 x 25cm) ts. Poems dated 1933-78.
- 3-ring binder: “I Call To Remembrance: Years of Internment.” (26x29cm) nd. ts.
- Frank Chin. Gunga Din Highway: a novel.(Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1994). Inscribed: “Now that we found you we’re not going to let go – All Best, FC 10/27/95 Columbus, Oh.”
- Poems of Wordsworth. (New York: Macmillan, 1926). Has “Welly Shibata, Wapato, Wash, Sept. 17, 1930” on front flyleaf and letter to Welly from Iwao (Sept. 12, 1930) pasted on back flyleaf.
- Lawson Fusao Inada. Drawing the Line: Poems. (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1997.) Inscribed: “For Toyo, Our treasured poet – thank you! Love, Lawson 7/30/99.”
- Lawson Fusao Inada. Legends from Camp: Poems. (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1992). Inscribed: “”For Toyo Suyemoto, our Poet Laureate – with great respect and admiration – 10 Aug 93”
- Many Mountains Moving: a Literary Journal of Diverse Contemporary Voices. No. 5 (2:2)(1996).
Folder Number #317-327
Karl Shapiro. Poems: 1940-1953. (New York: Random House, 1953).
Inscribed from Will and also by the author. Also, letter from Karl Shapiro
- Four letters/cards received in 1930’s-1940’s.
- Correspondence received ca 1950-54.
- Correspondence received ca 1955-59. Includes letters from Kay Kawakami, Will Jumper, Sue Hayashi. Also, newspaper clipping about Karl Shapiro.
- Correspondence received in 1960.
- Correspondence received in 1961.
- Correspondence received in 1962.
- Correspondence received in 1963.
- Correspondence received in 1964.
- Correspondence received in 1965.
- Correspondence received in 1966.
Folder Number #328-336
Correspondence received in 1967.
- Correspondence received in 1968.
- Correspondence received in 1969.
- Correspondence received in 1970.
- Correspondence received in 1971.
- Correspondence received in 1972.
- Correspondence received in 1973.
- Correspondence received in 1974.
- Correspondence received in 1975.
Folder Number #337-342
Correspondence received in 1976.
- Correspondence received in 1977.
- Correspondence received in 1978.
- Correspondence received in 1979.
- Correspondence received in 1980.
- Correspondence received in 1981.
Folder Number #343-348
Correspondence received in 1982.
- Correspondence received in 1983.
- Correspondence received in 1984.
- A-Correspondence received in 1985.
- B-Correspondence received in 1985.
- C-Correspondence received in 1985.
Folder Number #349-353
- A – Correspondence received in 1986.
- B-Correspondence received in 1986.
- C-Correspondence received in 1986.
- A -Correspondence received in 1987.
- B -Correspondence received in 1987.
Folder Number #354-358
A – Correspondence received in 1988.
- B– Correspondence received in 1988.
- A – Correspondence received in 1989.
- B– Correspondence received in 1989.
- C– Correspondence received in 1989.
Folder Number #359-363
A – Correspondence received in 1990.
- B– Correspondence received in 1990.
- C– Correspondence received in 1990.
- A – Correspondence received in 1991.
- B– Correspondence received in 1991.
Folder Number #364-368
Correspondence received in 1991.
- A – Correspondence received in 1992.
- B – Correspondence received in 1992.
- A – Correspondence received in 1993.
- B– Correspondence received in 1993.
Folder Number #369-373
Correspondence received in 1993.
- A – Correspondence received in 1994.
- B – Correspondence received in 1994.
- A – Correspondence received in 1995.
- B – Correspondence received in 1995.
Folder Number #374-379
A– Correspondence received in 1995.
- B – Correspondence received in 1995.
- A– Correspondence received in 1996.
- B– Correspondence received in 1996.
- C– Correspondence received in 1996.
- D– Correspondence received in 1996.
Folder Number #380-385
A – Correspondence received in 1997.
- B – Correspondence received in 1997.
- C – Correspondence received in 1997.
- D – Correspondence received in 1997.
- E – Correspondence received in 1997.
- Correspondence received in 1998.
Folder Number #386-391
A – Correspondence received in 1998.
- B – Correspondence received in 1998.
- A – Correspondence received in 1999.
- B – Correspondence received in 1999.
- C– Correspondence received in 1999.
- D– Correspondence received in 1999.
Folder Number #392-396
A – Correspondence received in 2000.
- B – Correspondence received in 2000.
- C – Correspondence received in 2000.
- D – Correspondence received in 2000.
- Correspondence received in 2001.
Folder Number #397-402
A – Correspondence received in 2001.
- B– Correspondence received in 2001.
- C– Correspondence received in 2001.
- D– Correspondence received in 2001.
- A – Correspondence received in 2002.
- B– Correspondence received in 2002.
Folder Number #403-410
Correspondence received in 2002.
- A – Correspondence received in 2003.
- B– Correspondence received in 2003.
- A – Correspondence. nd.
- B– Correspondence. nd.
- C– Correspondence. nd.
- Nixson Denton. “Second Thoughts.” Cincinnati Enquirer. Oct. 13, 1954, [p. 33]
- Materials related to the Ohio State University’s Day of Remembrance, February 19, 2003: 5 p. holog. diary notations (Feb. 5-26, 2003); Also, program of the event; Also, handout prepared by Prof. Judy Wu (History Department), “Why Were Japanese Americans Interned During World War II?”; Also, “Resolution of Expression” from City Council of Columbus.
Folder Number #411-416
Letter from Jim Bailey to Maureen Donovan (July 19, 2006) with details of items in the collection.
- Photographs, some in envelopes: Mom and Dad, Family, Kay, School friends, At Hayashi’s (Chicago), Taken by Mae Janake (1996), etc.
- Photographs of Iwao Kawakami in envelope.
- Also, letter from Iwao (Oct 31, 1933). 6 p. holog.
- Also, fragment of letter from Iwao, nd.
- 17 letters and cards from Keiko Minami (Paris), many with her original etchings included (ca. 1960s-1980s); includes cards with prints by Yozo Hamaguchi (husband of Minami).
- Address book. Also, “Shard from Topaz” (piece of broken porcelain);
- Also, “Letter of Feb 24, 1937 from Dad.”
- Framed drawing (rainbow scene) by Jack Young (15 x 20 cm)
Materials Not in Folders
- Christopher Landis, “Pilgrimage Video” (VHS)
- “Dave Tatsuno’s Original Topaz Movie and Reunions” (1 hr. 16 min.) (VHS)
- George Nomura, “Return to Topaz ‘93” (VHS)
- “Talk at Westerville South High School, April 14, 1994” (VHS)
- “9/30/95 Class Visit, Denison, Fresh. Studies 101, S. Richardson, Toyo’s Presentation” (VHS)
- “Toyo Kawakami copy 5-10-93” (VHS)
- “Audiotape of Archie Miyatake” (audiotape)
The following materials, recordings of an interview conducted for a research paper, were donated by Mildred Covey Fry in March of 2011:
- Interview of Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami by Mildred Covey Fry, March 1981 - tape 1 (audio cassette tape)
- Interview of Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami by Mildred Covey Fry, March 1981 - tape 2 (audio cassette tape)
- Interview of Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami by Mildred Covey Fry, March 1981 - disc 1 (CD)
- Interview of Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami by Mildred Covey Fry, March 1981 - disc 2 (CD)
Publication Not in Folders
- Only What We Could Carry: the Japanese American Internment Experience.edited with an introduction by Lawson Fusao Inada ; preface by Patricia Wakida ; afterword by William Hohri. Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books ; San Francisco, Calif. : California Historical Society, c2000. (with inscription from William Hohri).
- The Best of 1978: Ohio Poetry Day Contest Awards. Columbus: Ohio Poetry Day Association, 1978.
- 73 Ohio Poets. Cornfield Review Special Issue, 1978. Marion, Oh. : Cornfield Review, 1978.
- Blossoms in the Desert. edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto. San Francisco, CA : Topaz High School Class of 1945, c2003. (with inscription from Jean Lundstedt).
- Quiet Fire : a Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry, 1892-1970. edited by Juliana Chang. New York : The Asian American Writers' Workshop, c1996.
- Erica Harth: Last Witnesses; Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans. New York, NY: Palgrave. 2001.
- First the Blade; California Intercollegiate Anthology of Verse. 8 (1935) Santa Ana, CA: The Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana Junior College.
- Gregory Adams. 1939 Rhythm and Rhyme. Jersey City, NJ: Cromwell Publications. 1939.
- Frank Chin. Born in the USA: a Story of Japanese America, 1998-1947.Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. (inscribed “ To the poet” by Frank Chin)
- Charles Kikuchi. The Kikuchi Dairy; Chronicle from a Concentration Camp. The Tanforan Journals of Charles Kikuchi. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1973.
- Sandra C. Taylor. Jewel of the Desert; Japanese Internment at Topaz. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1993.
Publication Not in Folders
Janice Mirikitani. Ayumi; a Japanese American Anthology. San Francisco, CA: Japanese American Anthology Committee, 1980.
- Forkroads a Journal of Ethnic-American Literature No. 5 (Fall, 1996)
- Profile (Winter Issue – 1956). Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati. 2 copies.
- Stars in Their Eyes: Philographer’s Anthology. Sacramento: Philographer’s Club, Sacramento Junior College, 1935. 2 copies.
- Marian Arkin and Barbara Shollar. Longman Anthology of World Literature by Women 1875-1975. White Plains, NY: Longman, Inc, 1989.
- Susan Schweik. A Gulf So Deeply Cut American Women Poets and the Second World War. Madison, WI: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.
- Shukaku = Harvest Dai 3-go. Los Angeles: North American Japanese Literary Alliance (Bungei Renmei), September, 1937.
- The Ohio Poetry Review. 1:1 (Fall 1960). Toledo, OH: The Ohio Poetry Review.
- Amerasia Journal. 10:1 (Spring/Summer 1983). Los Angeles, CA: University of California. 2 copies.
- Deborah Gesensway and Mindy Roseman. Beyond Words, Images from America’s Concentration Camps. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987.
- American Literary History. 1:1 (Spring, 1989). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- The Yale Review. (Winter, 1946). Yale University Press.
- Common Ground. (Summer, 1948). New York: Common Council for American Unity
Publication Not in Folders
The Occident. (Spring 1936) University of California.
- College Verse. Berkeley:College Poetry Society of America. Vol. 5 no. 3-7 (Jan – May, 1936); Vol. 6 no. 1-2 (Nov. – Dec, 1936). 7 issues in War Relocation Authority envelope.
- Gyo-Sho: a Magazine of Nisei Literature.(1937) Mt.Vernon, IA: The English Club of Cornell College. 2 copies.
- Crealettre. Cincinnati: Writing Group, American Association of University Women. No. 13 (Spring, 1951), No. 14 (Fall, 1952), No. 15 (1953), No. 16 (1956), No. 17 (1960). (3 copies of No. 17)
- Thirty Years of Poetry. Cincinnati: The Writers League of Greater Cincinnati, 1960.
- Crux. 1:2 Ann Arbor, MI: Ecumencial Campus Staff, Easter, 1964. 3 copies.
- OLA (Ohio Library Association) Bulletin. (April, 1974).
Publication Not in Folders
The Otterbein Miscellany. 8:1 (May, 1972) Westerville, OH: Otterbein College. 3 copies.
- Richard Wright.Black Boy: a Record of Childhood and Youth. New York: Harper, 1945. (Topaz Public Library stamp on title page and elsewhere)
- Emily Dickinson. Bolts of Melody. New York: Harper, 1945.
- Sally Carrighar. One Day on Beetle Rock. New York: Knopf, 1945. (Topaz Public Library stamp on title page)
- Katharine Anne Porter. The Leaning Tower and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1944.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway. The Little Locksmith. New York: Coward-McCann, 1943. (Topaz Public Library stamp on title page)
- The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield. New York: Knopf, 1940. (Topaz Public Library stamp on title page)
- Poems by Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1954.
- Unpublished Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1936. (with card from Grace Schiele Walker; Also, 2 p. notes entitled “Toyo”)
- Gwendolyn Brooks. Aloneness. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1973. (with inscription from author)
Materials Not in Folders
Drawing (pencil on lined paper, matted) of Toyo by Jim Lutz
- Also, Framed photograph with military officer (following a presentation)
- Also, Scrapbook compiled on the occasion of Toyo’s retirement from the Ohio State University Libraries (May 1985), with photos, letters, clippings
- Also, “Toyo Suyemoto Scrapbook: 1936-1939.” Original scrapbook of newspaper clippings.
- Also, “Scrapbook: 1936-1939” (bound photocopy of “Toyo Suyemoto Scrapbook: 1936-1939” – note that some pages are in reverse order).
- Also, another copy of unbound photocopies of “Toyo Suyemoto Scrapbook: 1936-1939.”
- Japanese American Internment During World War II. An undergraduate research paper by Mildred Covey Fry, based in part on a March 1981 interview with Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami. (See box 38 for recordings of the interview. These materials donated by M. Fry in March 2011)