Guide to the Tokichi Okazaki Papers 1915-1930
Cage 107

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Okazaki, Tokichi
Title
Tokichi Okazaki Papers
ID
Cage 107
Date [inclusive]
1915-1930
Extent
80.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
Materials are in Japanese.
Abstract
Letters, in Japanese, from relatives in Japan, principally describing everyday happenings. Also, some miscellaneous receipts and papers from Japanese organizations and businesses in the Northwest.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 107, Tokichi Okazaki Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Little is known about Tokichi Okazaki. Judging from the papers, he was a resident in Seattle and Pasco, Washington between 1900 and 1930. He appears to have been an employee of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Tokichi Okazaki principally consist of his incoming correspondence, in Japanese. The content of the letters deal with everyday happenings in Japan. Names of addressers are Tokujiro Okazaki, Mitsu Okazaki, Toshiko Okazaki and others. The relationships between them are hard to identify, except in the case of Toshiki, a daughter of Tokichi Okazaki. The others can be assumed to be brothers or other close relatives of Tokishi Okazaki. There are also a few miscellaneous papers concerning Japanese associations in the U. S. such as Japanese Association of Northern America, Japanese Buddhist Association, Oregon, and Japanese Baptist Church, Seattle.

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Arrangement note

The papers have been arranged in two series with the first series, correspondence, in a chronological sequence, and the miscellaneous papers separated into a second series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1977

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Custodial History note

The Tokichi Okazaki papers were found in an old laundry in Pasco, Washington in 1967.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Tokichi Okazaki papers were donated to the Washington State University Library by David Griffith in 1977.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Vanida Trongyounggoon in October, 1977.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Griffith, David. waps
  • Okazaki, Tokichi --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Japan--Social conditions--1912-1945--Sources
  • Japanese -- Washington (State)--Correspondence
  • Japanese Americans
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 

To Tokichi Okazaki 

Folder

 1915   1.0 item.

1

 February-June, 1916   10.0 items.

2

 July-December, 1916   15.0 items.

3

 1917   7.0 items.

4

 1918   2.0 items.

5

 1919   1.0 item.

6

 1920   1.0 item.

7

 1925   5.0 items.

8

 1926   3.0 items.

9

 1927   1.0 item.

10

 1928   3.0 items.

11

 1929   3.0 items.

12

 1930   4.0 items.

13

 undated   10.0 items.

14

To T. Hirao and M. Nishimira 

Folder

T. Hirao undated   1.0 item.

15

M. Nishimira December 8, 1930   1.0 item.

16

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Series 2: Miscellaneous 

Folder

Japanese Associations in the U.S.   3.0 items.

17

Miscellaneous Receipts   26.0 items.

18

Medicine Advertisement   1.0 item.

19

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