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Harry Hideo Matsukane and Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane photograph albums of California life

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 1276

Scope and Contents

5 photograph albums compiled by Harry Hideo Matsukane and 1 photograph album compiled by Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane of their lives in California, circa 1928-1939. Depicted are relatives, classmates, and other acquaintances (many of whom are identified). Photographs compiled by Harry Matsukane were primarily taken in Santa Ana, California, and are chiefly of athletic events, parades, and family automobiles. An album from 1936-1937 documents his travels in Japan to Nakatsugawa, Yawatahama, Uwajima, Beppu, Matsuyama, Kyoto, Yokohama, and other locations, as well as Honolulu, Hawaii. Both Harry Matsukane and Bernice Matsukane appear in multiple photographs.

Photographs compiled by Bernice Matsukane were taken in Niles Canyon, Long Beach, Yosemite National Park, and Santa Ana.

Dates

  • circa 1928-1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harry Hideo Matsukane and Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane Photograph Albums of California Life is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Michael Vinson on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2018; gift of Michael Vinson, 2018.

Extent

6 Volumes

Language of Materials

Japanese

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.matsukanealbums

Overview

5 photograph albums compiled by Harry Hideo Matsukane and 1 photograph album compiled by Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane of their lives in California, circa 1928-1939. Depicted are relatives, classmates, and other acquaintances (many of whom are identified). Photographs compiled by Harry Matsukane were primarily taken in Santa Ana, California, and are chiefly of athletic events, parades, and family automobiles. An album from 1936-1937 documents his travels in Japan to Nakatsugawa, Yawatahama, Uwajima, Beppu, Matsuyama, Kyoto, Yokohama, and other locations, as well as Honolulu, Hawaii. Both Harry Matsukane and Bernice Matsukane appear in multiple photographs.

Photographs compiled by Bernice Matsukane were taken in Niles Canyon, Long Beach, Yosemite National Park, and Santa Ana.

Biographical / Historical

Harry Hideo Matsukane (1915-2013) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Akihiro Matsukane and Kiku Izumi. He graduated from the Santa Ana Junior College in California in 1935 and married Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane (1916-2009) after 1940. Bernice Matsukane graduated from Washington Union High School in 1934 and worked as a cosmetologist. The Matsukanes were incarcerated at the Topaz War Relocation Center Site (also known as the Central Utah Relocation Center) from 1942 to 1943. They returned to Orange, California, after their incarceration.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.
Title
Guide to the Harry Hideo Matsukane and Bernice Kazuko Nagai Matsukane Photograph Albums of California Life
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Opening Hours

Access Information

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