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Makiko Ichiyasu photograph albums of California

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 1271

Scope and Contents

Photograph albums compiled by Makiko Ichiyasu of life in southern California, 1922-1945. Depicted are Ichiyasu, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as Young Women’s Christian Association events. Identified locations include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Watsonville, Sonora, and Russian River. One album documents Ichiyasu’s travels to Hawaii with YWCA acquaintances (Box 3); another documents her travels with friends to Arizona and Utah (Box 5). Multiple photographs appear to have been taken in Japan. Photographs in the collection do not appear to document Ichiyasu's incarceration during World War II.

Dates

  • 1922-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The Makiko Ichiyasu Photograph Albums of California 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 William Reese Co. on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2017.

Extent

5 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Japanese

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.ichiyasualbums

Overview

Photograph albums compiled by Makiko Ichiyasu of life in southern California, 1922-1945. Depicted are Ichiyasu, relatives, and acquaintances, as well as Young Women’s Christian Association events. Identified locations include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Watsonville, Sonora, and Russian River. One album documents Ichiyasu’s travels to Hawaii with YWCA acquaintances (Box 3); another documents her travels with friends to Arizona and Utah (Box 5). Multiple photographs appear to have been taken in Japan. Photographs in the collection do not appear to document Ichiyasu's incarceration during World War II.

Biographical / Historical

Makiko “Maki” Ichiyasu (1912-1970) was born in Alameda, California, to Hirotaka Ichiyasu and Tsuya Mizote. She studied economic sociology at Mills College in Oakland, California, and was working for the Japanese Young Women’s Christian Association in Los Angeles by the 1930s. She was incarcerated during World War II and relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after the war. Ichiyasu later lived in Hawaii and died in Santa Cruz, California.

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 Makiko Ichiyasu Photograph Albums of California
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.